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Golf Course Superintendent

Full-time

POSITION REPORTS TO:

The Golf Course Superintendent reports to the General Manager for budget and strategy (including day-to-day management of the golf course).

INITIAL PRIORITIES OF POSITION:

Review foundational agronomic programs including soil testing practices, fertility, pest management, and cultural practices.
Develops a 90-day State of the Golf Course report – assess current golf course infrastructure including irrigation system, drainage systems, maintenance facility complex, golf course equipment, and general course conditions to prioritize short-term and long-term improvements.
Develops an effective member communication program to keep the membership well-informed in advance of planned maintenance programs and activities.
Develop strong relationships with the team and club leadership.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in turf management or a related field of study.
Minimum of 3 years of experience at the level of Assistant Golf Superintendent or higher 
Warm-season experience in similar growing environments.
Carries all Florida pesticide and environmental certifications, or transferrable credentials.

SUCCESS TRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL:

Passionate professional, who takes ownership of their role as a strategic leader and thought partner.
Steward of the golf course, and collaborates with the General Manager to develop policies and long-range initiatives to improve overall performance and reputation of the course.
Team builder – leads by example, recruits and develops a high performance team.
Establishes trust, accountability, and credibility within the staff to high-performance standards.
Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, outside-the-box thinking and assures consistent achievement of goals.
Personable, approachable and collaborative – works effectively with various constituents.
Proactive, transparent, thoughtful, and confident communicator.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Strong agronomic skills-stays current with trends in turf technology and equipment.

THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND APTITUDES ARE DESIRABLE

Agronomics/Daily Golf Course Management:

Strong technical and analytical focus to ensure optimal agronomic, water, soil, pest, and environmental management programs on bermudagrass greens.
Consistently seeks out modern conditioning methodology including tools and practices.
Solid irrigation and drainage practices – promotes firmer daily conditions.
Attentive to results-oriented cultural, fertility, and pesticide programming.
Understands regulatory, construction, surface, and stormwater planning.
Creates a safe, productive, and enjoyable environment for employees
Develops realistic maintenance practices and course improvements, and is able to make strategic recommendations to improve the club’s assets, equipment and investments on the golf course.
Strong project management skills.
Records progress with videos, photographs, and communication reports.
Takes ownership of short-term and long-range course improvement plans and necessary equipment plans.

Communication

Strong follow-up reporting with the General Manager and direct reports.
Builds team rapport through high standards of team growth, and empowers them to take ownership within the golf course operations.

Business/Financial Management

Exemplary administrative, inventory, record-keeping, and accounting practices.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Strong forecasting and project planning expertise.

Golf IQ/Industry Relations

High golf IQ – steward of the game, environment, and traditions.
Adapts maintenance practices to enhance design features and golfer playability for all levels.
Strong agronomic skills-stays current with trends in turf technology and equipment.
Plans and executes maintenance practices as much as possible around play, maximizing efficiency and minimizing disruptions.
Respected within the Superintendent community, and brings forth fresh ideas to operations.

Date Job is Available

Salary

$55,000 to $70,000 per year

Overtime: No

Job Application Instructions

Email Resume to the General Manager, Jacob Hill. jacob@shalimarpointe.com


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