The Suburban Club located in Pikesville, Maryland is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, team-oriented individual to join our staff as an Assistant Superintendent.
The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. He/she assists with planning, scheduling, supervising and performing all golf course maintenance activities including but not limited to: personnel management, water management, fertilizer and pesticide application, irrigation repair, facility maintenance and various in-house golf course improvement projects. The assistant will have ongoing opportunities to expand their experience and develop professionally.
Why The Suburban Club?
- Our best selling point is our work environment, a light-hearted team atmosphere with a lot of give and take in terms of sharing responsibilities
- Provide an engaging balance between professional duties, growth and learning
- Work alongside an 18-year veteran Golf Course Superintendent and a team of 9 full-time staff with 10+ years of experience, who have consistently progressed the facility
- A membership that acknowledges and appreciates how important the golf course maintenance team is to the success of the club, which is demonstrated by recent upgrades to the maintenance facility complex such as: break room, offices, storage areas and equipment.
- Three assistant superintendents have advanced to senior level roles in the industry in the last 15 years.
Initial Priorities of the Position:
- Acclimate themselves with the team, golf course and the culture at The Suburban Club including interactions, daily operations and style of operations.
- Learn the management priorities and the maintenance practice methodologies to ensure
optimal playing conditions and member experience.
- Be able to learn the responsibilities of staff management, scheduling, training, fertilizer and
Success Traits of Individual:
- Good communicator ensuring the timely flow of information
- Must be organized, efficient, and detail-oriented
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented and wants to be a part of a team
- Desire for continuing development and increased in responsibility
- A certificate, 2 or 4 year degree in Agronomy or related field is preferred.
- Spring 2023 graduates are encouraged to apply.
- Prior green industry experience is preferred
- Spanish as a second language is preferred
- Must be able to work weekends, holidays and emergency situations as necessary
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds, walk, bend, carry, climb, reach above shoulders, push and pull
- Must pass a mandatory drug screening
- Must possess basic computer skills (Word and Excel)
- Must obtain Maryland pesticide and fertilizer licensing within 6 months
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000
- Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
- Paid holiday/vacation time (15 days) and sick time (3 days)
- Dues for national and local associations
- Expenses for attending regional education seminars
- Clothing allowance
- Golfing privileges
- Meals provided
About the Club:
The Suburban Club is a private country club founded in 1900. The parkland style 18-hole golf course features Bentgrass/Poa annua greens, tees and fairways. The golf course measures 6,542 yards from the blue tee markers and averages 15,000 rounds annually. Additional Club amenities include a state-of-the-art golf learning center, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts and a swimming pool.
Golf has always been a central element of sporting life at Suburban. The founders appropriated $1,200 in April of 1901 to build a nine-hole golf course, which opened for play in early 1902. The course was one of the earliest golf links established in the Baltimore area, and to this day is the oldest golf course still in use in the region. The initial nine-hole course, laid out under the direction of the Grounds Committee and constructed by R. B. Hyland, was so popular with the membership that in 1917, the club hired noted course architect A.W. Tillinghast to renovate the original nine, and expand the course to eighteen holes.
Tillinghast’s master “shaper”, Peter Lees, oversaw the performance of this work at Suburban. In 1945, the club hired another renowned course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., to make further refinements to the course. Since then the golf course has undergone further alterations and renovations, primarily in 1964, 1982, and 2004. Today, the club maintains the highest standards to the care and maintenance of its highly regarded championship course.