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A golf course foreman reports directly to the golf course superintendent. They are responsible for assisting in the daily management and operations of the golf course and overseeing the weekend maintenance operations. Other responsibilities include training and supervision of staff as well as assisting in all aspects of cultural practices, proper operation of the irrigation system as well as operation of equipment.


  • Coordinate scheduling of turf maintenance staff to meet workload and safety requirements
  • Maintain and oversee work unit budgets
  • Assist in recruiting and mentoring turf maintenance staff
  • Train staff on monitoring, maintenance and servicing of equipment to ensure operational standards
  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries
  • Perform other duties as required by the superintendent

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A degree in horticulture, grounds or landscaping or a diploma combined with operational experience
  • A minimum of two to three years of golf course maintenance experience
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to work independently and collectively as a team
  • Ability to supervise and train staff on proper use of maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Operational Health and Safety (OHS) practices
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience and knowledge of golf course operation
  • Knowledge of computer programs
  • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification an asset
  • Experience with driving tractor or mowing equipment an asset
  • Valid driver’s license

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Golf Club General Manager
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent

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