Professional Golf

North Highland College UHI


Dornoch Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This degree, unique in Scotland, is part of a partnership between the university and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). Based in Dornoch, close to the world-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the BA (Hons) Professional Golf is aimed at those aspiring to a career in the golf industry and offers the opportunity to work in various roles, with a particular focus on coaching and performance.

This degree is recognised by the PGA and graduates gain membership of the PGA (subject to application).

Scotland's golf industry is worth £1 billion and annually directly contributes £496 million to its gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates suggest that one in every 125 jobs in Scotland are dependent on golf.

This degree will incorporate themes relevant to the varied demands of the industry and, in particular, those met by professional coaches. These themes will develop from year one, through to the honours year and encompass coaching, equipment technology, sports science and business.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers. There is also a current golf handicap requirement of 6.4 or lower for men, and 8.4 or lower for women.

You may be able to enter year 2 or 3 with a relevant HNC or HND.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

8 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level