Golf Course Superintendent
Director of Grounds - Augusta Country Club
Golf Course Superintendent/Parks Superintendent - City of Griffin Golf Course
Golf Course Superintendent - The Club at Lake Sinclair
Head Superintendent - The Standard Club
Superintendent - Green Island Country Club
Head Golf Course Superintendent - Taylors Creek Golf Course
Golf Course Superintendent - Santee National Golf Club
Augusta Country Club
Course Operation/Job Description: Augusta Country Club is looking for a Director of Grounds (DG) that is successfully managing Bentgrass greens in a challenging environment and is experienced with the maturation of newly sodded turfs. The DG will be a strong, outgoing, energetic, communicative, detail-oriented, empathetic, positive work culture driven team leader with a passion for the game of golf and providing premiere golfing conditions.
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AUGUSTA COUNTRY CLUB
Since its humble beginnings, the Mission of Augusta Country Club has remained constant: "To provide its members and guests with the highest quality dining, entertainment, and recreational experience."
Augusta Country Club is a private country club situated approximately three hours East of Atlanta, in the city of Augusta, GA. Originally known as Bon Air Golf Club then later Country Club of Augusta, the course has gone through numerous changes since the original 9-holes were constructed in the 19th century. In 2001, under the guidance of Brian Silva, the Club successfully completed a restoration based off the original 1927 Donald Ross sketches obtained at the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and that is how it remains today.
The four gentlemen who introduced an outdoor sport and game - a game called golf - to Augusta and Summerville residents, were Dr. William Henry Harison, Jr., Morley Harison, Henry H. Cumming and Louis P. Berckmans. As this history of the game of golf and the Augusta Country Club unfolds, one can truly be grateful to those four men, who had the foresight to learn about and bring golf to the village of Summerville in Augusta; for golf has been one of the larger instruments in the city's history and has caused Augusta to be heralded throughout the world as one of the most important golf centers in America.
Augusta Country Club is the first established golf club in Augusta which had its beginnings documentary wise in 1899. It actually began a few years earlier and certainly has its place among the very early golf clubs in America.The club was first known as the Bon Air Golf Club because of the close connections of the founding fathers with the Bon Air Hotel. Documentation has shown that the club began approximately 1897-1898 but was legally recorded later on in 1899 per Richmond county courthouse records of March and April of 1899. A name change followed in 1900 to the Country Club of Augusta and in 1921 to the Augusta Country Club. In 1942 the Club changed the legal name to the Augusta Country Club.
Other amenities and activities of note include a state-of-the-art teaching facility, golf programs for all ages and playing abilities, a fully staffed and expansive fitness center, and tennis center offering numerous men's, women's, and junior programs. The main clubhouse is expansive at 70,000 square feet.
The Club has been very proactive in the past several years to ensure the appropriate reinvestment into facilities has occurred, and attention to the details in maintaining the improvements have continued after the completion of upgrades or renovations. A new $2.6M irrigation system was installed on the course in 2016/17 and additional improvements continued this year that included re-grassing of all fairways to zoysia, bunker improvements to include the installation of Better Billy Bunker liners and the complete redesign of two holes.
The Club might be best described as either "A wonderful full-service country club with a great golf course" or as "A great golf club with tremendous country club amenities." Either way, Augusta Country Club is simply magnificent!
AUGUSTA COUNTRY CLUB WEB SITE: Augusta Country Club
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Date Announcement was Posted: January 2, 2019.
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City of Griffin Golf Course
Course Operation: 18 holes with Champion greens. Rest of course is grassed with a mix of 419 Bermuda and Common Bermuda with a few Zoysia tee boxes.
Duties: The Superintendent will be in charge of maintaining the golf course and parks turf grass and plant materials. This position requires a hands-on style of management with a commitment to on-going staff training. The successful candidate will have creative problem-solving skills, be extremely detail oriented, have great organizational skills, be self-motivated, be a proven leader, and an effective communicator. Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department. Communicates as necessary with golf professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans and scheduled events. Communicate any and all agronomic issues as soon as they are detected. Maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products. Attends staff and management meetings. Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course and parks. Oversees all course and park construction.
Benefits: Group health/life/disability/dental/vision insurance. Annual sick leave and vacation. 10 city-paid holidays per year. Retirement plan. 457(b) and 401(a) match plans.
Send Resume To: Chris Walker, 100 South Hill St., Griffin, GA 30224; firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
Date Position is Available: December 7, 2019.
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018.
Date Announcement was Posted: November 19, 2018.
