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Golf Course Superintendent

  • 27 Jul 2021 11:52 AM
    Message # 10777685

    Golf Course Superintendent

    Winchester Country Club

    Position Summary:

    Be responsible for all activities related to the maintenance and staff of Winchester Country Club’s 175 acre property including the 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf course, 25-acre Learning Center and Wee Course, surrounding club grounds, and all related equipment.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

    • 1.     Presents the golf course in a firm and fast condition.
    • 2.     Creates an annual agronomic calendar supporting turf management and playability objectives.
    • 3.     Maintains golf course and all related equipment to ensure golf course is in optimal playing condition.
    • 4.     Coordinates daily and tournament course set up.
    • 5.     Implements all operating policies, procedures, and controls to ensure safekeeping of inventory and assets.
    • 6.     Selects and supervises all fertilizations and chemical applications on golf course and club grounds.
    • 7.     Ensures that products are stored, used and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Complies with environmental best management practices as published in Best Management Practices for Massachusetts Golf Courses.
    • 8.     Develops and maintains drainage and irrigation systems on the golf course and club grounds.
    • 9.     Partners with our consulting golf course architect, and is prepared to supervise all projects and renovations, and enhancements.
    • 10.  Provides ongoing written and in-person communications with membership about golf course conditions and practices.
    • 11.  Implements and enforces comprehensive safety programs for employees in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
    • 12.  Responsible for staff recruitment, performance, retention and development. Conducts staff meetings and other meetings as necessary to keep maintenance team members well informed and safe.
    • 13.  Prepares annual evaluations for maintenance staff.
    • 14.  Annually provides the General Manager with a required and desired capital list that includes any new equipment and/or facility improvement needed.
    • 15.  Prepares and maintains annual budget for department to include capital expenditures, short- and long-range planning for golf and grounds maintenance operation.
    • 16.  Provides professional advice, opinions and guidance to the General Manager, Green Committee, Board of Directors, and members as necessary regarding plans and scheduled events related to golf course and common ground maintenance.
    • 17.  Attends and prepares presentations both written and verbal as required for the Green Committee.
    • 18.  Conducts and presents oneself in a professional manner.
    • 19.  Other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    The superintendent is a critical member of the club’s management team who reports directly to the General Manager, and is ultimately responsible for the successful preparation, maintenance and presentation of our golf course, clubhouse and tennis grounds. With staff, the superintendent has the technical and practical knowledge required and is provided with the necessary support to present a superb golfing experience. We have a passion to create an environment for the superintendent’s and our employee’s success. 

    Qualifications & Experience:

    The ideal candidate will have prior experience at clubs known for providing exceptional golfing conditions. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to consistently perform essential duties at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

    • ·       Thorough knowledge of all phases of golf course operations including but not limited to agronomics, cultural practices, equipment operation, personnel development, water management, course construction, landscape and procurement.
    • ·       Maintain an up to date working knowledge of the various laws and regulations that govern the use of chemicals, fertilizers, etc.
    • ·       Ability to interpret diagnostic data 
    • ·       Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
    • ·       Financial management and budget skills.
    • ·       Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to meet deadlines and coordinate projects.
    • ·       Ideally the superintendent will enjoy the game of golf, know its rules and methods of play.

    Education and/or Experience:

    College Degree – Agronomy/Turfgrass Management, BA/BS.

    GCSAA Certified Class-A member a plus. A minimum of 7 to 10 years’ experience preferably as a Golf Course Superintendent or Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at a premier private club.

    Preferred Certified Golf Course Superintendent and required certified chemical and pest applicator. Maintain a state pesticide license that includes Turf and Ornamental License.


    Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Club offers housing, Local (GCSANE) and national (GCSAA) membership dues and an excellent benefit package.

    About Winchester Country Club:

    Established in 1902, Winchester Country Club is a premier private country club located in Winchester, Massachusetts, nestled in a vibrant suburban community, just nine miles northwest of Boston, with a classic 18-hole Donald Ross golf course. 

    By 1915, the club had acquired a total of 175 acres and handed to Ross this canvas upon which to paint an 18-hole masterpiece. On and off over the next two decades, Ross would continue to tweak and expand his layout as more property became available. Most notable about this parcel of land is its substantial elevation change. From the low point near the first tee to the course’s peak at the 13th green, there is a 165-foot differential. The front nine traverses rolling terrain that at one time served as farms and pastures. The back nine features back-to-back par-5s sandwiched between two par-3s, yielding a finish of four consecutive par-4s that rivals any other closing stretch in the state.

    Since 1919, Winchester has hosted seven Massachusetts Amateur championships and two state opens in addition to other state and regional tournaments. However, its best-known contribution to Massachusetts golf is its annual father & son tournament, the longest-running such event in the country. First held in 1919, as sons and fathers returned from World War I, the invitational tournament quickly became a mainstay in Massachusetts golf.

    In the spring of 2016, the club opened a brand new 25-acre Golf Learning Center.  This facility includes a full driving range, short game area, six practice holes and a state-of-the-art teaching building.  The club features an extensive member tournament schedule; an active women's program; a prosperous junior golf program; and a well-established caddie program.  The facilities include a 25,000 square foot clubhouse with various food venues, locker facilities, Golf Shop, outside dining, Swimming pool, play areas, four tennis courts and three paddle tennis courts.  The club also includes a year-round Sports Center fitness facility with massage rooms, locker rooms, exercise studio, game room, indoor golf hitting bays, putting area and two AboutGolf simulators.

    Today, Winchester Country Club remains one of the premier courses in the state. Featuring views of both the Mystic Lakes and the Boston skyline, this Ross layout remains intact, providing both challenge and enjoyment for its members and their guests.

    Winchester Country Club Website      www.winchestercc.org

    Please send your resume with a letter of interest aligned to the above-mentioned expectations before August 31st to:


    Jim Simmons

    General Manager


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