The first golf club in the US was founded in 1888 and America now boasts the largest number of courses anywhere in the world. 

Some high schools have golf teams and the competition season can differ by region and also by gender – girls’ and boys’ teams may not always play at the same time. Teams can be more recreational in nature or more competitive in nature, helping prepare students for the college experience.

College golf can be played all year round but the official competition season is in the spring. The college route is most common for preparing talented athletes for a professional career, offering daily practice and strong competition.

As in all sports, Division 1 and 2 standards are high, for both men and women’s golf teams. Division 3 and JuCo allow for players with higher handicaps and averages.

In the US there are 1,240+ college varsity men’s and women’s golf teams.


Max Lapidaire – Golf

#Congrats to our student-athlete Max Lapidaire from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing golf at Garden City Community College in the USA as of Fall 2023.

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Combineer studie met coaching in de VS

Heb jij (m/v) coachervaring bij jouw sportclub? Combineer die ervaring dan met studie in de VS!

Lijkt het je leuk om tijdens je studie als assistent coach of teammanager te werken? Dan kun je in Amerika hiermee een deel van je studie betalen en je cv verrijken.

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Webinar Golf & Study in the USA

Is Golf your passion and are you looking to take your sport to a new level in the US in combination with a study? Are you curious about what studying at a high school, college or university involves?

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Go USA Get Recruited Program – Golf

When participating in the Get Recruited Program (USA only!), we provide a list of coaches who are interested in you!

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Placements – Golf

Max Lapidaire

Garden City Community College, 2023

Taeke Coopmans

University of La Verne, 2022

Bas Vermeulen

Saint Leo University, 2017

Marie Overing

Ohio Wesleyan University, 2016

Bob Cloosterman

Allegheny College, 2016

Floris Veth

Georgia Military College, 2016

Charlie Huddlestone

Flagler College, 2019

Klaas-Jan Kroner

Augustana College, 2017

Would you like to know more?

For our clients in the Tailored Program we offer the unique service of our golf mentoring program

The program entails:

  • Giving feedback on your footage
  • Discussing the different pathways to reach your ultimate goals
  • Informing you about what matters most to coaches
  • Building character / pitching yourself to coaches
  • Teaching you how to build up a relationship and trust with coaches
  • Preparing you for an interview with coaches
  • Setting up your personal sport development program
  • Deciding on the final choice of an athletic program based on your goals