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Golf Course Superintendent


Are you looking to advance in your career? Are you looking for your first Superintendent role at a Private Club? Would you like to be an integral part of the leadership team at Petaluma Golf & Country Club with duties that help support the success of the property and the experience of our guests? Would you thrive in a role where you could use the latest innovations in technology and science in the field of golf course planning and maintenance to help produce high end results? Are you dedicated to the environment and driven to find creative solutions to preserve and protect it? If you are great at developing relationships and managing people to reach their fullest potential and the solid technical acumen and ability to help drive “green initiatives” for our property, we have the opportunity for you!
Celebrating it’s 100th year of operation this year, Petaluma Golf & Country club is a beloved private facility located in the beautiful rolling hills of Petaluma, CA. Founded in 1922 thanks to the dedicated work of the founders and the generosity of the McNear family, who gifted 80 acres for the golf course and clubhouse on May’s Hill. The historic clubhouse, designed by Brainerd Jones, a noted local architect was completed in 1924. 33 acres were added in 1943, leading to the addition of three new holes in 1944. Over the years, numerous improvements have been made to the club including the addition of a swimming pool and a second parking lot to accommodate the robust membership. While these additions have enhanced the club for the members, the club has not lost any of the original charm and is viewed as a local treasure among the residents of Petaluma and the golf community of Sonoma County.
COURSE INFO: A classic Roger Baird golf course design. Designed with multiple locations for tee boxes on each hole, it creates a challenging and fun layout for 9 or 18 holes. Greens are a Bent/Poa Annua mix and tees/fairways/roughs are rye.
Maintain the appearance and safety of the course by diagnosing and treating agronomic issues; supervising irrigation scheduling and repairs; maintaining a wide variety of turf grasses in extreme climatic conditions; managing course preparations for tournament and daily play; integrating environmental programs specializing in IPM (Integrated Pest Management); overseeing maintenance of the golf cart fleet; coordinating, scheduling, and supervising capital improvement projects. Manage maintenance operations involved in providing maintenance of greens, fairways, tees, sand traps, bodies of water, roughs, maintenance shop, golf carts, clubhouse, entryways. Responsibility for the selection, training, assignment and assessment and development of maintenance staff, providing corrective action as needed; team building, holding safety meetings to ensure the highest level of safety for all maintenance staff. Ensure daily course set up meets company and USGA playing standards. Continually follow up to ensure tasks are being completed timely and to the appropriate standards and that equipment is set up and operating properly.
The superintendent embodies the company core value of Environmental Stewardship through conservation, regeneration, restoration, and sustainable practices.
Who we’re looking for:
CourseCo, Inc is seeking qualified superintendents who are Class A GCSAA members for the Petaluma Golf & Country Club located in Petaluma, CA. The course is a year-round 9-hole, with +/-35,000 annual rounds.
This position is ideal for a Superintendent looking to grow in their career within a major golf course management company. We offer internal and external training and development opportunities. Will consider new or first time Superintendents.
QUALIFICATIONS: A 2-4 year degree in Turf or related field or a Turfgrass/Landscape maintenance certificate preferred.
Experience: 2 years with supervisory experience a plus. Experience in golf course product application and water management. Experience with Rainbird irrigation system preferred. Microsoft office and excel skills also preferred. Must be a self-starter with good troubleshooting skills and have the ability to self-evaluate.
Special: Ability to obtain a California QAL pesticide license within 6 months of employment.
Schedule: Early mornings to mid-afternoons Monday-Friday. Early mornings on weekends. Every other weekend off. Golf course is open year-round.
Job Skills: Following is a non-inclusive list of desired skill set for this position.
  • Ability to coordinate and perform product application
  • Water Management
  • An understanding of agronomics related to plant health and soil management
  • An understanding and commitment to Environmental Management
  • Mathematic, budgetary and computers skills
  • Ability to perform golf course maintenance operational tasks
  • An understanding of golf course equipment operation and repair
  • Ability to manage diverse employee population
Annual Salary: $90,000 - $105,000
Benefits include: Shared health plan, GCSAA dues, vacation, sick leave, a daily on-site meal, cell phone expenses and approved education.
SEND RESUMES TO: Lance Iwanaka, Senior Operations Manager
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Petaluma Golf & Country Club, CourseCo, Inc

Date Job is Available


$90,000 to $105,000 per year

Overtime: No

Job Application Instructions

To Apply: Please email resumes to Lance Iwanaka - liwanaka@courseco.com

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