of turfgrass management and promoting the use of best management practices

to best protect the environment.

  • February 16, 2024 3:17 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                            Tatnuck Country Club

    Location:                                      Worcester, MA

    Position / Title:                           Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Tatnuck Country Club is an original 100 Private 9-hole Donald Ross design course with a full-service club house, pool and racquets. Currently in the process of a restoration improvement plan with course architects Bradley S. Klein and Dusenberry Design. Also, implementing master drainage plan with Kelley Ami INC. Currently working on course improvement plan through green expansions, bunker reconstruction, tree management and drainage.

    Assistant golf course superintendent
    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, supervises the maintenance and repair of specialty turf and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent's capacity during his/her absence.

    Typical functions:

    The assistant golf course superintendent:

    • Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
    • Instructs equipment operators on the 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.
    • May also serve in the chemical technician position as needed.
    • May assist in other departments (Club house, Pool and Racquets) for certain maintenance.
    • Responsible for winter snow removal.

    Employment standards:

    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    • 2 years plus experience working on a golf course or related field.
    • Current MA pesticide license or willing to obtain one during employment (Materials and Fees will be taken care of by the club
    • Current drivers license

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • 65K – 75K DOE
    • Simple IRA and company match
    • Health Insurance stipend
    • Golf privileges
    • 2 weeks paid vacation
    • National and local Dues
    • Uniforms
    • Holiday bonus
    • Yearly $200 stipend for work gear (boots, rain gear, etc.)
    • Benefits and compensation are flexible to individual’s needs.

    How to apply:

    Contact Craig Resley, Superintendent by email with resume and cover letter attached to resleyc@gmail.com

    Position will remain open until filled.

  • February 14, 2024 4:20 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:            Vesper Country Club

    Location:                       Tyngsborough, MA

    Position / Title:            Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    To read more about this opportunity click here

  • February 12, 2024 12:00 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                  Wollaston Golf Club

    Location:                            Milton, MA

    Position / Title:                 Second Assistant Superintendent


    Description:   Wollaston Golf Club is a Private 18 hole Golf Course located in Milton, Ma. Designed by George and Tom Fazio in 1975 the Club is rich in history, hosting the 1992 US Junior Amateur won by Tiger Woods. The Club is also home of the Fallon Cup which includes some of the best amateur players not only in New England but the entire country. The 152 acre property includes a full driving range and chipping area as well as 4 tennis courts and an olympic size pool. Recently the club implemented a master plan by architect Bryan Bowers of Fazio Golf Course Design. Included in the scope of the work is changing the slopes of the greens to accommodate modern day green speeds, while also moving bunkers to fit modern day length. Extensive tree work is on-going to enhance vistas of the Blue Hills Reservation which abuts the property.

    Details:  The Second Assistant will work closely with the Superintendent and the Lead Assistant on the day to day operations. The right candidate will be responsible for chemical and fertilizer applications as well as small crew management. A working knowledge of weed/insect/and disease identification is a plus. Candidates will be asked to hand water green and tee surfaces to ensure firm and fast conditions. Troubleshooting of Toro E-OSMAC Irrigation System will be required. There will be a major focus in the coming seasons for in-house drainage projects.

    Highlights:  

    • Rotate every other weekend off with Lead Assistant in season (April 1st - Dec. 1st) 45-55 hrs. per week in season (April 1st - Dec 1st)
    • Weekends off December thru March 40 hrs. per week in the off season.
    • Staff is comprised of 10 full time year round employees (20 employees in season) 340 Charter Members 350 Social Memberships
    • 25,000 annual rounds

    Recent Projects:

    • Replacement of main line gate valves
    • Total reconstruction of multiple greens
    • Addition and Removal of bunkers under the direction of the golf course architect

    Upcoming Projects:

    Hydro Raking of Irrigation Pond (5 year permit) Ongoing Master Plan work as Board of Directors see fit

    Requirements:

    • Degree or Certificate in Turfgrass Management or related field preferred. 2-4 years of Golf Course Maintenance preferred
    • Must be 18 years of age with valid ID
    • Ability to obtain a MA Pesticide License within 6 months of hire.

    Position Available:  ASAP

    Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

    Benefits:

    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • 401k with % match (after 12 months of employment) Local and National Association Dues
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Paid Holiday/Vacation/Sick Time Meals/Uniform/Golfing Privileges

    Salary:  $60,000 -70,000 per year with Holiday and Performance Bonus

    How to Apply:  Please send resume to timkurr12@gmail.com

    Date Posted:   February 12, 2024

  • January 26, 2024 5:52 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                   Bass Rocks Golf Club

    Location:                            Gloucester, MA

    Position / Title:                 Assistant in Training

    Facility Description: Bass Rocks Golf Club is a par 69, 18-hole, private golf course that opened in 1896 located in seaside Gloucester, MA and offers terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Bass Rocks membership is committed to updating the golf course. We will be hosting the 2024 Massachusetts Amateur Championship Qualifier. A course Enhancement Plan is being prepared in 2024 by Robert McNeil of the Northeast Golf Company. A new Toro Lynx 2-wire irrigation system with Infinity heads was installed in 2023 as well as the construction of our new par 3 2nd hole. The club’s future plans include some new greens, bunker renovations, pond expansions and additional drainage work.

