Download our Program Guide

Includes Dates, TuitionsFees and Application Form


Download our Program Guide

Includes Dates, TuitionsFees and Application Form

UGPM, the first and finest college golf program of Europe presents:

The GAP Year Program

UGPM, the first and finest college golf program of Europe presents:

The GAP Year Program


The UGPM GapYear Program offers a truly unique experience to young golfers of all levels who want to spend one year improving their golf and learning Spanish as foreign language.

Take your golf to the next level through an intensive high performance program and become proficient in the Spanish language, a very powerful skill to have in your resumé.

The program is set in the city of Malaga, in Andalusia in southern Spain and known all over the world as Europe’s golf capital.

High Performance Golf

c. 20 – 30 hours per week.

Build confidence for lower scores and improve your game combining expert instruction with PGA qualified coaches at the Guadalhorce Golf Club, home of UGPM college golf program.

  • 6:1 Maximum player-to-instructor ratio
  • Cutting-edge training methodologies
  • Physical and Mental conditioning
  • 36 holes played per week
  • Calendar for all major amateur golf tournaments

Spanish Intensive Course

c. 15 – 20 hours per week.

Our intensive language program is offered at all levels from total beginner to advanced and covers all aspects of the Spanish language: speaking, reading, writing and listening

  • Daily lessons from experienced teachers
  • Possibility to take the official DELE Spanish language test
  • Benefit from small group lessons and individual tuitions

College Placement

For high-school graduates who want to count with one extra year to improve their golf game in order to compete effectively on the collegiate level without losing a year of eligibility.

After the GAP Year Program, you could access to the University of Malaga being part of the UGPM College Team or you could apply for another University with golf team suitable for you, either in the USA or in other countries.

2017 DATES

Program consists in two semesters:

  • First semester: Sep 18th – Feb 10th,
  • Second semester: Feb 12th – Jun 23rd

The recommended duration is a minimum of one semester for learning purposes, but shorter tenors are also possible (please consult availability with our admissions team).


Students will be housed in our University residence located at the campus of the University of Malaga where the UGPM college students live. The residence offers full board accommodation in individual rooms, daily cleaning, WI-FI, 24h reception and common areas for study and leisure

5 good


to join us

#1 Take your golf to its next level with UGPM

We are the best college golf program in Europe accredited by the R&A. UGPM is the leading College golf program outside the USA that combines High-Performance Golf Training & Competition with higher education



The second-most widely spoken language in the world and obtain the official Diploma of Spanish as Foreign Language (DELE)


A unique and privileged location with +300 days of sunshine, +100 golf courses in the region and an historical, cultural and artistical heritage

#4 Enhancing you international profile

Leaving your home country requires a maturing level that will increase your appealing to universities and employers. We live in a globalised world that requires of global citizens

#5 Insight in college golf

Be part of the UGPM team and feel of living a day in the life of a collegiate golfer


We have a rolling admissions process. You can apply online at any time and our Admissions team will contact you

Admission requirements





Guadalhorce Golf

6,194 meters length, long par 72 course, Driving Range, Short Game Range and Practice Area


The best teaching professionals, advanced technology (TrackMan, Sam Putt Lab, Video Analysis),
natural grass tees and club making room

Sport facilities

Golf specific Strength & Conditioning Program; The University of Malaga facilities of 76,000 sqm
with fitness center, athletic field, indoor pool, squash, soccer and rugby stadium and medical center


PGA Certified Professionals, Mental coach, Conditioning coach, College golf coach

On-campus accommodation

Individual rooms, full board accommodation, WiFI, 24h reception, study and leisure areas

Spanish school

Qualified and experienced teachers. Specifically designed courses to prepare for the Diploma of Spanish
as a Foreign Language (DELE)

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