Shoreacres, located in Lake Bluff, Illinois, is widely recognized as one of America’s premier private clubs. The golf course is a 1916 Seth Raynor design, which is characterized by its distinct template holes and deep ravines. It is currently ranked at number 54 on Golf Digest’s ‘Top 100’ list.
We are currently looking to hire Interns for the 2022 season. Interns will be involved in all facets of golf course maintenance during their experience at Shoreacres, including:
Hand watering, with an emphasis on greens
Learning to maintain turfgrass at a high level, with an emphasis on firm and fast playing surfaces
Installation and repair of drainage
Involvement with budgeting and resume workshops
Irrigation repair and maintenance
Chemical and fertilizer applications of all playing surfaces
Meet with sales representatives and consultants
Leading small crews
Scheduling and leading all staff members for minimum of one week during peak-season
Volunteer at an off-site tournament
Interns will work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents daily to provide membership with best possible experience. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will allow you to flourish within this amazing industry, at the Club of your choosing. All information will be made available to you during your time with the Club such as, spray records, budgets, irrigation scheduling and management strategies. We strive to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the entire golf course maintenance operation at Shoreacres.
Shoreacres is a dynamic Club that combines aspects of a country club and a golf club. You will experience aspects of a country club operation, such as corporate outings, tennis, weddings, and other functions, all the while, the golf course is expected to be maintained to a standard comparable to the best clubs in the country. This duality will allow interns to develop skills other than those strictly pertaining to golf course maintenance and succeed at ANY of the finest clubs going forward.
The management team at Shoreacres has previously worked at clubs across the United States, such as Merion Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills, Chicago Golf Club, and Baltusrol with extensive Major Championship experience. We are more than willing to use our network to assist with placing individuals at different clubs, at the conclusion of the internship.
Interns are paid $14/hr. plus overtime and can expect to work 65 hours per week, with every other weekend off. Lunch and dinner are provided on all days that the club is open. Uniforms are provided, with an allowance for additional work-related clothing items. Free on-site housing is provided which includes a full kitchen, laundry, cable television, and wireless internet.
The Shoreacres intern house is located within a two-minute walk from a train station that accesses downtown Chicago or Milwaukee. Over the course of the summer, we encourage all interns and turf staff to explore the great sights and activities that the Chicagoland area has to offer.
Recent graduation from, or current enrollment in a recognized program in Turfgrass Management/Science, Agronomy or Horticulture
1916 Seth Raynor designed Country Club in Lake Bluff, Illinois