The Golf Course Superintendent is entrusted with the operation and management of the golf maintenance department. The areas of oversight include: all golf courses and practice area, sod nurseries, cart paths, maintenance equipment, irrigation system, drainage system infrastructure, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, and restrooms.
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Basic computer competency – proficient in creating reports and records with Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs
Requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods
Experience in management of bentgrass putting greens in the southeast is a must.
A thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf
Requires a high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of budgeting, problem solving and decision-making.
Requires knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations including, but not limited to, employment, safety, environmental stewardship standards, laws and regulations
Must possess State NPDES (blue card) certification
Must possess current State pesticide applicator license in both categories 24 & 26
Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows
Requires valid driver's license
Requires a high school diploma and formal education in turfgrass management or a related field
Big Canoe is a private 27-hole residential development in northern Georgia. Originally designed by Joe Lee and opened in 1972, the courses are in the midst of the first phase of a multi-year renovation being done by Bill Bergin. Putting greens are creeping bentgrass, fairways are 419 bermudagrass and tees are a combination of bermudagrass and Zeon zoysia.