• May 06, 2021 5:31 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:          Woodland Golf Club

    Facility Location:     Newton, MA

    Position / Title:        Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Facility Description: Woodland is an 18-hole private golf facility located just miles outside of Boston. The club recently finished a major bunker and green renovation lead by our architect Tyler Rae. In the coming 2021 season we’ve been approved for, and have begun, preparations for a forward tee construction project and the installation of a new irrigation system.

    Experience Desired: 3-5 Years of golf course experience

    Duties Description:

    -Assists with planning, scheduling, instructing, training, and directing crew in the performance of golf course maintenance procedures and job responsibilities.

    -Oversees chemical and fertilizer applications and assists as necessary.

    -Monitors course conditions.

    -Oversees cleanup and storage of tools and equipment at the end of the shift.

    -Advises the Superintendent of all performance issues and enforces performance standards.

    -Assumes management responsibilities as needed in the absence of the Superintendent.

    -Communicates with members, co-workers, management and the general public in a courteous and professional manner.

    -Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.

    -Performs other duties as assigned by the Golf Course Superintendent.

    -Assists with recruiting and hiring of prospective employees

    -Troubleshoot, repair and scheduling of the Irrigation system

    Special Skills:

    -Requires a Massachusetts pesticide license

    -Knowledge of agronomy and related practices.

    -Requires knowledge of the game of golf.

    -Must be highly organized and efficient with a high attention to detail

    -Must be able to supervise work effectively.

    -Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

    -Previous club experience required.

    -Ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers and members.

    -Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

    Compensation / Benefits: 65-75k, 401K with company match, Health and dental insurance, Paid Vacation Time, Meals, Golfing Privileges, Uniform Allowance, GCSAA and Local Chapter Dues Paid as well as Continuing Educational Opportunities

    Education Level Required: 2 or 4 year degree in turfgrass or a related field

    Date Position Available: Open Immediately

    Application Deadline: May 20,2021

    Apply To: cdonadio@woodlandgolfclub.com

    How to Apply: Electronically (to above email) or by mail: 1897 Washington St. Newton MA 02466

    Date Posted: May 6, 2021


  • April 10, 2021 2:00 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:               Sharon Country Club

    Facility Location:         Sharon. Massachusetts

    Position / Title:             Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description: Ten Hole Private, with driving range, chipping area

    Experience Desired: Two years working on a golf maintenance staff.

    Duties Description:

    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. Supervises and assist in the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence.

    Typical Functions:

    Assists in the planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, and other landscape areas. Schedule’s work supervises the employees, and the use of equipment.

    Instructs equipment operators on the operation, care of mowing.

    Applies pesticides, fertilizers and takes care of sprayer to ensure proper application of pesticides and fertilizers and keeps accurate records.

    Participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, irrigation system, and drainage systems. Able to repair Toro 670, 730, and 800 series sprinklers.

    Assists in personal management and evaluation, employee safety, discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

    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, 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.

    Special Skills: Possession of a valid driver's license.

    Required to have a current Massachusetts pesticide applicator license or obtain one within sixty days.

    Experience repairing Toro 670, and 800 series sprinkler heads.

    Compensation / Benefits: $28 per hour plus over time, 25% employee/75% employer health insurance, 401k, golfing privileges, dues for local & national associations

    Education Level Required: Minimum Turf Certificate.

    Date Position Available: April 6, 2021

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Apply To: Please send cover letter and resume to Paul Doherty, email pdoherty@sharoncountryclub.com

    Date Posted:  April 10, 2021

  • March 26, 2021 5:57 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:         Wayland Country Club

    Facility Location:    121 Old Sudbury Rd,  Wayland, MA

    Position / Title:        Assistant Superintendent

    Job Description: Wayland Country Club is seeking a highly motivated and team oriented individual. The assistant will work closely with the golf course superintendent and grounds crew throughout the year to help manage daily golf course maintenance and staff.

    Experience Desired: Multiple years on a golf course maintenance staff

    Compensation / Benefits: Salary will start at $50,000. Employer will contribute 75% health.

