Finkbine Golf Course is an 18-hole golf complex at the University of Iowa and is a Troon managed property. The course serves the public alongside being the collegiate golf course for the University of Iowa's golf teams. We are seeking a 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to join our team. Your primary duties in this role will include, but not be limited to:
Assisting in chemical application on course grounds.
Maintaining the college golf complex practice areas.
Assisting in the irrigation repair process course wide.
Performing various mowing tasks (mowing greens, tees, fairways, rough).
Operating heavy machinery to include tractors and various turfgrass equipment.
Calibrating walk spreaders to apply fertilizer on course grounds.
Performing daily course set-up tasks.
Engaging in bunker maintenance on course grounds.
Interfacing and leading lower-level employees in the performance of team projects.
Collaborating with lead assistants and the superintendent to complete assignments.
Assisting in tree removal on course grounds during winter months.
The Intern position at Finkbine Golf Course is centered around assisting in all aspects of golf course maintenance. It’s an immersive, hands-on role where one day will be very different than the next. You will be hand watering greens, tees, and fairways, monitoring course conditions for moisture, completing fertilizer applications independently, performing course set-up, to mowing, equipment operation, irrigation repair and chemical spray applications.
We ask that the Intern come with a positive attitude, willing to ask questions, and learn from the superintendent of course grounds and his two lead assistants. Our superintendents take an active approach to guiding, coaching, and leading employees. You will also have the opportunity to lead projects in the field, where lower-level workers will rely on you for leadership and the completion of assigned projects.
While we are invested in our careers and our time at work, we also recognize the importance of a work-life balance. This position is set at 40 hours per week with overtime possibilities.
Finkbine Golf Course is a Troon and University of Iowa property where there is a growing demand for an excellent turfgrass work product for its clientele. We expect you to be invested in the turfgrass management profession with the end-goal of becoming an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.
Start date: Immediately. We will also wait to hire if you are completing your turf program in the Spring of 2022.
Minimum education: Completion of a 2-year turf management or related degree, or currently in school and pursuing such a degree.
Desired experience: Experience working on a golf course, turf plot, in the agricultural industry.
Additional Salary Information: Pay rate: $15 per hour with overtime possibilities.
About Finkbine Golf Course - University of Iowa
Finkbine Golf Course is the University of Iowa Athletics Department championship golf course and is home to the Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams. Named for W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to the University of Iowa, the golf course consists of a mix of bent/poa greens, tees, and fairways that stretches to 7,200 yards.