Located just 30 minutes south of Washington D.C., Potomac Shores Golf Club is the only publicly accessible Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in Norther Virgina. Golf Digest named it a “Top 10 best New Courses in the Country” in 2015 and it has been in the Top 10 in “Golfweeks’s Best: State by State Courses You Can Play” since 2016.
The course features 2 acres of A1/A4 creeping bentgrass greens, 32 acres of Latitude 36 Bermuda grass fairways and tees consisting of 1-acre worth of Latitude 36 Bermuda grass and 2 acres worth of Declaration creeping bentgrass. The bunkers were renovated in 2018 and utilized a capillary concrete system.
Key Responsibilities of the Golf Course Superintendent:
Prepares and maintains the annual golf course maintenance budget and capital plans.
Plans, organizes and directs the maintenance and construction of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers.
Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses, trees and ornamental plants
Ensures that maintenance equipment is properly maintained.
Procures supplies and materials within budgetary limitations.
Keeps record of annual maintenance activities and costs. Prepares reports.
Implements sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors, when possible.
Reconciles and provides timely coding of all invoices, payroll and other required documents.
Coordinates snow removal (depending upon facility location).
Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations.
Ensures that they and all associates obtain proper training and/or licenses needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns.
Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemical/fertilizers used on the course.
Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Assistant Superintendent, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Head Mechanic, Environmental Technician, Equipment Operator, Foreman, Greenskeeper, and Irrigation Technician.
Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs.
Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
Minimum Qualifications for the Golf Course Superintendent:
Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Degree preference in agronomy/ horticulture/ plant/soil science).
Experience with both warm and cool season turf preferred Must have a valid Driver’s License.