DuPont Country Club is one of the most revered private clubs in the Philadelphia section.This bustling property, with a large membership, consists of two eighteen hole championship courses, a nine hole executive course, a newly constructed, state of the art golf practice facility, an updated fitness center with aquatics, and one of the area's finest tennis facilities.
We are currently looking for a Golf Course Assistant Superintendent where we promise you will grow as a turfgrass manager.You will be joining a team with five managers on site who have nearly ninety seasons of combined greenkeeping experience. Along with learning and collaborating with highly experienced greenkeepers, each course has its own unique style.The DuPont course, which was renovated by Lester George in the mid 2000’s, is a modern layout where the fairways and tees are L-93 bentgrass and the USGA constructed greens are a mix of the A1/A4 bentgrass varieties.Nemours, which is the other 18 hole championship course is a golden age, parkland style track with Ryegrass as the primary turfgrass surface on tees and fairways and the modified soil push up greens are a mix of poa annua and old school bents.The 9 hole Montchanin course is an executive style layout with modified soil push up greens mixed with poa annua and older varieties of bent.Dominant bentgrass is the surface being managed on the fairways, and the tees, which are unirrigated, are Riviera Bermudagrass.And last but not least is the newly constructed state of the art practice facility with 1.5 acres of 007 bentgrass driving range tees and a 4 acre short game practice area.The perk of being the Golf Course Assistant Superintendent at DuPont Country Club is the diversity of styles amongst all the courses on property.In other words, you will gain an understanding of how to manage the many different turfgrass varieties and growing mediums on the Dupont Country Club property, as compared to other clubs & golfing facilities throughout the region.
We are also looking forward to renovating the Nemours course, enhancing the golfing experience on the Montchanin course, and the club, which used to host the LPGA McDonald's Championship, is entertaining possible events in the near future.This is an exciting time to become a part of our team and the candidate we are hoping to acquire will possess
Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science) is preferred, but we will consider candidates without a formal education if they display a desire for the profession combined with golf course maintenance experience.
●a passion for the profession of greenkeeping and an understanding of the game of golf
●a willingness to learn and contribute to our team in a positive way
●previous assistant experience, but we are more than willing to bring on a student intern, irrigation tech, spray tech, crew foreman, who is looking to make the next logical step in their career progression. (we will also consider people who currently work in lawn and landscaping who might be considering a switch to golf course turfgrass management)
●the ability to communicate clearly and get along with a large and diverse crew
●a valid driver's license along with the ability and motivation to acquire a Delaware Pesticide Applicator license within 90 days of employment.
We also offer a health benefits package that includes dental & vision, 401K, an excellent & generous paid time off program, flexible weekend scheduling, the importance of work/life balance. The Assistants day will end at 3:00 p.m., and will average 45 hours per week during the season. Salary is competitive based on experience.