Student Internship Testimonials
Find out what it’s like to participate in an internship by reading about our students’ experiences below.
Jake Muldowney: Bandon Dunes
Bandon Dunes is the premier PGA internship facility. Twenty interns from various PGA programs across the country live together, work together, and gain the necessary experience to be successful in the golf industry. "The Quad" is a four-building, 16-room housing complex built specifically for interns and is a quarter mile away from the resort and a 10-minute walk to the beach. Life is simple in Bandon: Work, play golf, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Joel Koester: Medinah Country Club
I worked at Medinah Country Club during the 2006 PGA Championship. It was the best experience of my life.
Brian Seal: Spyglass Hill and Blackwolf Run
My internship at Spyglass Hill was great. Under Bill Sendell, I learned so much about the high-end resort business and how to deal with various types of people every day. I learned about how to properly build and maintain merchandise displays, how to start the first tee, and how to deal with various customer relations situations.
Spyglass was great because it was sort of a hybrid in the sense that it was a resort, but you had members as well that you saw three or four days a week, so you were able to establish a quality rapport with them. I would highly recommend this internship, as you will learn a lot from great people. I also got the opportunity to play at world-class golf courses and work with a lot of group leaders to help make their group outings successful — a definite key in the resort business. I would definitely recommend this internship for a third-year student as your focus turns more from outside to inside operations and all of the elements that are involved.
My experience at Blackwolf Run was outstanding. The golf courses were in immaculate condition, which is great when you want to get a round in after working in the morning. You also get to work with quality people who put you in different learning situations, where you perform different tasks every day. One day, you'll be starting the first tee; the next day, you will be welcoming guests off of the golf course; and the next, you may be ranging on one of the golf courses, making sure their stay in Kohler has been a pleasant one. I would recommend this internship to anyone, especially a first- or second-year student, as you will learn so much in just three months.
Andrew Ward: Firestone Country Club
Firestone Country Club is a place the pros play as well as a company that treats you like family. Not only can you experience and be highly involved in the Bridgestone Invitational, but you also have great playing and practice privileges while working there. The membership is one of the finest in the world, and the co-workers are skilled and very willing to teach and help you along the way. All around, Firestone is a wonderful and educational internship experience.
Kyle Helms: Congressional Country Club and The Broadmoor
Congressional Country Club is an exclusive private club located in Bethesda, Md., that serves about 3,000 members. Having the opportunity to complete my final internship at Congressional was an absolute honor. Between the daily operations of the club and the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods, I was able to learn more than I would have ever imagined. I would certainly recommend Congressional Country Club to any intern who is looking to gain invaluable experience.
The Broadmoor, located in Colorado Springs, is a five-star/five-diamond resort that provides guests with three pristine golf courses. As an intern at The Broadmoor, I learned the significance of communication, teamwork, and customer service. Any student who has the opportunity to intern at The Broadmoor will understand why it is considered one of the finest resorts in the country.