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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Location: Prestwick Country Club
601 Prestwick Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423

Club Description:  Prestwick Country Club is a private club located about 25 miles Southwest of Chicago. The Country Club was established in 1964, with tree lined fairways, bentgrass tees and poa/bent fairways and greens with a creek that meanders through the property. The club contracted out the food and beverage portion of the facility, which equals no financial losses in the restaurant or membership assessments. The membership is almost full and the club focuses on golf and family events. 

Education Requirements:  Two degree in Turfgrass Management, Horticulture or other industry related field required.

Applicant Requirements:  

  • Must possess or obtain State of Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide License.
  • Understand that we are in the service industry and attention to detail is a necessity.
  • Be able to manage the department one day each weekend during the golfing season. 

Experience:  Prior golf course maintenance experience is required.

Responsibilities:  Assist with daily course work, crew management, safety training, planning and projects, spray applications, tree pruning, fertilizer applications, drainage installation and repairs, irrigation repairs, some snow removal and working inside with the mechanic during the winter months.

Special Notation:  New irrigation pumping station project is scheduled to start November 2019. Prestwick will be hosting the WWGA 2020 Women’s Amateur and 2022 Women’s Amateur Junior Tournament.

Salary Range:  $60-$65,000 year, DOE

Benefits: 
Paid time off
Continuing education 
Blue Cross Blue Shield partial paid medical 
Vanguard 401K with matching
Holiday Bonus
Clothing reimbursement and or allowance
Golfing privileges
GCSAA dues paid
Year-end bonus when target requirements have been achieved
35-hours per week Dec 1- April 1
45-hours per week April 1-Nov 1
One day off each week during the season

Position Available:  Immediately
Application Instructions: 
Please email cover letter and resume 
Tim White
Golf Course Superintendent
Supt.prestwickcc@comcast.net
Date Posted: 5/23/19

ASSISTANT IN TRAINING-GLENCOE GOLF CLUB
The Glencoe Golf Club is a highly regarded public golf course that strives to offer private club conditions. The AIT will work closely with the Superintendent on a daily basis as well as with the crew. The AIT will help in training and leading of crew members during day to day maintenance as well as course projects. Will gain experience in tee and bunker restoration, landscape planting, and decorative stonework. This is a FULL-TIME YEAR-ROUND POSITION WITH BENEFITS.

Educational Requirements
2-year turf grass management degree (related field) or currently enrolled in turf grass education program.
Must have ability to obtain Illinois Pesticide Operator license within one year of hire.

Experience Requirements
Applicant must have at least two years of golf course maintenance duty experience, possess a valid driver's license, and have some experience in landscape/construction. Ability to communicate in both English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

Special Requirements
This position will prepare an individual for professional success at the first assistant level. The AIT will work closely with the Superintendent in all aspects of golf course management including but not limited to water management, pesticide/fertilizer calibration and application, irrigation maintenance and repair, equipment operation, and managing crews on daily assignments. Candidates must possess the fundamentals of golf course maintenance and have the desire to learn the necessary skills to become a golf course superintendent. We are searching for an individual that is extremely driven, eager to learn, and willing to put in the time in order to gain the experience necessary to succeed. We will train the Assistant in Training in all facets of golf course management and provide them with the necessary tools to be successful.

Job Benefits
Full time year-round hourly position includes Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance; dental and eye insurance. IMRF pension. Overtime, uniforms provided, golf practice/playing privileges.

It is the policy and practice of the Village to hire, promote, and compensate employees, and to administer all employment practices in accordance with applicable law, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, disability, or any other protected category. Furthermore, if you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job or complete an application, please notify the Assistant Village Manager. 

Salary:  $18.00-$20.00 Full-time year-round position with benefits.

Job Application Instructions: Submit resume and cover letter to Dave Arden, Head Superintendent
Employment@glencoegolfclub.com
Date Posted: 5/22/19

Equipment Technician / Shop Manager - Wilmette Golf Club, Wilmette, IL - Full Announcement
posted 5-17-19.

JOB TITLE: Equipment Technician      
WAGE RANGE:Hourly
DEPARTMENT:Grounds           REPORTS TO:   Director of Grounds
DIVISION:        Golf     
SUPERVISES:   N/A

SUMMARY: The Equipment Technician is expected to assist with the inspection, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of all pieces of turf management equipment to the highest degree of dependability and performance, with the emphasis on precise quality of cut
The Equipment Technician shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Oak Brook Hills Resort Culture as well as promoting Oak Brook Hills Resort.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Inspects, diagnoses, repairs and maintains all pieces of turf management equipment to the highest degree of dependability and performance with the emphasis on precise quality of cut.
  • Assists with the appropriate scheduling of preventative maintenance, prioritized repairs, reel set up, help with golf course maintenance and snow removal when needed
  • Troubleshoots all equipment
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance program on all equipment
  • Submit requests for purchase of repair parts and replacement supplies
  • Maintains a clean, well-organized shop with safety the highest of priorities.Follow a clean-as-you go policy; ensure that work sites are broom clean at the end of each job and at the end of the day.
  • Assists with golf course special projects
  • Operate equipment in the field to check performance
  • Supervise daily operator equipment check prior to operator use
  • Assist in maintaining golf cart fleet and beverage carts as needed
  • Complies with all resort’s policies, procedures and safety regulations
  • Maintains a strong knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Learns to operate all pieces of equipment
  • Assist with daily mowing as needed
  • Provides general resort information for guests
  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments when necessary
  • Always maintains a professional demeanor and attitude.

Associate is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

  • High school education or equivalent required
  • Minimum of two years of appropriate schooling, training or experience preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a similar position preferred

JOB REQUIRMENTS:

  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet company driving standards.
  • Must have a strong technical gasoline and diesel engine background.
  • Excellent equipment operation skills.
  • Must have excellent mechanical understanding and ability.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbal and written.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be able to effective teach and train staff.
  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor.
  • Must have excellent listening skills.

PERKS

  • Lunch provided while on duty
  • Golf as tee times permits
  • Hilton Hotel discounts world wide
  • Uniforms provided

BENEFITS

  • Medical/Vision/Health Insurance/Vacation/Personal/Paid Holidays/ 401K after 1 year

WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While primarily an indoor job, must also be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, cold, sun & heat);
  • Must be able to stand & walk throughout the day, occasionally on uneven surfaces;
  • Must be able to frequently lift, push, pull & carry up to 25lbs, occasionally up to 50lbs and very occasionally up to 75lbs with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel & twist on a frequent basis, sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, squeezing, fine manipulation and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently; overhead reaching occasionally.
  • Must routinely work with solvents.
  • Must occasionally work with solvents and in an area with exposure to noise and dust.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow other instructions and perform other work-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Contact: Matt Senatra, Director of Grounds
Phone: 847-309-5671
Email: msenatra@oakbrookhillsresort.com
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook Il 60523
Date Posted: 5/15/19

Odyssey Golf Course in Tinley Park  IL. is currently looking for a Spray Tech/Irrigation.
This position will pay $17.00 Hr. plus overtime.

