2nd Assistant Superintendent, Assistant in Training, Assistant superintendent
Position: Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Kohanaiki, a prestigious and exclusive private club nestled along the beautiful coastline of Hawaii, is seeking an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to join our dedicated team. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of our world-class golf course, recognized for its stunning views and impeccable playing conditions. If you possess strong leadership skills and a proven track record in high-end private club environments, we invite you to apply for this position.
• Assist the Golf Course Superintendent in overseeing the daily maintenance operations, ensuring the course’s exceptional standards are met and maintained. • Provide leadership and guidance to the maintenance team, fostering a positive work environment and encouraging professional growth and development. • Execute turf care practices, including mowing, fertilization, irrigation, and pest control, in accordance with industry best practices and club standards. • Operate and maintain GPS spraying equipment, ensuring precise and efficient application of chemicals to enhance course conditions. • Assist in the planning and execution of projects related to course improvements, renovations, and enhancements, adhering to budgetary constraints and established timelines. • Collaborate with the Golf Course Superintendent to develop and implement maintenance schedules, ensuring effective utilization of resources and equipment. • Monitor and maintain inventory levels of equipment, supplies, and chemicals, facilitating efficient operations and minimizing downtime. • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and environmental practices, promoting a culture of safety among the maintenance team. • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements, incorporating innovative practices and technologies to continually enhance the golf course experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in a high-end private club environment, preferably in a leadership role. • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage and motivate a diverse team. • Proven experience and proficiency in operating spraying equipment for accurate chemical applications. • Extensive knowledge of turf care practices, irrigation systems, and pest control methods specific to golf course maintenance. • Familiarity with budgeting, project management, and resource allocation in a golf course setting. • Ability to work collaboratively with the Golf Course Superintendent and other stakeholders to achieve course maintenance objectives. • Flexibility to work varying schedules, including early mornings, weekends, and holidays as needed. • Valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain necessary pesticide application certifications.
The ideal candidate will be a team player with a great attitude and strong work ethic. A minimum 2-year turf certificate in turf grass management from a recognized college or university or 2 years of well-rounded golf course experience is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Exposed to extreme temperatures and inclement weather – Regularly
Required to work, days/nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required to stand for long periods of time (up to 9 hours).
Exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals – Occasionally
Required to stand and walk – Constantly
Required to lift and/or move up to 40 lbs – Frequently
Required to push and/or pull 90+ lbs., and lift up to 90 lbs. with assistance – Frequently
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for maintaining world-class golf courses, possess the required leadership skills and experience, and thrive in a high-end private club environment, we invite you to apply. Join our exceptional team at Kohanaiki and be part of an unparalleled golfing experience in one of the most breathtaking locations in the world.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to email@example.com Please include “Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Kohanaiki” in the subject line. We appreciate all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Kohanaiki is an invitation-only private club community in Hawai’i, carefully crafted on 450 oceanfront acres of the Big Island of Hawai`i. Once the playground of Hawai`i’s greatest king, Kamehameha I, its shores are steeped in history with sacred artifacts, cultural landmarks, and petroglyphs, situated among a rustic mixture of rolling golf greens, sacred ponds, lava flows, palm trees, and a 1½ mile stretch of stunning Kona coastline.
Kohanaiki represents an evolution of the private club experience, instilling a welcoming, relaxed, and comfortable lifestyle that is reflected in the warm and graceful attentiveness of the staff and the sense of genuine community among members.
Home to the only Rees Jones golf course in Hawai’i, Kohanaiki’s 18-hole course is both beautiful and, at times, wonderfully distracting. The 7,329-yard, par-72 course winds across more than 100 acres with six ocean-front holes set along 1½ miles of shoreline. It is challenging, yet infinitely fun.
Crafted around 14 historic Ahu (ancient rock shrines), the emerald green SeaDwarf paspalum turf intertwines with flows of black volcanic rock, historic structures and 200 protected anchialine ponds, home to n...ative and migratory birds and wildlife. Kohanaiki has taken painstaking measures throughout to honor the history and natural beauty of the area.
To maintain the course in pristine condition while keeping operating costs to a minimum, Kohanaiki invested in a solar powered desalination and reverse-osmosis system that provides the 1 million gallons of water per day needed to water the entire property.