Job Title: Head Golf Course Superintendent
Stonewolf Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature public golf course in the Greater St. Louis Area. The golf course is an 18-hole, daily fee facility operated by Walter’s Golf Management and averages over 35,000 rounds per year. Approximately 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Stonewolf is located in a housing community in Fairview Heights, IL. The golf course consists of zoysia fairways, tees, and bent grass greens. It was opened in 1996.
The ideal candidate for this position will be goal-oriented and can confidently make decisions. They must possess strong leadership skills with the ability to teach, train, and develop employees and lead by example. Previous top tier Assistant Superintendents looking for career advancement are welcomed to apply.
Stonewolf Golf Club is looking to hire a full time Head Golf Course Superintendent. Under the direction of the Director of Agronomy and General Manager, the Superintendent works independently in overseeing the maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance. The responsibilities below also include overseeing the repair and maintenance of all golf course related equipment. The superintendent also assists in maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building, contributes to a preventative maintenance program, and warrants safety procedures a top priority.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
*Maintains all grounds including the golf course, clubhouse surroundings and other maintainable property
*Requires communication daily or as defined with the Director of Agronomy.
*Supervises all planting, fertilizing and chemical applications, and other care of turf, plants, shrubs and trees on the golf course and clubhouse surroundings.
*Hires, supervises, and develops Assistant Superintendent, Equipment Manager, and other employees in the maintenance department.
*Coordinates scheduling of all personnel assigned to the department.
*Communicates frequently with the Director of Agronomy and General Manger to discuss activities, goals, plans and pass-holder/customer/community feedback.
*Prepares and manages annual budget plan for the golf course maintenance operation on an annual basis.
*Maintains inventory and oversees all repairs and scheduled maintenance of all golf course equipment.
*Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees of the maintenance department.
*Supervises maintenance and operation of drainage, irrigation and other mechanical watering systems.
*Develops chemical and fertilizing plan on an annual basis.
*Ensures the golf course is providing healthy and high-quality playing conditions for guests of the property.
*Prepares and maintains all record keeping for maintenance department (i.e., Human Resource files, inventory files, fertilization and chemical application logs).
*Position will be required to work a varied schedule that will include evenings, nights, and weekends (Reliable and predictable attendance is required).
*Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
*3-5 years turf grass management experience required
*Supervisory, coaching and staff development experience required
*Associates degree in related field or two year turfgrass certificate preferred, but not required
*GCSAA Member preferred, but not required
*Knowledge of budgeting and expense management
*Knowledge of local, federal, and state laws and regulations affecting management of golf course operations
*Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business
*Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
*Must be highly organized and efficient with a high attention to detail
*Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain IL pesticide applicator license(within 30 days)
*Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
*Must be have basic computer skills, Word and Excel
*Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
*Paid time off/uniforms/golfing privileges
*Professional development opportunities