Related Titles: Assistant Greenskeeper; Greens Assistant Superintendent; Grounds and Greens Assistant Superintendent
Reports to: Golf Course Superintendent / Director or Golf Course Maintenance
Supervises: Golf Course Maintenance Foreman; Amenities Supervisor (HOA), Pesticides Application Specialist; Irrigation Specialist; Equipment Operator; Equipment Mechanic, and all groundskeepers.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
Have a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
Be up-to-date on federal, state and local laws on golf course operations.
Some administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making. Need to work in “team” atmosphere while executing the vision of the Superintendent.
Ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
An interest in the game of golf is preferred.
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas at the direction of the Superintendent.
Responsible for the implementation of all golf course maintenance programs.
Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s turf management program with the assistance of the Superintendent.
Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department with the assistance of the Superintendent.
Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department with the assistance of the Superintendent.
Supervises and/or executes 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.
Inspects irrigation pump station frequently to ensure safe operation.
Helps to ensure that entire golf maintenance facility is clean and organized (including irrigation parts room, chemical storage room, and mechanics parts room).
Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
Records all maintenance on course for review with the Superintendent.
Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course with the Superintendent.
Oversees the application of fertilizers and nutrients for the property.
Works closely with the Superintendent to implement the property’s safety program.
Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
Communicates as necessary with the golf shop relating to on-course activities.
Attends staff and management meetings.
Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
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 SDSs are available in convenient location.
Works with Superintendent to ensure proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
Helps to coordinate 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 or Superintendent.
Licenses and Special Requirements
Golf Course Superintendent Association of America(GCSAA)