"for a greener Tennessee"

Head Golf Course Superintendent

February 01, 2019 5:04 AM | Anonymous

Link Hills Country Club – Greeneville, TennesseeHead Golf Course Superintendent


Job Overview

Reporting directly to the Club General Manager the Superintendent is responsible for comprehensive golf course management and upkeep. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, turf management programs, property/asset management, personnel management and development, financial management including budget and forecasting, member relations, irrigation system oversight and administering pesticide applications. The Superintendent works to foster an environment where staff is involved, informed and enthusiastic. Through open communication, the Superintendent will build positive relationships with members, guests and other Club department heads.


Basic Functions

  • Responsible for all phases of golf course maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control and personnel
  • Works directly with the General Manager to maintain golf course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner
  • Work independently and be a self-starting problem starter
  • Oversee the care and maintenance of turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds
  • Directs and assists staff with planting of new vegetation, maintaining and periodically removing and replacing trees and tending to high stress areas
  • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts regular employee evaluation and exercises disciplinary action if necessary
  • Oversees staff in the proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment
  • Works with General Manager and Club Board of Directors to plan for replacement of capital equipment when needed
  • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides…) on the Club’s grounds in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations
  • Supervises and controls all expenses related to golf course maintenance including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers
  • Develop an annual operating budget including any capital needs
  • Schedule maintenance around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs
  • Knowledge of use of equipment and tools used for golf course maintenance
  • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating employees
  • As required have the proper certifications for safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products used in maintaining the course
  • Cursory knowledge of the game of golf, rules and methods of play
  • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment and material needs related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments
  • Ability and knowledge to layout irrigation and drainage patterns

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1stAssistant
  • Two-year Degree or Certification in Turf Management or related field, (ex. Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant or Soil Science)
  • Advanced knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Certification by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America preferred

Salary commensurate with background and experience.

Please send resumes or inquiries to bward@linkhills.comor call 423-638-3114.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software