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Please email utahgcsa@gmail.com if you have a job you would like to be posted. (Please send in Word format). If you would like your vacancy emailed out to our membership, there is a $75 fee. All job remain on the board for 45 days unless filled. Contact the Utah GCSA for information!

Golf Course Superintendent (Ketchum ID, 9-Hole Course)

Location: Ketchum, Idaho

Company Overview: Bigwood Golf Course is a picturesque 9-hole golf course nestled in the scenic mountain town of Ketchum, Idaho. Surrounded by breathtaking views, our course offers an exceptional, beloved golfing experience for both locals and visitors alike.

Job Description: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Golf Course Superintendent to join our team and oversee the day-to-day operations of our mountain town golf course. The ideal candidate will have a passion for golf course management, a strong background in agronomy, irrigation, and turf maintenance, and a commitment to delivering on the locals’ favorite golf course.

Responsibilities:

1. Agronomy Management:

○ Develop and implement comprehensive agronomic programs to ensure optimal turf health and playing conditions.

○ Oversee fertilization, topdressing, and aeration programs to promote turf growth and recovery.

○ Implement integrated pest management strategies to control weeds, pests, and diseases.

2. Irrigation Management:

○ Manage and maintain the irrigation system to ensure efficient water distribution and conservation.

○ Monitor weather conditions and adjust irrigation schedules accordingly.

○ Conduct regular inspections of irrigation components and perform repairs or upgrades as needed.

○ Implement water-saving initiatives and technologies to minimize water usage while preserving course quality.

3. Course Maintenance:

○ Supervise a team of groundskeepers and maintenance staff to execute daily course maintenance tasks.

○ Manage all personnel functions by developing, maintaining, and evaluating personnel in effective, efficient and safe work procedures.

○ Develop and implement a regular mowing schedule for fairways, greens, roughs, and other turf areas.

○ Coordinate with outside contractors for specialized maintenance services.

○ Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and best management practices for course maintenance activities.

4. Equipment Management:

○ Manage and maintain all golf course maintenance equipment, including mowers, aerators, and utility vehicles.

○ Schedule routine maintenance and repairs to keep equipment in optimal working condition.

○ Monitor equipment usage and performance to maximize efficiency and longevity.

5. Budgeting and Planning:

○ Develop annual operating budgets and capital expenditure plans for course maintenance activities.

○ Monitor expenses and manage costs to stay within budgetary constraints.

○ Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.

6. Environmental Stewardship:

○ Implement sustainable practices to minimize the environmental impact of course maintenance operations.

7. Community Relations:

○ Drive local partnerships and marketing opportunities in Ketchum and Sun Valley for the course

○ Maintain positive relations with nearby homeowners and HOA

○ Work closely with local non-profits and schools for strong partnerships

Qualifications:

● Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Turf Management, or related field.

● Minimum of 5 years of experience in golf course management, with specific experience in mountainous terrain.

● Strong knowledge of grass species, agronomic principles, and pest management practices.

● Experience managing irrigation systems and water conservation initiatives.

● Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team and collaborate with stakeholders.

● Familiarity with budgeting, planning, and project management principles.

● Possession of relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Golf Course Superintendent) is desirable.

Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 DOE

To apply, please send resume to jobs@bigwoodsv.com


Superintendent, Rio Grande Club and Resort

The Rio Grande Club and Resort is currently seeking candidates for the position of Golf Course Superintendent. Experienced Head Superintendents and those currently working as assistants are encouraged to apply.

The Rio Grande Club and Resort is an 18-hole semi-private golf facility with dining room and grille, pool, fitness room, fishing lodge, locker rooms, and events space that serves both members and the general public.

Located in southern Colorado, the club is 20 minutes from the Wolf Creek Ski Area, which was recently named best small ski resort in North America

The club opened roughly twenty five years ago and is semi-private, with many members from out of state that vacation in the area each summer.  The club is open all year, with the golf season starting in early May and ending in November.  This is a year round position.

This is a perfect position for someone who enjoys the outdoors.  The club has a private fishing lodge, with the Rio Grande River running through the course and providing private gold medal trout waters.  The course backs up to over 2 million acres of national forest, with ATV and UTV trails that run for hundreds of miles.

Nearby Creede is a great getaway for unique restaurants, bars and shopping.  Nearby Pagosa Springs has hot spring resorts, as does Hooper Hot Springs at the Great Sand Dunes an hour east of the club where Rio Grande Club employees receive complimentary access to the pool and springs.

