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Assistant Superintendent

By Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail @ Grand National, Opelika / Auburn, Alabama,

Grand National is part of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Our facility includes 54 holes, including two championship golf courses, an 18 hole par 3 course and practice facility.


Grand National was ranked as the top public golf course in the 2009 Golf World Readers' Choice awards. The Links course was named by Golf Digest as the 2nd best new public course in America in 1993, followed by the Lake course as the 4th best. Both courses have also made the top 10 of Golf Digest's list of America's Top 50 Affordable Courses. The three courses at Grand National are also listed among the nation's 40 Super Value courses by Golf Digest's Places to Play.


Grand National has played host to the 1997 Nike Tour Championship, 1998 LPGA Tournament of Champions, 2000 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, 2013-2018 Auburn University Tiger Invitational, and was host to the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship from 2015-2017.


Educational Requirements

Associate Degree in Turf Management/Golf Course Management or related field as a minimum. Bachelors degree in Turf or related field a plus.


Experience Requirements

3 or more years in golf course maintenance operations; experience in a supervisory role preferred.

Alabama pesticide applicator's license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge of and experience with operation of turf equipment.

Knowledge of irrigation, fertilizer and chemical related applications.

Experience managing bent grass greens a plus.

Familiarity with preparing operational budgets and in analyzing expense forecasts.



Special Requirements

Strong attention to detail, passion for excellence and a positive attitude.


Job Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Accident, Vision and Mental Health benefits/options available. Flexible Spending Account option, 401K available after 1 year of employment. Paid time off, holiday pay, sick leave. Dues paid for GCSAA & local chapter

Date Job is Available


Based on Experience

Job Application Instructions

Please send resume and cover letter to:Patrick Pierce - Superintendentppierce@rtjgolf.com