By Lake Bluff Golf Club/Midlane CC,
GolfVisions Management, Inc. is seeking a full-time Golf Course Superintendent for the north/northwest suburban locations. This role has the potential for oversight of two facilities - Lake Bluff Golf Club and Midlane Country Club. The ideal candidate we are seeking for this position is a well-rounded individual that wants to grow into a career opportunity. Within this role the ideal candidate understands all facets of maintaining a public golf course and being a good team member that can communicate effectively with the General Manager, Head Golf Professional and Mechanic/Foreman on a daily basis.
The Superintendent is responsible for the successful operation of the golf course maintenance department and is responsible for the golf course, clubhouse and driving range grounds including the peripheral boundaries of the property. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of physically working on the course with the crew to maximize productivity, understands the need for necessary time management skills, the ability to foster a well-trained maintenance staff of a 4-7 man crew dependent upon location, ability to coordinate work with the Mechanic/Foreman, accomplish daily paperwork and maintain records required by governmental entities internally and externally with the ultimate goal of delivering a high-end product to golfers.
The ideal individual will be able to provide agronomic direction and work hands-on to maintain the golf course at the highest quality level possible at all times following GolfVisions company policies and standards set for this facility via GolfVisions and the client/owner.
Programs for turf/grass, material and chemical maintenance and asset management are critical to the success of this role. The ability to identify disease and chemically treat/prevent it are imperative.
The Superintendent is responsible for preparing an annual budget in coordination with the General Manager and works aggressively to achieve financial goals throughout the year, through proper forecasting, expense controls and labor management set by GolfVisions corporate and facility budget.
Daily interaction with the Golf Operations staff is ideal to ensure we are maximizing the number of rounds of golf played by scheduling maintenance practices around daily public play, leagues and outings with minimal interference from maintenance staff.
The Superintendent is responsible for hiring, training and developing all staff, including ensuring the staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions. All activities will be coordinated with the General Manager.
2-3 years in Golf Course Maintenance management (as Superintendent or Assistant)
Min 2-year College Agronomy Degree required
Attention to detail.
Commercial/Pesticide Applicators License required
Good communication skills
Positive attitude towards work
Ability to work within a budget
Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements and recordkeeping as required by local, state and federal laws
Diplomatic team player, able to foster relationships with on-site staff, GolfVisions' Management team, Employee Partners and guests
Bilingual (English - Spanish) communication ability preferred or a plus
Salary range $65,000 to $78,000. Pay is negotiable dependent upon experience.
Health Insurance Offered
Vacation/Sick Time per GolfVisions’ policy
Background check required
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $65,000.00 to $78,000.00/year. Pay is negotiable dependent upon experience.