The club purchased new John Deere equipment in the summer of 2023, and employs a full-time mechanic that has been with the course since it opened.

The position will receive:

· Relocation Allowance

· Uniforms

· Family Club Privileges

· Health Insurance

· Matching 401K

· F&B Discounts

· Merchandise Discounts

· GCSAA Dues Paid

· Education and Meeting Allowance

· Additional Benefits

Salary $75,000 - $85,000
Interested candidates may contact 
Ed Anderson, General Manager at Rio Grande Club & Resort 

Phone: 719.873.1995 Email: gm@rgcresort.com

2nd Assistant Superintendent, Ogden Golf & Country Club

Posted 4.15.24

2nd Assistant Superintendent - Ogden Golf & Country Club (OGCC)

Ogden Golf & Country (OGCC) is seeking a person interested in elevating your career in the turf industry. Applicant must be a team player, take pride in their work, dedicated to excellence, works hard to reach goals, motivated, follows directions, leads by example, communicates, and works well with others, and has a drive and passion to further their career to become a Golf Course Superintendent. OGCC was established in 1914 and is the oldest club in the State of Utah located at its original location. OGCC has a history of rich traditions and is known for those traditions and excellence. OGCC is located on the Wasatch front, in South Ogden City, Utah with a beautiful view of both Mount Ogden and Ben Lomond peaks. OGCC’s footprint is 121 acres, consisting of a 7055-yard 18-hole championship golf course, a driving range, two short game areas, two practice greens, large clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pool. This management position will work closely and within our current management team to include the Director of Grounds & Facilities (GCS), 1st Assistant Superintendent, Irrigation Tech, Mechanic, Clubhouse Maintenance, and 20+ other employees. Our goal is to continue to push our Assistants to better themselves and ultimately find a Superintendent job.
Skills and Qualifications:
 Seeking individual who is eager to learn and strives to be a Superintendent
 Two (2) + years of golf course maintenance experience
 Ability to work outdoors for long periods, sometimes in inclement weather.
 Ability to instruct and train equipment operators on the proper operation and care all types of golf course maintenance equipment.
 Strong leadership qualities and communication skills.
 Self-motivated along with the ability to take written and verbal instructions.
 High attention to detail.
 Disciplined work ethic.
 Must possess or can obtain Utah State pesticide applicators license no later than six (6) months after start of employment.
 Must always ensure a clean and orderly maintenance facility.
 Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course.
 Other duties may be assigned by management.

Job Functions:
We encourage our management team to be leaders, to lead by example, to be involved with the day-to-day tasks ensuring the product we work hard on is reaching our
members/guests standards. The desired candidate for this position will be well rounded with a minimum of basic understanding regarding golf course operation but most importantly will fit in with the culture, excellence, and rich traditions that we have created at Ogden Golf & Country Club.
Compensation: Commensurate with industry and experience.
Benefits: Golf benefits, Meals, Cell Phone Reimbursement, Health Insurance, Holiday Bonus, Local & National Dues, Local and National continuing education, Relocation assistance

To apply, please send resumes to: Greg Gilmore, Director Grounds & Facilities (GCS) OGCC
Via Email: ggilmore811@comcast.net
Mail: 4197 Washington Blvd, Ogden Utah 84403

Assistant Superintendent, Univ. of Idaho Golf Course

Posted 4.15.24

Assistant Greens Superintendent

The University of Idaho Golf Course, located at the main campus in Moscow, is committed to providing the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Idaho and our surrounding communities with an exceptional and affordable golf experience. We strive to offer a welcoming environment that delivers quality and courteous service to our guests. The golf course serves as an important learning laboratory for university students and as a touchpoint to the community and region. Under the direction of the golf course superintendent, the assistant greens superintendent supervises and participates in the management, maintenance, and improvement of the golf course.

The assistant greens superintendent is a full-time, fully-benefitted, hourly/overtime-eligible position. Wage is $27.00 / hr or higher, depending on experience and education. Other benefits include golfing privileges, vacation and sick leave, participation in group medical/dental/vision/retirement plans, IEGCSA and GCSAA dues paid, Idaho pesticide license and renewal credits paid, reduced rate tuition at the University of Idaho for employees and their family members, and potential Public Service Loan Forgiveness, in addition to other perks and discount programs.

