The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a private, 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course located just minutes away from Asheville, North Carolina. Walnut Cove is an all cool season course, featuring bentgrass greens, tees and fairways with Kentucky bluegrass roughs. We are looking for a highly motivated person with a passion for golf course management to join our team and learn every aspect of providing the highest quality Member experience.
JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant in Training ensures that the day to day care, maintenance, and renovations of the golf course and surrounding grounds are in the highest quality condition. Support the golf maintenance team in the specified areas of irrigation maintenance and repairs as well as chemical applications. Give direction to team members and assists in the scheduling of projects to be completed.
Participates in course renovations
Fertilize, verticut and aerify greens, tees, fairways, and roughs
Calculate and mix fertilizes and pesticides as well as spraying tees, greens, fairways and roughs
Monitor and recognize common turf diseases, weeds and insects and treat accordingly
Maintain golf course irrigation equipment and make necessary repairs
Monitor course for irrigation needs and assist in the hand watering
Takes direction from Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in leading and directing small teams for special projects and tasks
Operate golf course maintenance equipment to include: mowers, trimmers, edgers, weed eaters, blowers, aerators, etc.
Mow greens, tees, fairways, roughs, collars, and approaches
Executes daily course setup duties
Sand topdress greens, tees and fairways
Performs golf course maintenance duties as assigned by the management team
2 or more years experience in golf course maintenance is preferred
Degree or currently enrolled in a turfgrass management program
Be part of a strong team environment
The ability to acquire an NC pesticide license
Irrigation installation, troubleshooting, repair, and scheduling
Basic understanding of operating golf course equipment
Must be accurate and have strong attention to detail
Ability to operate motorized equipment
Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays
Ability to lift 60 lbs. frequently
Ability to walk 3-5 miles a day
Ability to perform strenuous physical work on a daily basis to include frequent handling, reaching, lifting, carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, and balancing
Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold while being exposed to all forms of precipitation
About The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is nestled in a lush valley, bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway and is just minutes from downtown Asheville. A Jack Nicklaus Signature masterpiece is one of the Carolinas’ most dramatic courses, playing across open fields of former farmlands and around babbling mountain streams.