Working closely alongside the golf course superintendent and other assistant superintendent, this position directs and participates in the day-to-day maintenance of the golf course areas, including but not limited to greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, native areas, practice facilities, and all other club and golf course grounds. Additionally, this position will also be involved with irrigation/water management, pesticide/fertilizer applications, budgeting, short- and long-term planning, and tournament preparation. The ideal candidate for this position is a motivated and professional individual with the desire to lead and learn while working toward becoming a golf course superintendent. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent's capacity during his absence.
The golf course consists of A-1/A-4 Bentgrass greens; Tifway 419 Bermudagrass tees, fairways, and roughs; Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass collars, and Fescue native areas. Additionally, three practice facilities (2 ranges, 1 short game facility) are also onsite with the greens in these areas being TifEagle Bermudagrass, MiniVerde Bermudagrass, and Diamond Zoysiagrass. Total maintained acreage on the golf course is 80 acres with an additional 22 acres of practice facilities. The golf course was completely renovated in 2008 by architect Kris Spence and another renovation is being planned for next year (2023) with Spence.
Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners/amendments; herbicides, fungicides, and other pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and Toro Lynx irrigation
Assist the golf course superintendent in goal planning (short/long-term) and future capital improvement projects; including a planned renovation in 2023
Assists in all facets of personnel management, including employee evaluation/retention, employee safety, and personnel discipline
Should have the ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment
Works alongside the equipment manager/technician in teaching and instructing team members on the operation and care of all equipment
Oversees and performs pesticide and fertilizer applications and calibrates all pesticide application equipment
Assists in irrigation and water management on all golf course areas, including Transition zone Bentgrass greens irrigation management and strategies
Preferred experience with Bentgrass putting greens
Should be able to observe, assess, and help solve any issues that may arise on the golf course or club grounds
Must be highly motivated and detail oriented and ensure that tasks are completed to CCS standards
Should have the ability to engage members and their guests in a professional manner
Must have 3+ years of golf course maintenance experience
2-or 4-year degree or certificate in agronomy/turfgrass or related program is preferred
Must have a valid driver's license
Must have current SC pesticide applicators license or the ability to achieve one in 90 days
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
•Insurance (Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long-term disability)
•Paid time off (Vacation/holiday/sick)
•Retirement (after 1 year (profit sharing); optional 401K)
•Meals during working hours
•All association dues/licenses
About The Country Club of Spartanburg
The celebrated history of The Country Club of Spartanburg chronicles the tenacity of its members to uphold the Club’s rich traditions and cherished legacy for over a century.
In the summer of 1908, a founder’s meeting was held at the A.W. Twichell home, which effectively became the first clubhouse and Twichell the first President.
The founders seized the momentum to form a company, select land, clear fairways, prepare the original 9 holes with sand greens, and retain the Club’s first golf professional, Mr. Newman. Within two years, the first foursome of Rouquie, Jennnings, Andrews, and Wilson struck the opening tee shots!
After the Great Depression, the Club was reorganized and chartered as The Country Club of Spartanburg on October 1, 1934. Earlier that year, the first swimming pool was also built from the genrious contribution of Mr. Isaac Andrews.
While many clubs have recently transformed their culture as family-centric, The Country Club of Spartanburg has always been so! The Club is a by-invitation, member-owned, private club serving as a community hub for social and recreational interaction.
The classic layout of the original nine holes is widely attri...buted to the design expertise of acclaimed golf course architect, Donald Ross. The course, which today stretches to 6,648 yards, was renovated in 1985 by John LaFoy and restored by Kris Spence to the original Ross-style design in 2008.
Some of golf’s great personalities and events have left their stamp on The Country Club of Spartanburg. For many years, the Club hosted a LPGA tournament, under the monikers of Betsy Rawls or Peach Blossom Classic. Winners included female golf legends Louise Suggs, Babe Zaharias, Betsy Rawls, and Mickey Wright. Cary Middlecoff, who once held the Club’s course record, won 40 PGA tournaments, including the 1955 Masters and two U.S. Open titles. Four of the 59 members in the SC Golf Hall of Fame have called CCS their home club.
The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, established in 1995, is one of the top rated junior tournaments in the nation. Alumni of the event, held each fall at The Country Club of Spartanburg, have gone on to achieve 67 PGA tour wins, including the Masters and U.S. Open victories by Lucas Glover, Dustin Johnson, and Bubba Watson. Known for its competitive excellence and southern hospitality, the event is supported by the SC Golf Association and the SC Junior Golf Association. Additionally, CCS is also home to the Wofford Terriers men's and women's golf teams and plays host to their intercollegiate tournaments held each October and April.