Recreation and Sports Management in Scotland
Interested in a round of golf at St. Andrews, Gleneagles, and other famous courses in Scotland while earning academic credit? Now is your chance! Enroll today for our new golf, recreation science, and sports management study abroad program in the country where golf originated. Adelante Abroad will offer this Golf Study Abroad Program in Summer 2023.
Earn up to 6 total credit hours. Our newest and one-of-a-kind program. If your interests include Golf, Sports, & Recreation Science, then this program is for you!
Summer 2023 Program Start Dates:
May 28, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Now Accepting Applications for 2023
16 spots ONLY for the 2023 program!
Program Fee: $4,495 (for 4-week option)
Summer Golf Program Information
This four-week golf experience offers a high-performance program that includes courses on the History and Development of Golf, Golf Coaching and Intermediate Performance Skills, and rounds at St. Andrews, Gleneagles, Kingarrock, and more. These two courses provide practical experience as well as theory and will strengthen the resumes of students interested in sports and recreation careers.
Students will learn about the history and development of golf and enhance their coaching and performance skills. Visits and tee times are scheduled at Dukes Golf Course at St. Andrews, Gleneagles, Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course, and others. Students are advised to contact their academic counselor to review the descriptions of the three courses for appropriate transfer academic credit.
The program will be held just north of Edinburgh at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Elmwood campus in the old market town of Cupar, alongside rich rural scenery, farmland, and country estates. The SRUC Elmwood Campus is recognized as a national and international center for golf-related specialisms.
In addition to regular program coursework, students will have an option for weekend excursions such as sightseeing in Edinburgh or tee time at designated golf courses (additional fees may apply).
Register now at Adelante Abroad to secure your placement. Spots are limited.
*Due to limited availability, in all Scotland programs, there is a $500 holding deposit required. You will receive an invoice following your phone interview and this will be due upon receipt in order to confirm your place. The holding deposit is non-refundable.*
Golf Program Details
4-Week Golf Study Abroad Course
Start date: May 28, 2023
End Date: June 24, 2023
History & Development of Golf
Golf Coaching Skills: Intermediate Performance Skills
The application deadline is 60-90 days prior to your chosen start date.
Late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.
Application Deadline – March 28th, 2023
Summer Golf Program:
Golf Study Abroad Course Descriptions
Recreation & Sports Management
- History and Development of Golf
(Unit code: HW84 47)
- Golf Coaching: Intermediate Performance Skills
(Unit code: F3CL 34)
(Unit code: HW84 47)
Unit purpose: This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge of the development of golf and the broader factors which contributed to that history.
On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to identify the different phases of the development of golf, explain and evaluate the characteristics of the developments within these phases, and identify the main factors, personalities and organizations involved in the phases of development.
1. Describe the theories of folk-game origins of golf.
2. Describe the processes of formalization, standardization and organization of the game of golf until 1850 and analyze the factors which contributed to these developments.
3. Evaluate the adoption and development of golf from 1850 to the present.
(Unit code: F3CL 34)
Unit purpose: This Unit is designed to develop the candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the various shots in golf including: pitching, bunker play and shots from ‘awkward’ lies’. The Unit enables candidates to identify key components involved in the technique of each shot and how to apply them in a practical performance and coaching situations. The Unit outlines the key rules of golf and when they should be applied. On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:
1. Describe the key rules of golf.
2. Describe the technical model for various shots in golf.
3. Demonstrate practical skills in various shots in golf.
4. Plan, deliver and evaluate four coaching sessions in golf.