The golf season typically extends from April through early November, weather-dependent. During the season, maintenance focuses primarily on the upkeep of the playing surfaces, while off-season priorities shift to improvement projects and when necessary, snow removal.

The typical work week for this position is 40 hours. Start times vary throughout the year, based upon daylight and business requirements. The successful candidate will work approximately one weekend per month throughout the golf season (in rotation with other managers) and will be expected to work some overtime during aerification (twice per year), occasional projects, and a few golf tournaments each season.

Candidates may view the full job description and apply at: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/44016

Additional golf course information is available at: https://www.uidaho.edu/dfa/auxiliary-services/golf

Assistant Superintendent, Mountain Dell Golf Course

Posted 4.11.24

Position Title: Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Mountain Dell Golf Course

Under the general direction of the Golf Course Superintendent, provides skilled maintenance and upkeep on a municipal golf course, which includes following schedules for turf management, repair and construction. This position involves supervisory responsibilities and technical knowledge in golf course design and maintenance. This position requires working non-conventional hours and overtime as needed during peak golfing season. This position includes a robust benefits package. Learn more about Salt Lake City's benefits here!

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Operates various mowers, top dressers, sod cutters, bunker rakes, aerators, backhoes, loaders, sprayers, and numerous other types of equipment ranging in size from hand-held to heavy equipment in the day-to-day operation, maintenance and modification of an assigned municipal golf course.

  • Operates and maintains irrigation systems for assigned golf course, including installation and repair of pipe, automatic valves, valve-in-head sprinklers, pumps, pumping stations, manual control systems, electrical control systems and/or computer control systems.

  • Responds to adverse conditions such as turf damage or disease, fungus control, animal damage, vandalism, or other conditions, which adversely affect golf course playability.

  • Supervises and trains subordinate salaried and seasonal personnel. Assumes golf course maintenance and personnel related responsibilities during Superintendent's absence.

  • Trains personnel to safely maintain and operate equipment. Performs minor maintenance and daily periodic maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

  • Ensures supplies and materials are adequate and available. Reports inventory needs to Superintendent. May provide input regarding budget, equipment procurement, and staffing requirements as needed.

  • In compliance with federal, state and local regulations, applies fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, algaecides and/or other chemicals to the golf course as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency plus two years experience in the maintenance or a golf course. Must have knowledge of maintenance procedures necessary to preserve golf course playability.

  • Ability to assess situations, establish priorities, and make appropriate decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of U.S. Golf Association Rules and Regulations.

  • Ability to relate well with the general public under varying or stressful circumstances.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.

  • Possession of a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certificate, or ability to obtain one within six months of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Moderately heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull or lift medium to heavy weights. Difficult working positions. Must stand, walk or sit uncomfortably for extended periods. Moderate exposure to disagreeable elements such as heat, cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, and/or grease. Exposure to pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, algaecides, and fertilizers, which may pose health, environmental and/or occupational hazards if improperly handled and applied.

  • Intermittent exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. 

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

POSITION TYPE

Full-Time

POSITION SALARY RANGE

$47,502.00 - $64,777.44

To apply online, visit https://slcgov.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/SLC/job/Golf-Mountain-Dell-Golf-Course/Assistant-Golf-Course-Superintendent---Mountain-Dell-Golf-Course_JR3336

Assistant Superintendent, Jeremy Ranch Golf & CC

Posted 4.3.24

About Us:Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club is a private golf club nestled in the upper East Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains near Park City, Utah. It offers an unparalleled golfing experience amidst stunning natural beauty. Our commitment to excellence in course maintenance and customer service sets us apart as a premier club in all of Utah. Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club is Utah's only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.

Position Overview: Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club seeks a dedicated, experienced Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to join our team. The ideal candidate will assist the Golf Course Superintendent and other Assistant Golf Course Superintendent in managing all aspects of golf course maintenance operations to ensure the course is maintained at the highest standards of quality and playability.

Responsibilities:

· Assist in the planning and executing of daily maintenance activities.

· Supervise and train maintenance staff to ensure tasks are performed efficiently and safely.

· Monitor course conditions and implement appropriate maintenance practices to achieve desired playing conditions.

· Assist in the development and implementation of agronomic programs to enhance turf health and sustainability.

· Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, inventory, and equipment usage.

· Collaborate with other departments to support club events and special projects.

Qualifications:

· Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in golf course maintenance, preferably in a supervisory role.

