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Assistant Superintendent

By Deerpath Golf Course, Lake Forest, IL, Illinois,

Kyle Wiebenga, 500 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, IL, Illinois, 60045, Telephone: 8155907247

Property Description: Deerpath Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-70 public golf course in Lake Forest, IL that measures over 6200 yards in length. At 120 acres, this course demands accuracy with large, mature trees, tight fairways, and small greens. The naturalized prairie areas, meandering stream, and newly built comfort station enhance the overall golf experience. The driving range and short game facilities make Deerpath Golf Course a premier public facility along the North Shore. Deerpath Golf Course is in the third phase of a multi-million-dollar renovation. Deerpath has added a new banquet patio, facility drainage, continuous cart paths, 45 new lithium golf carts and comfort station. A new 30,000 ft2 short game area will break ground this upcoming fall or the following spring.


Position Summary:

Responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment. Assists the Superintendent with planning and implementing budget and operating plans.  Hires, trains and supervises staff.  Responsibilities also include applying relevant landscaping and horticultural principles to ensure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Assist in the development of the annual maintenance budget and operating plan.  Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment.

·         Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved at minimum employee cost.

·         Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards.

·         Supervise the development and maintenance of drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems.

·         Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care.

·         Supervise course construction projects.

·         Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.

·         Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc.

·         Monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.

·         Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.

·         Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc.

·         Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.  Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports.

·         Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.

·         Perform other duties as appropriate.




Maintenance Foreman; Equipment Operators; Equipment Tech; Laborers

Educational Requirements

·         High school education required, college degree preferred.

Experience Requirements

·         3 years golf course maintenance, supervisory and/or management experience.

·         Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff management.

·         Demonstrated quality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.

·         Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.


Job Benefits

Full-time Salary DOE


Golf Privileges

Health and Medical Benefits


Date Job is Available



Job Application Instructions

Please submit applications and any questions to Kyle Wiebenga, Superintendent at kwiebenga@kempersports.com

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