Responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment. Plan and implement budgets. Hire, train and supervise staff. Apply agronomic, landscaping, and horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded. Maintain a safe, productive work environment and ensure that market position standards are met and the golf course continually improves.
Essential job functions:
Maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards.
Supervise course construction projects and all planting and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees.
With the Operational Team, develop and propose a yearly maintenance plan as well as budget for the golf course. Implement the approved maintenance plan and adhere to the budget.
Per maintenance specifications, direct and supervise the maintenance of greens, fairways, tees, sand traps, bodies of water, roughs, maintenance shop and grounds, cart maintenance, and clubhouse maintenance.
Create a high-performance team of co-workers while maintaining a positive, SAFE, challenging, enjoyable work environment.
Recruit, train, develop, and manage Co-workers. Responsible for Co-worker satisfaction. Address any safety issues immediately.
Safety is our first priority – Implement Safety Policy. Conduct monthly safety meeting/training with maintenance staff and record attendance. Complete safety audit to ensure all issues are addressed.
Establish and implement a maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
Implement and monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.
Maintain accurate records to track labor costs, maintenance expenses, construction activities, equipment repair, OSHA safety activities, and fertilizer, chemical, and pest control practices within city, parish, state and federal guidelines.
Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved.
Supervise and perform equipment repair and maintenance.
Participate in weekly Department Head meetings.
Supervise and performs irrigation scheduling and repairs.
Maintain security of golf course property and buildings.
Maintain course character consistent with the rules of golf and maintenance standards.
Solve technical problems of the golf course maintenance.
Responsible for identifying, and implementing, approved capital improvements.
Maintain the golf course grounds in an environmentally sensitive way.
Any changes to the design (e.g. removing sand bunkers, trees), require approval of President.
Promotes and follows all current and future company and course policies and rules.
Must be able to frequently sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk and crouch
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and to lift overhead and push/pull, move lighter objects.
The co-worker can be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
The employee is occasionally exposed to wildlife such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, bees and hornets
Bachelors' degree and experience managing a golf course is required, college or university program certificate strongly preferred, 3-6 years’ turf grass, golf course related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of years and experience.
Active member of GCSAA
Experience in all phases of golf course management
Strong budget management and forecasting skills
Excellent communication skills
Strong observational skills and detail oriented
Must be able to operate trucks and motorized equipment necessary for golf course maintenance, and have the ability to work independently.
Requires ability to frequently lift/move up to 50 lbs.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the co-worker. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
About Applewood Golf Course
Nestled at the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Golden, Colorado, Applewood Golf Course leaves little to be desired when it comes to scenic appeal. And with a remarkably playable course — and at a great value, to boot — it's no wonder our golfers return time and time again. Come out to Applewood today, and see the magic for yourself.