The University of Texas Golf Club, just inside that ‘Austin City Limits’ sign, is the opportunity that you have been waiting for to enhance your career, and become part of a winning team. Located in Northwest Austin, along the banks and canyons of the Colorado River, lies a true Texas gem. With outdoor activities for anyone from the adrenaline filled rock climber, hiker, surfer, or hunter and angler, to the paddle boarder, foodie, or live-music sensationalist, you will find an oasis of outdoor activities and entertainment. The Austin area is known for its incredible Hill Country scenery and topography, its safety and sense of community, and of course, its football. But, most importantly, it has a rich and storied golf tradition. From greats like Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite, to Jordan Spieth, you will be surrounded by golfing legends on the grounds of The University of Texas Golf Club. If that sounds exciting to you, please read on…
The University of Texas Golf Club is looking for a talented 2nd Assistant Superintendent (2AS) to join our dynamic team. The 2AS is a management position within the operation, and is one that you will be tested and pushed to your limits. You will have a direct reporting line to the Golf Course Superintendent, but will work alongside the Sr. Assistant Superintendent (SAS) and the 1st Assistant Superintendent (1AS). In this role you will have a direct impact on all golf course maintenance operations and be expected to perform at a high level in a very challenging climate.
This position will be a learning position. But, your leadership skills will be challenged and forged as well. You will be expected to lead small and large crews, but also be a follower when necessary. Leadership is fluid, and you must know your role in every situation. The 2AS will aid in the development and leadership of an assistant-in-training (AIT), eighteen full time turf technicians, and seasonal interns. We are seeking individuals with high mental and physical aptitude. We want thinkers, innovators, and ones that can solve problems efficiently and effectively. The individual chosen will be held to a high standard of excellence, and ideally spend 4-6 years with the team, working through the ranks, before moving on to a superintendent position of their own. The Club, and myself want nothing more than to mentor and develop up-and-coming talent that have their goals set on becoming a successful golf course superintendent.
Promoting a positive work/life balance is essential for your physical/mental health, the productivity at the golf course, and the people you will lead. I encourage flexible scheduling and promote time away for the things that make you happy. The Club offers a very lucrative benefits package with all the bells and whistles. Individuals that choose to constantly make themselves and the ones around them better, will always have an opportunity to earn additional privileges within the organization.
Previous golf course or sports field experience is required. At minimum, the individual applying should have completed two internships or equivalent course work. Please send me a professional resume, cover letter and references attached.
It is ok if you do not know everything, I do not expect you to. We are here to train and develop you, and build upon essential, fundamental skill to ensure you are progressing, learning and moving forward. The more responsibility you show you can handle, the more you will be given. Basic job duties will consist of irrigation scheduling/repair, the calibration/application of chemicals & fertilizers, employee scheduling, supervision and training, record keeping, and assisting in the overall agronomic plan and execution.
We are a fast paced club with a lot of moving components, with even higher expectations from our membership and golf teams. This is a challenging climate with a lot of weather extremes. It is not uncommon to have weeks, if not months, with triple digit heat. You must be willing to endure the seasonality of the job and perform at a high standard every day. A get it done attitude is essential.
The UT Golf Club is a private 18-hole championship golf club and home to the three-time national champion Men’s collegiate golf team and the Women’s golf team. UTGC was just recently ranked #1 Collegiate Golf Course in the Big 12 by Golf Links Magazine. Additionally, we have built a 6-hole short course designed by Mr. Spieth himself as well as a state-of-the-art practice facility. We have all the latest and greatest turfgrass varieties to keep you busy honing your skills and testing the depths of your agronomic knowledge for years. These include TifEagle greens, L1F zoysia tees/collars/approaches, TifSport fairways & roughs. The short course (SL40) has TifEagle greens, Zeon zoysia fairways, Trinity (L1F) approaches & collars, and Cutlass zoysia roughs. If you love growing grass and learning, this is your playground. The main course is equipped with a Rain Bird irrigation CIRRUS freedom maxi system, while the short course was designed with the Rain Bird IC system.