Lakewood Country Club is looking to fill intern positions for the 2024 season. Lakewood Country Club was designed by Tom Bendelow and opened for play in 1912. Throughout the years the club has gone renovations by Ralph Plummer (1947) and Coore and Crenshaw. Lakewood’s leadership has tasked Andrew Green to design a master plan for the property. Dates are to be determined, however there is an immense amount of planning, discussions and decisions to be exposed to.
The interns work closely with The Superintendent and Assistants in day-to-day operations of the golf course. This position requires a driven individual who aspires to be a leader within the industry. This individual needs to be efficient, possess high expectations and strong time management skills. This individual needs to understand the requirements and demands of working at high end private facility. This position will be tailored to the skills, abilities and potential of the individual to ensure they benefit from their time at Lakewood.
Lakewood has hosted many events over the years. Lakewood played host to the Dallas Victory Open where Byron Nelson won one of his eight tournament titles that year. The Victory Open became the Dallas Open, which later become the Byron Nelson Classic, one of the most successful events on the PGA Tour. The long and happy association between Lakewood and Nelson continues to this day with the Byron Nelson Junior Championship played annually at the Club. U.S Open Sectional Qualifier (2017,2020,2022), Texas Amateur (2017), U.S Amateur Qualifier (2023) and will host the North Texas Senior PGA Championship in June.
Ideally the candidate would be a strong fit for the club’s future. With a Masterplan on the horizon interns would be ideal candidates for Assistant positions as the club progresses with construction, execution and maintenance of the finished product.
Interns do not need to have previous experience. They do need to have a positive attitude, good work ethic and a willingness to learn and progress. They are encouraged to be In a Turf program or on the verge of enrolling into one.
Interns will be exposed to all aspects in turf management including Daily Course set up, Fertilizer and chemical calibration and applications, Water management, Experience with bentgrass greens in the transition zone, irrigation trouble shooting and repair, Tournament set up, daily mowing, crew management and more.
Additional Salary Information: Time off, Uniforms, Lunch, Golf Privileges, PGA Tournament Volunteer Opportunities (Byron Nelson, Colonial or 2024 PGA Professional Championship at PGA Frisco.)
About Lakewood Country Club
Lakewood Country Club featured a graceful three-story clubhouse overlooking a woodland that rolled and tumbled pleasantly over a fast growing East Dallas neighborhood. The Club's founding fathers knew the land at the corner of Gaston and Abrams would be an ideal location for Dallas' second 18-hole golf course. Lakewood played host to the Dallas Victory Open where Byron Nelson won one of his eight tournament titles that year. The Victory Open became the Dallas Open, which later become the Byron Nelson Classic, one of the most successful events on the PGA Tour. The long and happy association between Lakewood and Nelson continues to this day with the Byron Nelson Junior Championship played annually at the Club. Lakewood Country Club is the cornerstone of the neighborhood. A private, full service, family oriented, Club dedicated to providing Members with superb service, an array of recreational facilities and an ideal venue for social connection. Lakewood features an 18-hole golf course, 8 1/2 tennis courts, three swimming pools, a fitness center and a variety of Club events and dining options.