SRUC Elmwood Campus has an international office in St Andrews. The premises, opposite the Old Course and close to the R&A clubhouse, are perfectly placed to facilitate the institution's work in relation to the development of golf education worldwide.
Over recent years, Elmwood has gained recognition as the premier training provider to the golf industry. Whilst much of its activity serves the Scottish golf industry, it is increasingly involved in activities outwith the UK and attracts many students from overseas.
Elmwood's most significant international project is in China where, assisted by R&A funding, Elmwood staff are working with Chinese university partners to develop golf education for the Chinese golf industry. Staff are also involved in a project to establish greenkeeping education standards for Europe. European countries in which Elmwood is active include Iceland, Slovenia and Spain, with links to many others. Over a period of year we have developed a very close association with the Club Managers' Association of Europe (CMAE), both in terms of the development of qualifications for club managers and also in the provision of administrative support for the membership.
The establishment of the office in St Andrews forms a key part of Elmwood's international strategy and its magnificent position, overlooking the most famous golf course in the world, provides an ideal location in which to meet and entertain overseas guests who we hope will take full advantage of this by visiting us over the years to come.