The Golf Course Superintendent at Elizabethtown Country Club will have the primary responsibility 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/maintenance or irrigation systems, 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 course maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the General Manager/Golf Professional Staff on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
Works closely with the GM/Board and Greens Committee to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
Must be able to work with a team and operate under the direct supervision of the General Manager/Board of Directors/Greens Committee.
Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees 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.
Manages irrigation systems and proper usage.
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.
Adheres to 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.
Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.
Knowledge & Skills Required:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
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.
- GCSAA Member in good-standing
- Golf Course Spray License
- Clean background check
- Ample knowledge of all areas of the turf management
- Minimum (3-5) years of experience as an Assistant or Head Superintendent
Additional Salary Information: - $50k commensurate with experience
- Annual bonus based upon annual review
- Family privileges to all ECC facilities
- Free meal while on duty
- GCSAA dues paid
- Additional education/conferences paid by club (with approval)
- 2 weeks paid vacation per calendar year
About Elizabethtown Country Club
Elizabethtown Country Club is a private facility with 350+ members and their families. ECC members enjoy an 18-hole golf course, 300 yard driving range, short game facility, putting green, a swimming pool and a full-service bar and restaurant.