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Golf Course Superintendent - The Edison Club

  • 11 Mar 2024 2:36 PM
    Message # 13327814
    Ron Stepanek (Administrator)


    The Edison Club, Rexford, New York

    The Edison Club is a member-owned, private country club offering 27 holes of championship golf, and Olympic size swimming pool, four clay tennis courts, full-service dining and banquet and meeting facilities to Capital Region families seeking an active lifestyle. Since 1904, we have maintained our longstanding traditions of being a warm and welcoming haven for families and providing superior recreational facilities for our members and their guests. Our membership options are designed for all levels of interest in golf, swimming, tennis and social.

    The golf course was designed in 1926 by the legendary Devereux Emmet, whose other creations include Congressional Country Club, host to three U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship. Nestled on the rolling hills above the bluffs of the Mohawk River, our 27 holes of championship golf provide a solid test for all skill levels, with four sets of tees from 6,501 yards at the championship tees to 6,201 for member tees. The practice range has grass tees along with a large practice green with bunker.

    The course offers a serene park-like setting, with many of the holes lined by mature trees. Players find plenty of challenges to focus their attention from our risk/reward dogleg par-fours, sometimes reachable par-fives, and formidable par-threes, this is a golf course you simply don’t tire of playing.

    We believe strongly in promoting and growing the game of golf, and offer three men’s golf leagues, three women’s golf leagues and a mixed league on selected Sundays. Nine and Dines are held throughout the golf season, and there is a full tournament schedule. We have reciprocal arrangements with 11 other local clubs to give members an opportunity to experience other layouts.

    Our youth program includes a team in the PGA Junior League, golf clinics for kids and two sets of PGA Family Tees to make it easy for the whole family to not only play golf, but to enjoy it as well.

    • Number of Members: 432 – 225 are golf members; average age is 55
    • Total Staff: 35 year-round, 100 in season; 24 golf maintenance crew (6 FT, 14 PT)
    • Gross Annual Revenue: $4 million
    • Annual Regular Family Golf Dues: $9,300, plus monthly F&B minimum and assessment
    • Rounds of Golf: 28,000
    • Season: Golf course open April to November; simulators open early December to March
    • Golf Course Maintenance Operating Budget: $1.2 million for 2024
    • Grass Types: Poa Annua/Bentgrass mix


    The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the golf course maintenance program, and all other landscaping/grounds for the club, including: turfgrass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation systems, pesticide application, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, and guests.


    • Maintain golf course and grounds according to club standards, developing and implementing effective turf management programs, irrigation control systems and pest control strategies.
    • Be proactive in finding innovative ways to facilitate the delivery of exceptional quality.
    • Assist in maintaining a daily record log for weather, course conditioning, cultural practices, equipment maintenance, fertilizer, and pesticide applications.
    • Encourage, mentor, coach, supervise, train, and develop team members to ensure their maximum performance in accordance with club policies and procedures. Hold all team members accountable for their area of responsibility. Lead by example while setting the benchmark in the areas of motivation, sense of ownership, and dedication to quality product.
    • Implement and enforce comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests in compliance with OSHA and club guidelines and standard operating procedures.
    • Complete scheduling, performance review, and payroll in a timely manner.
    • Prepare and maintain the annual golf course maintenance budget and long-term capital improvement plans. Procure supplies and materials within budgetary guidelines using sound purchasing procedures.
    • Implement new methods/procedures to minimize operational costs and maximize resources.
    • Be available to work weekends, holidays, mornings, and evenings as business demands.
    • Communicate regularly to the General Manager and Board of Directors with updates on course conditions, projects, and maintenance operations; attend Green Committee meetings.


    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Turf Management or Turfgrass Science certification or related field such as Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant/Soil Science.
    • Certified Golf Course Superintendent (GCSAA) preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Golf Course Superintendent, or 3-5 years of experience as First Assistant Superintendent of a comparable private club.
    • Current New York Pesticide Application License (or obtain one ASAP).
    • In-depth knowledge of turf management, agronomy, and golf course maintenance practices.
    • Excellent communications skills with staff, members, guests, vendors, and contractors, always exhibiting tact and diplomacy and representing club in a professional manner.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills; ability to partner with Head Golf Professional for successful scheduling and operations of golf programming and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory control, budget management and P&L accountability.
    • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office, financial reporting, email, and the internet.
    • Basic understanding of sprayers, spreaders, preventive maintenance systems, mechanical operations of engines and hydraulics, and irrigation systems and components
    • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.


    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers a competitive benefits package.


    Please send your resume and personalized cover letter indicating why you believe you can be an asset to the club to: Rick Spoth via email to Application deadline is March 25, 2024.

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