Atlanta Country Club is a prestigious private golf club nestled in Marietta, Georgia, offering a world-class golfing experience on our stunning recently renovated 18-hole course. Our rich history dates back to 1964, and we take pride in maintaining a tradition of excellence. We are committed to providing our members and guests with exceptional service and golfing facilities.
We are seeking a motivated and dedicated Turfgrass Intern to join our grounds crew team. As a grounds crew intern at Atlanta Country Club, you will have the unique opportunity to work on several new features and technologies highlighted by a state-of-the-art hydronic heating and cooling systems for our greens. You will be an essential part of our team, contributing to the maintenance and improvement of our course while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. We have openings for the spring and summer season of 2024.
Participate in day-to-day scheduling of grounds maintenance activities.
Assist in hand watering and overall water management to ensure optimal course conditions.
Learn and assist in chemical and fertilizer planning and application procedures.
Contribute to cultural practices that enhance the quality of our course.
Receive training with our Equipment Manager in our well-equipped maintenance shop.
Support the establishment and care of our newly renovated greens, ensuring they meet the highest standards.
Assist in club tournament preparation and execution, contributing to the success of our events.
Engage in industry networking opportunities to expand your professional connections.
Have the chance to volunteer and network during special golf events hosted at our club.
Opportunity to Learn About Hydronics: Interns will have the unique opportunity to learn more about hydronics and how to run the system.
Learn and assist in using GPS units to plot coordinates and map underground points of interest. (This can help boost a resume for future employment experience)
Contribute to golf course data collection (underground moisture sensors, firmness readings, stimp measurements, etc)
Major Renovation Details (Beau Welling 2023):
Complete Renovation on: Tees, Fairways, and Greens.
Complete Bunker Redesign and Rebuild.
Complete Irrigation system replacement to HDPE piping and Toro 2-wire technology.
Design changes on select golf holes with a new short-game and practice area.
XGD Drainage installed under fairways for improved course drainage.
Cutting-edge hydronics system installed under greens.
Hydronics System Explanation:
Hydronics refers to a heating and cooling system that uses water as a heat-transfer medium. In our case, our golf course has a cutting-edge hydronics system installed beneath the greens. This system utilizes water to manage and control the temperature of the greens, ensuring optimal growing conditions. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn about the hydronics system and how to operate it, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in this specialized area of golf course maintenance.
Enthusiasm for the golf course maintenance industry.
Willingness to learn and work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Basic knowledge of turfgrass management practices is a plus.
Enrollment in a 2 or 4 year turf program
Additional Salary Information: Job Benefits:
•Competitive compensation: $15.00 per hour with overtime opportunities (working 55-65 hours per week).
•Apartment Housing options available.
•Meals provided during working hours.
•Golf shop discount and golfing privileges for personal enjoyment.
•Uniforms provided to maintain a professional appearance.
•Opportunity to volunteer at a professional golf tournament, gaining exposure to the highest level of the sport.
•Exposure of budgeting and communications with greens committee.
•Opportunities to attend local industry seminars.
About Atlanta Country Club
The club has a rich history of professional golf having hosted the inaugural Players Championship won by Jack Nicklaus in 1974. In addition, the club hosted the PGA Atlanta Classic from1967-1996.