Description
Motivated individual to apply chemical and fertility applications all year round. Knowledgeable in irrigation a plus.  Help out when needed in the daily operations and maintenance of the golf course.
                                                                         

Requirements

  • Must have Illinois  pesticide license 
  • Be willing to work overtime if needed. 

Please contact William Humphres Golf Course Superintendent 1-815-355-5588.
Date Posted: 5/14/19

Job Title: Full-Time Turf Manager 

Closing Date: Until filled 
General Hours: This is a non-exempt position. Four 10 hour days (Tuesday-Friday), 40-hour work week, with additional hours as necessary, including emergency on-call hours. 
Location: Parks Maintenance Facility – 2352 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 
Website: www.heparks.org 

Qualifications/Duties:   HEPD is seeking a knowledgeable, qualified individual to serve as the Turf Manager. Individual must poses knowledge in turf maintenance, irrigation and general horticulture. Must be capable of operating industry specific equipment, chemical applications, performing basic administrative procedures and directing seasonal staff. This is a hands-on working leadership position. Position reports to the Director of Parks, Planning & Maintenance as well as Supervisor of Park Grounds. Salary range is $42,000-50,000, depending on experience and qualifications. 
Minimum 3 years of experience in a related field or associates’ degree in related field is required. Bachelors’ degree preferred. 

Please submit Hoffman Estates Park District employment application online via the career opportunities page on the District’s website: www.heparks.org. If unable to apply online, please submit application to Dustin Hugen, Director of Parks, Planning & Maintenance. 

Address: 2352 Hassell Road 
City, State: Hoffman Estates, IL 
Zip Code: 60169 
Email: Dhugen@heparks.org 
EOE
Date Posted: 4/17/19

National Accounts Manager - Turf
Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

This position is located in Aurora, IL and will report to the Vice President – Sales & Marketing. This position will be responsible for developing and growing Spectrum’s business in the domestic Turf market through, 1) exceeding sales targets for existing Turf distributors, 2) identifying and develop new distributors, 3) developing the business with RainBird golf irrigation distributors, and 4) growing business with Golf Course Management companies.  
View complete job description.
Date Posted: 4/10/19

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent 

The Glenview Park Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in the north shore of Chicago in the Glenview community. The club was originally named Chesterfield Golf Course and was designed by Joseph A. Roseman in 1920. In 1955, the Glenview Park District purchased the course and began operating it as the Glenview Park Golf Club. In 2015, the club completed a major course renovation lead by Rick Jacobson along with major renovations to the clubhouse. The entire property is 110 acres, the course sees roughly 38,000 rounds annually. Greens are Pure Distinction bent grass and Tees & Fairways are PureFormance bent grass blend. Although we are a public facility, the course conditions are maintained to private club standards.

Job Summary:   Glenview Park Golf Club is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. This candidate will have a strong knowledge of golf course maintenance tasks, be dependable, professional, team oriented and have great attention to detail and follow through. The individual will have involvement with staff, irrigation & drainage systems, and small projects. Under the Superintendent’s supervision, the assistant superintendent will direct day to day work schedules and supervises employees. Individual will have extensive involvement with the planning, scheduling, and implementation of the plant health program and safety program.

Qualifications:   2 or 4 year turf grass management degree preferred. Previous experience as an Intern, Assistant-in- Training, First or Second Assistant is preferred. This candidate must have a great attitude and be able to train and supervise in a team-oriented environment. Individual must be proficient in equipment calibrations, pesticide and fertilizing applications, and record keeping of pesticide applications. Demonstrate strong written, verbal, and communication skills. Possess valid driver’s license. Able to attain an IL pesticide applicator license.

Salary Range / Benefits:   Starting salary range of $47,000 to $55,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. A generous benefit package is offered through Glenview Park District (Insurance, IMRF, PTO), along with access to all Park District facilities and activities. We also offer: uniform allowance, cell phone allowance, local & national association dues, local / GIS continuing education, golfing privileges, volunteer at local & national tournaments.

Date Available: May 1, 2019, Spring graduates encouraged to apply
Interested candidates apply via email at: Todd.Vermillion@glenviewparks.org
Date Posted: 3/27/19

Assistant Superintendent

Cress Creek Country Club was established in 1963 as Illinois’ first residential golf course and designed by David Gill. The club consists of 18 holes, practice facilities, four clay tennis courts, and two pools. It was purchased by membership in 1988, and is currently the premier private family club in the Western suburbs of Chicago. With around 550 members, Cress Creek CC is a thriving club that most recently underwent a renovation in 2008 lead by golf course architect Ron Prichard. A new irrigation system was installed in 2008 as well, and the course is currently working with golf course architect Drew Rogers on a long-range master plan that will be implemented this year. The plan calls for a bunker renovation and reduction, fairway expansion, teeing ground additions, tree removal, and fescue area additions among other improvements. Current Assistant Superintendent has accepted a Head Superintendent position at a private country club.

Qualifications:  The qualified candidate will possess a turfgrass certificate, A.S., B.S., or M.S. in turfgrass management or a related field. 3-5 years of experience and supervisory skills preferred. Bilingual communication skills are a plus. Candidate must understand the game of golf and be an excellent communicator. We need an individual who is an effective problem solver under pressure, requiring little supervision. Ability to plan, organize and execute goals set forth by the club as well as your own personal goals to advance in the industry. Detail oriented individual willing to do what is necessary to get the job done at a high level. Willing to work with and train a motivated candidate with high aspirations that may not meet experience requirements.

Job Duties:  Work in conjunction with the superintendent in all aspects of our agronomic and management approach

  • Daily scheduling, supervision, training of staff
  • Assist superintendent in weekly priority scheduling
  • Coordinate course setup with key staff while using EZLocator software
  • Manage projects including upcoming course alterations according to Drew Rogers’ master plan
  • Uphold grounds facilities to the highest standards of cleanliness and organization
  • Assist in budgeting, committee meetings, purchasing, hiring, and long-range planning
  • Water management, irrigation operation and repair, plant protectant applications, horticultural duties
  • Assessment of all playing surface conditions

Compensation:  $50,000-60,000 Dependent on Experience, 13 days PTO plus Winter holidays (6 more days), health, dental and vision insurance, professional dues and continuing education including GIS, uniform allowance, Christmas bonus, club performance bonus, meals, golfing privileges, assistance w/ moving expenses, understanding work/life balance

Contact:
Chase Bonnell, Golf Course Superintendent
Cress Creek Country Club
1215 Royal Saint George Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
grounds@cresscreekcc.com
574.595.0327
Date Posted: 3/21/19

Assistant Superintendent – River Forest Country Club

Course Description:  River Forest Country Club is a private 18-hole club located approximately 16 miles west of downtown Chicago in Elmhurst, IL.  The club was established in 1926, and is a classic parkland style golf course.  The club’s additional amenities include a clubhouse, pool and pool house, and asphalt tennis courts.  The club covers 145 acres and boasts narrow tree lined bentgrass / poa annua fairways and small, fast, round, bentgrass / poa annua greens.  In August 2016 a golf course renovation took place.  The renovation included numerous drainage projects, all new Better Billy Bunkers, with Pro Angle sand.  Also included were fairway expansions, new run out areas, new cart paths, tee leveling, and added a short range expansion with a new green and fairway to be completed in the spring of 2017.

