Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas.
Responsible for the development and implementation of all golf course maintenance programs, budgets, and personnel decisions.
Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s turf management program.
Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
Maintains course in proper playing condition.
Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
Plan all future improvements to the golf course, and oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations.
Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
Records all maintenance on course.
Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop.
Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
Prepares and revises grounds manual.
Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.
Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems.
Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
Communicates as necessary with Director of Golf and Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
Communicates as necessary with Grounds, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
Attends staff and management meetings.
Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
Assists with snow removal planning.
Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that SDSs are available in convenient location.
Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
Coordinates applicable work with outside contractors.
Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager.
Licenses and Special Requirements
Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
Pesticide Application certification.
Valid driver’s license.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
Have a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
Be up-to-date on federal, state and local laws on golf course operations.
Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision- making.
Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science preferred.
An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent required
Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.