Deerfield golf course is a public golf course owned by Delaware State Parks and operated by Forewinds Hospitality. The golf course is surrounded by the scenic White Clay Creek State Park. The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent's supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, rough, bunkers, and clubhouse grounds. The assistant superintendent serves in the superintendent's capacity during his absence.
The assistant golf course superintendent:
Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of the golf course and clubhouse grounds; schedules work and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
Instructs equipment operators on the safe operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety, personnel discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.
Scout for disease and other pest problems throughout the course.
Communicate with superintendent and staff the status of personnel, equipment and grounds of the golf course and clubhouse.
Certificate, 2 or 4 year Degree in turf maintenance, agronomy, horticulture, or related field preferred.
Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens; the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; the planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; to prepare clear and concise reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Must have and/or obtain a DE state pesticide applicators license and be a certified private nutrient handler by the Delaware Nutrient Management Program.
This extraordinary 145-acre natural treasure is a one-of-a-kind resource for residents and businesses in Delaware – as well as in neighboring states who find this treasure well worth the short drive. An outstanding public 18-hole championship golf course, Deerfield also offers platform tennis courts, exceptional public dining and is Delaware’s premier wedding, meeting, golf outing and special event venue, including Delaware’s Ultimate Sunday Brunch Experience. One of the best Delaware golf courses surrounded by the scenic ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park, Deerfield is simply spectacular!