Golf Course Superintendent
WildHawk Golf Club
WildHawk Golf Club is looking for a talented professional to fill its upcoming Golf Course Superintendent opening. Located in the Vineyard area south of City of Sacramento, it is owned and operated by Southgate Recreation & Park District. WildHawk currently hosts 62,000 rounds per year. With its distinctive character and challenging design, it is one of Sacramento’s most sought-after public golf courses.
The Golf Course Superintendent, under general supervision of the Golf Manager, administers, plans, organizes, and directs the maintenance, operation and management of the golf course. They are also responsible for the administration, supervision, direction and fiscal control of the department.
The benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid life insurance, retirement benefits, generous paid time-off and wellness program.
A District application is required. Apply at www.southgaterecandpark.net. Application screening begins February 5.
Supervises and directs part-time and full‑time personnel in the performance of turf maintenance of the golf course, construction and project management, golf cart fleet, repair of maintenance equipment, and the maintenance of clubhouse grounds.
Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. The Superintendent inspects the golf course and related areas daily to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
Maintains accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance, procedures, pesticide application, and other items.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with member clubs.
Participates in all long-range planning and renders professional advice, opinions, assistance and service.
Communicates regularly with other top management.
Prepares and administers the annual budgets for maintenance and capital improvements. Works within the budget limitations and is responsible for the control and supervision of division expenditures.
Administers personnel policies, ensures proper hiring, training, supervising, personnel development and corrective action in accordance with fair labor standards, safety and established policy.
Monitors the performance of all daily operations, functions and services and maintains high standards and ensures customer satisfaction.
Develops and maintains a sound organizational structure and ensures operational compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Ensures operational compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Performs skilled tasks in golf course maintenance and design, turf grass management, planning, horticulture, irrigation, construction, landscape architecture, and design.
Ascertains present and future needs for the golf course and reports findings to the Golf Manager and General Manager.
Works harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public.
Performs heavy physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects, such as cement and fertilizer bags (up to 100 lbs.). Walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods; climb ladders; dig ditches and post holes.
Performs operation of motor vehicles and/or power equipment with intermittent vibration.
Performs under various weather conditions.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of and Skilled in: Philosophy, techniques and methodology of organization and administration of a maintenance department; agronomy and turf grass management practices; RainBird and similar irrigation systems; rules and strategies of the game of golf; current federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting golf course operations; public relations; communications; detailed knowledge of the various aspects of golf course construction principles and methods; fiscal direction and control; evaluating the productivity of staff; developing assignments; problem solving and making effective decisions.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive management program; train, supervise and evaluate the staff work; collect and analyze date objectively, present data clearly and prepare sound recommendations and reports; establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships; represent the agency effectively and negotiate with representatives of other agencies; participate in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops and trade-shows; effectively communicate written and orally; good organizational skills; operate all utility, turf and golf course equipment; and work safely with hazardous materials.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform heavy physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects such as cement and fertilizer bags (up to 100 lbs.); walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods; climb ladders; dig ditches and post holes. Operation of power equipment, load tractor and slope mower. Ability to perform duties under various weather conditions. Ability to operate motor vehicles and/or power equipment with intermittent vibration.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in Turf Management, Agronomy, Horticulture or a related field. Minimum of three years’ experience in golf course maintenance including management experience. Three years of experience as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is preferred. (Extensive management experience may be considered as an alternative to a specific degree requirement.)
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
Valid California Driver’s License. Insurable under District policy. Qualified Applicator, Irrigation Technician, and Certified Arborists Certificates are desirable. Golf Course Superintendent Class A certification is highly desirable, Class B is desirable.
Salary range is $9,041.67 – $11,539.75 per month. Benefits include personal time off, holidays, health, dental, and life insurance and retirement programs.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. The incumbent may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties.
Southgate Recreation and Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or pregnancy.
Golf Course Superintendent
The Glenbrook Club in Lake Tahoe, Nevada is currently seeking a full-time, on-site leadership candidate for a Golf Course Superintendent position. The Golf Course Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course areas including tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance and repair of the irrigation system; operates and makes adjustments to the computer-controlled irrigation system; makes repairs to motorized and other mechanical equipment; assists in budget development and the process of buying new and/or used equipment; and assists during the off-season with snow removal and other tasks. The Golf Course Superintendent position reports to the Director of Agronomy and the General Manager.
The Glenbrook Club is a private club located on Lake Tahoe’s beautiful east shore in Glenbrook, Nevada. Club members and their guests enjoy a unique nine-hole golf course, Golf Shop and Clubhouse, with a restaurant that is open from mid-June through early October each year. The Glenbrook Club was established in 1926 as the first golf course in Nevada. The course offers both beauty and challenge, and has been listed by Golf Digest as one of the world’s most enjoyable nine-hole courses. Rounds producing the best score require accurate shot making, as golf great Ben Hogan noted while playing his 1948 exhibition on our course. In total, five Masters Champions have graced Glenbrook’s fairways through the years. The course has been private since 1998.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy/Turf Management/Plant Science/Horticulture or an
equivalent amount of work experience (5+ years) as a Golf Course Superintendent or as
an Assistant Superintendent
- A valid driver’s license and Nevada’s pesticide applicator’s license or ability to obtain
one if hired
- Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) preferred.
- Understand the rules of golf and be current on federal, state, and local laws on course
operations with proven knowledge of the principles and practices of golf course
- Knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and
maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for
plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil
conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control
methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
- Strong administrative, management, leadership and communication skills, especially in
critical problem-solving and decision-making
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, budgets, and resources
- Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient
utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain
effective employee and public relations.
- Passion for the game of golf and dedication to providing an unparalleled experience to
members and guests
- Proficiency in computer use, knowledge of Toro irrigations controls, Microsoft Office
and other applications as specified by supervisor.
- Highly proficient golf course equipment operator
- Position Benefits
Starting salary for the Golf Course Superintendent position will be between $75,000 – $85,000 and is commensurate upon prior experience and job qualifications. The Glenbrook Club offers paid vacation, annual performance bonuses, monthly insurance stipend, GCSAA annual dues, bi-annual GCSAA show attendance, clothing perks, and more!
To apply, please email resume to the General Manager at [email protected].