Recreation and Sports Management:
Golf Study Abroad in Scotland

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 at the same time? This is your chance! Enroll now for our new parks and recreation management study abroad program in the country where the modern game originated. Adelante Abroad will offer this Golf Study Abroad Program in Summer 2021. 

NEW Summer 2021 Program Dates: 

May 23, 2021 – June 19, 2021

(Exact dates subject to change due to COVID restrictions)

16 spots ONLY for the 2021 program!

Program Fee: $4495 (for 4 week option) 

Now Accepting Applications for 2021

Apply early to secure your spot!

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 Golf Program

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 work experience at St. Andrews/Gleneagles for a week. These three courses provide practical 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. The week of work experience at St. Andrews/Gleneagles will highlight the four-week program.

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.

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.*

What's Included

  • Pre-departure orientation and counseling
  • Airport pickup and orientation on arrival in Scotland
  • College tuition for 3 classes worth a total of 6 US credits
  • College style accommodations. Free wireless internet available.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided during the week
  • Access to computers at the college Resource Centre.
  • College staff on-site will be available to assist students with individual requests e.g. golf outings, trecking in the Highlands or other activities and in-country travel.
  • Excursions can be arranged to local cultural sites and events e.g. Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, William Wallace Monument, the Highland Games and more.
  • College tuition for three courses
  • Transport Mon-Fri (weekend trips not included, but can be organized)
  • Golf green fee’s Mon-Fri (weekend optional golf not included, but can be organized)
  • Sealed college transcripts on completion. Certification is awarded by the Scottish Qualification Authority
  • Golf, golf and more golf

Program Details

4-Week Study Abroad Course

NEW start date: Mid May, 2021 start date

Courses include: 

1. History & Development of Golf

2. Work Experience

3. Golf Coaching Skills: Intermediate Performance Skills

Sample Itinerary

Monday:  History of Golf – On Course Training; IT Induction and Social Lunch

Tuesday: History of Golf – Play Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course

Wednesday: Golf Coaching Intermediate; Visit & Play: Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course, Cupar

Thursday: On Course Training – Visit British Golf Museum, St. Andrews

Friday: History of Golf – Play Dukes GC, St. Andrews/Golf Coaching Intermediate; Visit: British Golf Museum

Saturday: Free Weekend: Optional Golf at St. Andrews

Sunday: Free Day

Sports Recreation Study Abroad in Scotland
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Application Process

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 10th, 2021

Scotland Parks and Recreation location

Program Fee

Summer Golf Program:
$ 4,495

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Golf Study Abroad Course Descriptions

Recreation & Sports Management

History and Development of Golf
(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 organisations involved in the phases of development. 

1. Describe the theories of folk-game origins of golf. 

2. Describe the processes of formalization, standardization and organisation of the game of golf until 1850 and analyse the factors which contributed to these developments. 

3. Evaluate the adoption and development of golf from 1850 to the present.

Golf Coaching: Intermediate Performance Skills
(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.

Work Placement
(Unit code: HJ4W 34)

Unit purpose: This unit is designed to give recognition for a range of work experience activities that learners may complete as part of a Higher National programme. It is intended for learners who will benefit from a flexible approach where a work placement opportunity is tailored to individual needs and is part of their course of study and/or current employment needs. The work placement should take into account any individual prior learning and aim to develop work related skills. The aim of the unit is to develop the necessary essential workplace skills and experience to consider appropriate career development opportunities. The unit aims to enhance existing or new employment prospects and where possible to support progression into paid employment. On successful completion of the unit the learner will be able to:

1. Prepare for a work placement opportunity.  

2. Develop and enhance personal and vocational skills in the workplace. 

3. Review and evaluate the workplace experience and identify future career development progression.