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Golf Course Superintendent Position
Clifton Springs Country Club
Clifton Springs, NY

Description: Clifton Springs Country Club, located at 2721 Town Line Road, is
currently interviewing for the position of Golf Course Superintendent. Responsible for
operation of the golf course operation and maintenance. The responsibilities include:
turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel
management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations,
scheduling/maintenance or irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings,
and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create
an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and
respect for themselves, members, guests and the property.
Basic Functions:
Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control,
and personnel.
Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Head Golf Professional on any
issues related to golf course maintenance.
Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff.
Supports and assists with membership seminars and orientations.
Works closely with the GM/CEO/Supervisor to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally
responsible and professional manner.
Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
Primary Duties:
Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and
wetlands on the facility grounds.
Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement,
spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds
for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
Provides detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated
landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching,
interesting and pleasant atmosphere.
Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides
monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage.
Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance
evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is
working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working
Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical
and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital
Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications
(fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and
federal regulations.
Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course
Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement
Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and
equipment as needed.
Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize
efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.
Knowledge & Skills Required:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course
construction and maintenance work.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees,
members and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf
course maintenance and repair assignments.
Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees
and/or greens.
Minimum Qualifications:
3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant
2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy,
horticulture, plant science, soil science).
Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations,
including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Valid Driver's License.
Pesticide Application License
Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Date Available:  November 1st 2017
Salary/ Benefits: Amount commensurate with experience, Golf Privileges, etc.
Application Instructions: Contact Nick Velasco, Golf Committee chairman,
for interview and questions at 585-532-2438 or

Posted 10/3/2017