West Shore Golf & CC is a 18 Hole, Par 71 Private Golf Club located on the beautiful island of Grosse Ile, Michigan. Built in 1908, and purchased by the members in the early 1970’s, West Shore is known for its welcoming membership and dedicated staff. The club is looking for a Superintendent to join the West Shore family and help the club continue to build on its growth over the last few seasons.
The Golf Course Superintendents is responsible for all areas of the golf course operation and maintenance. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling the maintenance of equipment and irrigation system, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests, and the property.
Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Head Golf Professional on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations, and policies for staff.
Supports and assists with membership seminars and orientations.
Works closely with the General Manager and the Greens/Ground committee to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, sand bunkers, and wetlands on the facility grounds.
Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning, and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
Provides detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching, interesting, and pleasant atmosphere.
Manages and maintains the irrigation system and reports to the General Manager or the Greens/Grounds committee any improvement recommendations.
Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
Knowledge & Skills Required:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, sand bunkers, and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction, maintenance work, and irrigation system.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.
5 years of experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant
2 or 4-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science)
Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office
Valid Driver's License.
Pesticide Application License for the State of Michigan within 60 days
Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience with opportunities to improve
Applications and Resumes to be submitted on or before November 22, 2020
West Shore Golf & CC is a 18 Hole, Par 71 Private Golf Club located on the beautiful island of Grosse Ile, Michigan, Built in 1908, and purchased by the members in the early 1970’s, West Shore is known for its welcoming membership and dedicated staff. The club is looking for a Superintendent to join the West Shore family and help the club continue to build on its growth over the last few seasons.