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Woodside Club

Muttontown, NY

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

 

Woodside Club is a privately held, family owned and managed country club operating since 2010. Situated on James Burden’s former estate, the property spans 107 acres, and features an 18-hole golf course, four har-tru tennis courts, a swimming pool, and clubhouse. Our goal is to provide our members and their guests with the best possible golf and country club experience.

 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the operation of golf course and grounds maintenance. The responsibilities include turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance or irrigation systems, pesticide applications, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests, and the property.

Basic Functions:

• Responsible for all phases of course maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.

• Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with Club ownership, General Manager (GM) and Head Golf Professional on issues related to golf course maintenance.

• Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.

• Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.

• Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations, and policies for staff.

• Works closely with the GM and Club ownership to operate the golf course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.

• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

 

Primary Duties:

• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, and ponds on the facility grounds.

• Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning, and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.

• Provides detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching, interesting, and pleasant atmosphere.

• Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly regular reporting on water source usage.

• Recruits, supervises, and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action in coordination with Club ownership and GM.

• Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, Club safety, state, and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.

• Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment.

• Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

• Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with golf course operations in coordination with Club ownership, including payroll, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.

• Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.

• Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed with approval of Club ownership and/or GM.

• Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.

• Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

• Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, and roughs.

• Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.

• Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating personnel.

• Interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and work with supervisors, employees, and members.

• Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.

• Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.

• Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.

• Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation and drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

• 3-5 years’ experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant.

• 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).

• Advanced computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations.

• Valid Driver's License.

• Pesticide Application License.

• Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

• Prefer good command of Spanish language.

 

Salary and Benefits:

• Yearly salary starting at $125,000 and up, based on candidate’s experience.

• Medical benefits offered, to include family if applicable. Dental add-on available per request.

• Annual raises and bonuses offered at Club ownership’s discretion, based on performance and other factors.

 

 

Contact Information:

Jason Akeson, Managing Director

Email: jason@wsagolf.com

www.woodsideclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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