The AIT position at Virginia Country Club plays a central role in raising the bar at VCC each day while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Along with providing the necessary training and skills, this position will offer candidates the footing and mentorship to pursue a successful career managing top golf facilities in beautiful Southern California. Candidates will learn and execute proven agronomic principles responsible for top conditioning at VCC today while developing and implementing new procedures to improve the property and their skillset tomorrow.
Our team culture at VCC is centered around the principle of sustainable excellence. It is our firm belief that if we can’t achieve fantastic conditioning in a sustainable manner, it’s not being done the right way. Coastal Southern California offers a terrific quality of life and in this position, candidates will be encouraged to take full advantage of the many opportunities found here, in and out of their work.
About the Club
Established in 1909 and opened on its current site in 1921, Virginia Country Club’s rich history compliments its position today as one of the most exclusive Country Clubs in Southern California. William Watson, A.W. Tillinghast, and William P. Bell were primarily responsible for conceiving the current layout of Virginia Country Club during the "Golden Age of Design" in America. With respect to its celebrated traditions, today’s club culture at VCC more reflects the Beach Cities vibe of its home, Long Beach, CA.
Virginia Country Club is a home practice facility to a stable of elite players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, and Champions Tour along with many upcoming stars at the collegiate level. The regularity of their use of the facilities helps drive attention to performance and conditioning while also providing fun challenges for our team to up our own game in all we do at the club.
The 18-hole golf course features 007/Tyee bentgrass putting greens, Bandera bermudagrass tees, Tiffway II bermudagrass fairways, and hybrid bermudagrass rough. Awarded the “Renovation of the Year” for their work by Golf Inc. Magazine, Origins Golf completed a complete renovation of the golf course in 2015. In 2021, VCC completed construction of a six hole short-course along with a new 25,000 sq ft short game practice facility. Additionally, VCC unveiled the complete renovation of its new 12-acre primary driving range featuring a 2.1-acre tee box, target greens, and a 6,000 sq ft putting green. During this same period, all cart paths were paved with a naturalized surface, a 5-acre instruction range was renovated, and a lake renovation was completed as well.
Learn and execute the proper application of fertilizers and chemicals to ensure health and conditioning of turf and ornamentals
Develop the skills to manage moisture of all playing surfaces using instruments, hand watering, and adjustments to automated irrigation systems
Assist with all cultural practices such as mowing, rolling, raking sand, cultivation, planting, and pruning
Lead small groups in projects and train new employees using departmental SOP guides
Assist irrigators with repairs of broken water lines, valves, or sprinklers
Candidate must either have completed a 2/4-year turf program, posses a degree or certificate in a related field, or have equivalent work experience deemed sufficient to fulfill the duties of the position
Possess an enthusiasm for continued professional growth, learning, and improvement of the Membership’s golf experience
Demonstrated work ethic and good character in past positions or schooling
Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling
Founded in 1909, Virginia Country Club is a historical and exclusive private club located in Long Beach, CA. Virginia Country Club’s design was primarily conceived by A.W. Tillinghast and William P. Bell and has undergone several restorations, most recently in 2015. The club is in an exciting period of growth and improvement focused on improving the facility, our operations, and procedures.