The University Club of Milwaukee - Tripoli Legacy Course
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
You will be eligible to participate in the company’s benefit plans, including health, dental, life insurance, PTO, complimentary parking, and continuing education through GCSAA. You will also be eligible to participate in the company’s 401K plan within six months of service.
The Golf Course Superintendent should be a proven leader in the industry who will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the budget, development and implementation the operating and agronomic plans, as well as the hiring, training and supervision of the maintenance team among other tasks as necessary, all while being constantly focused on providing consistently high-quality conditions.
The selected individual will join our team and play a major role in enhancing our club, staff and membership. The individual should be positive, self-motivated, hardworking, team oriented and possess a keen eye for detail.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee and direct all operations of the golf course maintenance department and practice facility turf maintenance team.
Reports to General Manager/COO and leads the Grounds Committee along with the committee chairman.
Maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to organization standards.
Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved with high efficiency.
Develop the annual maintenance budget and operating plan. Implement the plan according to the organizations operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment.
Ensure all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards are being followed, including; but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair area, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunchroom areas, restrooms, etc.
Supervise and perform various maintenance duties as necessary to maintain the golf course in proper playing conditions according to club standards.
Supervise and lead course construction projects
Supervise equipment maintenance. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles etc.
Monitor soil moisture levels and manage or oversee daily irrigation practices and scheduling to ensure optimal levels of soil moisture for playability and turf health.
Perform routine inspection and upkeep of the irrigation system including changes and repairs as necessary.
Develop and implement programs, including; fertility, integrated pest management and cultural practice programs, among others to maintain turf grass health and ensure the courses are being presented at the desired level of conditioning.
Perform application equipment calibration along with the overseeing or making the fertilizer and pesticide applications as necessary.
Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, all rules and regulations relating to chemical and fertilizer application, storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
Management of employment activities for golf course maintenance team members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, training, performance evaluations, discipline and terminations, etc.
Maintain accurate records pertaining to departmental activities including, but not limited to; labor schedules, course maintenance programs and activities, construction activities, equipment inventory and repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.
Submit all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports in a timely manner.
Maintain necessary inventories, purchase necessary items through the purchase order system and complete all necessary forms and processes.
Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.
College degree preferred, B.S. or a 2-year degree in a Turf grass related field preferred.
Bentgrass management experience required. Experience with fescue is preferred but not required.
3 to 5 years of applicable functional supervisory and /or management experience in the golf industry required; management of 20+ seasonal staff.
Spanish speaking is a plus, but not necessary.
Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, financial management, strategic planning, staff management.
Possess a high-level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.
Must have the ability to:
Read and write (English)
Communicate verbally with staff members and/or guests with or without the use of two-way radios.
Give and/or follow verbal and written instructions and supervise subordinates
Visually inspect all work areas, golf course and grounds
See players on the golf course, and to follow the flight of golf balls
Operate vehicles and equipment for several hours at a time
Perform mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages
Retrieve, read and interpret information from technical sources
Stand, sit, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, bend and kneel for up to 5 hours at a time
Lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally, 50 lbs. frequently, and 20 lbs. constantly
About The University Club of Milwaukee - Tripoli Legacy Course
The University Club of Milwaukee, Country Club is located 12 miles north of downtown Milwaukee, WI. Established in 1921 as Tripoli Country Club, the club recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of this Tom Bendelow designed course. In 2016, Tripoli Country Club and The University Club of Milwaukee merged into one club, creating synergies, efficiencies and added member value.
Working alongside golf course architect Andy Staples, the club has recently created a golf course master plan, planning for significant financial investments in equipment and technology to improve course conditions and our member experience.
Following 48 years of service at the club, the current Grounds Superintendent is retiring, opening this rare opportunity to join a club that is on the brink of excellence, looking for the next golf course professional to create something truly remarkable.
The club’s vision is to provide unparalleled member service and memorable experiences that create member value, resulting in increased member retention. The University Club of Milwaukee, Country Club is now your year-round destination for families and business professionals.