Golf Course Superintendent

Salary: $70,000-$85,000
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 13, 2023

Golf Course Superintendent

The Cordillera Short Course is a private amenity owned by the CPOA open to Cordillera Property Owners and accompanied guests. It has been previously managed by Troon, but we are bringing this management in-house to be solely managed by the Cordillera Property Owners Association.

It is a 9-hole, par 3 course located in the Divide of Cordillera, with fabulous views east to the Vail Valley. A Dave Pelz Signature design, one of two in the world, the course was created to improve your short game. Each hole is less than 200 yards and features challenging shots and tight bunkering.

There is also a short game proactive area for pitching, chipping, and putting skills. It is enough for serious players looking to lower their handicap, while providing a fun, relaxed golf experience for families and golfers of every ability level.

Cordillera Short Course Superintendent is entrusted with the maintenance, operations, and management of the Short Course. The Short Course Superintendent carefully manage the maintenance inputs to the golf course while conserving and protecting natural resources. They directly influence the playing areas and landscape with which golfers interact.

General Responsibilities

·         Leads the maintenance of the Short Course

·         Leads the maintenance and repair of equipment

·         Rendering professional advice, opinions, assistance, and services to the CPOA General Manager and Board

·         Reports to CPOA General Manager

Responsibilities include:

·         Managing and maintaining the Short Course

·         Maintenance equipment and leases

·         Golf cart fleet

·         Short Course Grounds and landscaping

·         Prepares annual budget for maintenance and capital improvement of the course.

·         Interviews, hires, trains, and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the course.

·         Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his/her agronomic and admin expertise to achieve the agreed upon maintenance standards and long-range goals

·         Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment

·         Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course.

·         Responsible for inventory control and oversees equipment maintenance programs.

·         Approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budget

·         Keeps accurate records on inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, chemical and pesticide applications, etc.

·         Communicated regularly with CPOA General Manager to discuss activities, goals, plans and homeowner input

·         Develops a working knowledge of agronomy programs associated with the management of the specific water, soil, and turf types of the course.

·         Properly mixes, calibrates, and applies chemical/fertilizers used on the course.

Preferred Education/Experience:

·         Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school

·         Three to four years related experience and/or training

·         Equivalent combination of education and experience (Degree preference in agronomy/ horticulture/ plant/soil science).

·         Ability to read and speak English

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

·         Valid Driver’s License

·         Pesticide Application License

·         Advanced knowledge of agronomy and management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility principles, practices, and methods; and thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations

·         Participation on continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary – $70,000-$85,000
Vacation, holidays
Health, dental, vision insurance
Life insurance
Long-term disability
401K with employer match
Typical hours are 55-65 per week in the summer, flexible winter hours 20-30 per week

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement

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