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Seasonal Intern

By Shoreacres, Lake Bluff, Illinois,

Andre Lens, 1601 Shore Acres Rd, Lake Bluff, Illinois, 60044-1338, Telephone: 6318386696

Shoreacres is located in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and is widely recognized as one of the Midwest’s premier private clubs. The golf course is a 1916 Seth Raynor design, which is characterized by its distinct template holes and deep ravines.  It is currently ranked at number 55 on Golf Digest’s ‘Top 100’ list, while also being ranked inside the top 25 for conditioning.

We are currently looking to hire Interns for the 2020 season. Interns will be involved in all facets of golf course maintenance over the course of their time at Shoreacres, including;

·         Hand watering, with an emphasis on greens

·         Learning to maintain turfgrass at a high level, with an emphasis on firm and fast playing surfaces

·         Installation and repair of drainage

·         Involvement with budgeting and resume workshops

·         Irrigation repair and maintenance

·         Spraying and fertilizing of all playing surfaces

·         Meet with sales representatives and consultants

·         Leading small crews

·         Scheduling and leading all staff members for one week during peak-season

·         Volunteer at an off-site tournament

Interns will work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will allow you to flourish at the next step in your career. Any and all information will be made available to you during the course of your time here including; spray records, budgets, irrigation scheduling and management strategies.  We strive to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the entire golf course maintenance operation at Shoreacres.

Shoreacres is a dynamic club that combines aspects of a country club and a golf club. You will experience aspects of a country club operation, such as corporate outings, tennis, weddings and other functions. All the while, the golf course is expected to be maintained to a standard comparable to the best clubs in the country. This duality will allow interns to develop skills other than those strictly pertaining to golf course maintenance, and succeed at a wide variety of clubs going forward.

The management team at Shoreacres has previously worked at clubs across the United States, such as; Chicago Golf Club, Augusta National, Shinnecock Hills, Baltusrol, Hazeltine National and Merion Golf Club. We are more than willing to use our network to assist with placing individuals at different clubs, at the conclusion of the internship.

Interns are paid $11/hr plus overtime and can expect to work 65 hours per week, with every-other weekend off. Lunch is provided, on all days that the club is open. Uniforms are provided, with an allowance for additional work related clothing items. Free on-site housing is provided and includes a full kitchen, laundry, cable television, and wireless internet.  

The intern house at Shoreacres is only a two minute walk from a train station that accesses downtown Chicago. Over the course of the summer, we encourage all interns and turf staff to explore the great sights and activities that the Chicagoland area has to offer.

We want all prospective candidates to be confident that Shoreacres provides a world-class internship. If you would like to speak with previous staff members about their experiences, please reach out to the following individuals;

Matt McVay                      (608) 330-3206           matt.mcvay23@gmail.com
2nd Assistant Superintendent – Blue Mound Golf & Country Club

Shannon Horn                   (847) 376-9556           shannon@watchungvalleygc.com     
Golf Course Superintendent – Watchung Valley Golf Club

Kurt Jennings                     (608) 330-3206          
Senior Assistant Superintendent – Redstick Golf Club

Ben McNair                       (864) 525-0024           bmcnair@oakparkcountryclub.org
Golf Course Superintendent – Oak Park Country Club

We would love to get the chance to talk to you.  If you have any questions about Shoreacres, or would like to discuss this internship opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Contact Information

Brian Chasensky                (651) 895-2332           bchasensky@shoreacres1916.com

Andre Lens                        (631) 838-6696           alens@shoreacres1916.com
Assistant Superintendent 

Jack Jurich                         (612) 859-4188           jjurich@shoreacres1916.com
Assistant Superintendent 

Educational Requirements

Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of a program in Turfgrass Science or a related field. 

Experience Requirements

No experience required.

Job Benefits

  • Free on-site housing
  • Lunches provided 6 days per week

Date Job is Available


$12-13 / hr + OT

Job Application Instructions

Please contact Andre Lens by email at alens@shoreacres1916.com or by phone at 631-838-6696

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