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Golf Superintendent

Ocean Resorts Golf Club in Berlin, MD seeks Superintendent

Position Title: Golf Superintendent

Job Location: Ocean Resorts WWCC Golf Club, LLC – Berlin, MD

Start Date: March 1, 2022 or earlier

Send resume and cover letter to: Allison Canada acanada@worwic.edu

Property Description:

Ocean Resorts Golf Club is a public 18-hole, Par 72 championship golf course located 6 miles west of Ocean City, Maryland. The course is designed to accommodate all ages and abilities with yardages from 4,800 to a daunting 6,500 yards. In fiscal year 2021 24,000 rounds were played at ORGC. Owned by Wor-Wic Community College since 2008, the course also serves the community as a living laboratory for students in the green industry.

https://www.oceanresortsgolfclub.com/

Position Summary:

Working with the college and the ORGC director of golf, the superintendent is a hands-on position responsible for all maintenance, operation and management of the golf course and surrounding grounds, as well as the turf maintenance facility, equipment, tools and supplies. The superintendent should have excellent customer service, problem solving, leadership and communication skills, and thrive in an environment of trust, collaboration, and independence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and maintains the golf course and surrounding grounds, maintenance equipment, golf cart fleet and clubhouse grounds and landscaping.
  • Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises supporting personnel, which includes 10-12 part-time greenskeepers and a mechanic.
  • Applies expertise in agronomy and/or turf management practices in order to plan and implement all maintenance and project work in order to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards for the course. Includes application of fertilizers and chemicals at the time right time, proper calibration of equipment, and operation/troubleshooting/programming/maintenance of the irrigation system. Prepare the course for play in accordance with the rules of golf and evaluate the course from a player’s perspective.
  • Acquires equipment and supplies necessary to maintain the golf course property and equipment and implements equipment maintenance programs and inventory control.
  • Maintains and monitors the maintenance budget and annual project plan.
  • Submits written recommendations and plans for any course construction, reconstruction, or renovation projects.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on supplies, equipment, weather, maintenance procedures, schedules, fertilizer, chemical and pesticide applications.
  • Attends advisory meetings with the college and provides reports as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of agronomy or turf management
  • Three years of related work experience as a superintendent or assistant superintendent
  • Knowledge of laws related to golf course management
  • Current Maryland pesticide license
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and repair golf course equipment
  • Ability to lift objects weighing at least 50 pounds
  • Pass background check and pre-employment drug testing
  • Valid driver’s license

Classification: Full-time, non-seasonal, salaried, exempt

Benefits:

  • Salary: $60,000 – $70,000 per year
  • Paid time off, 15 days vacation, 5 days sick
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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Rattlewood Golf Course located  in Mt. Airy Maryland is seeking a trustworthy, and goal-oriented team leader to join as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Rattlewood was acquired in 1995 from a private developer. Featuring an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse that was converted from residential use, Rattlewood is eight miles north of Damascus on Penn Shop Road just off I-70 and MD Route 27. Rattlewood is also a short drive from Monrovia, Ijamsville, Linganore & New Market in Frederick Maryland, Glenwood & Woodbine in Howard County & Sykesville, Eldersburg, Taylorsville & Westminster in Carroll County MD.

The Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA), created in 1957, is an instrumentality of Montgomery County and a public corporation. The MCRA has two primary functions, one is to operate self-supporting public facilities, and the other is to finance public facilities. On the operations side, MCRA directly manages the Golf Course System (of 9 golf courses) and operates the Montgomery County Airpark.

For more information, please visit https://www.mcggolf.com/courses/rattlewood
 

Ideal traits and characteristics for success:

  • Enjoys being a part of a team-based culture with the opportunity to advance their technical expertise, organizational leadership skills, and grow within the organization. 
  • Craves variety and change, while delivering high-quality products and services
  • Goal-oriented leader, who consistently sets priorities, takes the initiative with little supervision
  • Has a passion for the outdoors and embraces new ideas, concepts, and technology in the turf and golf industry
  • Thrives in an environment of trust, collaboration, problem-solving and consistent achievement of high standards

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent, and manages a team of 4-8 individuals throughout the season
  • Takes a leadership role in instructing and coaching staff on daily operations including mowing, water management, course set up, projects and bunker maintenance
  • Applies fertilizers and plant protectants with safety and compliance as a top priority
  • Collaborates with other managers including Equipment Manager to ensure proper working conditions in the maintenance shop facilities and golf course.
  • Develop proper communication channels to check systems, processes and work activities for potential improvements
  • Will actively participate in bunker and tee renovations between 2021-2023.
  • Collects data and tracking information to present informed management decisions

Short-term goals and priorities for the Assistant Superintendent:

  • Develop rapport with existing team and begin to develop new team members through cross-training, performance evaluation and consistent coaching
  • Creates and executes daily goals for operations including but not limited to mowing, applications, irrigation programming, and course set up
  • Maintain and enforce safety training to encourage a positive workplace culture
  • Enhance daily operations and course presentation through course scouting, moisture management, plant protectant applications and project management

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $55,000-$65,000 salary range
  • Vacation – 80 hours annually with ability to earn up to 160 hours based on years of service
  • Sick and Safe Leave – 80 hours annually
  • Meal provided during work shift in season
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health, Dental, Vision  Insurance offered
  • 401a – Employer provides mandatory 8% after 7 months, employee 4% match
  • Life Insurance – up to 8x your W-2 income amount
  • Accident Insurance 
  • Short-term (100% employee funded by Aflac) and long-term disability offered
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Professional association dues and continued education 
  • Complimentary golf at all MCRA properties
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription Drug Insurance Plan
  • Voting Leave
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation  Plan

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of golf course maintenance, turf or landscape maintenance
  • A certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science, horticulture, landscape or similar field is preferred
  • A basic understanding of the game of golf and standard course maintenance practices
  • Maryland Pesticide and Fertilizer license, or ability to acquire within 90-days.

