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College Profile: Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach

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Golf Academy of America is a two-year golf college that will help improve your golf skills while preparing you for a rewarding and successful golf career! A wide range of golf jobs are available in this $76-billion-a-year industry. Golf Academy of America prepares you to get the golf job of your dreams.

Our 16-month program offers a curriculum of golf instruction and golf business management at all four golf schools, and provides graduates with the education required to get the golf job they desire. You'll soon be teaching others how to improve their game!

The Academy offers a two-academic-year associate degree program with an occupational objective of Golf Complex Operations and Management, with two areas of emphasis: Golf Professional and General Golf Management. Students may choose to have a dual emphasis or choose to specialize in one area only. Although an area of emphasis is chosen, students will have the opportunity to supplement the designated golf curriculum with elective courses each semester.

The Academy offers three semesters per calendar year with most students completing all requirements in 16 consecutive months. The schedule is comprised of classroom instruction, golf instruction, tournaments, open play, and practice. The curricula include open play and tournament rounds every week and a comprehensive driving range package for student practice.

Golf Academy of America - The Carolinas, which opened in 1998, expanded to a new campus late 2004. The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina campus is located within minutes of over 100 golf courses in an area often referred to as the golf mecca of the United States. Golf Academy of America - The Carolinas has been customized to create a truly unique golf instruction and learning environment. The physical facilities of Golf Academy of America - The Carolinas comprise classroom, computer lab, club repair, library, lounge, student and placement service areas as well as administrative offices. Golf instruction, practice, and play are conducted at area facilities.

Myrtle Beach is a warm coastal resort area where the sun shines and the fun never sets. Also known as the Grand Strand for its 60-mile stretch of continual beaches from Little River to Georgetown, Myrtle Beach is considered one of the premier vacation destinations on the East Coast. For the competitive golfer, Myrtle Beach is the host for a number of mini-tour and amateur events, including the Dupont World Amateur Tournament, which is the largest amateur golf tournament in the world.
3268 Waccamaw Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC
800-342-7342 (general)
843-236-0481 (financial aid)
800-342-7342 (admissions)

Mission Statement

MISSION AND PURPOSES OF THE ACADEMY SDGA is a unique concept in the field of education. It is dedicated to rigorous academic standards as well as enhancement of golf proficiency. The mission of SDGA is to prepare qualified students for positions in golf complex operations and management. This is achieved through a curriculum that focuses on business management, the golf industry, modern teaching methods, and sound human relations skills. Excellence and continuous improvement in the provision of education and placement are at the core of SDGAs philosophy. The purposes of the Academy are as follows: 1. To provide students with an educational background in business management and a solid foundation in general education. 2. To prepare students to ultimately assume positions in golf management at a country club, golf facility, or other golf related businesses. 3. To introduce students to the areas of specialization, including equipment technology, modern merchandising, computers for managing business activities and tournaments, and the growth of golf as a game and a business. 4. To teach the essentials of the business of golf and golf game so that students will develop to their full potential in the industry. 5. To prepare students to become effective and innovative golf instructors and managers. 6. To provide educational and training programs that satisfy the needs of students as well as those of the overall golf industry. 7. To expose students to the increasing sophistication of the golf industry and associated demand for multifaceted personnel who are able to assess and promote the objective of the employer(s).

General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Midsize
Calendar System Other academic year
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
603 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
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