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“Costa del Sol’s Premier Hospitality School Unveils Exclusive Diploma in Golf Course Management!”

July 3, 2024
Top hospitality training school on the Costa del Sol launches diploma in golf course management

Les Roches Hospitality School Expands Educational Offerings to Golf Industry

The esteemed private Les Roches hospitality training school in Marbella is broadening its educational scope to include the golf industry. This expansion is marked by the introduction of a groundbreaking training programme in golf course management.

New Postgraduate Diploma in Golf Course Management

The hospitality school is set to launch a new postgraduate diploma in golf course management. The programme will be led by a team of active industry professionals and will cover key areas such as golf industry management, agronomy and machinery, design, operations, and events.

Networking Opportunities and Global Recognition

Situated in Marbella, Les Roches is renowned for providing students with ample networking opportunities. These include connections with golf professionals and local/international federations based in the area. Les Roches is ranked among the top four hospitality management schools worldwide and recognises the growing significance of the global golf industry within tourism.

Spain’s Golf Industry: A Major Tourist Attraction

Spain is a preferred destination for golf enthusiasts worldwide, attracting approximately 1.2 million tourists annually and contributing over 12 billion euros. The Costa del Sol alone, home to Spain’s largest concentration of golf courses, generates approximately 1.5 billion euros in annual revenue and supports over 17,000 jobs.

First Intake of Golf Course Management Programme

The new postgraduate diploma in golf course management will commence this September. Students will gain comprehensive knowledge about the diverse golf industry, with approximately 75 hours of practical classes throughout the course. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a study trip to Miami, another major hub for this sport.

Golf Industry: A Key Driver in Malaga’s Economy

Carlos Díez de La Lastra, CEO of Les Roches, emphasises the significant economic impact and job creation potential of the golf industry in the province of Malaga. Last year, Malaga hosted the prestigious Solheim Cup, which brought a return of 29.1 million euros to the province. This event underscores the need for professionals who can sustain and expand Marbella’s golf offerings.

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