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Golf Course Superintendents are responsible for managing golf courses and making sure customer needs are met. Typical work activities listed on a resume sample for Golf Course Superintendent include checking turf health, respecting environmental safety guidelines, repairing golfing facilities, reporting to the manager, overseeing the car fleet, maintaining supplies, and updating records. Based on our collection of example resumes, the ideal candidate demonstrates golf course maintenance knowledge, managerial skills, organization, problem solving orientation, customer service abilities, and stamina. Most candidates for this job hold a certificate from the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America.

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Golf Course Superintendent

Continually improved golf course playing conditions through consistent and effective communication with club officials, leadership of the golf maintenance staff, and the implementation of a strong agronomic program

  • Managed expansion of the golf course from a 9 to 18-hole facility in 2005-2006.
  • Maintained Quail Run's distinction as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through
  • Reduced golf course maintenance budget from $350,000 to $200,000 over two years without sacrificing turfgrass quality or playability
  • Implemented an aggressive tree management program designed to selectively remove insect damaged trees (and others) with the goal of improving forest health, wildlife habitats, course playability and turf growing conditions
  • Consistently produced superior playing conditions for a discerning clientele
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Horticulture
2

Golf Course Superintendent

Semi-private 36-hole, later converted to 18-hole course golf club covering 640 acres of protected woodlands and wetlands. Rated "Best Golf Course on the South Shore of Tampa Bay" by Tampa Tribune in 2010.

  • Utilized well-honed agronomy and topography know-how to effectively administer an "only as needed approach" for fertilizer and pesticide application.
  • Reduced maintenance costs by changing mowing patterns, naturalizing areas not in play and decreasing managed areas, resulting in a 15-acre maintenance net cost savings.
  • Developed budgets for maintenance and capital expenditure to maximize scarce resources while consistently delivering high-impact green, tee and bunker conditions.
  • Planned, designed and managed rebuilding of tee and greens including re-grassing, drainage and lake construction for SWFWMD compliance.
  • Designed, managed, and installed in-house centralized irrigation controllers and system to insure proper coverage in low-water environments.
  • Organized, trained and promoted in-house staff to improve productivity, and foster Golf Club allegiance.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
AA
Horticulture
AA
Golf Course Management
3

Golf Course Superintendent

Provide direction to an eight member grounds staff involved in daily conditioning and preparation of the golf course. Personally manage all functions pertaining to turfgrass needs and budgetary concerns of a 27 hole semi-private golf facility.

  • Instituted cultural practices which improved golf course conditions resulting in increased rounds while ensuring environmental stewardship.
  • Reconstructed tees, greens and fairways as part of a tree removal project which improved turf quality and pace of play.
  • Prepared and instituted an employee handbook and safety training, resulting in zero on-the-job injuries.
  • Coordinated an equipment improvement plan which allows for efficient time management and completion of daily tasks.
  • Created natural areas throughout the property which provides for better sustainability and habitat for years to come.
  • Devised, in cooperation with the General Manager, an introductory membership package which helped to increase membership.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
AAS
Turfgrass Management
4

Golf Course Superintendent

Collaborate with the Director of Golf and Ocean Course Superintendent to develop and implement best management practices for 350 acres of golf courses, clubhouse lawns, and tennis landscapes along the Pacific Ocean. Manage $6 million department
operating budget by tracking labor costs and monitoring purchases of goods and supplies. Serve as staff liaison to club member and intradepartmental governance committees.

  • Developed water management program during recent drought reducing water usage by nearly 50%.
  • Implemented inventorying and classification system for woody landscape plants across 350 acres.
  • Oversaw construction of $35,000 practice facility improvement project.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Zoology
BS
Ornamental Horticulture
5

Golf Course Superintendent

Responsible for golf course and clubhouse grounds, maintenance of ten tennis courts, and coordinated operations with general manager, regional general manager and director of maintenance.

  • Interviewed, hired and trained new employees to achieve the agreed upon maintenance standards outlined by [company name].
  • Integrated basic and proper training practices for each aspect of golf course and golf cart fleet maintenance for an eight man maintenance and cart attendant crew. Supervised mechanic on all replacement and inventory part orders for course equipment and cart fleet.
  • Established records for monthly safety training, chemical, fertilizer, irrigation parts, fuel, and water usage reports.
  • Revised mechanic's shop and cart fleet storage for safety, organization, cleanliness and efficiency.
  • Closely evaluated each area of the golf course to ensure and reestablish its overall health and aesthetic value. Implemented aggressive verticut and topdressing program to control abundant thatch layer on golf greens, started fertilizer program to aid declining fairway and tee box turf coverage.
  • Strongly advised the director of maintenance of the need for necessary repairs on a problematic and aging Toro irrigation system, replaced numerous electric and gate valves, repaired and installed new irrigation heads, worked on wiring and communication issuse, designed and installed new drainage for wet areas on the golf course, created individual station maps for each course satellite, and made essential station adjustments in Site Pro.
  • Assisted and advised director of maintenance of unmanageable tee boxes and drainage issues in bunkers for a capital improvement project to take place.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
C
Turfgrass Management
BA
Recreation
6

Golf Course Superintendent

Coordinated and managed construction and grow-in of an upscale 18 hole public golf course on an environmentally sensitive site

  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive integrated pest management program
  • Set up and implemented state-of-the art wash and chemical handling facility
  • Developed and implemented an employee handbook and facility safety program
  • Recommended and purchased all golf course equipment
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Agriculture
Management Short Course
7

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Completed grow-in and opening of Chenal Golf Course.

  • Trained personnel in multiple aspects of golf course maintenance.
  • Managed and supervised 18 to 24 full time employees.
  • Involved in planting, cultivation and maintenance of various cool and warm season grasses.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Wildlife Conservation / Management
8

Interim Golf Course Superintendent/head Equipment Manager

  • Honed natural leadership skills by serving as the 2nd-In-Charge (1st Assistant) Superintendent of the golf course grounds.
  • Project managed the installation of a new Toro VP Controller System for the irrigation system. This included research and identification of the new technology, purchasing, installation oversight, and training of key personnel.
  • Sole researcher/purchaser of 2010 - 2012 Capital Equipment, ~$0.25MM worth of inventory, including investment into emerging technology/equipment upgrades.
  • Trained and mentored across 10 years, five 2nd Assistant Supervisors and five Interns on new equipment and systems, while honing their management and leadership skills.
  • Participated in a multidisciplinary team essential to long-term strategic planning, which developed a 10-year Master Plan for the overall operation and growth of the golf course.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Plant Science
9

Golf Course Superintendent

Responsible for 27 holes, 3 acre practice facility, and club house maintenance

  • Assign daily task for 19 employees
  • Record keeping of all fertilizer, pesticide, water, and gas usage
  • Successfully implemented new cultural practices
  • Created and implemented a training program and documented all progress
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AS
Applied Science
10

2nd ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Assist the Superintendent/1st Assistant with all maintenance functions of the course

  • Diagnose turf grass disease, insect and weed problems, and other stresses, and takes appropriate corrective action. Apply pesticides and herbicides as needed.
  • Operates or uses a variety of tools and equipment related to golf course maintenance functions
  • Assists in performing skilled maintenance and construction tasks
  • Maintain and update OSMAC Toro Irrigation
  • Promoted from Assistant Superintendent in 2010
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAS
Turfgrass Management
Business Management

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