Overview The Golf Course Superintendent (GCS) is entrusted with the maintenance, operations and management of a golf course. The GCS carefully manages the maintenance inputs to the golf course while conserving and protecting natural resources. They directly influence the playing areas and landscapes with which golfers interact.
Leads the construction and maintenance of the golf course(s).
Leads the maintenance and repair of construction and golf course maintenance equipment.
Rendering professional advice, opinions, assistance and services to the facility's board of directors or managing body as required.
Participating in all long-range planning meetings.
The GCS reports directly to the General Manager and the facility Board of Directors Golf Committee.
The GCS assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining golf course properties, which may include:
The golf course and practice facility
Clubhouse grounds and landscaping
Tennis courts, swimming pool and other recreational facilities
Other properties as specified in writing by the superintendent's supervisor
Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such properties, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors.
Prepares the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of course properties. The GCS formulates the annual maintenance and capital budgets so as to implement board policies established in accordance with the long-range plan and defined maintenance standards.
Interviews, hires, trains and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties.
The superintendent has authority to terminate employment of subordinates.
Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long-range goals.
Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. The GCS frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course and other properties. The GCS is responsible for inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs. The GCS approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets.
Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, etc.
Communicates regularly with other members of the top management group to discuss activities, goals, plans and member/customer input.
Prepare the course for tournament play. Includes but not limited to marking hazards, ground under repair and out of bounds.
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
A high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making.
Proficiency in computer use, knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to, employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations).
Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows.
Requires current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.
Previous golf course management experience, minimum 2 years.
All state required licenses for chemical applications.
Additional Salary Information: Performance bonuses available.
Other incentives, including cell phone allowance.
About Mount Pleasant Country Club
Mount Pleasant Country Club is an 84 year old country club in Northeast Texas. It boasts a gorgeous 18 hole golf courses wrapping around a beautiful lake on the edge of Mount Pleasant. The club has around 350 members currently with room to grow.