Scarboro Golf and Country Club in Toronto is seeking a golf course superintendent who will be a leader, teacher and role model for all staff and will supervise the efficient day-to-day operation of the course and grounds department.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the golf course superintendent is responsible for the day-to-day general management of golf course properties, including the golf course, practice facilities, clubhouse grounds, open spaces and the related equipment used to maintain these areas.
This position entails every aspect of the golf “experience” for all members and guests.
Manage all aspects of the golf course operations, including the golf course, practice facilities, clubhouse grounds, non-playing areas and the maintenance of all related equipment.
Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
Supervise equipment maintenance operations and irrigation systems.
Participate actively on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Serves as a staff liaison on appropriate club committees and prepare and present all requested reporting.
Undertake special projects as requested by the COO, including duties beyond the management of the golf course.
Ensure compliance with all legal, legislative, health and safety, and employment handbook requirements (e.g. licensing, etc.).
Research new products and technology to supplement best practices and improve efficiencies and develop recommendations on implementation supported by an analysis of their costs/benefits.
Plan professional development and training activities for self and staff. Attend turf conferences, equipment shows, workshops and other educational programs to maintain a current knowledge of technical and turf innovations and changes that could affect the department’s operations.
Communicate and works closely with the SLT to discuss conditions of facilities and maintenance, as well as with the course architect to develop and plan for recommendation, future capital improvements.
Maintain the golf course and grounds in accordance with the standards set out in the SGCC Golf Courses Standards document.
Anticipate turfgrass problem areas, plans accordingly and executes measures to remedy forthcoming, current and ongoing turfgrass issues.
Oversee all construction, maintenance and renovations on the golf course and related areas and provide reports as necessary on progress and timelines for project and renovation execution.
Prepares annual budget for department and take corrective action as necessary to help ensure that budget goals are met.
Assist the General Manager and COO as well as the controller in developing/implementing long-range (strategic) and annual business plans, operating reports, forecasts, and budgets.
Ensure that outstanding service is delivered to all members and guests throughout their golf experience.
Maintains contact with members (playing golf with members is encouraged) and help to ensure maximum member satisfaction.
Provide regular communication to the membership about course and grounds matters
Receive and resolve complaints from members, guests and staff.
Interact with members answering questions, solving problems, overseeing services, attention to details and cleanliness.
Hire and terminate employees within the course and grounds department.
Schedule, train, supervise and evaluate all personnel assigned to this department.
Monitor safety conditions and employees’ conformance with safety procedure, update emergency plans and procedures and assures that effective training for these programs is conducted for all course maintenance operations.
Conduct or ensure performance reviews are completed on an annual basis for all staff in the course and grounds department.
Ensure all necessary employment documentation is submitted as required (eg. all new hire employment information sheets, H&S and WHMIS training verification, etc.).
Must have a diploma or degree from a recognize turf management program.
Must hold golf course superintendent status (GCSAA, OGSA, CGSA).
Must be IPM Certified.
Must have experience working with a variety of green construction techniques, including native soil push-up, California and USGA spec greens along with a solid understanding of the drainage characteristics/differences, nutritional needs and cultural practices for each medium.
Familiarity with the unique micro-climates inherent to the river valleys in the Greater Toronto Area is an asset.
Must possess previous golf course management experience at a private golf club facility.
Must have a working knowledge of golf course and property maintenance.
Must have knowledge and experience in the planting, cultivating, pruning and caring for living plants.
Must have experience in course construction methods and techniques.
Experience in large, capital projects is an asset.
Must have experience with departmental budgeting and monitoring.
Must have experience in planning and daily scheduling.
Must hold a valid Ontario Landscape Exterminators Licence.
Must have solid understanding of hydraulics and drainage principles.
Must have solid understanding of soils and agronomy.
Most hold a valid Ontario driver’s licence.
Must be a dedicated golfer who understands the expectations of a tier 1 golf membership.
Must be honest, courteous, obliging and attentive.
Must be able to perform duties in a safe and diligent manner.
Must present a clean and professional appearance at all times.
Must speak, read and write English.
Must be able to communicate effectively with other employees in the maintenance department, golf shop and clubhouse.
The position is currently vacant.
The club will offer an attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary and benefits.
Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a detailed cover letter by Sunday, Nov. 21, to Carol-Ann Goering, COO at firstname.lastname@example.org.