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A golf course superintendent is responsible for developing a dedicated team to assist in caring for the golf course. Reporting to the general manager, the superintendent will be a proven leader in the industry and will have had a successful track record in the areas of turf grass management, human resources and financial management.


  • Prepare and maintain annual budget for the maintenance and capital improvement of the golf course
  • Plan and coordinate all maintenance and project work on the golf course to ensure a high standard
  • Train and oversee scheduling of turf maintenance staff
  • Manage purchases of maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Supervise the maintenance and repairing of golf course equipment
  • Report to the management team of the golf club
  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries
  • Participate in long-term planning meetings
  • Offer professional opinions in the area of turf maintenance as prompted by management team
  • Perform other duties as required by the management team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A degree in turf management or a diploma combined with equivalent experience
  • A minimum of five years of golf course maintenance experience
  • Knowledge and experience of golf course operation
  • Extensive knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in golf course grounds maintenance
  • Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven leadership and human resource skills
  • Working knowledge of golf facilities, construction principles and methods
  • Knowledge of irrigation operation and water management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good financial management skills
  • A thorough understanding of the game of golf
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Operational Health and Safety (OHS) practices
  • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification an asset
  • Pesticide Applicator certification
  • Valid driver’s license

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Golf Course General Manager
  • Master Superintendent

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