Educational Requirements: A two year or four year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.  At least one successful season as a student intern.

Experience Requirements: At least two years experience working on a golf course; will strongly consider spring 2019 graduates. Please list any specialized training or experiences.

Special Requirements:  We are seeking an energetic candidate with the “Do what it takes” attitude to assist the superintendent and existing assistant in all duties associated with maintaining the grounds of a private club.  The candidate will possess a positive attitude and have the ability to work well independently or with other members of the team.  The assistant will work closely with the superintendent and existing assistant to ensure that the best playing conditions are being met on a daily basis.  The assistant will gain knowledge in all aspects of golf course management including, but not limited to chemical and fertilizer applications, course set-up, irrigation repair, drainage repair and installation, proper hand watering techniques, landscape maintenance and design, and crew supervision.

Salary:  $55,000

Benefits:  Meals, uniform allowance from pro shop, medical, dental, vision, 401K after 1 year, dues paid for local and national associations, opportunity to attend national conference, opportunity to attend local meetings and seminars, and golf privileges. 

Contact Information: Please email resumes to Derek Weber at Derekweber@live.com
Date Posted: 3/21/19

JOB TITLE: GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Saddlebrook Golf Club   5516 Arabian Run, Indianapolis IN.46228

Related Titles: Superintendent
Reports to: Regional VP

Position Summary:  Maintains golf course and related golf equipment.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Delivers and promotes prompt, courteous and friendly service to all members, guests and employees.          
  • Motivates and directs staff on a daily basis.                                                  
  • Oversees the maintenance and detailing of maintenance equipment after each use.                          
  • Maintains all grounds.                               
  • Schedules, trains, supervise, and evaluate personnel assigned to department.      
  • Supervises all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs and trees.                                 
  • Records all work activities of personnel in the department.         
  • Records all maintenance on course.       
  • Prepares annual budget for department.                           
  • Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.                 
  • Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems.                      
  • Maintains course in proper playing condition.    
  • Provides necessary input of all required personnel records.        
  • Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws.     
  • Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
  • Oversees the equipment maintenance throughout the entire facility including the Clubhouse and Golf Shop.

Full Time 
Available  immediately
Salary: $50-55,000 per year
Cell Phone
Dues, plus local industry meeting allowance
Meals when available
Medical 
401k available after 1 year of employment

Gordon Moebius
Sr. VP. Human Resources
1001 Cartersburg Rd.
Danville, In 46122
317-745-9004 
www.greengolfpartners.com
Date Posted: 3/15/19

Equipment /Shop Manager
Egypt Valley Country Club
Ada, MI
View complete job description here.
Date Posted: 3/13/19

Assistant Superintendent
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling IL 60090

Club History: Chevy Chase Country Club was originally designed and built in 1927 by renowned architect Thomas Bendelow, was renovated in 2002 by Bob Lohmann. Located 25 miles from Chicago in the Near North Suburbs. The par 72 course is reflective of the architecture from the origin of the game of golf. Deep pot bunkers lined with native fescue grasses, generous rolling greens, and undulating bent-grass fairways are some of the great features guests enjoy. Four sets of tees challenge players of all skill levels. Chevy Chase Country Club is owned and operated by the Wheeling Park District. Course plays to 6610 yards. Bent/Poa Greens, Tees, and Fairways. Annual Rounds of 35,000.

Typical Job Functions: This position assists in all facets of golf course maintenance while working closely with the Golf Course Superintendent and other golf maintenance employees on a daily basis. The overall goal of this position is to give the employee hands on experience in order to prepare them to become a golf course superintendent in the future. The candidate must display leadership and be able to learn technical skills from hands on experience on the course. Duties will include daily planning and assigning work to employees, chemical and fertilizer applications (license included), irrigation repairs, training and discipline of employees as well as scouting and record keeping. Candidates must be available and willing to work 50+ hours per week during the growing season. Experience with Rainbird irrigation troubleshooting and repair is a plus. Spanish Speaking is also a plus.

Special Requirements: Participate in the maintenance of the golf course greens, tees, fairways, rough, bunkers and cart paths.  Supervise all full time and part time employees. Assist in training of all new employees. Communicate, prepare and execute a daily schedule approved by the superintendent. Ensure a safe and clean work environment for all employees by enforcing all policies and procedures. Participate in the set-up of and monitoring of irrigation system, pump stations and all necessary inventories. Scout the golf course on a regular basis for insect, weed and disease problems.  Provide input on projects, staff development, employee evaluations, discipline and termination issues, wage increases and the hiring of new employees.  Attend seminars and workshops for continued professional growth and development. Make applications of pesticides, fertilizers and seed. Documenting all applications. Safe handling and storage of all pesticides and fertilizers.

Minimum Requirements:   Certificate, 2-4 year turf grass related degree. Candidates who are graduating in spring of 2019 will be considered. Prior experience as an Intern, Assistant-in-Training, First or Second Assistant is preferred. Self- motivated and hard worker with a positive attitude and proven leadership skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to schedule, train, and supervise staff on all turf related equipment. Knowledge of calibration and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Able to obtain an IL pesticide applicator/operator’s license.

Compensation and Benefits: $44,000 - $48,000 annual salary. In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or Aetna PPO, Dental Insurance through Delta Dental of Illinois, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.

Interested candidates apply via email at:  https://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=218
Date Posted: 3/11/19

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent 

Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club
Stephen Hope
Golf Course Superintendent 
14553 S 108th Ave
Orland Park, IL 

Course Description:  Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole private country club. The Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course uses our unique topography to perfection. We are currently 2/3 complete doing a complete bunker renovation. Our renovation consists of reducing the number and size of bunkers without affecting the integrity of our course. We are using Pro Angle Bunker Sand, bunker liner, and re-sodding surrounds. Crystal Tree is a full-service club offering Tennis, swimming pool, and workout facility. 

Job Description:  The Assistant Superintendent is responsible in all day to day operations. Our assistant will also assist in monthly Grounds and Greens Committee meetings and monthly News Letters. The candidate will help plan daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, and long-term goals for the club. We need a person that is comfortable working with an established GREAT CREW! The majority of our crew has worked here for over 10 years and some nearly 30 years. Position responsibilities include irrigation repairs, project management, crew management, training staff, chemical/fertilizer applications, and various purchasing responsibilities. Along with being versatile, able to complete any task that may arise at the club.  

