St Johnsbury Country Club is a Willie & Mungo Parks/Geofrey Cornish design located in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. The course is a Vermont must play and is known for the quality of its layout and conditioning. We are looking for a hardworking, self-motivated individual who wants to grow with us and takes pride in a job well done.
The superintendent will report directly to and work side by side with the Owner and/or General Manager in all areas of facility maintenance and goal setting.
The Golf Couse Superintendent is responsible for the successful maintenance of golf course grounds including but not limited to: clubhouse grounds, parking lot, landscape areas, golf course, driving range and maintenance building.
A minimum of 5 years' experience working as a first assistant or superintendent is required. Cool season bent grass greens management experience a must. Ability to calibrate and apply pesticides and fertilizer applications when appropriate and supervise that application when relevant.
Our ideal candidate should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be organized and efficient. Must have a high attention to detail and solid communication and interpersonal skills.
Safely operate standard golf course maintenance equipment including but not limited to: all mowers, aeration, chain saw, tractors, backhoes, etc.
Run a professional and organized maintenance building, write schedules for staff and assign daily work assignments.
Superintendent is responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory of chemicals and supplies including price quotes for seasonal applications to ensure that we are getting the chemicals that we need at the most competitive prices.
Make sure that operators are trained to operate equipment correctly and communicate effectively with operators and mechanic to ensure that problems with equipment are addressed in a prompt and efficient manner.
Manage Rainbird computerized irrigation system, modify or set programs and manage pump house operations. Perform irrigation repairs when necessary.
When the golf course closes for the season (approximately Nov 10th) off season responsibilities include golf course projects- weather permitting. This includes tree maintenance, plowing, maintaining and monitoring greens for ice buildup, possible sculpting of tee boxes or bunkers, etc. This position requires a superintendent who is capable of performing turf equipment maintenance as when outdoor projects are not feasible, we use that time to do yearly maintenance on all of our turf equipment to make sure that it is ready to go for the upcoming season. Having a superintendent who is equipment savvy helps to ensure the productivity of our mechanic and provide direction if needed
When the golf course closes for the season ( Nov 1-15, off season responsibilities include golf course projects and tree maintenance- weather permitting, supervising and working with mechanic on servicing and preparing turf equipment for the season, plowing, maintaining and monitoring greens for ice buildup and whatever projects we can do to improve the quality of the facility and guest experience.
Our superintendent's input into coming up with winter projects is valued and helps us to continue to make improvements to the facility and guest experience for the following season.
Located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, St Johnsbury is a rural community with a lot to offer. First rate recreational facilities (besides St Johnsbury Country Club) include Burke Mountain Resort (17min north) which is home to Burke Mtn Academy an Olympic ski training facility. Kingdom Trails is rated as one of the top 5 mountain biking venues in the country. St Johnsbury Academy is a premier high school that attracts international students from over 35 countries and offers outstanding educational and recreational opportunities for its students. Northern Vermont University's Lyndon campus is just 8 minutes away. Other amenities include NVRH regional hospital, RECFIT recreational facility and numerous local microbreweries and restaurants. This is a nice area to raise a family and enjoy a great work life balance.
2 year Turf degree or commensurate experience.
Min of 5 years experience as a assistant superintendent or superintendent working with cool season grasses
Ability to sharpen reels and knowledge of equipment maintenance.
Pesticide Applicators License, or ability to obtain one quickly.
Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements and record keeping as required by local, state, and federal laws.
Additional Salary Information: Salery is based on experience.
Annual Vacation and paid time off.
Golf Course Superintendent dues & license fees reimbursed.
About ST. JOHNSBURY COUNTRY CLUB
St Johnsbury Country Club is an 18 Hole Semiprivate golf club located in Saint Johnsbury, VT.
The front 9 was designed in 1923 by Willie Park, Jr., two-time winner of the British Open. It would be the last of Park’s 60 North American designs due to his ailing health. After his death, the installation of the greens was completed by his brother Mungo.The back 9 was added in 1992 when famed architect Geoffrey Cornish cradled the original nine in the embrace of nine peripheral holes. The layout of St Johnsbury is quintessential Vermont, rolling topography with elevated tees and green complexes. The course has earned a reputation for flawless greens, lush fairways and well-carpeted tees.
The course is independently operated by 2 hands on owner operators who are passionate about the course and realistic about its potential and operational needs.