The Fountaingrove Club is the only 18-hole, private equity club in Sonoma County, approximately 40 miles north of San Francisco. In 2017, The Fountaingrove Club was almost destroyed by the Tubb’s Fire that ripped through Santa Rosa, but the Club has rebuilt and has continued to expand the campus, including adding a completely new clubhouse, set to be completed in fall 2021 and the addition of a world-class Agronomy Center above the driving range in 2020. At The Fountaingrove Club, members have the benefit of playing our scenic Ted Robinson Sr. designed golf course that boasts spectacular views of Hood and Taylor Mountains as well as the rolling hills of Santa Rosa Valley. The Fountaingrove takes pride in their work, on the course and off. Along with completing daily course improvements, advancements are being made to cater to the poa annua greens on the course to ensure viability for years to come.
Assigned Duties & Responsibilities
Experience in supervising/managing golf course or landscape maintenance crews on a daily basis, including, but not limited to: Mechanic, Greenskeepers and Irrigation Technicians.
Prioritizes and assist in assigning tasks
Instructs and trains employees in the proper use of equipment and work methods. Monitors and enforces safe working conditions.
Responsible for the day-to-day planning and organizing of the campus maintenance. ie. putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs and bunkers.
Inspects turf areas, greens, tees, trees and evaluates work in progress.
Resolves work conflicts as they arise and determine additional needs.
Assists in personnel management, evaluation, safety and discipline.
Assures that effective orientation and training is given to each new associate. Helps to develop ongoing training programs.
Maintains daily job board, updates scheduling and reconciles payroll
Oversees and participates in fertilizer and pesticide applications including mixing and equipment calibration.
Performs granular and foliar applications on golf course playing surfaces.
Assesses daily irrigation requirements and implements nightly irrigation schedules.
Assists Golf Course Superintendent in supervising, planning, coordinating and executing the golf course maintenance program and projects.
Assists in coordinating with vendors and contractors to complete tasks.
Assists and the purchase of necessary operating supplies and materials within the constraints of the operational budget.
Works with the Superintendent to ensure that the annual golf course maintenance budget and capital plans are maintained and followed.
Keeps records of annual maintenance activities and costs and assists with the preparation of reports when necessary.
Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations.
Minimum two years’ experience as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.
Educational Requirements: Completion of a two- or four-year degree in turf, agronomy, soil science or horticulture (or equivalent experience)
A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.
The ability and desire to lead by example and delegate when required.
Can perform all duties with or without supervision.
Attention to detail and a desire to complete tasks.
The ability to adapt and change according to daily and seasonal needs.
Applicants possess or must have the ability to obtain a California Qualified Applicator Certificate within three months of start date.
Understands and utilizes basic computer skills in MS Word and Excel.
Knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus but not required.
Time management, organizational skills, record keeping skills, problem solving and the ability to prioritize are essential to this position.
This position has physical requirements that include but are not limited to the ability to lift 50 lbs, extended periods of standing, sitting, kneeling, lifting, stooping, bending and squatting.
Exposure to a wide variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements.
Employee is exposed to equipment noise, fumes, chemicals and moving mechanical parts.
Must perform mathematical calculations related to the application of chemicals and fertilizers.
Understanding of wells, pumps and irrigation systems.
Willingness to work weekends, holidays and extended hours based on operational needs.
Incorporates safe work practices in their work performance as well as staff. Oversees safety training.
Tours the course regularly to monitor turf conditions, crew functions and work progress.
Additional Salary Information: Job Benefits
•Paid Time Off
•Health, dental and vision benefits. (a waiting period may apply)
•401k retirement plan. (a waiting period may apply)
•Association Dues (National and Local) and Education Seminars paid
About The Fountaingrove Club
The Fountaingrove Club is the only 18-hole, private equity club in Sonoma County, approximately 40 miles north of San Francisco.