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Course Overview:

Pikewood National Golf Club, located southeast of Morgantown, WV, has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as #2 among “The Five Hardest Golf Courses in the U.S.” and by Golf Digest as #18 among “America’s 20 Hardest Golf Courses”, #79 among "The World Top 200 Greatest Courses" in 2018, # 33 among "America's Greatest 100 Golf Courses” in 2021, and "Best New Private Course" in 2009.  In 2011 Link magazine listed Pikewood National #7 on its "Top 10 One-Hit Wonders". 

The course takes full advantage of the picturesque West Virginia Mountains boasting breath-taking vistas on nearly every hole.  Pikewood National is a private 18 hole golf course which is highly exclusive to members who enjoy golf at its purest state.  This is a great opportunity to work with a crew that is highly motivated to become successful in this industry.  The grass varieties at Pikewood National are: Greens (A1/A4 bentgrass), Approaches, Tees, Fairways (L93), Rough (Kentucky bluegrass and fescue mix), and Native areas (fescue).

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Pikewood National Golf Club maintenance team, the  Assistant-in-Training works directly with the Assistant Superintendents and Golf Course Superintendent and assists with the day-to-day maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including but not limited to the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance complex.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is looking to eventually become a Golf Course Superintendent.  This candidate should be a self-starter who takes pride in his/her work ethic and values the importance of being a team player.  This position will expose the candidate to a wide variety of turf practices.  The Pikewood Turf Crew understands the importance of sound agronomic practices. 

Working at Pikewood National Golf Club is a special and unique experience and we want you to make the experience even more special. We are looking for a person who enjoys being apart of a team atmosphere, thrives under pressure and most importantly is passionate about their work. 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business.  
  • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • 0-2 years experience in turfgrass industry
  • Degree in turfgrass science or related field is preferred but not required 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Daily mowing of all playing surfaces with walk-behind units and riding units.
  • Proper water management (hand watering, etc.)
  • Fertilizer and chemical applications (proper calibration and techniques)
  • Proper course set up (daily hole and tee locations and detail work)
  • Cultural practices (topdressing, aerification, etc.)
  • Irrigation maintenance (irrigation head fixes, pipe repairs, locating/troubleshooting wiring issues)
  • Learning how to manage according to the weather.
  • Communicate well with the crew, management and members
  • Carry oneself with professionalism in both appearance and demeanor
  • Understand the importance of networking, career preparation, and record keeping

Working Conditions:

  • .The employee is often required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.
  • They will occasionally be required to balance, stoop, twist upper body, kneel, and climb.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30lbs occasionally.
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, pollen, dust, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards.
  • Noise level is typically moderate to loud
  • Work extended hours during golf and holiday season
  • Work weekends and holidays..


We hope you want to come and join the excellence that we have to offer at Pikewood National Golf Club!

Pikewood National Internship Video- https://vimeo.com/749649876/88ace41a1c

Pikewood National is Truly The Greatest Walk in Golf- https://vimeo.com/847127942/ed55721e1a?share=copy

Experience Requirements

Experience preferred but willing to work with anyone that is willing to embrace our culture and take the next step in the turfgrass industry

Job Benefits

  • Uniforms
  • Housing
  • Medical Health, Dental
  • 401k
  • Golfing Privilege's
  • Continuing education .

Date Job is Available


$18 to $20 per hour

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Joel Foreman (jforeman@pikewoodnational.com)

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