Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course Superintendents are responsible for overseeing golf course management, maintenance, and operations.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Grow, maintain and manicure varieties of turf grasses
- Conduct routine inspection of equipment and vehicle to ensure productivity and safety of the facility
- Work closely with maintenance superintendents in executing horticultural schedules
- Oversee treatment and make adjustments as needed for future applications to ensure continued quality of turf and ornamentals
- Manage and document chemical, pesticide and fertilizer use in accordance with regulations
- Implement the agronomic plan for the golf course
- Oversee laborers and other technicians in carrying out farm practices
- Coordinate logistics of harvest, delivery, and transportation of product
- Manage full-time and seasonal employees
- Report to golf course management/board of directors/members on a daily/weekly basis
What education and training is required?
Some courses may offer this role to someone with an associates degree but most require a bachelors degree in agronomy, horticulture or agronomy.
To pursue a career as a Golf Course Superintendent:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Typical employers are private or public golf courses.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Golf Course Superintendents is projected to be fair.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
- Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
- Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents