Superintendent Positions

April 29, 2020 El Niguel Country Club

El Niguel Country Club (the “Club”) is in a unique setting starting about a mile inland from the Pacific Ocean. We are located in Southern Orange County on Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel, California. In 1976, the “Founders” of ENCC created the private club that still thrives today. The Club is a family-oriented golf club without tennis or pool facilities. The Club continues to evolve while maintaining a tradition of being a welcoming place to its members and their guests. The mission of El Niguel Country Club is to provide exceptional golf, dining, social and entertainment activities for its members, their families, and guests that fosters friendship and fellowship within a private member-owned setting. The Club recently completed a $4 million renovation of the golf course with Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design. The renovation included three new green complexes, all new bunkers, all new green surrounds, realignment of several fairways and removal and relocation of many cart paths throughout the property. The course has a state-of-the-art irrigation system including lagoons for water storage and went through 22 acres of turf reduction in 2015. $3 million has been expended on the clubhouse over the past ten years. Most of the clubhouse was renovated in 2012 with the locker rooms completed in 2016. The Club boasts some of the best male golfers in the area and has a well-run woman’s golf association (WGA) along with an impressive junior golf program. Golf is at its best at El Niguel Country Club which has
attracted a diverse group of members with a common passion for golf who also enjoy socializing.
El Niguel Country Club Vitals:
• Total Annual Revenue: $9.5 million
• Food & Beverage revenue: $2.5 million
• Total number of members 618: Full Equity Members (485); Junior Associate (25) and Senior Associate (13) non-voting members; and Social (95) non-voting members.
• Total Number of Rounds Played Per Year exceeds 40,000
• www.elniguelcc.com
Job Summary
El Niguel Country Club is seeking a Golf Course Superintendent with the ability to provide premier playing conditions as one of the better golf courses in Orange County. Strong agronomic skills are necessary to maintain pro/bent greens, Bermudagrass surrounds and Kikuyu grass fairways and rough. Great communication skills and the ability to train a high-quality team.

Course Description
 Beautiful 18-hole golf course located just a ¼ mile from the Pacific Ocean.
 Championship caliber course – 7208 yds. from the back tees.
 Recently renovated by Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design.
 Lynx Irrigation System
 Poa/bent greens – Kikuyu fairways and roughs
 Tees – Hybrid Bermuda
Candidate Requirements:
 Four-year degree in turf or a horticulture related major preferred.
 Four years working as a Superintendent at a property with high end maintenance standards.
 Extremely strong agronomic background with experience managing Poa/bent greens and kikuyu
grass.
 Track record of being able to provide exceptional turf conditions year after year.
 Excellent work ethic and desire to dedicate the correct amount of time to the property.
 Great interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
 Obtain QAL or QAC for pesticide application with six months of start date.
 Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
 Self-motivated.
 Outstanding leadership/management skills to lead a team of 18 plus coworkers.
 Eye for detail and ability to maintain at high end standards.
 Deep knowledge of irrigation system programming and water management.
 Spanish speaking a plus.
 Team building, and motivational skills are essential.
 Hands on management style.
 A passion for golf course maintenance and creating a special environment /experience for the membership.
Compensation:

 Commensurate with experience
 Competitive benefits package
Resumes accepted via email. NO PHONE CALLS.
Email cover letter and resume to: kimberlywood@elniguelcc.com
Deadline for Resumes: Friday, May 1st

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