Turfgrass Management – Sports Turf (B.T.)
Students enrolled in SUNY Cobleskill’s Turfgrass Management program primarily specialize in golf course management, though some students are interested in maintaining athletic fields or operating a law care service. Sports Turf students are prepared to manage recreational facilities in both the private and public sectors. The professional opportunities are in ski areas, parks, private campsites, nature centers, athletic complexes, public grounds and similar facilities. The College has excellent turfgrass facilities including fairway turf plots composed of creeping bentgrass and of low mow Kentucky bluegrass that are used for research and student projects. There are also two USGA greens adjacent to the Plant Science building that are used extensively for turfgrass management labs. Students also gain additional experience on the athletic fields and lawn areas and at the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club, which is located only a few miles from campus. Low student-to-faculty ratios and a campus mission that focuses on teaching creates a student friendly-environment at SUNY Cobleskill.