Compensation: $60,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience
Relocation: Club will assist with relocation
Location: Pablo Creek Club
5660 San Pablo Road South
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
About The Club:
Pablo Creek Club is an exclusive club located slightly southeast of Jacksonville, Florida. The course, designed by Tom Fazio, opened to an elite, limited membership in 1996. The club is strictly golf-only and sits on 400 acres of pristine pine and hardwood forest bordering the Intracoastal Waterway. There are no homes on property, nor will there ever be. Pablo was renovated in 2020, led by the Fazio Group and MacCurrach Golf Construction. All aspects of the course were recreated, including irrigation (RainBird/HDPE with pump station), design tweaks, and an expanded 15-acre practice facility and short game area. Turf types are TifTuf fairways and rough, Trinity zoysia tees and approaches, and TifEagle greens. Bunkers are G-Angle sand lined with Bunker Solutions product. The golf peak season runs from October through June. The course is closed every Monday for maintenance, and there are three 8-day closings during the summer for cultural practices.
The club’s goal is to be the Best. Not compared with any other club, but the Best overall. We have a discerning membership that travel to all the top clubs in the world, and their expectations are in line with that standard.
The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent will assist in planning and implementing the daily activities on the golf course and property. This is a hands-on leadership position and will be responsible for daily maintenance and set-up of the golf course, weekly cultural practices, fertilizer application and calibration, irrigation problem solving and repair and lead/assist with short and long-term golf course projects. Responsibilities will include developing daily work schedules, coordinating related activities and equipment with the staff, training, overseeing and assisting the staff, reviewing the work on the course and supervise/assist with construction projects and specific maintenance activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leading and assisting the team, delegating and assigning daily assignments, providing guidance, training, coaching and assistance and ensuring work is completed as expected and in a timely manner.
Assisting and managing the implementation of the agronomic plan and budget for the course and grounds.
Identifying, evaluating and recommending corrective action for agronomic problem areas, including funguses, pest and drainage issues.
Assisting in overseeing and supporting the daily set-up and maintenance of the golf course, including routine golf course maintenance, chemical applications and equipment operations.
Inspecting irrigation systems and, identifying issues and implementing corrective action.
Assisting in the recommendation, evaluation, planning and implementing long-term and short-term projects related to renovations, repairs and care and maintenance of the course.
Assisting in the training of new and existing staff in golf course set-up and maintenance, equipment operations, safety procedures and the expectations of the Club.
Educating and ensuring the team is aware of and following safe work practices and maintenance facilities and equipment are safe, clean and organized.
Qualifications (knowledge, skills and abilities):
Leadership experience at a golf course with a proven record of having exceptional course conditions.
Familiarity with golf course budgets and managing to budget.
Knowledge of pest control products and their applications.
Knowledge of turf chemical and fertilizer products and their applications.
Knowledge of irrigation utilization, drainage installation, repair and maintenance.
Understanding of the game of golf and the impact agronomic decisions have on course playability.
Have a current Florida pesticide applicator license, or the ability to acquire a license.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Have a BS or Associates Degree in turf grass management, or related certificate and experience.