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Golf Course Superintendent


Job Title: Golf Course Superintendent

Reports to: General Manager

FLSA Category: Salary/Exempt Position

Compensation: $100,000 - $130,000 Base salary, plus Annual Incentive

Relocation: Relocation Assistance Available

Location: Avila Golf & Country Club

943 Guisando De Avila

Tampa, Florida 33613

About The Club:

Avila Golf & Country Club was established in 1980 and is a family-friendly, classic, and traditional Club. It is a single-owner Club offering a variety of amenities, including the signature 18-hole golf course, which was redesigned in 1988 when developer Bob Sierra chose Jack Nicklaus as his partner. The signature course is currently undergoing renovation with new greens, bunkers, tees, and an irrigation system.  The course consists of Celebration turf fairways and Champion turf greens. Avila remains one of the region’s preeminent private golf and country clubs.

For more information on the Club, please visit their website: https://www.avilagolf.com/.

Position Summary:

In partnership with the General Manager, the Golf Course Superintendent is entrusted with providing Club members and guests with an exceptionally maintained and playable golf course and well-maintained common areas around the Club facilities. To meet this objective, the Superintendent will effectively lead, manage, oversee, develop, train, and coach the team in course and grounds maintenance and improvement/renovation projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for building a team by effectively hiring, leading, managing, overseeing, training, developing, coaching, and assisting the team.
  • Responsible for the Club’s 18-hole golf course, practice areas, Club grounds, and landscaping ensuring exemplary playing conditions and areas are aesthetically appealing at all times.
  • Lead and oversee course and grounds construction and renovation projects, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the Club’s sod and nursery program.
  • Develop and implement the appropriate fertilization and pesticide applications and ensure applications are appropriately applied.
  • Inspect the course regularly to evaluate, recommend/implement routine and large-scale improvements.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget for the maintenance and capital improvement of the golf course, grounds, and landscaping, following established maintenance standards and long-range plans.
  • Approve all golf course, grounds, and landscaping expenditures and exercise cost control measures to keep operating and capital expenses aligned with the approved budgets.
  • Plan, directed, and assisted with all maintenance and project work, applying agronomic, business, leadership, and administrative expertise to achieve outstanding results and long-range goals.
  • Responsible for all golf course and grounds maintenance equipment purchases/leases and maintenance by researching, sourcing, recommending purchases/leases, and leading and overseeing the equipment maintenance and repair operations.
  • Ensuring drainage, irrigation, and watering systems are properly designed, operating, and maintained.
  • Assessing and selecting proper pesticides, fertilizers, and nutrients to improve and maintain the golf course and Club grounds while protecting turf, flora, and fauna.
  • Ensuring chemicals, petroleum, and other controlled products are used, stored, and disposed of following local, state, and federal regulations; maintaining required records and striving to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
  • Overseeing accurate and complete record-keeping for maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, inventory, weather, employee timekeeping, and payroll.
  • Implementing and enforcing a comprehensive safety program and, where applicable, the safety program complies with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Communicate regularly with the General Manager and department leadership to discuss activities, goals, plans, and member feedback. The superintendent will strengthen relationships and showcase the course and grounds by playing golf with these individuals.

Skills, Abilities, and Education:

  • Knowledge and experience in turfgrass management practices and construction and renovations.
  • Knowledge and experience in maintaining putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers.
  • Knowledge in landscaping, planting, cultivating, and pruning of ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees.
  • Knowledge and experience in the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners, pest control methods, and materials.
  • Knowledge and experience in irrigation and drainage systems, including wells, pumps, and automatic controls.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting golf course operations.
  • Knowledge of financial management, including developing, creating, and managing budgets and assessing and evaluating cost benefits.
  • Ability to train, motivate, develop, coach, and effectively direct the work of others in a safe, productive, and efficient manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the game of golf.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s, Associate or Certification in Turfgrass Management, Plant Sciences, or related field, significant training and experience.
  • A certification/license in pesticide usage or the ability to become certified/licensed within 6 months of employment.

Club Benefits:

  • Participation in the Club’s group medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance after the first month of employment.
  • Club paid life insurance.
  • Vehicle allowance.
  • Club provided cell phone.
  • Club provided meals.
  • Time off benefits include vacation, holidays, and sick leave.


Date Job is Available


$100,000 to $130,000 per year

Overtime: No

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