We are seeking a highly motivated, hands-on individual who will be entrusted with the daily operation of the golf course grounds and outside services. The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the golf course, ensuring it is in excellent playing condition for the club's membership. This role requires strong leadership, expertise in turf management, and a commitment to providing an exceptional golfing experience. Day-to-Day responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop and implement comprehensive maintenance standards and best practices that ensure consistent turf quality and a great member experience.
Recruits, supervises, motivates, and retains maintenance staff. Continually monitors and improves employee performance.
Coordinates schedules and assigns tasks to Staff.
Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Course Committee Chair and General Manager on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.
Works closely with the General Manager in operating the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
Application of chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides
Operate, maintain, and install irrigation and drainage systems.
Works with the General Manager in developing an annual operating budget and plan for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
Provides a detailed annual plan for the golf course and club grounds.
Oversees employees in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities.
Successful Traits of the Individual:
Priority management - understands where/how/why to focus course maintenance practices to provide optimal playing conditions and member experiences.
Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
Maintains a consistently positive attitude and exudes a friendly demeanor with a willingness to exceed member expectations.
Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, self-motivated, persistent with high attention to detail.
Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
High level of attention to detain in all activities performed.
Minimum 5-years of post-graduate experience including managerial experience at a facility known for great golfing conditions and member services.
Certificate, 2-year or 4-year degree required
GCSAA membership is required
Currently have, or have the ability to obtain, an Iowa commercial pesticide applicator license
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance paid by Club
About Ames Golf & Country Club
About the Club:
Ames Golf & Country Club (AG&CC) was formed in 1911. The original Club, a nine-hole golf course with a clubhouse and swimming pool was located south of Ames. In 1971, land was purchased and a new golf course was built at the present location, north of Ames. The grand opening of the new facility was held on Labor Day 1974.
The Par 71 18-hole course sits on 164 acres and plays between 6685 and 4800 yards, across five sets of Tees. The club has been host to many state championships and PGA Section events, most recently the 2022 IGA State Senior Amateur. Club members and guest play, on average, 15,000 rounds per season.
AG&CC members enjoy amenities that include a zero-depth entry Pool, a recently renovated clubhouse with two dining areas, and a year round indoor Trackman golf simulator.
The clubs North Ames location has seen considerable growth over the last ten years and that growth continues today. AG&CC is located in the desirable Gilbert School District.