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Golf Course Superintendent

Golf Course Superintendent

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Golf Course
USD $60,000.00/Yr.

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The Golf Course Superintendent is entrusted with the maintenance of the golf course. Supervises the construction and maintenance of the golf course; the maintenance and repair of constructions and maintenance equipment. In all instances, the Golf Course Superintendent coordinates operations with the Director of Golf.


  • The golf course superintendent assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining golf course properties, which may include:
    • The golf course(s)
    • Maintenance equipment
    • The golf car fleet
    • Clubhouse grounds and landscaping
    • Open spaces, wooded areas, unused acreage and areas outside the perimeter fence
    • Sod farm and nursery
  • Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such properties, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors.
  • Prepares the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of course properties. The superintendent formulates the annual maintenance and capital budgets so as to implement policies established in accordance with the long-range plan and defined maintenance standards.
  • Interviews, hires, trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties. The superintendent has authority to terminate employment of subordinates.
  • Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long-range goals
  • Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. The superintendent frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
  • Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course and other properties. The superintendent is responsible for inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs. The superintendent approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, etc.
  • Communicates regularly with other members of the top management group to discuss activities, goals, plans and member/customer input. The superintendent also plays golf regularly with these individuals.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 10-15 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.  





Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience

  • Requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
  • Requires a high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Requires knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to, employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations).
  • Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows.
  • May require current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.

Language Skills

Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to interpret documents and reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems and situations reasonably.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Background clearance through the Paskenta Gaming Commission. Valid driver’s license, possibly a commercial driver's license (CDL).


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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use fingers, hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must regularly lift up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet, hot, cold, warm, and/or humid outside weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic and/or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Duties, responsibilities and requirements pertaining to this job are subject to change, as needed.