Course Statistics: 

Number of round per year – 40,000, 90% cart rounds

Annual Golf Course Maintenance Budget – $525,000

Full-time employees – 3 full-time

Green Construction – USGA

Turf Types – Greens – Bent/Poa, Fairways – Ryegrass, Tees – ryegrass

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Needwood Golf Course located in Derwood, Maryland is currently seeking a collaborative, driven and enthusiastic Assistant Superintendent to help enhance the daily operations and course presentation of the 18-hole golf course and a 9-hole “executive course”. The position supports Montgomery County Revenue Authority’s ability to operate self-supporting public facilities with a focus on high-quality conditioning and golfer experiences. Needwood is just minutes from Rockville, Olney, Leisure World, Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village, Maryland.

The Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA), created in 1957, is an instrumentality of Montgomery County and a public corporation. The MCRA has two primary functions, one is to operate self-supporting public facilities, and the other is to finance public facilities. On the operations side, MCRA directly manages the Golf Course System (of 9 golf courses) and operates the Montgomery County Airpark.

Ideal traits and characteristics for success:

  • Enjoys being a part of a team-based culture with the opportunity to advance their technical expertise, leadership skills, and grow within the organization.
  • Conscientious, thorough, precise, likes to deliver high-quality products and services
  • Manages multiple priorities and enjoys developing others through coaching and training
  • Has a passion for the outdoors and embraces new ideas, concepts and technology in the turf and golf industry
  • Thrives in an environment of trust, problem-solving and consistent achievement of high standards

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent, and manages a team of 10-15 individuals throughout the season
  • Takes a leadership role in instructing and coaching staff on daily operations including mowing, water management, course set up, projects and bunker maintenance
  • Applies fertilizers and plant protectants with safety and compliance as a top priority
  • Collaborates with other managers including Equipment Technician to ensure proper working conditions in the maintenance shop facilities and golf course.
  • Develop proper communication channels to check systems, processes, and work activities for potential improvements
  • Will actively participate in full irrigation replacement, bunker and tee renovations, drainage installation, practice range re-design and living educational display between 2021-2023.
  • Collects data and tracking information to present informed management decisions

Short-term goals and priorities for the Assistant Superintendent:

  • Develop rapport with existing team and begin to develop new team members through cross-training, performance evaluation and consistent coaching
  • Maintain and enforce safety training to encourage a positive workplace culture
  • Enhance daily operations and course presentation through course scouting, moisture management, plant protectant applications and project management
  • Take ownership in team development and recruitment efforts to build a pipeline of empowered, skilled and specialized employees.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $55,000-$65,000 salary range
  • Vacation – 80 hours annually with ability to earn up to 160 hours based on years of service
  • Sick and Safe Leave – 80 hours annually
  • Meal provided during work shift in season
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance offered
  • 401a – Employer provides mandatory 8% after 7 months, employee 4% match
  • Life Insurance – up to 8x your W-2 income amount
  • Accident Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability offered
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Professional association dues and continued education
  • Complimentary golf at all MCRA properties
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription Drug Insurance Plan
  • Voting Leave
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of golf course maintenance, turf or landscape maintenance
  • A certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science, horticulture, landscape or similar field is preferred
  • A basic understanding of the game of golf and standard course maintenance practices
  • Maryland Pesticide and Fertilizer license, or ability to acquire within 90-days.

Course Statistics:

  • Number of round per year – 70,000 (all 27-holes), 40-50% cart rounds
  • Annual Golf Course Maintenance Budget – $686,000
  • Full-time employees – 4 full-time, 7-seasonal
  • Green Construction – 19 push-up, 9 California, 2 USGA
  • Turf Types – 80/20 Creeping bentgrass/poa annua, Perennial ryegrass fairways and tees

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Equipment Manager/ Mechanic

Seeking an experienced golf course mechanic to manage and maintain our fleet of Golf course
equipment. The Peninsula Golf and Country Club is an 18 hole, 850-acre golf community located near
the Delaware beaches in Millsboro, DE. The club was established in 2006 and much of the primary
equipment has been replaced over the last 4 years, with a new fleet of fairway mowers coming for 2022. This
position is vital to the success of the golf course maintenance team on a day-to-day basis. A successful
candidate will be a self-starter, that is a team player and sees the big picture of the operation.

Must have experience with:
• Gasoline/diesel engines/ small engines (2 stroke and 4)
• Electrical diagnostics
• Tractor repair/tractor implements
• Tire repair
• Strong preventative maintenance program
• Sprayer/ pump repair
• Record keeping
• Purchasing and ordering from local vendors

The Peninsula offers a competitive compensation package including:
• Health/dental/vision insurance
• 401k
• PTO
• Golf privileges
• Uniforms
• Off-season use of other club amenities
• Salary $55-70k/ year

Typical workweek:
o April – October 45 hrs. per week
o November – March 35 hrs. per week
• Weekends only as needed, (a few big events per year or out of the ordinary circumstances)

Tool allowance
Must own your own mechanics toolbox, specialty shop tools are purchased through the club.
This position is available as early as April 1. Our current mechanic of 12 years is retiring 7/4 but I would
like there to be some overlap to learn the fleet and settle in. He is also flexible on that date, so he may
go early if we are in good hands.

Please email resume and references to:
Kyle DeNuys – Golf Course Superintendent
kdenuys@troon.com

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