Practice Facilities: Chipping area, and practice green.
Driving Range: Twelve-person station on grass or mats
Fairways and tees grasses: bent/poa/blue
GROUNDS & GREENS GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Superintendent at Hop Meadow Country Club reports directly to the General Manager and works closely with the Greens Committee, its Chairman and the Board of Governors.
The Superintendent will lead and manage the department to ensure exceptional golfing conditions daily. The Superintendent is responsible for all day-to-day operations of Hop Meadow Country Club golf course and grounds.
In addition, the Superintendent will be responsible for developing and adhering to a yearly operational and capital budget that promotes excellent course conditions, responsible labor management, as well as professional development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide consistent firm and fast greens throughout the golf season (experience with cool season grass preferred)
Evaluate greens growing environments (shade, air movement, drainage)
Provide firm, fast & green fairway conditions.
Evaluate irrigation system and programming (irrigation audit)
Oversee all Club grounds landscaping.
Develop a plan for tree maintenance and management.
Stay current with new technologies and peer groups.
A confident, organized leader, not only amongst his direct reports but at the Executive Staff and Committee level
Provide the golf course maintenance team with educational opportunities, coaching, and mentoring.
Recruit future golf course maintenance professionals and develop a turf student intern program.
CLUB MANAGEMENT TEAM
Create an open dialog and build excellent relationships with the Club’s GM, Golf Professional, and other members of the Club’s Executive Staff team.
Be an active participant in the Club’s Executive Management Team Meetings
The ideal candidate will either be a successful Golf Course Superintendent or a First Assistant recognized as an up-and-coming “superstar” at a club known for exceptional playability and a history of providing exceptional golfing conditions, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the current role.
The current Superintendent has held the position for three years, the predecessor for seven years.
Solid understanding of the game of golf
Possess a strong understanding of local, similar, or more challenging climates
Track record of maintaining & improving course conditions
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf-grass management best practices
Excellent irrigation management skills, both irrigation philosophy and maintenance of the system
Strong understanding of soil science
Experienced maintaining native/fescue roughs
Experience managing trees for both tree health and shade mitigation
Manage golf course maintenance equipment upkeep, repair and replacement
Frank & honest communicator with strong communication skills both verbal & written
Effective supervisory skills
Proven time management & planning skills
Demonstrated skills in finance
Strong budgeting skills
Experience coordinating operations with other department heads
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club offers an excellent benefits package, along with the typical GCSAA benefits.
About Hop Meadow Country Club
Backed by over sixty years of tradition, Hop Meadow Country Club is a relaxed, family-oriented country club that creates exceptional member experiences through superior recreational and social programs for golf, racquet sports, swimming, and dining.
Located in the heart of the Farmington Valley, Hop Meadow is one of central Connecticut’s finest full-service private clubs combining a championship Geoffrey Cornish designed 18 holes of challenging golf with a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.
Established in 1961 by Simsbury residents, Hop Meadow Country Club is designed to be a superior facility in every way and offer the following amenities:
•Championship 18 Hole Geoffrey Cornish golf course
•5 sets of tees ranging from 5,395 to 6,915 yards
•Two practice ranges, short game area, putting green, and indoor Trackman simulator.
•5 Har-Tru Tennis courts with USTA Professional
•Two platform tennis courts and a warming hut
•Swimming pool and kiddie pool
•Fine and casual dining in our historic landmark clubhouse or on our recently expanded outdoor patio with both dining and bar areas that overlook the beautiful golf course
•A diverse social and activities calenda...r providing enjoyment for all family members throughout the year
The Club is undergoing a comprehensive $3M irrigation replacement project that will start in July of 2024. Hop Meadow is also adding three pickleball courts and entirely new Paddle facilities for 2024.
HMCC has hired the services and is currently working with Dusenberry Designs on a master plan for the golf course.
Last USGA on-site visit: June 2021.