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College golf in the US

More than 1300 universities in the US offer scholarships for guys and girls that would like to combine their golf career with academics in the US.

College Golf in the US is the ultimate way to improve your game, improve physically and mentally and to make friends with student-athletes from all over the world!

This all serves a great platform and preparation for your future career: whether it’s on or off the golf course.

Did you know that big names such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Daniel Berger, John Ram, Thomas Pieters, Tim Sluiter & Lars van Meijel played college golf as well?

How does college golf work?

College Golf is probably a bit different than the “regular” golf you are used to back home. The biggest difference is that you will not only play for yourself, but also for the university and your college team.

The average team consists of 6-10 golfers. As a team you will play in tournaments and conferences against other college teams. A typical golf tournament consists of 3 rounds of 18 holes.

Rounds will be played in groups of 3 or 4 players from different universities who play each other. Competitions are held in different formats such as the “shot-gun” format or “tee-times” format.

Competitions can be played in “strokeplay” or “matchplay” format. In a strokeplay competition, every stroke counts towards a player’s total score. The player with the lowest score wins. In a matchplay competition, every hole is seen as a separate match. Every time a golfer scores best on a single hole, it will count as one point towards the total score. The player who wins the most holes, wins the total competition.

Slamstox college golf players

Slamstox golf players compete for many different universities throughout the USA. From West Coast to East Coast, college golf is very popular throughout the US.

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College golf fun facts. Did you know that…

  • Nearly 80% of the top 100 golfers worldwide played College Golf?
  • Tiger Woods won the NCAA D1 championship in 1996? He was a college golf player for Stanford University!
  • Jack Nicklaus won the NCAA D1 championship in 1961? He was a college golf player for Ohio State University!
  • Two top level golfers in the women’s rankings, Annika Sorenstam and Grace Park, won the NCAA D1 championships?
  • During school holidays, you can play other tournaments all over the world?
  • Slamstox organizes golf clinics, tournaments and activities for future college golf players?
  • Our Slambassador Lars van Meijel, who played college golf for University of Memphis, is now active on the European Tour?
  • Slamstox tries to create a strong collaboration between your Dutch coach and your future golf coach in the US? We believe that this is the best way to develop yourself, even during holidays back home!

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Requirements and scholarships

The college golf system is divided into multiple divisions across which over 1300 university teams are represented. Therefore, the level of golf varies from the highest ranked amateur golf players and international top juniors to amateurs who compete at the regional level. Slamstox has found golf scholarships for players of different levels.

Academic Requirements

To play college golf you have to graduate high school. For Dutch students specifically, you are required to pursue a HAVO or VWO diploma or complete three years at the MBO-level.

American universities offer a wide range of courses catered towards different education levels. So, as long as you meet the requirements, we will be able to help you find a university that matches your level and your area of interest. Are you not sure whether you meet the requirements? Contact us.


Studying at an American university can cost up to $65,000 per year. However, almost all universities with a golf team offer athletic (and academic) scholarships to cover these costs.

Slamstox helps you find scholarships so that your college golf experience will be financially affordable. Some Slamstox golf players receive full scholarships, which means they do not have to pay anything for four years of college golf and studies. Others receive partial scholarships which cover part of the total cost of attendance.

Here you can read more about scholarships.

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How does Slamstox help me?

Slamstox guides you and your parents through the complete process of becoming a college golf player and we help you find golf and academic scholarships at a university in the United States.

We create your full (online) player profile and use our expansive network of over 1300 college golf coaches to find a university that matches your level, wishes and requirements. Additionally, we create your college golf recruiting video, organize showcases and make sure college golf coaches know about you.

Career opportunities after college golf

After you finish your four years of college golf, there are many different opportunities for you to pursue. Some of the best college players pursue a professional golf career while others focus on a career in their field of study such (business, healthcare, technology, politics, etc).

Did you know that Slamstox can help you with finding a job after college?

Would you like to learn more about Slamstox and everything that we do, click here.

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