Golf Course Superintendent

7 June 2024

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Country: USA
State: Idaho

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Ketchum, Idaho is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Oversee the day-to-day operations of our mountain town golf course. The ideal candidate will have a passion for golf course management, a strong background in agronomy, irrigation, and turf maintenance, and a commitment to delivering on the locals’ favorite golf course.

Responsibilities:
1. Agronomy Management:
o Develop and implement comprehensive agronomic programs to ensure optimal turf health and playing conditions.
o Oversee fertilization, topdressing, and aeration programs to promote turf growth and recovery.
o Implement integrated pest management strategies to control weeds, pests, and diseases.
2. Irrigation Management:
o Manage and maintain the irrigation system to ensure efficient water distribution and conservation.
o Monitor weather conditions and adjust irrigation schedules accordingly.
o Conduct regular inspections of irrigation components and perform repairs or upgrades as needed.
o Implement water-saving initiatives and technologies to minimize water usage while preserving course quality.
3. Course Maintenance:
o Supervise a team of groundskeepers and maintenance staff to execute daily course maintenance tasks.
o Manage all personnel functions by developing, maintaining, and evaluating personnel in effective, efficient and safe work procedures.
o Develop and implement a regular mowing schedule for fairways, greens, roughs, and other turf areas.
o Coordinate with outside contractors for specialized maintenance services.
o Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and best management practices for course maintenance activities.
4. Equipment Management:
o Manage and maintain all golf course maintenance equipment, including mowers, aerators, and utility vehicles.
o Schedule routine maintenance and repairs to keep equipment in optimal working condition.
o Monitor equipment usage and performance to maximize efficiency and longevity.
5. Budgeting and Planning:
o Develop annual operating budgets and capital expenditure plans for course maintenance activities.
o Monitor expenses and manage costs to stay within budgetary constraints.
o Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
6. Environmental Stewardship:
o Implement sustainable practices to minimize the environmental impact of course maintenance operations.
7. Community Relations:
o Drive local partnerships and marketing opportunities in Ketchum and Sun Valley for the course.
o Maintain positive relations with nearby homeowners and HOA.
o Work closely with local non-profits and schools for strong partnerships.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Turf Management, or related field.
Strong knowledge of grass species, agronomic principles, and pest management practices.
Possession of relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Golf Course Superintendent) is desirable.
All appropriate licensing and certifications for pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers
Minimum of 5 years of experience in golf course management, with specific experience in mountainous terrain.
Experience managing irrigation systems and water conservation initiatives.
Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team and collaborate with stakeholders.
Familiarity with budgeting, planning, and project management principles.

Compensation:
$75,000 – $80,000 per year.
Significant flexibility in winter/closed months.

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

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