Compensation:  $57,000-$62,000 annually, Paid Time Off, Health, Vision, Dental, 401K Program with Matching Contributions After 1 Year of Employment, Professional Dues, Uniform Allowance, Christmas Bonus, and Golfing Privileges 

Date Available:  April 1, 2019
Interested candidates apply via email to stephen.hope@live.com
Date Posted: 3/4/19

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Company Description:          
Bryn Mawr Country Club
6600 N. Crawford Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Course Description: 18-hole private country club with a full membership.  We are celebrating our Centennial in 2019!  Bryn Mawr is an evolving William Langford design with an appropriate budget to meet the high membership expectations.  We have an excellent and veteran core staff.  With direction from architect Jim Nagle/Forse Design; large-scale bunker renovation, new short game area and forward tee project completed in 2013.  Irrigation well and flood-detention projects completed in 2015.  New USGA practice green/1st tee complex and three new bunkers added last fall.

Near-term projects include the implementation of a master drainage plan, green expansions and fairway expansions.  
Additional club amenities include: practice tee and short game area,   Har-tru tennis courts, swimming pool and large outdoor dining venue.

Job Description:  Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.
Our two Assistants work in conjunction with one another and the Superintendent to develop, plan, lead and implement our agronomic maintenance plans.  Our two Assistants operate in a co-Assistant Superintendent manner (vs. one 1st Assistant and one 2nd Assistant).  Primary duties include, but not limited to:

  • Scheduling, Supervision and Training the Golf Course Staff
  • Assessing the need for and applying pesticides and fertilizers
  • Assist with membership communications and coordination of activities with other departments on property
  • Course Set-up
  • Irrigation Repairs and System Operation
  • Various purchasing responsibilities
  • Coordinate Safety Program

You will have the opportunity to learn and improve in areas that you feel are appropriate.  The candidate will be replacing an Assistant that recently accepted a private club Superintendent position. 

Minimum Requirements: Ambitious commitment to a career as a Golf Course Superintendent is paramount. 2 years/seasons of golf course care experience.  2 or 4-year degree/certificate in turf-care related field.  Candidate should be a highly motivated individual with great attention to detail and thoroughness.  Strong verbal communication skills are a must; to stay organized and be successful, our management style requires regular and direct communication. We are looking for a candidate with the willingness to lead and take on responsibility.  You will need to possess or obtain a state pesticide license. Previous experience as an Assistant Superintendent and Spanish speaking skills are a plus. 

Salary: $48,000-60,000; dependent upon experience/level of qualifications.

Benefits: Health, Dental and Life insurance, paid vacation, up to thirteen (13) paid sick/personal days and holidays, year-end bonus, outing pay, professional dues and continuing education opportunities (includes attendance at the Golf Industry Show), uniform allowance, meals and golf privileges.

Responsible to: Brian A. Bossert, CGCS        
Send Cover Letter/Resume to:        
Brian A. Bossert, CGCS
briancgcs@aol.com
-please include professional references            

Position Available: Immediately, but spring graduates strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: Until filled.
Date Posted: 2/28/19

Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech

Onwentsia Club is seeking a motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed in the turf industry to fill its current Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech position. The candidate must possess an excellent attitude, with an eagerness to continue learning the art and science of golf course management. Our current Senior Assistant is moving on to a Superintendent position, and our other Assistant is moving into his role. The individual we are seeking will join this system with the goal being to transition into the Senior Assistant role when it becomes available.

 The Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech will play an integral role in all aspects of the operation, with an emphasis on leading the crew on day-to-day activities, managing proper moisture levels on playing surfaces, and performing chemical and fertilizer applications. Aside from the management team, they will join a well-seasoned staff including a foreman, two section leaders, and several staff members with fifteen-plus year tenures at Onwentsia. The Asst Supt / Spray Tech will also be involved in the development and growth of our summer interns. It’s the Superintendent’s goal to ensure all members of the grounds department team are assisted in their pursuit of personal development and career growth.

Complete Position Notice can be found here.
Date Posted: 2/28/19

Assistant Superintendent / Spray Tech
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Southampton, New York

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Jonathan Jennings, CGCS
Golf Course Superintendent
200 Tuckahoe Road
Southampton, NY, 11968, US
Email: 2026USOpen@gmail.com
Phone: 631-283-1631

Operations: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a private 18 hole golf course located 80 miles east of New York City. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, founded in 1891, is one of the oldest golf clubs in the United States, and one of the five founding Clubs in the USGA. The present course was designed in 1931 by William S. Flynn. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has hosted 5 US Opens, 1 US Women’s Amateur, 1 US Senior Amateur, the 1977 Walker Cup Matches and will host the 2026 United States Open Championship. Presently ranked 4 in Golf Digest’s Top 100, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is one of the premier facilities in the country based upon its timeless design, history and exclusivity. http://shinnecockhillsgolfclub.org/History.aspx  

Duties: The assistant / spray tech, under the supervision of the golf course superintendent or assistant superintendent, performs chemical and fertilizer applications on specified areas of the golf course. The assistant / spray tech is responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). This position is also responsible for compiling preliminary reports of pesticide usage for the golf course superintendent. Working in conjunction with the superintendent, the assistant / spray tech will be involved with spray applications as well as day-to-day maintenance operations. The individual should be a dedicated team player who will do whatever it takes to produce the best playing conditions for the membership. The assistant / spray tech will be groomed to transition into the senior assistant role when available. Must possess good communication, organizational and leadership skills as well as have a keen eye for detail. 

Qualifications: Turf certificate / A.S or B.S degree in turfgrass management or closely related field. Minimum 5 years golf course experience, 2 of which should be in a partial supervisory position. Must be able to obtain New York State Pesticide License within 90 days of hire date. Speaking and understanding Spanish a plus. Must understand the game of golf, have a solid work history and carry very high expectations for themselves and the golf course at all times. Must have a valid driver’s license and your own vehicle.

Compensation: Salaried position, competitive and based upon experience ranging from $50,000 - $65,000, Housing, Medical insurance after 90 days of employment, vacation time, 401K program with matching contributions after the first year of employment, Christmas bonus, Dues paid for GCSAA, uniforms provided, Up to $1,000 moving expenses to be paid at the conclusion of the first year of employment.

Available: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled

Send Resume to:
Jonathan S. Jennings, CGCS
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
200 Tuckahoe Road
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-1631
2026USOpen@gmail.com
Date Posted: 2/22/19

Ridgemoor Country Club Assistant-In Training

Educational Requirements: 2 or 4 year degree or currently enrolled in turf management or related field. Applicant must possess an IL spray license or obtain license within 60 days of hire.

Experience Requirements: Candidate must have knowledge of golf maintenance operations, experience with fertilizer and chemical application, irrigation repair, disease identification, and water management.