· A degree or certificate in turfgrass management, agronomy, or a related field is preferred.

· Strong knowledge of turfgrass management practices, irrigation systems, and equipment operation.

· Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with team members, management, and external stakeholders.

· Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

· Possess or ability to obtain necessary pesticide applicator's license within the state of Utah.

· Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, as required.

· Passion for the game of golf and dedication to providing an exceptional experience for players of all skill levels.

Benefits:

· Salary range of $65,000 - $70,000, negotiable BOE. 

· Health, dental, and vision insurance options.

· Retirement savings plan with employer matching.

· Paid time off and holiday pay.

· Daily meals provided by the club.

· Golf privileges and discounts on club amenities.

· Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the organization.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about golf course maintenance and committed to excellence, we invite you to join our team at Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club. Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience to Chase Davidson at cdavidson@thejeremy.com. Feel free to also reach out with any questions.

Assistant Superintendent, Columbine Country Club, CO

Posted 4.2.24

Columbine Country Club located in Denver, Colorado is seeking a highly engaged professional to help lead the agronomic department as its next Senior Assistant. The club is a $20 million gross revenue, full service, neighborhood club that is surrounded by one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of metro Denver. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director of Agronomy to continue to make Columbine Country Club the premier family club in Denver.

About Columbine Country Club:
The club was built in 1955, and is a Henry Hughes design skirting the South Platte river. Columbine hosted the 1967 PGA Championship along with numerous USGA events and LPGA events over the years. Columbine, like most clubs, has had multiple architects over the years, most recently Rees Jones completed a bunker renovation in 2019. Along with the bunker renovation, Mr. Jones restored the original layout by returning the 6th green to its original home and rebuilding the 10th green for today’s green speeds. Head Golf Pro Bryan Hiem (PGA) along with Director of Agronomy Hugh Lynch, combined have almost 30 years running the golf operation at CCC, making it a strong, healthy working environment for the incoming candidate who will work closely with golf staff to ensure our members have highest member experience possible.

Club highlights:
● Total membership - 716 with over 150 members carrying a single digit handicap
● Initiation fee - $105,000 and $40,000 for social category
● 5-year waiting list for all available categories of membership
● Number of rounds: 36,000 on main course and 6,000 on short course
● Staff size - 10 full time, 12 seasonal, and 10 H2B employees
● Future projects include renovations to the west campus, pool complex, and short course
● Irrigation system - Wall to wall Toro System with HDPE pipe
● Equipment - Toro equipment and is owned not leased
● Recently, built a $25M clubhouse in 2017

Success traits of individual:
● Passionate, driven and highly motivated individual with high standards of personal and professional excellence.
● High attention to detail with a passion for golf
● Excellent communicator both verbally and written
● Tremendous leader that likes to lead by example and motivate others

Initial Priorities of Position:
● Be a team player - learn and build relationships with staff.
● Observe and learn the daily preparations, routines and details required to maintain high golf course conditioning standards.
● Assimilate into an already established team and manage day to day operations of the golf course maintenance crew

Key knowledge, skills, aptitude and other traits:
● Knowledge of proper use of fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and soil conditioners.
● Monitor turfgrass health and identify and address any issues or diseases.
● Responsible for providing recommendations to challenges and improving conditions on all maintained turfgrass
● Manage the scheduling and supervision of staff, including assigning tasks and evaluating performance.
● Communicate and transfer knowledge both verbally and written to the Director of Agronomy and the rest of the supporting staff
● Responsible for supervising the detailed maintenance of the property, staff and equipment
● Participating in interviewing, hiring, directing, and supervising the Golf Course and Grounds team
● Participate in professional development activities to stay current with industry trends and best practices

Compensation & Benefits:
● Salary - $100,000 - $105,000
● Christmas Bonus
● Relocation Assistance
● Health, Dental, Vision, and Disability insurance
● 401k match after 1 year with 3% match
● Lunch
● Uniforms
● Monthly cell phone reimbursement

Preferred Qualifications:
● 2 or 4-year degree in turfgrass-related field
● Three to five years plus experience in agronomic practices, golf course maintenance, and progressive leadership responsibilities.
● Valid Driver’s license
● Ability to obtain a CO state pesticide applicators license
Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF by April 19th to https://tylerbloom.applytojob.com/apply/eAq59zqhse/Senior-Assistant-Golf-Course-Superintendent


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