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Seasonal Intern

The Country Club of Detroit is a HS Colt/CH Allison original design from 1912 that has played host to (2) US Amateur Championships, and has recently successfully hosted the 2021 US Senior Amateur Championship. The most recent architectural imprint on the property today is with Renaissance Design, who completed a large scale renovation in 2010-2011 with complete reconstruction of all greens & tees, as well as regrassing of fairways & renovating bunkers. A large scale tree management program was initiated at this time as well. Their design has brought back many design parameters with a ground game golf course. There have been recent upgrades as well with green side bunker removals on 4 holes and the incorporation of 2+ acres of bentgrass bailouts for extended playability options. 

The Country Club of Detroit, or CCD as it is known to our membership & staff, sits northeast of Downtown Detroit in the vibrant, exclusive suburb of Grosse Pointe Farms. The Championship Course currently sits within the top 200 classical courses in America, per Golfweek. Seasonal Interns can expect to be a part of a staff of 30+ people during the peak summer months. 

This will be a seasonal position for the 2022 season, with time frames for duration of Internship being variable, and flexible for each candidate.  In this time CCD management will work in conjunction with Interns to place them in leadership positions at courses around the country within our network, or, if available, full time employment here at CCD.  Recent graduates, or candidates graduating this coming spring are actively encourage to apply, as we will also work to hone your skills to prepare you for the next step in your respective career! 

Some of the items Seasonal Interns will be involved with/leading are:

  • IPM strategies - integration into making applications, and decision making for strategies. 
  • Staff management - Interns will be responsible for an entire week of scheduling, delegation, and full management of our entire team in the middle of the season
  • Greens Committee Meeting Involvement - Interns will be expected to be at each Committee Meeting to learn to the political/communication side of our operation, as well as be expected to give a short presentation to the Greens Committee in regards to their experiences here at CCD. 
  • Small project management & team leading
  • Construction project work:
    • Bunker reconstructing
    • Fairway expansions
    • Drainage installation
    • Irrigation expansion work
  • Irrigation repair & auditing
  • PGA Tour Volunteer Experience (Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club) 

Educational Requirements

Currently enrolled in/Recently Graduated from a  Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Degree program in Turfgrass Science or related Agronomy based field. 

Experience Requirements

  • 1-2 Years golf course experience preferred but not required. 
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Cool Season Turfgrass management experience preferred, but not required --- if you are eager to learn, we want to work with you to prepare you for a career in the Green Industry!

Special Requirements

  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • TEAM player --- thinking of WE before ME
  • Ability to have fun with your career - we have a vast network to help place candidates following their time at CCD, as well as the possibility of full time employment following the season. 

Job Benefits

  • Housing Provided 
  • Meals Provided while working
  • Interns can gain their Spray Applicators certification in their time at CCD - allowing them to apply plant protectants throughout the property, and at future sites of employment
  • PGA Tour Event Volunteer Experience (Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club)
  • Networking opportunities, both with other local clubs, but also within our national network
  • Greens Committee Meeting involvement
  • Golfing Privileges
  • Uniforms provided
  • Career Application Materials review & critiquing
  • Prepare individuals for full time placement following time here at CCD

Date Job is Available


$16.00/HR + OT + Housing

Job Application Instructions

Please email Cover Letter & Resume to Ross Miller, Golf Course Superintendent at rmiller@ccdetroit.org

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