Excellence in Sport

As winners of the British Schools and Colleges Tour National Championship, British Colleges Sport National Championship and the Intercollegiate Tour National Championship, as well as numerous individual national champions, Hartpury golf has a proven track record for developing elite players and challenging at the top level.

If you’re looking to combine a passion for golf with an outstanding academic provision, then Hartpury College is the perfect setting for you.

We’ve developed the perfect all-round package to enable you to play and study for your A Levels or a College Diploma at the same time.

Once enrolled on an academic course and if you want to fulfil your golfing potential, you will have the opportunity to trial for our elite and elite development squads, which are designed to take your game to the next level.

As part of an elite squad, your development will be supported by having access to professional services that could include psychology, nutrition, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. Details on the benefits and costs for those enrolling in September 2017 will be confirmed in early 2017.  

All students on our golf course also benefit from first-class coaching from three full-time PGA professionals and in recent years, our golf students have had the opportunity to spend a week in Spain on our study tour, which enables them to experience a week of intensive practice and training normally associated with county and national squads.

Most of our students go on to study at university and many have also taken up scholarships with top American universities.  Many students have gone on to become successful amateur internationals and PGA Professionals.

Ultimately places in the programme will be offered based on prior experience, your sporting CV and trials.

Scholarships are offered to elite players on an individual basis and are directly related to sporting and academic performance usually determined through a sporting CV and achievements prior to joining Hartpury.

These are re-assessed on an annual basis, with a review looking at academic and sporting performance as well as an individual’s disciplinary record and behaviour over the course of the 12 month period. Scholarships will generally contribute towards the cost of student accommodation.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of the golf academy, contact Matthew Ellis on 01452 702469 or by e-mailing matthew.ellis@hartpury.ac.uk

There was so much support and incredible communication between A Level staff, the golf staff and myself. Hartpury was an incredible, emotional and unique experience that I will always be grateful for and has prepared me well for my path through university.

Gee-won Park A Level student British Colleges Sport Individual National Champion, British Schools and Colleges Tour Individual National Champion


Hartpury’s multi-million pound sports facilities offer elite athletes the perfect place to train and develop. Students involved in all our academies will find professional style training environments designed to push athletes to their full potential.

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All of our Sport courses will give you a sound understanding and knowledge of the sports industry, whether it’s fitness, therapy or coaching, plus the practical experience to back that up and boost your CV.

And if you’re interested in developing your golf performance alongside the study of coaching and training, our specialist diplomas could be perfect for you.

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