    Experience Desired: 2 to 4 years of golf course maintenance work experience or related field. Will train the right individual if experience doesn’t match.

    Duties Description: As an Assistant in Training at Bass Rocks Golf Club, you will be given ample opportunity to learn what you want to learn. You will work directly with the Superintendent and Assistants to develop a plan that will help you learn and advance in the turf industry whether it be at Bass Rocks or another property.

    Special Skills: MA pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain within 6 months required.

    Compensation / Benefits: $20-$25 Hourly rate, On Site Housing available within walking distance to Good Harbor Beach. A healthy work-life balance is stressed for the ENTIRE STAFF, health insurance, uniforms, golfing privileges.

    Education Level Required: winter school/online certificate, 2- or 4-year degree.

    Position Available: March or April 2024 - will wait until graduation for the right candidate.

    Application Deadline: Open until filled.

    How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter and references to:
                                            Chris Donato
                      Superintendent – Bass Rocks Golf Club
                                  cdonato404@gmail.com
                                                    and
                                              Kyle Franey
               Assistant Superintendent – Bass Rocks Golf Club                                     
                                     franeykyle@aol.com

    Date Posted:  January 26, 2024

  • January 09, 2024 12:15 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                The Club at New Seabury

    Location:                          Cape Cod, MA

    Position / Title:               Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description:  We are actively seeking a dynamic Assistant Superintendent to join us, playing a pivotal role in maintaining and elevating the aesthetic and playing conditions of our renowned course. If you're ready to become an integral part of this unparalleled golfing experience, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us.

    As a member of our team, you'll have the privilege of working on not one, but two 18-hole championship golf courses. These world-class courses are the canvas on which you'll apply your expertise and contribute to the ongoing success of The Club of New Seabury. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Cape Cod, each course offers a unique and challenging experience for golf enthusiasts. Being a part of a team responsible for maintaining these exceptional courses adds an extra layer of pride and accomplishment to your role as Assistant Superintendent.

    Experience Desired:  We take pride in our ability to train and develop individuals with different backgrounds in golf course management. A successful candidate will not be the one with the most experience, but the one with the greatest desire to work in our team atmosphere while sharing our core values.

    Responsibilities Description:  
    Professional Development Goals:  In this role, we encourage our Assistant Superintendent to embark on a journey of continuous professional development. We value individuals who are committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and technologies. Whether it's pursuing advanced certifications or participating in ongoing education, our goal is to foster an environment where our team members are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in turf management and golf course maintenance.

    Leadership and Collaboration Objectives: Leadership is at the core of our success, and as Assistant Superintendent, you will be instrumental in enhancing teamwork and collaboration within our agronomy team. Setting goals to cultivate effective communication, implement comprehensive training programs, and foster a positive work environment are key priorities. We aim to empower our team members to excel in their roles, ensuring a cohesive and motivated workforce dedicated to maintaining our golf courses to the highest standards.

    Course Aesthetics and Playing Conditions Targets:  We believe in setting ambitious goals related to optimizing the visual appeal and playing conditions of our golf course. The Assistant Superintendent will be tasked with developing and implementing innovative turf management strategies, irrigation plans, and pest control programs. Setting specific benchmarks for achieving and maintaining pristine turf health, consistent green speeds, and overall course aesthetics is crucial to providing an exceptional experience for our golfers.

    Project Management and Innovation Focus:  The Assistant Superintendent will have the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of improvement projects on our golf course. From renovating specific features to integrating cutting-edge technologies and turfgrass varieties, our goal is to stay ahead of the curve in the golf course management industry. We encourage creativity and innovation, and we're excited to welcome an Assistant Superintendent who shares our passion for pushing boundaries and enhancing the overall experience for our golfers.

    Opportunities for Career Advancement: The Club of New Seabury is committed to fostering the professional growth of our team members. The Assistant Superintendent role serves as a stepping stone for career advancement within our organization. We encourage individuals who aspire to take on leadership roles and expand their responsibilities to pursue their career goals with the support of our leadership team.

