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Seasonal Intern

Course Overview:

Pikewood National Golf Club, located southeast of Morgantown, WV, has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as #2 among “The Five Hardest Golf Courses in the U.S.” and by Golf Digest as #18 among “America’s 20 Hardest Golf Courses”, #79 among "The World Top 200 Greatest Courses" in 2018, # 30 among "America's Greatest 100 Golf Courses” in 2021, and "Best New Private Course" in 2009.  In 2011 Link magazine listed Pikewood National #7 on its "Top 10 One-Hit Wonders". 

The course takes full advantage of the picturesque West Virginia Mountains boasting breath-taking vistas on nearly every hole.  Pikewood National is a private 18 hole golf course which is highly exclusive to members who enjoy golf at its purest state.  This is a great opportunity to work with a crew that is highly motivated to become successful in this industry.  The grass varieties at Pikewood National are: Greens (A1/A4 bentgrass), Approaches, Tees, Fairways (L93), Rough (Kentucky bluegrass and fescue mix), and Native areas (fescue)

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Pikewood National Golf Club maintenance team, the Summer Intern works directly with the Assistants-in-Training, Assistant Superintendents and Golf Course Superintendent and assists with the day-to-day maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including but not limited to the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance complex.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is looking to eventually become a Golf Course Superintendent.  This candidate should be a self-starter who takes pride in his/her work ethic and values the importance of being a team player.  This position will expose the candidate to a wide variety of turf practices.  The Pikewood Turf Crew understands the importance of sound agronomic practices. 

Pikewood National Golf Club strives to become better and better each day and we would love for your positive attitude and strong work ethic to be a part of our team!

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business.  
  • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Seeking candidates that can work anywhere from a 3 month to 9 month internship

Position Responsibilities:

  • Daily mowing of all playing surfaces with walk-behind units and riding units.
  • Proper water management (hand watering, using irrigation heads, etc.)
  • Fertilizer and chemical applications (proper calibration and techniques)
  • Proper course set up (daily hole locations, tee locations and detail work)
  • Cultural practices (topdressing, aerification, moisture management, etc.)
  • Irrigation maintenance (irrigation head fixes, pipe repairs, locating/troubleshooting wiring issues)
  • Learning how to manage according to the weather
  • Communicate well with the crew, management and members
  • Carry oneself with professionalism in both appearance and demeanor
  • Understand the importance of networking, career preparation, and record keeping

Working Conditions:

  • The employee is often required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.
  • They will occasionally be required to balance, stoop, twist upper body, kneel, and climb.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30lbs 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.

Watch this video to see what you can expect as a turfgrass intern - PIkewood National Internship Video

Pikewood National Truly is the Greatest Walk in Golf- https://vimeo.com/847127942/ed55721e1a?share=copy

Intern Brochure- https://view.joomag.com/2017-turfgrass-intern-information-at-pikewood-national-golf-club-p5-pwn71175-intern-collateral-packet-spreads-nobleeds/0081146001509651072?short




Experience Requirements

Experience is gladly welcomed, but willing to work with anyone that is willing to embrace our culture and wants to become a leader in the turfgrass industry.

Job Benefits

  • Uniforms provided
  • Free Housing
  • Golf Privileges 
  • Continuing education 
  • Possible full time employment 

Date Job is Available


$16.50/HR + OT plus Free Housing

Job Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter via email to Joel Foreman, Golf Course Superintendent (jforeman@pikewoodnational.com)

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