GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT OPPORTUNITY AT SOUTHSHORE COUNTRY CLUB
SouthShore Country Club is seeking an innovative, detail focused, team-oriented Golf Course Superintendent with a passion for consistently providing exceptional golfing conditions. The Golf Course Superintendent will have experience with and an understanding of desert climates, along with strong agronomic, organizational, communication and leadership skills.
SouthShore Country Club is an award-winning, members-only club located on Lake Las Vegas, Nevada’s largest privately-owned lake. The Lake Las Vegas Community offers a beautiful desert getaway with abundant golf, boating, and hiking. The SouthShore community is home to approximately 800 custom estate and waterfront home sites with stunning lake, desert, and skyline views.
SouthShore’s golf course is the first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Nevada, an inspiration that reaches the tops of ridges before falling away down rugged canyons to the sparkling lake below; the course features bermuda fairways and rolling Bentgrass greens. Rising from the shoreline of Nevada's largest privately-owned lake to the desert hills, the 6,925-yard championship course draws upon the area’s unique topography to provide a one-of-a-kind golfing experience.
For his first Nevada signature golf course, Jack carved out a dramatic layout creating a course with elevations ranging from 1,410 to 1,750 feet. For golfers of varying degrees of expertise, the par-71 masterpiece has generous fairways, up to five tee boxes per hole and offers strategic bunkering and forced carries over canyons and water. With its dramatic elevation changes, superb conditioning and nuanced greens, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course ignites a golfer’s passion and provides a peaceful escape.
Framed by the desert, hills and generous trees, SouthShore challenges golfers to shape shots and choose options, an attribute showcased during the former Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge in which three players from LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour competed.
High points towering upwards of 350 feet provide jaw-dropping views of the rugged terrain framing the course and neighboring Lake Las Vegas. While the packed galleries have become a relished memory, the bighorn sheep have become frequent spectators on the course’s spectacular finishing holes.
The 28,000 sq. ft SouthShore clubhouse sits high above Lake Las Vegas and offers amazing vistas from its dining rooms and patios. Amenities include dining room, banquet facilities, library, locker rooms, and golf shop. The Lake Club, located at the lake's edge, provides banquet facilities, fitness & training, swimming, sand beach, tennis, and limited spa services in an 18,000 sq. ft. separate clubhouse.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Currently ranked 4th in “The Best Golf Courses in Nevada” Golf Digest, 2017-2021
“Top 10 New Private Golf Courses in America” Golf Digest, 1996
“100 Best Modern Courses” Golf Week, 2003
“100 Best Modern Courses” Golf Week, 2005
Ranked 15th in “America’s Best Top 100 Residential Courses” Golf Week
Hosted Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge charity event in 1997, 2001 and 2005
OVERVIEW OF SOUTHSHORE COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS
$2.3 M Budget
25,000 rounds of golf
100% Cart Rounds
Green Speed Expectations 10.6-11
007, 777, A1/A4 Greens
Tifway 2 Fairways, Tees and Roughs, not overseeded
The Golf Course Superintendent (GCS) reports directly to the Club’s General Manager/Chief Operating Officer. The GCS is expected to be a visible presence among the team and members with exceptionally strong agronomic, business and communication skills. He/she is responsible for maintenance, operation, management, preparation, and condition of the golf course and club grounds.
The GCS must be an excellent communicator with a collaborative approach with both the management team and his/her team. He/she will have an extensive agronomical knowledge and know how. Understanding the expectations of the membership, building a strong relationship with Club leadership, setting a high standard for Golf Course conditions and a detail-oriented approach are essential for success.
INITIAL AREAS OF FOCUS
Develop an understanding of course conditioning expectations
Set standards for optimal course conditions
Installation of 8 new greens’ fans
Build a strong team while minimizing turnover
Develop a strong relationship with key Club Team Members and ownership
The ideal candidate will be a Golf Course Superintendent at a club renowned for providing exceptional golfing conditions and will have the following qualifications:
Strong agronomic ability
Successful experience in desert climates
Presently successfully managing bentgrass greens
An appreciation for the aesthetic value of golf courses
Solid irrigation management philosophy and practices, supporting firm fast conditions
Stays current with advances in turf technology and equipment
Experience with “high priority” bunker maintenance
An attention to detail along with the ability to address key issues
Possesses collaborative leadership qualities that have resulted in high employee satisfaction-proven staff retention, low turnover, and staff development
A mentor to team members and a history of developing future turf management leaders
Creative work scheduling to maximize team productivity
Strong relationship builder with a history of excellent relations Golf Professional and General Manager
Excellent member relations
The ideal candidate will be highly driven and innovative
Experience developing standard operating procedures and training programs to onboard new staff
Excellent communication skills
Strong budget management skills
Experience developing capital equipment replacement plans
Golfer/student of the game with a sound understanding of ideal playing conditions
High golf IQ is essential
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
A degree in turf management or related field of study is required. GCSAA Certification is preferred.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package for a position of this scope and responsibility.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your resume and cover letter, in that order, using the link below. You should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them during the online application process. Please be sure your image is not present on your resume or cover letter; that should be used in your LinkedIn Profile.
Preparing a thoughtful letter of interest and alignment with the above noted expectations and requirements is necessary. Your letter should be addressed to Mr. Joseph Travaglio, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer and clearly articulate why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why SouthShore Country Club and the Palm Springs area will be beneficial to you, your family, your career, and the Club if selected.
Your interest in this role must be communicated in the above manner no later than July 1, 2022, and preferably sooner. Interviews are expected to occur in mid-July with the new GCS assuming his/her role in a reasonable amount of time thereafter.
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