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The Golf Academy of Hawaii

SDGA International ESL/Golf Certificate Program
Kaneohe, Hawaii United States


School Introduction

SDGA is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth college campus in Honolulu, Hawaii, commencing January 2005. Honolulu is the financial center of the islands and offers worldwide access through both an international port and airport with service to the mainland as well as numerous countries in which golf is an emerging industry. The Golf Academy of Hawaii will be situated within the beautiful Ko’olau Golf Club. This facility, known as “the world’s most challenging golf course”, features winding ravines, extreme elevation changes, and breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls. The campus will be inclusive of classrooms, computer lab, library, lounge, club repair, indoor golf instruction and video analysis area, student and placement service areas, as well as administrative offices. Classes and golf instruction will be conducted at the resort, providing students with an ideal setting for classroom learning and related golf activities. Tournament play and open rounds of golf will be offered at Ko’olau Golf Club as well as various courses throughout the island.

ESL Program Introduction

The SDGA International ESL/GOLF Certificate Program will be offered exclusively at the college campus in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Golf Academy of Hawaii’s ESL and golf training program has been approved for the F-1 student visa, and applications from international students, for this inaugural semester beginning January 3, 2004, are now being accepted.

Students enrolled in the SDGA International ESL/Golf four-semester certificate program will be involved in a curriculum of English classes that incorporates study in the fundamentals of the golf swing, short game and putting techniques, and golf equipment. In addition, they will be playing golf, taking lessons, and practicing their technique on a daily basis.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring: Tuesday, Jan 4 - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 (15 weeks)
Summer: Tuesday, May 3 - Friday, Aug 12, 2005 (15 weeks)
Fall: Tuesday, Aug 30 - Friday, Dec 9, 2005 (15 weeks)


Tuition $23, 000.00
(5, 750/semester)
Lab/Activity Fees (vary w/courses) $ 450.00

Textbooks (vary w/courses) $ 1, 100.00


$75 application fee is required

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

SDGA students live in apartments, often with roommates. Although SDGA does not provide housing, the Student Coordinator can provide housing assistance upon request.

Contact Info

SDGA International ESL/Golf Certificate Program
The Golf Academy of Hawaii
45-550 Kionaole Road
Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744