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Christopher Cain

Director, PGA Golf Management program

Associate Professor in Residence, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
Golf Professional

Expertise: Golf Management, Hospitality Management, Exercise & Sport Science


Christopher Cain, the director of the PGA Golf Management program at UNLV, has been recognized nationally and locally by the PGA of America for his educational impact and for his work as a golf professional. He has been a member of the PGA of America since 1998. At UNLV he prepares students for careers in the golf industry, covering various aspects related to the game including technical skills, working with people, and business practices within the golf and hospitality management industries.

Active on the local golf scene, Cain serves an honorary term as president of the Southern Nevada Chapter PGA until 2013. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the PGA of America and recently accepted a four-year appointment to the PGA of America University Golf Management Accreditation Team.

Cain has been published in the Journal of Recreation and Leisure Education and is in the process of completing his dissertation, which examines student, program, and institutional characteristics of PGA Golf Management programs. Cain serves as an associate professor in residence at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Under Cain's leadership, the UNLV PGA Golf Management University program has been involved in many philanthropic efforts benefiting local charities. Cain was the first Las Vegas based PGA Professional to receive the PGA Southwest Section Golf Professional of the Year in 2011. He was also the Pennsylvania State University PGA PGM Alumnus Golf Professional of the Year in 2007.


  • M.S., Recreation & Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Recreation & Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University

Christopher Cain In The News

Sep 1, 2016

Hardly a week goes by on the PGA Tour without a former UNLV golfer showing up on the leaderboard. Last week at The Barclays it was Adam Scott, Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman each finishing in the top 13.