By Interlachen Country Club,
- updated November 14
Golf Course and Grounds Intern
Interlachen Country Club (ICC) is accepting resumes for the position of Golf Course and Grounds Intern. The Golf Course and Grounds Intern will play a vital role on our Grounds Team by learning and focusing on golf course maintenance, pesticide application, and understanding the operation of the ICC Grounds Department.
We believe in serving from the heart. Weare looking for teammates who embody our values of Honesty, Enthusiasm, Anticipation, Respect, and Teamwork. Our work environment is purpose driven, fast-paced, and focused on exceeding expectations.
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Established in 1909, ICC is recognized among the preeminent private, family country clubs in the nation. The Club’s Donald Ross golf course, most recently ranked #59 on Golf Digest’s List of Top 100 Courses in America, has played host to several national and international championships.
We are excited to continue our strong internship program at Interlachen Country Club for the 2023 season. Unique for this season, the club will complete a golf course renovation to our more than 100-year-old Donald Ross golf course under the direction of Golf Course Architect Andrew Green. The renovation will include installation of USGA modified depth rootzone greens, non-selective removal of existing fairways and re-seed, complete bunker renovation, tee construction with drainage, as well as extensive improvements to the course drainage systems throughout the playing areas. We are excited to share this experience with our upcoming interns and know that they will play a vital role in the successful renovation of the course.
Our renovation partners include:
• Andrew Green (Golf Course Architect)
• McDonald and Sons (General Construction)
• Landscapes Unlimited (Irrigation)
Internships will include many facets of the renovation, however education opportunities will be tailored to each person’s goals and experience, creating a truly personalized learning opportunity.
The goal of our internship program is to challenge each intern to grow both as a person and as a professional. Upon completion of the internship program, interns will be prepared to advance to the next step in their career. Students who have previously completed the internship program have gone on to hold top tier positions throughout the country, as well as management positions within our own team. The most successful candidates will be motivated, self-starters looking to grow in the golf course and grounds industry.
Renovation Experience: The internship in 2023 will be focused on the renovation project. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in gaining construction experience. The proposed renovation will run from early 2023 to early 2024 with every major feature of the golf course being enhanced. Interns will gain experience by not only working on a large-scale construction project with a world-class architect and Club, but will also learn project management while working with outside contractors. During the construction project, interns will experience a variety of different things that they would otherwise not experience on a daily basis elsewhere indlucing:
Irrigation renovation and installation
Elimination of fine turf surfaces before seeding
Seeding and growing in of greens and fairways
Large-scale drainage projects
New landscape prep and install
Currently pursuing a 2-4 year degree, certificate in turf management, or a related program.
Previous Golf Course Experience Preferred
May require current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator
Must be 18 years or older
Extremely flexible with starting and ending dates in 2023 to accommodate various individual's schedules.
Salary: Interlachen Country Club prides ourselves on offering competitive compensation. The hiring rate for this position starts at $17/hr
Perks and Benefits:
Unique education opportunities including participation in Interlachen's Future Leaders' Program and Intern Exclusive Breakout Session covering a variety of topics outside of agronomics
Golf Course and Grounds Scholarship Opportunity
Golf Championship Volunteer Opportunity
Fees Paid for License (i.e.: MN Pesticide Applicators if applicable)
Marty Chiropractic Team Member Rate
Team Member Pro Shop Discounts
Custom Quality Uniforms
Complimentary meals provided by our renowned culinary team. Complimentary coffee, snacks and beverages available throughout the day
Golf Course, Pool and Racquet Sport Access on Select Mondays
Team Member Appreciation Events
Team Twins Games
Team Member Appreciation Week
Team Bonding Outings
Date Job is Available
$17 to $18 per hour
Job Application Instructions
Learn more and apply: Please click on the following link