Special Requirements: Individual must be self-motivated, reliable and focused on continually learning. Must be responsible as well as possess a positive attitude and willing to participate in a team atmosphere. Individual must be organized, have a strong attention to detail and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft word/excel.

Comments
Ridgemoor Country Club is a private 18-hole country club in the Chicago metropolitan area just 15 minutes from downtown. The club was established in 1905 and is an original William Langford design. In 2014, the club completed phase one of the master plan. This phase included reconstruction of all tees and bunkers as well as a regrass of all playing surfaces with 007 bentgrass. Phase two of the renovation is currently underway. Phase two involves increasing water storage capacity on property and replacing old mainline drainage pipes.

Assistant-in training will be expected to manage day to day crew activities and scheduling. Assistant-in training will work closely with the Superintendent in preparing short-term and long-term agronomic strategies for maintenance of the golf course. Assistant-in training will be directly responsible for chemical and fertilizer applications, course set-up, irrigation scheduling and repairs, project management, along with schedule planning and execution of routine maintenance. This position will provide the experience of managing championship conditions daily.

Date Available: Asap/ Spring 2019

Application instructions: Email resume & cover letter to Josh Langell, Golf Course Superintendent at josh.rcc@gmail.com

Salary Range: $40,000+ DOE

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Uniforms w/boots, Meals, Dues for GCSAA/ Regional associations & GIS Educational Conference, Paid vacation, Golf privileges
Date Posted: 2/22/19

JOB DESCRIPTION:  ASSISTANT-IN-TRAINING 

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Mistwood Golf Club is a full-time, skilled labor position that will demand full-time hours throughout the year. This position will report directly to the Head Superintendent.  Because the maintenance staff is accountable for all golf course and facility set-up and maintenance, the Assistant Superintendent will have a variety of responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the establishment, promotion and protection of the Mistwood brand.
  • Managing, overseeing, training and scheduling seasonal employees.
  • Performing maintenance check of the irrigation system and making repairs as required.
  • Managing small projects throughout the season.
  • Overseeing daily course set-up and scheduling.
  • Administering pesticide and fertilizer applications on the golf course, as well as maintaining the necessary certifications and licenses in these areas.
  • Assisting all operations in necessary situations.
  • Acting as a role model for the staff and always portraying a positive attitude

Requirements:
Applicants should possess the following:

  • A 2 or 4-year degree in the field of turfgrass management or working towards degree
  • A self-driven, highly motivated work ethic, and the ability to work well in a team oriented environment.
  • The ability to work extended hours including weekends and holidays as needed.
  • The ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide applicators license.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Bi-lingual skills in Spanish are a plus.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to stand for long periods and walk, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, stretch and twist or reach, push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds, make continuous repetitive motions, and work in noisy environments with hot and cold temperatures.

Compensation:

  • An annual salary of $35,000-$40,000 per year.
  • Contribution towards health benefits.
  • Dues paid to the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents.
  • Dues paid to the GCSAA
  • Opportunity to learn and succeed in a unique and fun work environment

About Mistwood Golf Club
Mistwood Golf Club is a 18 hole high-end public golf facility located in Romeoville, Illinois. The golf course was built in 1997 and updated through an extensive master plan in 2012.  Designed and renovated by Architect Ray Hearn, Mistwood offers a unique golfing experience that includes 20 sodwall bunkers, A-4 creeping bentgrass greens and rolling terrain.  The course has received a number of national awards including “Best New Course” by Golf Digest, "Best U.S. Renovations You Can Play" by Golf Magazine, one of the “Top Renovations in the World” by Golf Inc., and has been listed by the Golf Range Association of America as one of the " Top 50 Golf  
Ranges in the country. 

Date Available:          Immediately
Send Resumes to Ben Kelnhofer (Superintendent)
Mistwood Golf Club 
1700 W. Renwick Rd
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Email- bkelnhofer@mistwoodgc.com
Date Posted: 2/14/19

    Senior Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
    Jonathan Jennings, CGCS
    Golf Course Superintendent
    200 Tuckahoe Road
    Southampton, NY, 11968, US
    Email: 2026USOpen@gmail.com
    Phone: 631-283-1631

    Educational Requirements:
    Turf certificate, A.S or B.S degree in turfgrass management or closely related field. Minimum 5 years golf course experience, 2 of which should be in a supervisory position. Must be able to obtain New York State Pesticide License within 90 days of hire date. Speaking and understanding Spanish a plus. Must understand the game of golf, have a solid work history and carry very high expectations for themselves and the golf course at all times. Must have a valid driver's license and your own vehicle. 

    Experience Requirements:
    The assistant superintendent, under the supervision of the golf course superintendent performs all duties related to golf course maintenance. This includes but is not limited to team building, chemical and fertilizer applications, hand watering of fine turf, irrigation repairs and staff supervision. The individual should be a dedicated team player who will do whatever it takes to produce the best playing conditions for the membership. Must possess a positive attitude, good communication, organizational and leadership skills as well as have a keen eye for detail. Must be willing to work long hours in-season. 

    Comments:
    Open for play 6 months a year, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is a private 18-hole golf course located 80 miles east of New York City. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, founded in 1891, is one of the oldest golf clubs in the United States, and one of the five founding clubs in the USGA. The present course was designed in 1931 by William S. Flynn. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club has hosted 5 US Opens, (the only club to do so in three different centuries) 1 US Women's Amateur, 1 US Senior Amateur, the 1977 Walker Cup Matches and will host the 2026 United States Open Championship. Presently ranked 4th in Golf Digest's Top 100, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is one of the premier facilities in the country based upon its timeless design, history, and exclusivity. 

    Will be available to discuss this position at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. 

    Date Available:  Immediately 
    Salary Range:  $65,000 - $80,000, DOE

    Benefits:
    Housing, medical insurance after 90 days of employment, vacation time, 5 personal days / year, 401K program with matching contributions after 1 year of employment, Christmas bonus, dues paid for local and national associations, clothing & education allowance
    Date Posted: 1/31/19

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Glen Oak CC

    Club History:
    Glen Oak Country Club is rich in tradition. For over 100 years it has provided superior golf and exceptional recreational and social activities for its members. Noted golf course architect Tom Bendelow designed the original 9-hole course; William Langford and Theodore J. Moreau rebuilt the course several years later adding 9-holes creating an 18-hole golf course. Most recently, Glen Oak renovated its bunkers to the Better Billie Bunker System. Today Glen Oak Country Club is recognized in the golf community as having premier Poa annua bentgrass greens.

    ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
    Typical Functions:  
    The highly-motivated candidate with a strong work ethic will have working knowledge of daily golf course operations. Responsible for the training and supervision of seasonal staff in proper golf maintenance procedures. Qualified candidate will assist in the planning, scheduling, and supervising of maintaining putting greens, tees, fairways, bunkers, and associated support facilities. The Assistant Superintendent performs a variety of golf course maintenance tasks, including but not limited to, assisting staff in daily maintenance, pesticide and fertilizer applications; irrigation repairs and making improvements to the golf course under the leadership of the Golf Course Superintendent. This is a full-time, year-round position. Must regularly work weekends and is required to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

    The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and may serve in the Superintendent’s capacity during his absence. The successful candidate will be a strong leader and team player with logical and effective decision-making skills. Candidate will manage according to the direction established by the Golf Course Superintendent and the Grounds and Green Committee.

    Employment Standards:  College degree from an accredited college in Turf Grass Management or a related field is required, along with a minimum of two years of experience with a golf course. Candidate must possess a Pesticide Operators License and a valid Driver’s License. Spanish language skills preferred. Candidates must be willing to work long hours including weekends as demanded by business cycles.

    Compensation & Benefits:  The Club offers a competitive salary of $51,500 with an incentive bonus. Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k with company match, short term disability, paid vacation and PTO, uniform allowance as well as a continuing education and association dues expense. On- property housing is available.

    Additional information about the Club may be found on the website: www.glenoakcountryclub.org
    Contact Information:
    Mr. Andy Dauksas, Superintendent of Grounds adauksas@glenoakcountryclub.org  (630) 469-6220
    Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn Illinois 60137
    Date Posted: 1/25/19

    Golf Course Intern - Glen Oak CC

    Club History:
    Glen Oak Country Club is rich in tradition. For over 100 years it has provided superior golf and exceptional recreational and social activities for its members. Noted golf course architect Tom Bendelow designed the original 9-hole course; William Langford and Theodore J. Moreau rebuilt the course several years later adding 9-holes creating an 18-hole golf course. Most recently, Glen Oak renovated its bunkers to the Better Billie Bunker System. Today Glen Oak Country Club is recognized in the golf community as having premier Poa annua bentgrass greens.

    GOLF COURSE INTERN
    Typical Functions:

    • Must be enrolled or graduated from a turf school program
    • Perform all mowing tasks on the golf course (greens, approaches, tees, rough and fairways)
    • Strong communication skills with a positive attitude, working well as a team player
    • Works closely with Superintendent and Asst. Superintendent, being involved in all parts of the operation (scheduling, irrigation repair and installation, chemical and fertilizer applications, drainage installation and repair, disease scouting, moisture monitoring and overall equipment operation)
    • Must be highly motivated with a great attention to detail
    • Strong Desire to learn and grow as a turf professional
    • Previous golf course experience desired

    Employment Standards:  Must be willing to test for a Pesticide Operators License during employment. A valid Driver’s License is required. Spanish language skills preferred. Candidates must be willing to work long hours including weekends as demanded by business cycles.

    Compensation & Benefits:  The Club offers a competitive hourly range of $14.00-$15.00 plus overtime. Benefits include on-property housing, uniform allowance and golf privileges.

    Additional information about the Club may be found on the website: www.glenoakcountryclub.org
    Contact Information:
    Mr. Andy Dauksas, Superintendent of Grounds adauksas@glenoakcountryclub.org  
    (630) 469-6220
    Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn Illinois 60137
    Date Posted: 1/25/19

    Kenosha County Division of Golf is seeking a Grounds Supervisor
    Nestled in the rolling hills and mature hardwoods adjacent to Kenosha County’s flagship Petrifying Springs Park is a scenic, historic public golf course.
      Consistently ranked as one of the best sporty courses in the State and voted the “#1” course in Kenosha County six consecutive years, Petrifying Springs Golf Course offers 18-holes and 6,019 yards of delight for players of all levels. This traditional 18 hole, par 70 golf course has been meticulously maintained, is very player friendly, and is considered a “must play” course by nearly every golfer that’s experienced its charm. 

    Given the historic features, manicured conditions, abundant natural beauty and staff-hospitality the course offers – most golfers are pleasantly surprised when they learn of the very reasonable rates.

    As a part of the Kenosha County Golf – Department of Public Works team, you’ll have access to a portfolio of resources that greatly aids in the maintenance and preservation of this historic facility.  We have some of the best equipment a Superintendent could ask for. We regularly replace our equipment and consistently research new technology, innovations and cultural practices. 

    Roughly 17 miles due west of Petrifying Springs is a 45-hole, champion-style sister course - Brighton Dale Links.  Knowledge and equipment is commonly shared between staff at both courses.  Brighton Dale Links was rated “#8” in the State by Golf Advisor in 2016. 

    As a Kenosha County employee, you not only are provided a very competitive salary and benefit package, but have access to a range of training and learning opportunities.  As an organization, Kenosha County prides itself on engaging in the adoption of new leadership styles, continuous improvement and innovation, and a willingness to invest in new technology to support operations.

    The Kenosha County Division of Golf is seeking a Grounds Supervisor who will manage and participate in the maintenance of the entire golf facility.  Candidates must be able to lead and work well within our golf course maintenance team to help provide the best playing conditions for our guests. Other qualities we are looking for include a positive attitude, an eye for detail, and a willingness to learn new skills. Knowledge of golf course maintenance is required.

    WORK SCHEDULE 

    • This is a full time, year round position, January through December.
    • The work hours are typically weekdays from 5:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., weekends and holiday 5:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M during the season. Working hours will be reduced in the off season.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Operate all types of power tools, mowers, trucks, sprayers and other golf course equipment.
    • Direct and work with maintenance team in productive golf course conditioning.
    • Perform budgeting for the maintenance of the golf course, including daily, yearly, and 5 year capital budgets.
    • Perform manual tasks including hand digging, raking bunkers, setting cups and tee markers, hand water greens, and fill divots.
    • Plant flowers, trees, landscaping and sod.
    • Responsible for performing preventative maintenance, repairing and cleaning mechanical equipment.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience 

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
    • Post high school training and involvement in Golf Course Superintendent Association is desirable.
    • Minimum five year experience in golf course maintenance.

    Licenses or Certifications 

    • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license at time of hire and maintain during incumbency.
    • Must be able to obtain pesticide application license within 6 months of hire and work towards acquiring waste water treatment license within 3 -4 years of hire.

    COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

    Knowledge of: 

    • Detailed planning of maintenance work with the most efficient utilization of resources, labor/equipment.
    • Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course.
    • Safety precautions and procedures applicable to maintenance equipment.

    Skill in: 

    • The use of equipment and repair tools.

      Ability to: 

    • Communicate effectively; follow oral and written instructions.
    • Maintain positive interactions with co-workers and guests.
    • Operate various golf course maintenance equipment including trucks, sweepers, rollers, mowers, and other mechanical and non-mechanical equipment.
    • Work independently to meet deadlines.

    Physical Demands 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

    The position requires a full range of physical movement – bending, reaching, lifting, etc.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds. Work involves stooping, kneeling crouching, twisting, turning and reaching; bending at the waist. Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes. Ability to work outside in any weather conditions, including temperature extremes.  

