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
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.
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
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
#2 LEARNING SPANISH
The second-most widely spoken language in the world and obtain the official Diploma of Spanish as Foreign Language (DELE)
#3 LIVING IN MÁLAGA, 1ST CLASS GOLF DESTINATION
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
ADMISSIONS & FEES
We have a rolling admissions process. You can apply online at any time and our Admissions team will contact you
- You have to be 17 years old or above
- No need of a minimum Spanish level required
- Tuition Fees (click here to submit)