The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible to execute all aspects of the Departmental Agronomy Plan and supervises the related maintenance operations; keeps accurate and detailed records of maintenance operations, chemical/fertilizer applications and agronomic measurements; monitors budget performance to control expenses; supervises the care of the golf course maintenance facility to be clean, organized and safe; maintains all components of the irrigation system and monitors the use of allocated water supply; co-ordinates projects and course improvements; creates a safe, positive and productive work environment for employees; supervises the maintenance and care of all assigned equipment; performs related work as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned:
Plans and supervises all golf course maintenance activities: including mowing greens, changing cups, course set up and raking bunkers; mowing fairways, tees and rough and all agronomic practices including fertilization, chemical applications, vertical mowing and topdressing.
Communicates daily operations plan to the Assistant Golf Course Superintendents and directs them to implement all operations with the best use of personnel and equipment in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
Participates in the development of the annual Agronomy Plan and implements the plan according to the Agronomy Calendar. Monitors turf conditions and consults with the Director of Agronomy and Agronomists to make the necessary adjustments to the plan and/or calendar.
Keeps accurate account of all maintenance operations and records the information into the departmental computer software (ONGOLF and GCAM). Measures environmental and playing conditions on putting greens using the proper tools (POGO, TRU-FIRM, STIMPMETER and clipping yields) and uses the information to determine fertility and agronomic needs.
Manages the operation of the irrigation system: determines water requirements based on field observations and weather data and programs central computer to apply necessary irrigation; monitors the performance of the pump station and initiates repairs or maintenance to maintain continuous service; makes daily field observations to identify necessary sprinkler adjustments and repairs; supervises irrigators to ensure that water is applied only when necessary.
Monitors budget performance and makes adjustments to utilize all financial resources available to meet golf course quality standards. Reviews month end financial statements and forecasts future financial needs.
Manages the operation of the equipment fleet: assigns equipment to trained operators; observes equipment in the field for proper operation, use and safety; ensures the proper cleaning and storage according to established procedures and coordinates the necessary repair and preventive maintenance with the mechanics.
Maintains a clean, organized and safe workplace: directs staff to clean daily; stores equipment and materials in the proper location and monitors the facility for safety according to federal, state, company and departmental guidelines.
Ensures effective employee and public relations: conducts all employee training including safety training, monitors job performance, uniform compliance and Personal Protective Equipment. Establishes effective communications between employees and the Human Resources Department. Displays a positive attitude with club members, external industry personnel, and professional peers.
Pursues professional development and mentors the professional development of the Assistant Golf Course Superintendents. Includes participation in educational industry seminars, DMC training, on-the-job training in operations management and turfgrass culture. as well as administrative duties of record keeping, electronic communications and planning/scheduling.
Participates in the procurement, hiring, discipline, promoting and discharging of employees under guidelines established by Desert Mountain Club, Inc
Must have a working knowledge of the following:
Construction and maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens.
Seeding and maintenance of types of turf used on golf courses.
Planting, cultivating, pruning and caring for plants, shrubs and trees.
Characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners.
Herbicides and pest control methods and materials.
Drainage control methods.
Computerized watering and irrigation systems including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is preferred.
Minimum 7+ years combined experience as a turf manager, landscaper or Assistant Golf Course Superintendent required.
Education / Certifications:
A minimum turf management or horticulture degree or equivalent experience required.
Certified pesticide applicator in the state of Arizona or ability to obtain upon hire.
About Desert Mountain Club
Desert Mountain Club is one of the finest private residential communities in the world featuring world-class golf, indulgent amenities, and curated experiences. It is a private country club open to on and offsite property residents located in the elevated foothills of the beautiful Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale, Arizona. The club spans across 8,000 acres featuring:
* Seven signature golf courses (six of which are Jack Nicklaus & an all-new par 54 championship course)
* Seven distinctive clubhouses – each with its own unique restaurant plus banquets
* An award-winning spa and fitness center
* Spectacular swim and tennis facility
* Dozens of hiking and biking trails
* Horseback riding
* Luxury camping at The Ranch
Our mission is that we will provide our members and employees with an exceptional experience consistent with our vision to be the finest club and community for golf and recreational lifestyle activities in North America.