Sand Valley is a Premier Midwest golf destination set among the prehistoric sand dunes in central Wisconsin. Founded in 2016 by brothers Michael and Chris Keiser, this Dream Golf destination offers three award-winning golf courses, Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes, and the Sandbox, which were modeled after the heathland golf courses of London and showcase massive, 80-foot exposed sand dunes. Sand Valley showcases golf as it was meant to be, along with year-round outdoor adventures, such as fat-tire biking, hiking, and fishing, unrivaled grass court tennis and one of the very best golf experiences in the Midwest. With 12,000 acres of wide-open space across central Wisconsin, Sand Valley helps guests reconnect with the raw beauty and serenity of the outdoors.
In 2021, Michael and Chris Keiser announced the building of The Lido, a private club whose mission is to restore and preserve the great masterpiece of C.B. Macdonald. Ever since it disappeared, the promise of The Lido has intrigued many as one of the great lost wonders of the golf world. We are excited to announce that The Lido will soon be brought back to life on a site near the entrance of Sand Valley with an opening date of 2023.
Due to growth at the resort, construction will begin on another public course in 2022, for what will be the newest edition at Sand Valley. Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf (Pacific Dunes, Tara Iti) has been selected to design the resort’s 4th course, Sedge Valley – a 6,200-yard Par-68 inspired by the likes of Swinley Forest and St. Enodoc overseas.
Responsible for all activities related to the care, and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment. Assists the Superintendent with planning and implementing maintenance plans, projects, budget, and operating plans. Hires, trains, and supervises staff. Responsibilities also include applying relevant landscaping, horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded. The individual should be positive, self-motivated, hard-working, team-oriented, and possess a keen eye for detail.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintenance on Sand Valley golf course, Bi hole, and Driving Range.
Assist in the development of the annual maintenance budget and operating plan. Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment.
Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved
Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to and maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards.
Supervise the maintenance of drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems.
Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care.
Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch- room areas, restrooms, etc.
Monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.
Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline, and termination, etc.
Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices. Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budget, and related reports.
Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
Perform winter season maintenance activities such as: snow removal, maintaining the ice-skating rink and grooming Nordic and bike trails.
Perform other duties as appropriate.
B.S. or a 2-year degree in a Turfgrass/Agronomy related field preferred.
3 years golf course maintenance experience
Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff management.
Demonstrated quality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
Positive attitude, professional manner, and appearance in all situations.
Possess or obtain a WI Applicator license 3.0 within 120 days of employment.
Work hours may include days and evenings on weekdays and weekends. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. May be exposed to inclement weather, potentially dangerous chemicals, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, misdirected golf balls, sharp and rapid equipment movement daily. Injury may result because of exposure to the above if safety policies and practices are not properly followed.
Must have the ability to:
Read and write (English)
Communicate verbally with staff members and/or guests with or without the use of two-way radios.
Give and/or follow verbal and written instructions and supervise subordinates.
Visually inspect all work areas, golf course and grounds.
See players on the golf course, and to follow the flight of golf balls.
Operate vehicles and equipment for several hours at a time.
Perform mathematical calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Retrieve, read, and interpret information from technical sources.
Stand, sit, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, bend and kneel for up to 5 hours at a time.
Lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally, 50 lbs. frequently, and 20 lbs. constantly.
About Sand Valley
Located in central Wisconsin, in Town of Rome, Sand Valley is situated in the pre-historic lake bottom in the sand barren region of the state. The development currently covers 9,000 acres of previously wooded timber land, which is being resorted to its natural dunes land state. Sand Valley opened its first course and 50 overnight rooms in 2017, followed by the opening of Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd and the Sandbox, a 17-hole short course by Coore & Crenshaw in May of 2018. In addition to three award winning golf courses, the property currently entails: 100 room (keys) 168 beds of overnight accommodations, an intimate housing development, food and beverage outlets, an indoor fitness center, hiking trails, grass tennis courts and other outdoor activities.
Sand Valley is the original course to the property routed on a 320-acre footprint. The course possesses 70 acres of a fine fescue variety for tees and fairways. The greens consist of modern creeping bentgrass varieties while covering 4.5 acres of the course.