    Date Position Available: Open until filled

    Apply To: Matt Merryman, Superintendent

    How to Apply: Send resume via email to: mmerr999@gmail.com

    Date Posted:  March 26, 2021


  • March 22, 2021 10:23 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:            Sankaty Head Golf Club

    Facility Location:      Nantucket Island, MA

    Position / Title:          Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description: The Sankaty Head Golf Club is a private 18 hole links course designed by Emerson Armstrong in 1921. It is located on Nantucket Island, 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.  Jim Urbina Golf Design has lead a restoration over the last several years which has brought Sankaty back to being one of the best links course in America. Sankaty will be hosting the 2021 USGA Mid-Am in September.

    Experience Desired: The ideal candidate will have excellent work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to lead a team. They must also have experience in project management, course renovation, irrigation use and repair, application of pesticides and fertilizer, and the ability to mentor seasonal staff. Experience with Rain bird decoder system a plus. Must have or obtain MA Category 37 within 30 days of hire.

    Duties Description: We are seeking a candidate that is self-motivated, detailed oriented, and a team player with a positive attitude. The assistant will work closely with the superintendent to provide the best playing conditions for Sankaty members and guests. 

    Compensation / Benefits: $60,000
    • Health insurance
    • 401k with employer match
    • Free housing
    • Meals
    • Uniform allowance
    • Golf privileges

    Education Level Required: Certificate, 2-4 year degree in turf or related field

    Date Position Available: Immediately

    Application Deadline: Until filled

    Apply To: CJ Penrose, Superintendent

    How to Apply (electronically): email—cpenrose@sankatyheadgc.com

    Date Posted:  March 22, 2021

  • March 15, 2021 11:20 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:       Ridder Farm Golf Course

    Facility Location:  East Bridgewater, MA 02333

    Position / Title:     Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description: 18 hole public daily fee golf course, driving range, function facilities.

    Experience Desired: 3 – 5 years golf course management

    Duties Description: The individual will be responsible for aiding the Superintendent in all aspects of maintaining the golf course, driving range and function facilities. Duties include but not limited to: course set-up, chemical and fertilizer applications, interviewing, hiring, scheduling and training employees, recordkeeping, and snow removal.

    Special Skills: Must have or able to obtain a Massachusetts pesticide license within 90 days. Massachusetts hydraulics license a plus.

    Compensation / Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience, health benefits, and dues for local and national associations.

    Education Level Required: 2 – 4 year Turf Management degree or degree in related field

    Date Position Available: Immediate

    Apply To: Stephen Keefe, Superintendent

    How to Apply (electronically or by mail): s-keefe@hotmail.com

    Stephen Keefe, Superintendent
    Ridder Farm Golf Course
    P.O. Box 310
    Whitman, MA 02382

    Date Posted:  March 15, 2021


  • March 05, 2021 2:46 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:            Dedham Country & Polo Club

    Facility Location:      Dedham, MA

    Position / Title:         Assistant Superintendent

    Facility Description:

    The Dedham Country and Polo Club came into existence in 1910. Famed golf course designer, Donald Ross designed the original nine holes. In 1923, another renowned architect, Seth Raynor, was hired to design 10 new holes while revising the original holes, creating a unique and challenging 18 holes of golf. The Club hosted one National Championship in 1975, the USGA Girls Junior Championship, as well as numerous other state championships since that time. In 2017, thanks to a progressive membership and staff, the club embarked on a major restoration to embrace its Raynor history. This restoration was completed in 2018 and involved a complete greens rebuild to USGA specifications, bunker renovation, new irrigation system, fairway expansions, and cart paths. Dedham is a family oriented, ‘amenities-diverse’ operation in a highly desirable part of the Boston suburbs.

    Club Features:

    • The club’s key amenity is its historic Seth Raynor designed course, as well as its excellent practice facilities

    • 74 acres of maintained turf with brand new USGA 007/ Pure distinction bentgrass greens designed with Precisionaire systems

    • Racquet sports including: 8 Clay Tennis courts: (4 outdoor & 4 indoor) and 4 Paddle tennis courts

    • Ice skating, hockey, swimming pool & trapshooting

    Job Description:

    DCPC is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, team oriented individual to join our team as an Assistant Superintendent. During this unique opportunity, the Assistant will lead a diverse staff in a wide range of activities involved in daily golf course maintenance and continuation of ongoing course improvement projects. The Assistant will work closely with and report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. They will also be heavily involved, among other things, in daily decision making, staffing, crew leadership, budgeting, project planning, water management, and plant protectant applications. In addition, the Superintendent’s objective, by utilizing a strong network and industry ties will assist this individual in reaching their career goals.

