The College of Golf is moving its facility from Port St. Lucie to West Palm Beach.
The Keiser University run College of Golf and Sports Management will move this fall to the newly acquired Keiser University complex on Military Trail in West Palm that was formerly the campus of Northwood University.
With it will come the 400 students that come from all over the world for the program.
“I met a Korean student five years ago who is coming next spring and bringing six friends with her,” longtime instructor Donna Horton White said to the Palm Beach Post. “We also have people coming from China, South America, Puerto Rico and Poland.”
Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University had been looking to get a campus in the northern Palm Beach County area for years, but nothing ever came about. Then, the Northwood campus became available and he jumped on it.
“This is a gorgeous campus; an oasis right in the middle of Palm Beach,” said Keiser, who completed the paperwork to change Northwood to Keiser on June 30. “So we negotiated and came to an agreement. And part of what made it work is they have an athletic program, which we never had.”
In addition to bringing their equipment, ranging from Track-man launch monitors and interactive simulators, Keiser is also planning to spend $250,000 to construct a 20,000-square-foot facility on the south end of campus that will feature a driving range, 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green and outdoor chipping green.
The Honda Classic, held at PGA National is one of the benefactors of the program that points to 32 different disciplines as part of the program. The program ranges from event management to insurance to community relations.
The faculty will include five Master professionals, including White, Dr. Eric Wilson and Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher T.J. Tomasi.