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John Layton, M.S.

Assistant Professor

Environmental Horticulture 137
229. 391.4808




M.S. Agronomy (Turfgrass Science)
Mississippi State University

B.S. Chemistry
Mississippi State University

Golf Course Experience

Forest Lakes Golf Course at ABAC
Tifton, Georgia

Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club
Sarasota, Florida

Highlands Plantation Golf Course
Starkville, Mississippi

Course Instruction: B.A.S. Turfgrass and Golf Course Management and A.A.S. Golf and Sports Turf Management

  • HORT 4610 Turfgrass Resources
  • HORT 4330 Construction, Renovation, and Grow-In
  • HORT 3520 Computations in Turfgrass Maintenance
  • HORT 2239 Grounds Irrigation Systems
  • HORT 2202 Grounds Maintenance Equipment




  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America: Class¬†E Member (Former Class A¬†Superintendent Member)
  • Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association: Class E Member
  • Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association: Class E Member
  • Jacobsen Future Turf Managers Graduate
  • The Experience at FarmLinks



Additional Education

Ross University School of Medicine
USMLE Step I: 215

East Mississippi Community College
Automotive Technology Certificate



Course Instruction: School of Science and Mathematics

  • BIOL 2011 Anatomy and Physiology I