    Experience Desired:

    • Prior experience as a successful Assistant Superintendent, AIT, or Intern

    • Construction and renovation experience

    • Extensive knowledge of calibration, plant protectant applications, and bentgrass/poa management

    Duties Description:

    • Oversee efficient operations of all golf course maintenance that provides our members and their guests with an outstanding golf experience on a daily basis

    • Ability to manage daily irrigation practices to produce firm, fast and healthy playing conditions

    • Implement cultural practices to manage all playing surfaces including the new greens

    • Supervise calibration, application, and record keeping of plant protectants

    • Communicate effectively with membership and staff

    • Work closely with every department

    • Able to obtain a MA pesticide certification within 90 days

    Special Skills: Self-motivated with a positive attitude and proven leadership skills for a diverse staff

    Compensation / Benefits: $55,000-$65,000 (DOE) + housing available

    • On-site housing available

    • Volunteering opportunities for PGA tournaments

    • Gas privileges

    • Meals (lunch provided)

    • PTO time including: Vacation and sick time

    • Uniforms

    • Paid memberships to local/ national chapters

    • Pro Shop discount

    • Paid GIS show attendance by club

    • Full benefits including: health, dental, 401k

    Education Level Required: Certificate or 2-4 year Turfgrass related degree

    Date Position Available: ASAP

    Application Deadline: March 31

    Apply To: Matt Powell, Green & Grounds Superintendent

    How to Apply (electronically): Send Resume via email to 
                                                             mpowell@dedhamclub.org

    Date Posted: March 5, 2021

  • March 02, 2021 5:49 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:                 Eastward Ho!

    Facility Location:           325 Foxhill Road: Chatham, MA 02633

    Position / Title:               2nd Assistant

    Facility Description:

    Eastward Ho! is a private, nationally ranked 18-hole Herbert Fowler design located on the coastline of Cape Cod in Chatham, Massachusetts. Built in 1922 the course encompasses 130 acres situated directly on a pristine 1.5 mile stretch of Atlantic Ocean shorefront. The classic Fowler design boasts unique architecture that follows the topography of glacial moraines and is considered one of the finest links style golf courses in the World.

    The Second Assistant is a key position that works closely with the Superintendent and has active involvement in all aspects of turf maintenance.  The position requires a professionally driven individual who operates with the highest expectations and efficiencies. Strong organizational skills and experience with administrative tasks and responsibilities are required. The Assistant must be capable of leading a seasoned crew through projects, applications, and daily operations. The successful candidate will be an individual who understands the requirements and demands of turf maintenance at a high-level private facility and who knows what it takes to be the best.

    Current rankings include: Golf Magazine – “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” (#53), Golf Week – “Top 200 Classic 2020” (#42), Golf Club Atlas – “Custodians of the Game” (#65 [#26 in U.S.]), Golf Digest – “Best Golf Courses in Massachusetts” (#5).

    The successful candidate may look forward to being deeply involved in a number of career development highlights during the next one to four years, including: course preparation for a US Open qualifying event (May 2021), ongoing in-house restoration and improvement projects under the guidance of an internationally renowned architect, installation of a new state of the art irrigation system (2022-23).

    Experience Desired: Two years golf course experience.

    Special Skills:

    • Must be motivated by demanding work environment.

    • Must possess a strong work ethic and attitude.

    • 2-year commitment.

    • Computer and organizational skills.

    Compensation / Benefits:

    • Highly competitive salary based on experience and qualifications

    • Onsite Housing at no charge

    • Health Insurance

    • 401K

    • Paid vacation/sick & personal 

    • Life insurance

    • Meals

    • Uniforms

    • Shoe allowance

    • Local chapter education

    • Meals

    • Golfing privileges 

    • Bonus

    Education Level Required:

    • Must hold or must obtain, within 6 months of hire, a turf certificate, 2-year or 4-year degree.

    • Attend continuing educational turf seminars. 

    • Must be able to obtain a spray license from the state of MA within 6 months of hire.

    • Must be able to obtain a hoisting license from the state of MA within 6 months of hire.

    • Acquire and maintain licenses by meeting education requirements.

    Date Position Available: April 1st

    Apply To: Frank Hancock, Superintendent

    How to Apply (electronically): Email cover letter, resume and references to Fhancock@eastwardho.net

    Date Posted: 3/2/2021

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