Job Opportunities

  • January 27, 2023 7:06 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Position: Irrigation Specialist
    Facility: Ohio State University Golf Club
    Location: Columbus, Ohio

    Under direction of Golf Course Superintendent, plans, supervise, and participates in maintenance and repairs of golf course irrigation system. Responsible for basic electricity and electrical test equipment such as multi-meters, wire tracers, and locators. Oversight of the golf course irrigation system, including but not limited to: pumps, motors, sprinklers, valves, solenoids, and two wire irrigation system components.

    Responsible for the irrigation computer system and will help with programming, running, and troubleshooting any issues. Track and maintain all inventories for normal and emergency repairs and maintain accurate records of repairs.

    Assists with supervision, maintenance and repairs of all golf course grounds, buildings and machinery, including hand-watering, course setup, drainage installation, fertilizing, and some chemical applications.

    Click here for the online application

    For more information, contact Dennis Bowsher at bowsher.33@osu.edu.

  • January 23, 2023 10:53 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Position: Golf Course Superintendent
    Facility: The Club at Nevillewood
    Location: Presto, PA

    The Club at Nevillewood and Community

    The Club at Nevillewood is a private, member owned country club with full membership.  The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is a unique layout in western Pennsylvania, and the centerpiece of an upscale community.  The Club is looking to replace the only Golf Course Superintendent in our 31-year history, who will be retiring this year.  The course was designed to be an enjoyable, yet challenging test of golf, and has a reputation for its excellent playing conditions. 

    The Club initiated a Master Improvement Plan in 2019 that included renovations to the first floor of the clubhouse, the pool area and the addition of a state of the art fitness building.  The upper two floors of the clubhouse are being renovated this winter.  The next phases of our Master Plan will include levelling the practice tees, installing mats and building/expanding a short game area in 2024.   

     

    Golf Course Superintendent Job Description:

    The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the management, planning, preparation and playing conditions on the 230-acre championship caliber golf course and the clubhouse grounds.  The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for all purchasing decisions for equipment and agronomic supplies, and therefore must possess the financial acumen necessary to prepare and manage a budget in excess of $2,000,000.  The GC Superintendent must be able to recruit, train, manage and motivate a cohesive team of 24 – 26 employees. 

    Strong planning and organizational skills plus a positive attitude are necessary for success.  He/she must be able to communicate effectively with members, other department heads, employees and vendors and be a visible presence among those groups. 

    The Golf Course Superintendent will report directly to the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, while also working collaboratively with the Grounds Committee on course maintenance issues and to develop and implement upcoming course improvement projects. 

     

    Candidate Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will be a Golf Course Superintendent who has a proven track record for providing exceptional playing conditions and will have the following qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Golf Course Superintendent
    • Experience maintaining Poa annua greens in this climate and region
    • Knowledge of proper maintenance techniques for sand-based greens and tees
    • Adept at maintaining Bent/Poa annua fairways and Bluegrass roughs
    • Realize that the golf course is for the enjoyment of the membership and their guests
    • Understand the importance of course aesthetics, while knowing that firm playing conditions are more important than color
    • Collaborate effectively with the Golf Professional and other department managers
    • Appreciation for our golf course and club, with the vision to make it better
    • Proven agronomic skills and be current with advances in turf technology and equipment
    • Attention to detail for daily course preparation
    • Excellent leadership skills, capable of building a high-performing maintenance team
    • History of supervising and/or performing construction projects
    • Familiarity with golf course architecture and design concepts plus construction and maintenance trends
    • Capable of preparing and working within approved operational budgets
    • Solid irrigation and drainage management philosophy
    • Self-motivated, highly driven and a passion for their job
    • Strong strategic planning skills
    • Excel at member relations, able to articulate their plans and programs verbally and in writing
    • Listen and respond to club members and team members
    • Golfer/High golf IQ who understands ideal playing conditions and how to achieve them
    • Minimum of 2-year degree in turf management and valid pesticide certification
    • Knowledgeable in safety training and adherence to government regulations

     

    Budget:

    $2,100,000 operating budget for the golf course and grounds, plus capital for equipment, etc

    Salary and Benefits:

    $140,000 - $160,000 starting salary commensurate with experience.  Family health insurance including vision and dental, 401K with 2% match, vehicle allowance, Christmas bonus.  Dues + expenses for local, state, GCSAA conferences. 

    How to apply:

    Resumes are currently being accepted, with a deadline of February 20, 2023.  Email your resume and a cover letter (in Word or pdf format) that explains your qualifications and why you should be considered for this position to Richard Naumann, GM/COO at dnaumann@nevillewood.org.

