Experience and/or education in Turfgrass Management (MiniVerde Bermuda grass)
Golf course maintenance experience
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, and roughs.
Operate under weekly, bi-weekly, monthly turf management schedule
Manage course improvement projects during dormant winter months
Good communications skills
Chemical and fertilizer applications
Irrigation repair and installation
Basic equipment maintenance
Attention to detail.
Leadership, teamwork, and decision-making skills
Experience leading small groups of staff.
Through communication with grounds prepares and executes a daily schedule
Monitors staff performance, documents necessary observations, monitors quality and quantity of work and provides input to staff.
Ensures a safe and clean work environment for all employees by enforcing OSHA and EPA regulations and federal and state laws.
Supervises and participates in the set up and monitoring of irrigation system, pump station and all necessary inventories.
Scouts the golf course on a regular basis for insect, weed, and disease problems. Diagnose any observations and take corrective action after discussion with Grounds Chair or Board of Directors unless situation dictates otherwise.
Develops, implements, and trains golf course employees on departmental policy and training manuals.
Coordinates, schedules, and inspects projects performed by outside vendors. Communicates with the staff when any changes or delays occur other than scheduled.
Competent with irrigation management for cool season turf varieties
Develops and maintains complete record documentation for the golf course operation.
Provides input on projects, staff development, employee evaluations, discipline and termination issues and wage increases.
Assists with applicant interviews and Human Resource issues with the department.
Attends seminars and workshops for continued professional growth and development.
Receives and makes suggestions for improvements to procedure, equipment, etc.
Should be familiar with office related computer software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and email
Oversee golf course inventory and oversee the equipment maintenance program.
Operates within the approved Golf Course budget provided by the Board of Directors.
Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course with budget.
Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, maintenance procedures, pesticides applications, etc.
Communicates regularly with Ground Chairman/committee and Board of Directors on a monthly basics.
Interviews, hires, trains, and supervises staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the property of the golf course.
Participates in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, field days and trade shows.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Associate Degree or Certificate in Turfgrass Science or related field from an accredited college, BS Degree preferred
Minimum of two years’ experience at an assistant level and a total of five years’ experience in golf course maintenance
Total familiarity with calibration procedures for all applicable turf equipment such as sprayers and spreaders
Ability to write reports and attend monthly board meetings. Confident and conversant with all areas of course maintenance
Must be able to competently operate all pieces of turf maintenance equipment as well as train and select employees for their proper use.
Ability to lead and motivate staff.
2-5 years’ experience as a Golf Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent
Preferred 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
Pesticide Application License
Valid Driver’s License
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on experience and certifications.
About Benton Golf & Country Club
One of the Finest Golf Courses in Western Kentucky.
Located just minutes from beautiful Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes National Recreational area. The club was established in 1962 as a 9 hole course and developed into a challenging 18 holes. Several lakes come into play as do wandering streams. You putt on MiniVerde Dwarf Bermuda Grass greens and drive to Bermuda grass fairways. Blue, White, Gold and Red tees, 6240 yd., 5855 yd., 5249 yd., and 4468 yd., respectively. An enjoyable, golfer friendly par 72.