Stowe Country Club is an 18 hole semi-private resort course located in the lower village of beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Originally constructed as a 9 hole property in 1950 on an old dairy farm, the course expanded to 18 holes in 1961 under the architecture plan of William Mitchell, a prominent New England golf course architect at the time. The greens are native-push up consisting of predominately bentgrass/poa with tees and fairways that are a mixture of bentgrass/bluegrass/fescue. There are large areas of no-mow fescue throughout the property as well. The course is open from May to late October but receives high amounts of play June thru September. Stowe Country Club shares resources and equipment with its sister course, the Club at Spruce Peak (Stowe Mountain Course), which is located 7 miles up Mountain Road right beside Stowe Mountain Resort. The two golf courses differ drastically in terms of play and feel but together they provide members and tourists with an opportunity to experience 36 holes of remarkable golf in the shadows of the Green Mountains. Both courses are operated, along with the Lodge at Spruce Peak, by Hyatt Hotels.
Stowe Country Club is in the midst of a dramatic revitalization. In the past decade there have been major in-house infrastructure improvements made including: a renovated practice facility complete with 2 practice greens and over an acre of practice tee surfaces, extensive fairway drainage, reshaping and drainage to bunkers, cart path installations, new tee installations and renovations, XGD drainage added to two greens, extensive tree removal, and the creation of native fescue areas. These course improvements will continue over the next several years and this will be a great opportunity to expand project and restoration knowledge with a wide variety of course improvement initiatives. The drastic improvements to SCC have not gone unnoticed as the course has hosted numerous VTPGA and VGA (Vermont Golf Association) tournaments in the last few years including: 2017 and 2018 VTPGA Stroke Play Championship, 2019 VGA Senior Amateur, and will be host to the 2020 Vermont Amateur.
The ideal candidate will need to be a highly motivated, self-starter with a strong attention to detail. This position requires a hard-working and hands-on individual who is willing to lead by example. A significant amount of irrigation troubleshooting and repair, along with extensive experience at applying a wide range of plant protectant products, will be necessary. The ability to operate and train on all types of turf equipment is expected. Experience running small project crews and construction equipment is highly desired but not necessary. The candidate will work closely with the Senior Assistant and the Director of Agronomy in all aspects of turf and crew management.
Two or four year degree in an agronomic field from an accredited college or university. Other fields of study will be considered.
Attended continuing education conferences and seminars.
Must be able to obtain a pesticide license for the state of VT within 6 months of hire.
Acquire and maintain licenses by meeting educational requirements.
One to two years’ experience being a spray and/or irrigation technician, assistant-in-training, or assistant superintendent is preferred.
Experience operating and applying plant protectant and fertility products with a riding sprayer, spray hawk, push spreaders, and tractor mounted fertilizer hopper.
Irrigation troubleshooting and repair. Rainbird rotor and central programming experience is preferred but not necessary.
Ability to hire, train, and motivate a seasonal of staff of eleven.
Experience operating and training a wide variety of turf equipment, including but not limited to, aerators, verti-cutters, trenchers, hydraulic sweepers, mini-excavators, and stump grinders.
Tree felling and knowledge of chainsaw operation and maintenance is preferred.
Tournament preparation experience is preferred but not necessary.
Basic knowledge and understanding of reel cutting unit operation to assist mechanic with cutting unit adjustments.
$45,000/year salaried. During the growing season 50+ hour work weeks are expected, along with weekend work.
Position will entail 9 months of golf maintenance work (March-November) and 3 months (December to February) involvement with concierge and member relations for the Club at Spruce Peak.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; 401k; and PTO (all available after 90 days)
Hyatt Hotel discounts
Free Epic Local Pass (Stowe Only) ski pass and access to Stowe Mountain Resort summer activities
Paid association dues (GCSAA and VTGCSAA)
Paid continuing education
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