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Golf Course Superintendent

By Wildhorse Golf Club, Davis, California,

Charlie Klein, 2323 Rockwell Drive, Davis, California, 95618, Telephone: 5302200936

Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis, CA is looking for a superintendent. Our 6828 yard par 72 links styled-course is a hidden gem in our growing city.  Our course is family owned/operated which has it's benefits. Our family has lived in the city of Davis for nearly 30 years and enjoy all aspects of the city. Our employees are our #1 asset to our golf course and we plan to hire someone that see's the same way we do!


Basic Functions:

  • Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
  • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the General Manager and Golf Operations manager on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
  • Works closely with the General Manager and owners to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, shrubs and trees on all 167 acres.
  • Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs.
  • Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage. 
  • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff.
  • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
  • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Schedules maintenance practices around play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to all players.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and rough.
  • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
  • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
  • Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
  • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
  • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
  • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
  • Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.


Educational Requirements

  • 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • QAC/QAL Pesticide Application License

Experience Requirements

3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant

Job Benefits


Date Job is Available


60,000 - 70,000

Job Application Instructions

Please submit resume to charlie@wildhorsegolfclub.com

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