By The Club at Quail Ridge,
Boynton Beach, Florida,
A fantastic opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at The Club at Quail Ridge, located close to Palm Beach and 30 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The individual will assist with the daily golf course maintenance duties in preparation for a large-scale, multi-million-dollar Dana Fry and Jason Straka “re-imagination” of the North golf course and community perimeters.
The role is ideal for someone who has made steady career progress and strives to learn and grow so they can become a Golf Course Superintendent in the future. Our future is bright, and we are building a culture to support our employees for career advancement and professional development.
To be successful, the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent must be a team player, have high attention to detail, strong communication skills, and drive to grow within golf course maintenance and turf industry.
Along with overseeing the club's IPM Department, the hired individual will also perform various agronomic duties and directly manage crews and projects. This will include participating in the daily supervision of mowing and bunker maintenance, and creating staff schedules.
To maintain the company's IPM Department, the individual have to maintain proper inventories and records, as well as scheduling and supervising all fertilizer and pesticide applications. There must be a constant emphasis on safety. This includes scheduling all pesticide and fertilizer applications for the entire 36-hole complex, and monitor the safe operation of IPM sprayers and spreaders with proper maintenance.
$3.5M budget for two courses
32 staff members - a mix of full-time, part-time and contracted labor
Embarking on a multi-million dollar “re-imagination” of the North golf course with architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka including new irrigation system, greens, tees, fairways, bunkers, cart paths and other
$400,000 annual capital replacement
$100,000 annual tree service contract
Rainbird Irrigation system
Primarily Toro equipment with John Deere walk mowers
SUCCESS TRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL:
Energetic professional who is hungry to move up within the industry in a senior management role.
Creative, able to think outside the box to solve problems.
Enjoys working in a collaborative, team environment; willing to do whatever needed to achieve goals and exceed expectations.
Knowledge of the use of turf and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, aerification equipment.
Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures in golf course maintenance and turf maintenance.
Self-starter, eager to learn, detail-oriented individual and possess time management skills.
Supervises 5-6 Spray Technicians.
Supervises 15-20 weekend GCM work staff.
ABOUT THE CLUB:
With over 600 acres of lush and beautifully landscaped grounds in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida, the Quail Ridge experience offers something for everyone. Enjoy an unsurpassed way of life within our aviate, gated community offering 946 residences, 2 championship golf courses, 16 Har Tru Tennis Courts, Spa & Fitness center, community pools, and an endless calendar of engaging social and cultural activities, world-class dining and sporting events.
The Club at Quail Ridge has received all the major awards the club industry can bestow. Our organization is one of a select few who can claim Platinum Club of America, Distinguished Clubs, and Golden Fork - Golf, Inc. and more.
The secret to our success if found in the genuine friendliness and camaraderie of our members and the impeccable service delivered by our exceptional staff, eager to exceed expectations and uphold our mission that everything matters.
Quail Ridge is close to the fine restaurants, shops and cultural activities of one of America's most famous vacation areas. Atlantic beaches, marinas and the Intracoastal Waterway are nearby, and all routine shopping can is just outside our gates. Most importantly, Palm Beach International Airport is only 20 minutes away and Fort Lauderdale Airport is only 30 minutes away making it easy to pick up friends and family and to commute between Quail Ridge and northern homes.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Two- or Four-year Turf Management Degree and/or certificate required.
Must have 2-4 years’ experience on a golf course at some level including internships.
Must have or be able to attain Florida pesticide applicators license.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
$55,000 - $65,000
$2,000 performance bonus
Reasonable Relocation costs
1 week vacation after one year, two weeks after two and three weeks after five years