Assistant Superintendent

Golf Course 1st Assistant Superintendent Sherwood Country Club

April 29, 2020

Career Opportunity

Sherwood Country Club, located in an affluent area of Thousand Oaks, California is seeking a Golf Course Superintendent with at least 2 years experience in Golf Course Maintenance at a high-quality club or similar organization.  The ideal candidate should also hold a 2 year degree/certificate in turf grass management or related field.

Sherwood Country Club was designed to provide the ultimate in club facilities and services.  The championship golf course was personally created as a signature design by Jack Nicklaus in 1989, and is acclaimed in the world’s most prestigious golfing circles.  Most recently in 2016, the golf course went through a full renovation with Jack Nicklaus and his design team.   Over the years, Sherwood Country Club has hosted Shark Shootout, Tiger Woods World Challenge and currently hosts the PGA Tour Champions Invesco QQQ Championship.  The facilities also include a Georgian-style golf clubhouse, tennis and fitness center with dining and spa services, state of the art fitness equipment, fourteen outdoor tennis courts including a stadium court, and a sport court for the children, three croquet lawns, swimming pool and Jacuzzis.  This is one of the finest facilities in Southern California.   

Sherwood is seeking a dynamic, self starter with the ability to supervise golf course and landscape employees in a team environment with the commitment to work long hours and weekends.  The ideal candidate will also be organized, computer savvy, proficient in Microsoft programs, possess excellent written and communication skills, and have a positive attitude.     

Compensation includes a competitive salary with a performance based bonus, signing bonus, and some relocation costs.  A competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) program, PTO, professional association and continuing educational expense reimbursement, as well as golfing privileges. 

Please forward resumes to We welcome qualified candidates!

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Supervises all golf course and landscape employees.
  • Interviews, employs, trains and terminates employees under his direct supervision with the guidance through Human Resources.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the maintenance and reconstruction or renovation of all greens, tees, roughs, fairways, cart paths, water features, pumps, and irrigation and drainage lines.
  • Ensures that the maintenance of all equipment is performed in a timely and economical manner.
  • Schedules employees in such a manner as to obtain maximum benefit for the labor dollars spent.
  • Prepares and submits an Annual Operating Budget along with a Capital Expenditure Budget to Director of Agronomy.
  • Responsible for ordering all supplies and material within operating budget limitations.
  • Conducts monthly safety meetings and continuously updates his employees on any information regarding worker safety and hazardous materials.
  • Through conferences, seminars and trade publications, maintain a thorough understanding of research, technology and management trends for the benefit of the golf course.
  • Prepares the golf course for all special club events in a championship-like manner.

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of the various fertilizers, herbicides, soil conditioners, fungicides and insecticides with desired certification by State of California for their application.
  • Responsible for regulatory reporting, training and permitting while ensuring the facilities are operated and maintained within regulatory standards.
  • Ability to establish short and long range plans.
  • Participating knowledge of the rules and the game of golf.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Ability to lift, walk, kneel and carry 50 pounds short distances.  Ability to walk throughout the Clubhouse and Golf Course as needed to perform duties.


Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Posted March 10, 2020

Brentwood Country Club, Los Angeles, CA

The Brentwood Country Club of Los Angeles, Ca seeks a qualified candidate to join our dynamic and growing team in order to fill an open position for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood on the exclusive Westside of Los Angeles, the current club was established in 1948. There has been a golf course with the same routing on this site since 1916. The present layout was first implemented by Max Behr in 1924. The course is an 18 hole facility with a 30 person agronomy team working under a multi-million dollar budget. The course utilizes both potable city water in addition to well water for irrigation sources. Over the years the course has undergone several major course renovations and we continually seek to improve the course and grounds through various construction and maintenance projects. The qualified individual will be given a key role in the day to day execution of both daily maintenance practices as well as gain valuable experience in project management and golf course construction.


  • Minimum 2 years golf course maintenance experience at a high end facility
  • Strong knowledge of Southern California plant materials, irrigation needs and growth habits
  • Thorough understanding of irrigation systems, repair, components, and programming
  • Ability to properly calibrate and maintain equipment used for chemical and fertilizer applications
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Flexibility and the resourcefulness to adapt on the go
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Passionate about turf grass maintenance, quality, and golf turf playing conditions
  • Plays Golf

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Assist the Golf Course Superintendent in the day to day planning and execution of the golf course and grounds maintenance
  • Inspect golf course, landscape and maintenance areas daily
  • Attend and assist with staff meetings and daily startup
  • Monitor turf and ornamentals for disease and pests problems, as well as assess for irrigation needs
  • Apply various fertilizers and chemicals used in the maintenance of fine turf grass
  • Be knowledgeable of, and adhere to all applicable DPR laws and regulations regarding pesticide applications on the golf course and landscape areas                  
  • Supervise and institute quality control practices in order to maintain high standards of maintenance
  • Daily irrigation monitoring and assist in programming and scheduling of daily irrigation cycles using central control software
  • Schedule, order, and maintain ornamental plants and landscaped areas
  • Train team members in the safe and efficient operation of equipment
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours

Educational Requirements: B.S. or A.S. degree in a turf management related field, DPR issued Q.A.C or Q.A.L. or ability to obtain one within 90 days of date of hire.

Salary and Benefits:

  • D.O.E
  • Medical and dental, vision plan, life insurance paid
  • Dues to national, state, and local chapters
  • Attendance to GIS, and local chapter meetings paid
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Accrued vacation and sick pay
  • Club sponsored scholarship program
  • 401k
  • Uniforms
  • Golfing privileges
  • One Meal per shift

To Apply: Position is currently available and open until filled.

Email cover letter and resume to Mike Posey, Golf Course Superintendent at

Mike Posey, Golf Course Superintendent, Brentwood Country Club, 590 S. Burlingame Ave.,Los Angeles, CA 90049




18-hole Donald Ross designed private club in San Mateo, just south of San Francisco. Course restoration completed under the direction of Ron Forse. New 19,000 sq ft state of the art golf course maintenance center completed in 2016. There are several course and infrastructure projects in motion including the development of a reverse osmosis treatment system, well development, tee rebuilds, tree removal, native area establishment and continued Ross course restoration efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will direct and participate in all matters related to golf course management under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent. Position will require periodic OT and weekend supervision of staff as scheduled. REQUIREMENTS: Two/four year degree in related field, two or more years of relevant experience. California QAC or the ability to obtain within 90 days. Desirable candidate will possess the following attributes-  Strong attention to detail  Self-motivated  Solid work ethic  Career oriented  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills  Leads by example  Plays and enjoys the game of golf.

STARTING SALARY: $68,000 – $70,000 Annually

BENEFITS:  85% paid health care; paid vacation/holidays  6% matching 401k  Clothing allowance  Meals; paid association dues  Continuing education  Golf privileges

CREDENTIALS: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the following: Email Joe Budinich Golf Course Superintendent Peninsula Golf and Country Club