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 the 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.


2024 GolfWorks Applications are now CLOSED

CLICK HERE to read the GolfWorks Illinois student handbook

Please contact Brandon Seymour ( 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 2024 season: 


Region: Facility Name: City: Status:
City BRYN MAWR COUNTRY CLUB Lincolnwood, IL Position Filled
Far Western Subburbs BULL VALLEY GOLF CLUB Woodstock, IL Position Filled
Far Western Subburbs THE HAWK COUNTRY CLUB St. Charles, IL
Western Subburbs BUTLER NATIONAL GOLF CLUB Oak Brook, IL Position Filled
Western Subburbs BUTTERFIELD COUNTRY CLUB Oak Brook, IL Position Filled
Western Subburbs HINSDALE GOLF CLUB Clarendon Hills, IL
Western Subburbs MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB Medinah, IL Position Filled
Northern Subburbs NORTHMOOR COUNTRY CLUB Highland Park, IL Position Filled
Northern Subburbs DEERPATH GOLF COURSE Lake Forest, IL Position Filled
Northern Subburbs ONWENTSIA CLUB Lake Forest, IL Position Filled
Northern Subburbs WESTMORELAND COUNTRY CLUB Wilmette, IL Position Filled
NorthWest Subburbs THE GROVE COUNTRY CLUB Long Grove, IL Position Filled
Central Illinois EFFINGHAM COUNTRY CLUB Effingham, IL Position Filled