Golf Course Superintendent

26 January 2024

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Country: USA
State: California

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Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in Elk Grove, California is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Job Tasks/Duties:
• Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’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.
• Manages all construction, maintenance and renovations on the golf course.
• Administers a Toro Lynx irrigation system.
• 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 and a fleet of Toro maintenance equipment.
• Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
• Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
• Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for proper fertility programs.
• 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 and maintains required records.
• Communicates as necessary with General Manager/COO to discuss conditions of course, maintenance plans, scheduled events.
• Communicates as necessary with Greens Committee and Greens Chairman or other applicable committees.
• Attends staff and management meetings.
• Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
• 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 MSDSs are available in convenient location.
• Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
• 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/COO.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
An Associate’s degree (AS) from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
3-5 years’ progressive experience as a Golf Course Superintendent.
Prior work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent will be considered.
Previous supervisory experience in a private club setting.
Experience with Toro Lynx Irrigation central operation and sprinkler heads.
Intricate knowledge of cool season grasses in particular: Perennial ryegrass/Poa annua on tees, fairways and roughs in hot, dry summer climate.
Experience with Poa annua/Bentgrass management on greens in warm summer climate as well as cool, moist winter conditions.
Broad understanding of managing cool season grasses in difficult winter periods with heavy frost and potential fog.
Understanding the rules of golf.
Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.
Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
Class A or B – GCSAA.
California Pesticide Application License or Certification.
Valid driver’s license.
Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Occasionally exposed to wet conditions; extreme heat: severe cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Able to meet and perform physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.

Compensation:
$100,000 – $130,000 per year.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to the email provided.

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