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UHI Honours degrees represent an exciting first for Scottish golf


University of the Highlands and Islands offers two Jack Nicklaus-endorsed golf-related programmes


By Craig Dennett

Want to work in the golf industry but not quite sure how to get your foot in the door?

The University of the Highlands and Islands has the perfect opportunity for you to do just that with the launch of two golf-related Honours courses that no other institution in Scotland offers - BA (Hons) Golf Management and BA (Hons) Professional Golf.

Golf Management has been running at the university for more than 15 years, while Professional Golf is new and allows graduates to apply for full membership of the PGA.


The college is located along Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s first fairway and the programmes are delivered by industry experts, PGA professionals and coaches to ensure the highest quality of teaching.

The venture has also earned the backing of 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus.

“Royal Dornoch has such a rich history in the landscape of golf but it also has a legacy in the development of the game, shaping both the next generation of golfers and the next generation of designers,” said Nicklaus.

“I fully support the University of the Highlands and Islands, in association with Royal Dornoch, in their efforts to provide education within the golf industry and beyond.”

This summer, 98% of students on the programme were successful in gaining placements across Scotland and further afield.

Programme leader Alan Fleming said: “I have been involved in North Highland College UHI’s golf curriculum for a number of years and also, as a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association, I am extremely excited and proud to lead the development of these new programmes in partnership with the PGA.


“The resources and experience of the team at North Highland, through many years of education in golf and the direct engagement with industry has been beneficial in the creation of the two new programmes.”

Full information on the courses can be found by visiting

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