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The Club at Lake Sinclair
Course Operation: The old Milledgeville Country Club was purchased in 2016 by Ted and Joni Smith, renovated and opened in January 2018 as The Club at Lake Sinclair.
Duties: The Golf Course Superintendent at The Club at Lake Sinclair will be responsible for the successful operation of the Golf Course Maintenance Department and Clubhouse Grounds Maintenance.The Superintendent works closely with the General Manager on capital improvement projects, as well as interaction with the Head Golf Professional to maximize the number of rounds of golf played by scheduling maintenance practices around Member play to maximize efficiency. This position requires a hands-on style of management with a commitment to on-going staff training. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains all grounds, course maintenance equipment and irrigation systems. Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department. Supervises all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course. Supervises operation of the equipment repair shop. Records all maintenance on course. Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met. Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna. Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and irrigation systems. Maintains course in proper playing condition. Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws. Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department. Communicates as necessary with golf professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans and scheduled events. Communicate any and all agronomic issues as soon as they are detected. Insures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored, and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products. Attends staff and management meetings. Attends turf conferences, equipment shows, workshops and other educational programs to maintain a current knowledge of technical and turf innovations and changes that could affect the department operations. Prepares and revises grounds manual. Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course. Oversees all course construction. Keeps members and staff informed about current and future maintenance activities. Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Minimum two-year degree from formal turf management program, required. Experience with Bermuda grass greens, TifEagle preferred. Three years as either a First Assistant or Superintendent, required. Accomplished Trainer. Use of Microsoft Office software, preferred.
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000.
Benefits: Standard Benefits, Health Insurance.
Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Minimum two-year degree from formal turf management program, required. Experience with Bermuda grass greens, TifEagle preferred. Three years as either a First Assistant or Superintendent, required. Accomplished Trainer. Use of Microsoft Office software, preferred.
Send Resume To: Jeffrey Allbright, 3700 Sinclair Dam Rd., Milledgeville, GA 31061; email@example.com (e-mail); (478) 452-3525 (fax).
Date Position is Available: January 1, 2019.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018.
Date Announcement was Posted: November 12, 2018.
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The Standard Club
Johns Creek, GA
Course Operation: 18 hole exclusive private country club with 410 total members. Approximately 22,000 rounds of golf played on Bermuda fairways and rough with bent grass greens.
Duties: Responsible for full operation of the golf course/clubhouse grounds turf care department. Responsibilities include: turf grass and plant materials maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation systems, pesticide applications and related recording, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where the staff is involved and enthusiastic through open and meaningful communication.
Salary: $75,000 - $120,000.
Benefits: Full Club Benefits.
Requirements: - Two (2) years experience as a Golf Course Superintendent or 1st Assistant Superintendent (preferably at a private CC). - Two (2) year degree or certificate in Turf Management or related field. - Computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations. - Practical growing experience with both cool and warm weather grasses in the "transition" zone.
Send Resume To: Peter Cizdziel, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30097; firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail); (770) 733-1632 (fax).
Date Position is Available: December 15, 2018.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2018.
Date Announcement was Posted: October 29, 2018.
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Green Island Country Club
Course Operation: Established in 1961, Green Island Country Club (GICC) is a very prestigious member owned family oriented private club in Columbus, GA approximately an hour southwest of Atlanta. GICC has more than 900 memberships which enjoy a 49,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with three full-service dining rooms, including a casual family room and lounge, a steakhouse and a formal dining room. The Club has an eighteen-hole George Cobb designed golf course which hosted the PGA Tour for over two decades with Champion Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, tee boxes and TifGrand driving range.
Duties: The successful candidate will have creative problem-solving skills, be extremely detail oriented, have great organizational skills, be self-motivated, be a proven leader, and an effective communicator. His/her skill sets will allow the superintendent to provide the Membership with the finest golfing conditions possible. The candidate will enhance and/or develop a golf maintenance staff that will be capable of achieving the highest maintenance goals, policies and procedures. It is the Club’s specific desire to provide consistent firm fast championship conditions for its Members and guests. The Superintendent and co-workers will ensure adherence to all relevant regulations, guidelines and standards for golf course upkeep. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in a golf environment with a degree in Turf Management and be highly regarded by his/her peers. GCSAA certification is preferred. Agronomically, first and foremost, the candidate must have positive experience in the warm season zone with Ultra-dwarf Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda, Zoysia and TifGrand providing exceptional conditions throughout the golf season. Additionally, the candidate must have excellent organizational, financial and communication skills and be able to interface with all facets of Club operations and membership. This position requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf. Long-term planning skills are also considered valuable as well as the ability to set priorities and adapt to a changing environment. The Superintendent will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer/General Manager.
