Superintendent Position Posted June 7, 2022
The Golf Course Superintendent at Visalia Country Club is responsible for the daily operation and management for one of the premier 18- Hole Private Clubs in the Central Valley of California.
Visalia CC is located at the gateway to the Sequoia National Park and is in close proximity to mountains, hiking, fishing and skiing.
About Visalia Country Club
Located in the heart of Central California, in the quaint town of Visalia, lies Visalia Country Club, a private club with a tradition of character and excellence. The club sits at the gateway to the Sequoia National Park and offers 18 dramatic holes of golf unlike any in the region.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
- An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
- 3-5 years’ progressive experience as a Golf Course Superintendent.
- Prior work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent will be considered.
- Previous supervisory experience in a private club setting.
- Experience with Toro Lynx Irrigation central operation and sprinkler heads.
- Intricate knowledge of warm season grasses in particular Bermudagrass on tees, fairways and roughs in hot, dry summer climate.
- Experience with Bentgrass/Poa annua management on greens in warm summer climate as well as cool, moist winter conditions.
- Overseeding experience is a plus.
- Broad understanding of managing warm and cool season grasses in difficult winter periods with heavy frost and potential fog.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
- Understanding the rules of golf.
- Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.
- Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
Licenses and Special Requirements
- Class A or B – GCSAA
- California Pesticide Application License or Certification.
- Valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
- Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
- Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
- Occasionally exposed to wet conditions; extreme heat: severe cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
- Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s turf management program.
- Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
- Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
- Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
- Maintains course in proper playing condition.
- Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
- Manages all construction, maintenance and renovations on the golf course.
- Administers a Toro Lynx irrigation system with VP satellites.
- Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
- Records all maintenance on course.
- Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop and a fleet of Toro maintenance equipment.
- Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
- Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
- Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for proper fertility programs.
- Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems.
- Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
- Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and maintains required records.
- Communicates as necessary with Director of Golf to discuss conditions of course, maintenance plans, scheduled events.
- Communicates as necessary with Greens, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
- Attends staff and management meetings.
- Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
- Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that MSDSs are available in convenient location.
- Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
- Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
- Coordinates applicable work with outside contractors.
- Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
- Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the Director of Golf.
Salary and Compensation Package
Salary range: $85,000 to $115,000 Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This package also includes performance bonus and generous benefits which includes:
- Medical and dental for superintendent
- Golf privileges
- Food allowance
- Cell phone allowance
- Clothing allowance
- Company truck available for local business use
- GCSAA and Central California GCSA Membership
- Conference and Continuing Education fully covered.
The position is available immediately.
Resumes are to be sent to:
Scott Stubbs Director of Golf and General Manager