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Assistant Superintendent

Highlands Falls Country Club is a very up-scale, private, 18 hole club located in the western NC mountains. HFCC is originally a Joe Lee design that has just been renovated by celebrated architect Bill Bergin.  Additionally, the club has been featured in many different publications. The par-3 15th hole, perched on a rock ledge underneath a 100-foot waterfall is created by the headwaters of the Cullasaja River. It is this hole that Ron Whitten, Golf Digest Senior Editor of Architecture, described as “the most memorable par three in golf”. 

Highlands Falls mountain setting is the canvas on which players experience 6,300 yards of manicured playing surfaces flowing up and down over 250 vertical feet of elevation change, exploiting the dramatic features of the land. It is a compelling journey of excitement and reward, as well as a thrill of anticipation of what grand panoramic view might be presented around the next bend.

In 2020, Bill Bergin, ASCGA, and his team at Bergin Golf Designs elevated the golf experience at Highlands Falls to an even higher level. While keeping to the original playing corridors, he has fashioned a new experience based on the design strategies of golden age architects.  “Highlands Falls is blessed with beauty and, while the original course took advantage of the diverse landscape, we discovered even more opportunities to integrate golf into its incredible mountain setting,” commented Bergin. “Rock outcroppings, rhododendron and hemlock trees abound, as the routing of the course is finessed across a diverse landscape that includes either a pond or stream on thirteen of the eighteen holes. Our goal was to position Highlands Falls as a premier facility in Western North Carolina. We have accomplished that and more.”

The club is seasonal with the course being opened from May through October. During this period, the course remains in tournament condition. All course projects are done during the off-season.  This is an excellent opportunity for a AIT, 2nd assistant, or assistant who wants to learn at a facility with many resources and wants to become a successful golf course manager.  

During the recent renovation, all of the fairways were sodded with 007 bentgrass, the greens were seeded with 777 bentgrass, and the rough sodded with fescue/K. bluegrass.  The irrigation system is new with in's/out's on greens and fairways.  Cart paths are scheduled to be completely redone this spring.  In addition the renovation, the maintenance department will be starting a new John Deere equipment lease in March.  All spraying will also be done with new GPS sprayers.  

Educational Requirements

Two or four year degree in Turfgrass management, a turf certificate or related field.  Must be able to obtain a North Carolina pesticide license within 90 days.  

Experience Requirements

Support the Supt. with running the day to day operations of the course, crew training and management, record keeping, administrative duties, pesticide and fertility applications, management of club grounds, irrigation maintenance and repair.

Job Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Housing assistance
  • 401k 
  • Uniforms
  • Paid annual vacation & paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays & Christmas bonus
  • Paid dues for membership in GCSAA, CGCSA, and local turf associations
  • Fees for licenses
  • Paid attendance for regional educational seminars
  • Golf privileges
  • Meals
  • Supportive staff and management

Date Job is Available


$45 - $51,000

Job Application Instructions

Please send resumes to – Fred Gehrisch, CGCS Highlands Falls Country Club 85 Falls Drive West Highlands NC, 28741 828-526-9417 fgehrisch@clubhfcc.com Emailed resumes and phone calls are encouraged


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