    Candidates will be selected for interviews in mid-February with interviews expected in early March.  The new Golf Course Superintendent is scheduled to assume their role in April or May.      

    Current Golf Course Superintendent:   

    Ken Flisek, CGCS
    412-403-2442
    kflisek@nevillewood.org

  • January 21, 2023 12:18 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Position: Equipment Manager
    Facility: Highland Meadows Golf Club
    Location: Sylvania, Ohio

    Highland Meadows Golf Club, located in Sylvania Ohio, is approximately one mile south of the Michigan and Ohio border and hosts the LPGA Marathon Classic annually. The club was founded in 1925 and designed by Sandy Alves. The club has recently completed a driving range renovation as well as a complete bunker renovation. The club is debt free and has a waiting list in all membership categories.

    The right candidate will work closely with the superintendent and the assistant to understand the daily needs of the course and staff.

    Job Requirments:

    Mechanical background preferably at a golf course, will train the right candidate on golf operations.

    Equipment Manager Job Description:

    • Daily repairs and PM on newer fleet of equipment.
    • Detailed record keeping of work and parts.
    • Ordering parts and keeping an inventory of common parts.
    • Maintain and repair new 52 cart electric fleet (lithium batteries).
    • Advise and budget on equipment purchases.
    • Work hard and appreciate quality of life outside of work.

    Salary Range/Benefits:

    • $45,000-$55,000
    • Uniforms, 401k, 80/20 health insurance, dues to local and national associations.
    • Course has own tools and will purchase new based on needs.

    Contact Information:

    Greg Pattinson, Golf Course Superintendent
    7455 Erie Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
    313-363-3690
    pattinson@hmgolfclub.org

  • January 07, 2023 11:25 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Position: Assistant in Training (AIT)
    Facility: Dayton Country Club
    Location: Dayton, Ohio

    Job Description

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Staff management, budgeting, irrigation repair, product application, equipment operation, staff training, snow removal, chainsaw operation, landscaping, equipment maintenance, and any other discipline associated with turf management. This individual ideally should be working towards furthering themselves in a career in Turfgrass Management. This is a full time position with availability starting 3/6/2023.

    Compensation

    Salary range: Starting at $18/hr

    Benefits: Available health care, 401k, personal days, lunch, golf, discount in golf shop and dining areas, uniform allowance, paid local and national dues, good times.

    To Apply

    Contact Ryan D’Autremont
    937.610.2334
    rdautremont@daytoncountryclub.com

  • December 15, 2022 8:08 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Oak Harbor Golf Club

    Location: Oak Harbor, Ohio

    Golf Course Superintendent

    Ideal candidates must have a genuine passion for agronomic practices and maintenance management. OHGC is owned by a closely held family oriented corporation, and ownership may be available for the right person. As Golf Course Superintendent, you will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance. Responsibilities also include overseeing the repair and maintenance of all golf course-related equipment.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains all grounds including the golf course, clubhouse surrounds and other maintainable property
    • Supervises all planting, fertilizing and chemical applications, and other care of turf, plants, shrubs and trees on the golf course and clubhouse
    • Informs General Manager about present and future maintenance activities
    • Coordinates scheduling of all personnel assigned to the department
    • Communicates frequently with the General Manger to discuss activities, goals and plans
    • Prepares and manages annual budget plan for the golf course maintenance operation
    • Supervises maintenance and operation of drainage, irrigation, equipment and other mechanical watering systems
    • Develops chemical and fertilizing plan on an annual basis
    • Ensures that the golf course is providing healthy and high-quality playing conditions for guests of the property
    • Prepares and maintains all recordkeeping for maintenance department (i.e., inventory files, fertilization, and chemical application logs)
    • Perform other duties as assigned by General Manager

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • 1-3 years turf grass management experience required
    • A four-year college degree preferred, but not required
    • GCSAA Member preferred, but not required
    • Knowledge of budgeting and expense management
    • Must have a current Ohio Pesticide License or must be able to attain one within 30 days of hire.   
    • Must Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Must be highly organized and efficient with a high attention to detail
    • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Must have basic computer skills, Word and Excel

    Working Conditions

    • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs occasionally
    • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception
    • Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, pollen, dust, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards
    • Noise level is typically moderate to loud
    • Work extended hours during golf and holiday season
    • Work weekends and holidays

    Job Type: Full-time

    Schedule: Minimum 60 hour work week March 1 – Oct 31, 40 hours in off season with 6 weeks off.

    Compensation

    • Competitive salary determined by experience and education.
    • GCSAA dues paid
    • Meals provided while restaurant is open (no alcohol)

    To Apply

    Email cover letter and resume to Chuck Benes at cbenes@pga.com.

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