GolfWorks Illinois

GolfWorks Illinois



Started in 2010, the Illinois PGA Foundation’s GolfWorks Illinois is a vocational development program for Illinois high school and college students, approximately age 16-21, that promotes learning through hands-on work experience in the golf industry.Through GolfWorks Illinois, the Foundation brings together PGA Professionals and industry leaders to mentor the next generation and provide an opportunity to learn he business side of the golf industry.

Working together with local golf facilities and youth golf organizations, GolfWorks Illinois benefits participants through experiential learning. In addition, the program has a charitable purpose and service-learning aspect that highlights the role of PGA Professionals serving as the “experts in the business and game of golf." 

Students follow a summer-long work rotation designed to provide an understanding of what goes into managing various elements of the golf industry; including golf professional duties, outside operations, clubhouse operations, and golf course maintenance.



CLICK HERE to read the GolfWorks Illinois student handbook

Please contact Dana Gattone ( for more information if your facility is interested in employing a GolfWorks Illinois intern. 

Chosen applicants will go through an interview process with the Illinois PGA Foundation and club representatives. Selected interns must have reliable transportation and be available to work 20-30 hours/week during the summer months.

The following facilities are currently seeking GolfWorks Illinois applicants for the 2021 season: 
Barrington Hills CC  
Bull Valley GC
Crystal Tree Golf & CC  
Effingham CC
Harborside International GC  
Inverness GC
Knollwood Club
Northmoor CC  
Onwentsia Club
Pinecrest GC
Prestwick CC
Red Tail GC  
Westmoreland CC