    Special Skills: Please view our agronomy video to learn more about our team:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbnLnQ1h6bw

    Compensation and Benefits:  In addition to an exciting and challenging work environment, we offer competitive compensation of $24.00 - $26.00 per hour with experience, plus overtime ($65,000 - $75,000). Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, and generous paid time off. As a member of our team, you'll also enjoy golf privileges, discounted merchandise, ongoing opportunities for professional development, private beach access, employee meals, and a monthly appreciation lunch.

    Education Requirements:  No education is required, however we do value prior education or plans to complete a certificate or degree program in the future. New Seabury will help fund future education.

    Date Position is Available:  02-01-2024

    How to Apply: Electronically

    Apply to:   Send resume and cover letter to:
                                  Kevin Taylor at 
                                  ktaylor@newseabury.com

    Date Posted: 01-09-2024

    Application Deadline: 02-11-2024

  • January 06, 2024 8:39 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                          Essex County Club

    Location:                                    Manchester-by-the-Sea

    Position / Title:                        2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Please click here to view more details about this position.

  • December 13, 2023 10:10 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                Nashawtuc Country Club

    Location:                          Concord, MA

    Position / Title:               2nd Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description: Nashawtuc Country Club is an 18 hole, private club located in Concord, MA. The club features a golf course designed by Geoffrey Cornish in 1960, redesigned by Rees Jones, Inc. in 2017-2018. Nashawtuc is a member-owned, family-oriented, year-round club that includes 4 Har-Tru clay tennis courts, 2 hard surface tennis courts, pickle ball, swimming pool and fitness center. Winter amenities include 3 platform tennis courts, cross country ski trails through the golf course and sledding hill.

    Experience Desired: 2 to 5 years of golf course maintenance work experience or related field. Experience with hand watering, granular and spray applications, management of small crews and construction experience a plus.

    Duties Description: The 2nd Assistant superintendent will work closely with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent and will be involved in all aspects of golf course maintenance including, but not limited to: mowing, rolling, hand watering, equipment operation, course setup, training staff, disease and pest monitoring, granular fertilizer calibration/application, spray calibration/application, irrigation troubleshooting and repair, supervision of seasonal staff, project leadership, snow plowing/removal.

    Special Skills: Applicants should be willing to work extensive hours through the golf season. The applicant should possess the desire to succeed and advance their career in the golf course industry. The position requires a positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work with and lead a diverse crew and willingness to learn. MA pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain within 3 months required.

    Compensation / Benefits: Hourly rate range of $25-27 DOE w/ ample overtime in season; Health insurance, uniforms, golfing privileges, dues paid for local and national associations, 401k and annual vacation (after 1 year), Paid Time Off

    Education Level Required: 2-4 year associates or bachelor degree with focus on turf or related field is desired; completion of certificate program along with adequate work experience will be strongly considered

    Position Available: January 15, 2024

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter and references to:
                                                 Troy Noble
                                                 Director of Grounds/Superintendent
                                                 tnoble@nashawtuc.com

  • December 11, 2023 11:38 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                    Cyprian Keyes Golf Club

    Facility Location:              284 East Temple St. Boylston, MA 01505

    Position / Title:                 2nd Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description: Cyprian Keyes GC opened in 1997 and is located just minutes from downtown Worcester in quiet Boylston, MA. CKGC is a full-service facility boasting an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole executive course designed by Mark Mungeam, plus driving range, practice greens, and indoor fitting center. CKGC is looking to strengthen our maintenance team with a self-motivated, detail-oriented team member looking to further their golf course maintenance knowledge and experience.

    Experience Desired: Previous golf course experience or turf/agronomic studies is preferred but not required. A desire to advance in the turf industry and develop leadership and managerial skills is important.

    Duties Description: The 2nd Assistant Superintendent is a year-round, salaried position that will play a key role in all aspects of golf course maintenance. This is designed to be a learning position, so a positive, forward-looking attitude is a must. The candidate will work closely with the Superintendent and 1st Assistant and responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

    -Daily course set up

    -Training and delegation of daily tasks to team members

    -Pesticide and fertilizer applications and reporting

    -Carrying out daily maintenance tasks

    -Irrigation troubleshooting/repair/scheduling

    -Winter tree/brush removal

    -Winter snow/ice cleanup

    Special Skills: Must possess valid driver’s license. Must possess or have the ability to obtain Mass Pesticide Applicator’s license (CORE) before 2024 golf season.

    Compensation / Benefits: $37,500-$45,000+ depending on knowledge and experience. Health and dental insurance options, life insurance, 401k, uniforms, continuing education, restaurant allowance (when open)

    Education Level Required: Minimum Turf Certificate preferred but not required

    Date Position Available: January 2024

    Apply To: Dan Brandt, Golf Course Superintendent

    How to Apply: electronically, email: danb@cypriankeyes.com

    Date Posted: December 11, 2023

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