Designed by all-time major Champion Jack Nicklaus, Valhalla’s quality is unparalleled in the Bluegrass State. Ranked No. 1 in Kentucky and among “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest, Valhalla has hosted three PGA Championships (1996, 2000, 2014); two Senior PGA Championships (2004, 2011); and the 2008 Ryder Cup. This thrilling, challenging layout is where Tiger Woods held off Bob May in a riveting three-hole PGA Championship playoff and where the United States prevailed in pulsating fashion to reclaim the Ryder Cup. Valhalla will continue with its championship tradition as it will host the 2024 PGA Championship once again.
SUMMARY: The Assistant Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, bunkers, roughs, water features and cart paths. Responsible for the daily activities of the golf course maintenance staff, including supervision and training of staff to perform all the tasks associated with maintaining the golf course, including but not limited to scheduling and filling in for absent staff. The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and represents the PGA of America in the utmost professional manner. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Communicate with golf shop as needed to inform personnel on maintenance procedures, (topdressing, cart paths only, etc.). Participate with applications of fertilizer and pesticides on the course. Assist in daily setup of equipment prior to arrival of team members. Check course team members for proper cleaning of equipment in the morning/afternoon. Make sure all assigned equipment is returned to the proper location. Daily scheduling, training, follow up of staff to accomplish duties as laid out by the Lead Assistant Superintendent or Golf Course Superintendent. Tour the course daily with attention to greens, tees, fairways and rough conditions as a minimum. Note all areas where issues are seen and plan for the next day events. Involved with moisture management on the golf course utilizing soil probes, TDR’s etc. for excess or dryness. Root depth and soil conditions should be noted and used to develop water practices. Work with the Equipment Manager on equipment use and requirements. Assure that all equipment is properly set up and operating as needed in the field. Discuss daily schedules, programs and concerns with the Lead Assistant Superintendent with attention to efficient management and quality control in mind. Assure that all issues and concerns are brought to the Golf Course Superintendent and Lead Assistant as quickly as possible in order to lessen potential negative impact. Training of staff along including staff safety. Ongoing management staff meeting to discuss current and future issues. Weekly labor meetings to discuss past week and following week issues, successes and programs. Monthly safety meetings. Assure that environmental, compliance and maintenance facility are monitored and maintained. Maintain pesticide license and continual education in the field of concern.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: The ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. The ability to apply calibration of pesticide and fertilizer. REASONING ABILITY: The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. The ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license Kentucky pesticide applicator license PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Additional Salary Information: Job Benefits
Company 401k and Pension Plan
Health, Vision and Dental options
Local and National Association Memberships
About Valhalla Golf Club
Valhalla Golf Club is a unique golf only facility featuring an 18-hole Championship golf course with bent grass tees, green, and fairways. The Club facilities also feature an expansive 12.5 acre, double sided practice facility with two practice putting greens as well as two practice bunker/pitching greens. Valhalla is recognized as one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”. Beginning in 1981, the original founder and developer of Valhalla, Dwight Gahm, started creating a traditional “golf-only” facility with an outstanding championship course that would host world- class events. Today, Valhalla is the culmination of a history-making partnership bringing championship golf to Louisville on a recurring schedule, resulting in The PGA of America's first owned championship site.
Gahm commissioned Jack Nicklaus to build a private golf facility on 486 acres of rolling Kentucky terrain that would provide its members with the highest level of service. Valhalla Golf Club, located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Louisville, opened its doors in 1986. Named one of the top three new private golf courses in the U.S. in 1987, the first year it was eligible, Valhalla Gol...f Club remains the No. 1-ranked course in Kentucky.
In 1992, Valhalla Golf Club was announced as the site for the 1996 PGA Championship. Valhalla Golf Club has all the ingredients necessary for a successful PGA Championship - a world-class golf course to challenge the best players in the world, a supportive community, a top-ranked convention destination with excellent transportation, housing and entertainment services, and a central location reaching several major metropolitan cities within a 150-mile radius. In the fall of 2011 Valhalla embarked on a project to modernize the course by overhauling the drainage, and irrigation infrastructure throughout the course. The major focus was on the green complexes, with Nicklaus rebuilding them form the ground up enhancing surface drainage and softening contours.
Valhalla’s 17,500 square foot clubhouse, featuring a 45-foot Omega Clock Tower and a veranda overlooking the 18th green, opened in February 1996. The clubhouse underwent an extensive renovation that was completed in 2017 and modernized the inside while keeping the traditional Louisville design, that blends both Midwestern and Southern accents.
After the legendary 2000 PGA Championship, the PGA of America took full ownership of Valhalla and scheduled or played a number of championships, including the 2002 PGA Club Professional Championship (now the PGA Professional Championship), the 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships, the 2008 Ryder Cup, the PGA Championship in August, 2014, the 2018 PGA Boys Junior PGA Championship and will be the host of the upcoming 2021 Girls Junior PGA Championship and the 2024 PGA Championship.