Salary: Compensation package will be commensurate with experience and qualification.
Benefits: A typical benefits package will be offered as well as expenses for GCSAA related travel for national conferences, meetings and educational and professional programs. Moving expenses are also included.
Send Resume To: Josh Thomas, CCM, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, 6501 Standing Boy Rd., Columbus, GA 31909; email@example.com (e-mail).
Date Position is Available: Immediately.
Date Announcement was Posted: October 18, 2018.
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Taylors Creek Golf Course
Ft. Stewart, GA
Course Operation: Taylors Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course located in the center of Ft Stewart Georgia, the home of the Third Infantry Division. TifDwarf greens and bermuda fairways. There is a sister golf courses just 45 miles northeast in mid town Savannah Ga. Hunter Golf course is also a 18 hole golf course.
Duties: Responsible to maintain 18 holes from agronomic to maintain within budget guidelines. Approximately 6400 yards in length and between 100 to 120 acres of maintained acreage.
Salary: $50,000 to $70,000.
Benefits: Fully benefited position with medical/life insurance, annual leave sick leave, retirement and 401k. Regular full time position.
Send Resume To: firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail); usajob.gov.
Date Position is Available: Mid-January 2019.
Date Announcement was Posted: December 20, 2018.
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Santee National Golf Club
Course Operation: 18 holes, 6,858 yard, par 72, Champion Bermuda greens, 419 Bermuda tees, fairways and roughs. Rainbird irrigation system. Managed by Mosaic Clubs and Resorts*The perfect candidate needs to live within 45 minutes of the club*The Superintendent manages all aspects of the club’s agronomy operation. This position reports to the club’s General Manager.
Duties: • Assists in the preparation of the club’s annual agronomy budget and financial goals, then religiously manages this department in the achievement of these goals.• Ensures the use of the Mosaic ProfitMaker labor scheduler and records all expenses on the Mosaic ProfitMaker expense tracker.• Builds a team of associates that are fully trained for their jobs, understand the clubs goals and are held fully accountable for their results.• Holds all agronomy department associates accountable for providing top-notch golf course playing conditions.• Operates the agronomy department within the budgeted payroll and makes adjustments to it as sales increase or decrease.• Learns thoroughly the policies and procedures in Carpe Diem and manages the agronomy department according to these important Mosaic guidelines.• Ensures the golf course, clubhouse grounds, and maintenance building presentation and appearance is always clean, pleasing to the eye, and impeccable in its presentation, following the guidelines as set forth and measured in the Mosaic Operational Audit.• Holds a monthly agronomy staff meeting with the golf course assistants that covers training, customer service, progress since the prior month, and basic financials that can pertain to the entire department.• Follows and implements the management directives, programs, and policies sent to the club by Mosaic.• Directs and delegates activities to the Assistant Superintendent, Irrigation Technician, Mechanic and any other on-course supervisory personnel.• Practices management by walking around – touring the golf course daily to ensure it is operating according to Mosaic standards.• Has daily communication with the General Manager and Head Golf Professional regarding the golf course conditions and its playability.• Keeps all permits and licenses pertaining to the agronomy department up-to-date.• Handles all chemicals and hazardous substances safely and according to the law.• Responsible for the operation of all maintenance equipment, along with calibration and operation of each.• Maintains a safe work environment for all agronomy associates, providing regular training to them in this area.• Oversees all capital improvements to the golf course.• Makes certain every new agronomy employee reads Bobby Jones and signs and acknowledgement that they did.• Makes certain every new agronomy employee views Mosaic’s orientation and customer service video and takes the corresponding tests within 14 days of hiring.• Ensures every new agronomy associate receives a written job description.• Regularly recognizes exemplary associate accomplishment through the rewarding of High 5 awards.• Follows all State, Federal, and Mosaic rules in regard to human resources including such key policies as hiring and firing, discrimination, and harassment.• Works directly with the club’s golf committee to maximize communication and execution of their priorities.
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision insurance plans available, Life/ Long term disability paid for by club, Vacation.
Send Resume To: Tom Ridge, 8636 Old Number Six Hwy., Santee, SC 29142; email@example.com (e-mail).
Date Position is Available: Immediately.
Application Deadline: September 28 2018.
Date Announcement was Posted: September 11, 2018.
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