Established in 1892, Chicago Golf Club is known to be the first 18-hole golf club in North America as well as a founding member of the USGA. Designed by C.B. Macdonald and later renovated by Seth Raynor, Chicago Golf Club is home to unique and legendary architectural characteristics, such as classic template holes. The course sits on 206 acres of wide open land with about 80 of those being “low maintenance” fine fescues.
CGC is located in Wheaton, IL approximately 25 miles West of downtown Chicago. Chicago Golf Club is currently rated #13 on Golf Digest’s Top 100 list and #19 on Golf.com’s world ranking. Additionally, Golf Digest has ranked CGC #7 in the country for best conditioned golf courses. We are in the beginning stages of preparation to host the 2033 US Women’s Open, as well as the 2036 Walker Cup.
We are currently hiring Interns for the 2024 season. These aspiring turf professionals will be involved in all aspects of golf course and grounds maintenance. Tasks will include water management, spray applications, aggressive cultural practices, mowing of playing surfaces and operation of all equipment on property all with one end goal, playability. Additionally, each Turf Professional will be presented opportunities to manage the entire staff and will serve as project/task leaders to help build crucial management and leadership skills under the guidance of a young, forward- thinking management team.
We are three years removed from an extensive restoration project to restore Chicago Golf Club back to Raynor’s original intent. Two acres of approaches were added, as well as four acres of fairway. 13 abandoned bunkers were uncovered and all bunkers were restored to their original form. Along with the bunker and fairway restoration, a new Toro Infinity two-wire irrigation system was added. Each individual will be taught to become comfortable with the operation and repair of the new irrigation system. In the fall of 2023, we will be installing a new pumpstation, as well as a maintenance facility renovation and expansion in October of 2024. Chicago Golf Club is synonymous with playability, we strive to provide the membership and their guests with championship conditions on a daily basis. You will be exposed to various methods of sustainably producing supreme playing conditions across all surfaces while emphasizing plant and soil health. At Chicago Golf Club, we take pride in advancing the careers of future turf professionals. In the past 8 seasons there have been 7 Superintendents and 22 Assistants produced across the nation. We want you to succeed and WILL help you achieve your goals.
Free on-site housing is provided and includes a full kitchen, laundry, and wireless internet. Uniforms are provided, with an allowance for additional work-related clothing items. The club will cover all local and national dues, IL state pesticide license and offers scholarships towards continuing education.
Interested applicants can contact email@example.com
Currently, or planning to be enrolled in a 2-4 year turf program, or certification program.
Additional Salary Information: On sight housing provided, including polos and hats. Uniform allowance granted for pants/boots/other attire.
About Chicago Golf Club
Chicago Golf Club is an 18 hole private club located in Wheaton, Illinois. It is the first 18 hole golf course in the United States, and one of the 5 founding clubs of the USGA. Staying true to its roots, CGC is a golf only facility, with the primary focus on playing conditions and sound agronomics. Future sight of the 2033 US Womens Open, and 2036 Walker Cup.