    SELECTION PROCESS 

    • Application Review - Qualifying
    • Oral Interview - Qualifying
    • Background Check - Qualifying
    • Physical Examination, including drug screen - Qualifying

    If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.

    This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and may establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next six (6) months.

    Click here for information about benefits  EXEMPT BENEFITS

    For more information about the Kenosha County Golf Courses, please visit:

    • http://www.petrifyingspringsgolf.com/
    • http://www.golfbrightondale.com/

    Applications must be submitted no later than February 3, 2019.  

    Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer.  Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution. 

    Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!  We hope you choose us as your next employer!   Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 
    Date Posted: 1/23/19

    Equipment Manager
    Knollwood Club
    1890 Knollwood Road
    Lake Forest, IL

    Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent

    Position Description: Ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and the ability to work well independently and with others. Candidate should be organized, detail orientated and honest. The Equipment Manager will report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and will execute an all-inclusive preventive maintenance program.

    Course Description: Founded in 1924 on 250 acres in Lake Forest, Illinois, Knollwood Club is one of the premier country clubs in Illinois. The centerpiece, however, of the Club is the Colt and Alison designed 18-hole par 72 golf course chosen several times as a championship level course for USGA and PGA events. 

    Knollwood Club has invested in capital projects and equipment throughout the last five years and has recently renewed a master lease package with most of the equipment being less than one year old.  

    Job Responsibilities: Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Maintains a clean and organized work environment
    • Maintains all Greens & Grounds equipment in excellent working order
    • Documents and records equipment parts inventory and preventative maintenance program
    • Trains staff in the safe and proper equipment operation, cleaning program and preventive maintenance

    Salary: $70,000 to $80,000 depending on experience
    Benefits: Knollwood Club offers a full benefits package including paid annual vacation, sick days, bonus, 401k with matching contributions, health insurance including dental and vision, uniforms, meals and golf privileges

    Contact: Drew Barnett, Golf Course Superintendent, dbarnett@knollwoodclub.org
    Date Posted: 1/22/19

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    History:  For more than a hundred years, Westmoreland Country Club has been among the most exclusive clubs on the “famed” North Shore of Chicago.  Originally designed by William Watson in 1911, Westmoreland has undergone a number of renovations over the years including work by A.W. Tillinghast, William Langford, and Arthur Hills. Since 2004, Westmoreland has made numerous improvements which include a new irrigation system, new USGA greens with precision-aire systems, and a wall-to-wall drainage system.  In recent years, Westmoreland has worked closely with Shawn Smith of Hills•Forrest•Smith to restore the golf course to a character that is consistent with early 1900’s golf course architecture.  This work included a complete bunker renovation using “Better Billy Bunker”, fairway expansions, squaring up tees, tree removals and the addition of fescue areas.   A Long Range Master Plan has been developed by Shawn which includes greens expansions/regrassing, tree management/buffer enhancement, and fescue area additions. The Club is also in the early stages of discussing the restoration of the 7th and 13th greens to their original punchbowl and redan styles to enhance the history and classic architecture of Westmoreland. Westmoreland’s maintenance operation continually introduces progressive ways to be among the best golf courses in the Chicagoland area.

    Job Description: Westmoreland Country Club is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. This candidate must be highly driven, team-oriented, and possess a great attitude. The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent's supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent's capacity during his absence.  The superintendent’s objective is to assist this individual in reaching their career goals by strong networking and industry ties.

    Functions:

    • ·         Assist in the implementation of the  Master Plan
    • ·         Oversee operations of all golf course maintenance that provides our members and guests with championship       golf experiences on a daily basis.
    • ·         Prepare daily work schedules and supervise employees and the use of equipment on a daily basis.
    • ·         Moisture Management to provide firm and fast conditions daily.
    • ·         Implement cultural practices to manage all playing surfaces.
    • ·         Supervise calibration, application, and record keeping of pesticide applications.
    • ·         Supervise and participate in the operation and maintenance of pumps, irrigation and drainage systems.
    • ·         Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline.
    • ·         May modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

    Employment Standards:

    • ·         Certificate, 2-4 year turf grass related degree. Candidates who are graduating in spring of 2019 will be   considered.
    • ·         Prior experience as an Intern, Assistant-in-Training, First or Second Assistant is preferred.
    • ·         Self- motivated and hard worker with a positive attitude and proven leadership skills for diverse staff.
    • ·         Strong attention to detail to provide members with exceptional playing conditions.
    • ·         Strong irrigation/drainage philosophy that conforms to firm and fast conditions.
    • ·         Ability to schedule, train,  and supervise staff on all turf related equipment
    • ·         Knowledge of calibrations, pesticide applications, fescue areas and bent grass/poa management.
    • ·         Ability to clearly communicate with members, staff and management team of all WCC departments
    • ·         Possession of a valid driver’s license.
    • ·         Able to obtain a IL pesticide applicator license

    Salary/Benefits: Given the impending start of the golf season, we are looking to fill the position by April 1, 2019 with a flexible starting date available.  Temporary housing onsite will be available until more permanent housing can be established.  As a full time employee, an option to participate in a comprehensive benefit package is available as well as; uniforms, pro shop discount, golfing privileges, vacation and sick time, association dues, ability to attend local and national turf conferences, volunteer at national tournaments and the salary will be $55K-$65K.

    Send Resume to:
    Matt Flory
    2601 Old Glenview Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    989-284-1594
    m.flory@westmorelandcc.org
    Date Posted: 1/17/19

    Biltmore Forest Country Club
    First Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Course Description
    Biltmore Forest Country Club was founded in 1922 and is a Top 100 Platinum Club.  The Donald Ross golf course has as championship history including the Western Amateur, Land of Sky Open, 1999 US Women’s Amateur, and the 2013 US Women’s Mid-Amateur.  The membership consists of local/regional and National members.  In 2015 the club completed a golf course restoration which included Better Billy Bunkers, A1 USGA greens, Zeon Zoysia tees and fairways and a new Toro irrigation system with Lynx.  Currently, the club is building a new, state of the art maintenance building and also undergoing a creek bank restoration project.  The Club is open year round and recorded 16,000 rounds in 2018.  

    Job Description
    The First Assistant Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of the operation and day to day operations as required by the Superintendent.  This position is full time and year round.  This includes but is not limited to: crew management, hand watering, fertilizer and chemical applications, irrigation repair and maintenance and project management.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic, disciplined self-starter with a keen eye for detail.  The successful candidate will be expected to work long hours and be a career-minded individual.

    Requirements
    The successful candidate should have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.  He/She should have an excellent work history and references with previous experience in all aspects listed in the Job Description above. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, be a great team player, the ability to communicate well, is a critical thinker and problem solver, is detail oriented and the ability to lead and supervise staff.  

