By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business
Grand Canyon University unveiled the GCU Championship Golf Course to the Phoenix community on Jan. 1, 2016. The course brings several exciting opportunities for GCU students, Phoenix natives and GCU’s golf management degree program.
The GCU Championship Golf Course, formerly known as Maryvale Golf Course, is a 54-year-old facility just four miles away from GCU’s Phoenix campus. The course has changed drastically through GCU’s $10 million investment; greens were rebuilt and bunkers were replaced.
The GCU Golf Course
Players of all levels can now enjoy the new and improved course, with five sets of tees on every hole and a course range of 5,074 yards to 7,269 yards. Players can also enjoy extremely affordable pricing, with prices starting at just $10.
GCU has also added an upgraded clubhouse to the facility, which features a pro shop, the Lope House restaurant and luxury event spaces. In addition, students in the Colangelo College of Business’ golf management degree program now attend their golf lab classes in the 22,260-square-foot-building. The second story is reserved for the men’s and women’s golf teams.
GCU’s partnership with the city is proving to be a success within the Phoenix community. Current and future students are also eager to have this new site to learn, practice and compete.
GCU’s Golf Management Degree
Grand Canyon University’s new golf course will add an exciting and innovative new dynamic to the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management degree. This program helps students to follow their passion for golf and learn the business of golf, from the playing the game to managing a golf course and tournaments to working with media, equipment and apparel. Students learn the steps to cultivate, market and manage business aspects of golf through challenging business and revenue generation classes.
In addition, the GCU golf course provides a hands-on learning experience to help students gain the necessary skills to easily transition into a full-time career. Upon completion of the golf management degree, graduates are prepared to search for a fulfilling career in the golf industry at recreational facilities, sports organizations, golf clubs or resorts.
Grand Canyon University’s new golf course is a hole in one for the Phoenix community. To learn more about the exciting new course or the golf management degree at GCU, contact us today to request more information!
More about Jessica:
Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation. When she’s not studying or working on campus, she likes to practice and perform with her dance team and spend time with her friends and family.
About Colangelo College of Business
Business Buzz is a business blog that features content written by faculty, staff and students from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business. In addition to profiles about events, students and faculty on campus, you’ll also find great resources for online students or anyone interested in attending business school. Learn about the modern business landscape, and how business today continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of organizations and consumers in the 21st century. Check in every week for the latest news from the business community and around GCU.