    Compensation
    $60,000- $65,000 annually, paid time off, 401k with employer match, holiday bonus, medical/dental/long-term disability/vision, uniforms, meals, golfing privileges

    Interested candidates apply via email to: Michael Heustis at mheustis@biltmoreforestcc.com 
    Date Posted: 1/14/19

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
    Description:
    Opened in May 2010, Chicago Highlands Club is the first private family-oriented country club built in the Chicago area in over 80 years. The 18-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course serves as the centerpiece of the club.  Located just 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, this sprawling links style layout is reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands and is unlike any course in the Chicagoland area.  

    The club occupies 275 acres and features A-4 greens, Authority tees and fairways, Midnight/New Destiny Bluegrass roughs and over 90 acres of fescue.  The course boasts an extensive practice facility including a double ended range, a dedicated short game area, and a three-hole short course. With a premium being placed on course conditioning, Chicago Highlands Club has quickly become recognized among the elite clubs in the Chicago area.    

    The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent (AGCS) will play an integral role in the development and implementation of all agronomic strategies to ensure that member standards for superior course conditioning and presentation are met on a daily basis. Qualified candidates will display dedication to the profession and the desire to become a Golf Course Superintendent. The AGCS will utilize exceptional organization, interpersonal, and communication skills to help plan, execute and supervise daily maintenance operations.  Beyond typical daily responsibilities he/she will be directly responsible for crew performance and morale with specific emphasis on employee training and development. The AGCS will play a fundamental role in creating and maintaining a culture that strives for excellence. This culture should be evident throughout every facet of the golf maintenance operation.  Dedication, attention to detail, accountability, and integrity are necessary character traits of the AGCS.

    Responsibilities include:

    • -           Scouting & course set up 
    • -           Staff training & supervision / employee development
    • -           Chemical & fertilizer calibrations & applications
    • -           Irrigation scheduling, operation, troubleshooting & repair
    • -           Hand watering & syringing
    • -           Project management
    • -           Budget & purchasing

    Requirements:

    • -           Bachelors or Associates Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field
    • -           Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 graduates encouraged to apply
    • -           Two years of golf course experience with progressive responsibilities
    • -           One or more competitive internship(s) at high-end facility preferred
    • -           Spanish speaking skills preferred

    Salary & Benefits:

    • -           $63,000 - $70,000 annually (commensurate with experience)
    • -           2 weeks paid vacation
    • -           Local & National Chapter dues paid 
    • -           Opportunity to attend education conferences
    • -           Uniform allowance
    • -           Meals
    • -           Golfing privileges
    • -           Health/Dental/Vision insurance 
    • -           Retirement plan with club match

    Contact Information:
    Josh Cull
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Chicago Highlands Club
    jcull@chicagohighlands.com
    c – 859.983.6518
    Date Posted: 1/8/19

    Equipment Technician
    Description  
    The Equipment Technician works closely with the golf course superintendent in developing and
    maintaining a comprehensive maintenance and repair program for all golf course equipment. The chosen candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and ensure all maintenance and repairs are performed in an efficient manner.

    Job Requirements
    Duties include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Maintain equipment in excellent operating condition
    • Inspects, adjusts, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in many types of golf course maintenance equipment.
    • Daily checks of cutting units to ensure sharpness and performance
    • Maintain a clean, organized work environment
    • On course equipment inspection
    • Maintain detailed records for equipment and parts inventory, equipment condition, repair costs and preventive maintenance of all equipment
    • Oversee and maintain a clean and organized shop area
    • Prioritize equipment repair and maintenance work

    Experience, Skills and Abilities

    • 1-3 years experience in engine and/or auto repair
    • Golf course experience a plus
    • Ability to work under stressful situations
    • Ability to resolve problems and conflict in a timely manner
    • Welding / fabrication
    • Communicate and lead effectively with staff and management
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a manner that limits equipment downtime
    • Ability to work proactively with repairs and maintenance to minimize equipment downtime

    Compensation
    This a full-time salary position.
    Salary Range: $38,000-$44,000+ DOE
    Benefits: Individual Insurance, paid 2 weeks vacation (increases to 3 weeks after 3 years), uniform, food stipend and golfing privileges for immediate family and children up to age 22.
    Application Deadline January 31
    Job Availability: Immediately

    Send resume, cover letters and references to:
    Luke Braun
    Golf Course Superintendent
    McHenry Country Club
    super@mchenrycountryclub.com
    (260)494-2543
    Date Posted: 1/8/19

    Second Assistant Superintendent
    Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park IL 

    Position Description:

    Unique opportunity to join a young and energetic staff at a prestigious club on the North Shore of Chicago. All previous Assistants vacated, opening up the chance for turfgrass professionals to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of golf course management. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and look to expand their knowledge of plant protectant and fertilizer application, hand watering, irrigation troubleshooting, tournament preparation and leading small crews to complete special projects. This is an exciting opportunity for someone beginning their career to advance rapidly through hard work and personal achievements.

    Course Description:

    Founded in 1896 as Illinois’ third golf club, Exmoor is a private, full-service country club, located in Highland Park, Illinois, 28 miles north of Chicago. With a championship golf course designed by Donald J. Ross, Exmoor continues to fulfill its original mission -- as a family club devoted to the game of golf, while offering a growing range of sports and social opportunities.  Members of all ages enjoy a year-round schedule of exciting social activities.

    The Exmoor course presents golfers with a classical golf experience, one that exemplifies the Golden Age of golf architecture — 1910-1937 — a period when many of America’s most influential courses were built. The layout features design antecedents to the great courses of Scotland: imaginative grass-faced bunkers, challenging green complexes and 18 holes shaped in natural ways by the land on which they were built. 

    Donald J. Ross, considered the “Dean” of American golf course architects, designed the Exmoor golf course in 1915. Golf architect Ron Prichard completed a course restoration in 2003, and working recently with Mr. Prichard, Exmoor resurfaced its greens with Pure Distinction bent grass, redefined green pads and added new grass approaches to all greens. 

    Our course has been honored as the site of 18 national championships organized by the United States Golf Association, the Western Golf Association, the Women’s Western Golf Association, and PGA TOUR Champions. Most recently, the world’s top senior players competed in one of the PGA TOUR Champions’ five major tournaments, the 2018 Constellation Senior Players Championship. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh bested a field that included major champions Hale Irwin, Larry Mize, Bernhard Langer, and Tom Lehman.

    Education:

        The applicant shall have completed or be working to achieve a degree in Turfgrass Management or closely related field. Certificate, two-year, or four-year are all acceptable.

    Benefits & Pay:

    • $17-18/hr + OT
    • Housing, Medical, Dental, 401k, Uniforms, Meals, PTO, Local and National Membership Dues, Tournament Volunteer Experience, Golf Privileges

    Position Available:

        Spring 2019

    Contact:

    Please email or mail resume and cover letter to:

    Tim Kelly
    Golf Course Superintendent
    tim@exmoorcountryclub.org

    Exmoor Country Club
    700 Vine Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035




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