GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT AT BOCAIRE COUNTRY CLUB
Bocaire Country Club is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent (GCS) that is successfully managing warm-season grasses at the highest level. The GCS will be a strong, energetic, communicative, detail-oriented team leader with a passion for the game of golf and providing premier golfing and landscape conditions.
Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Bocaire's resort-style Club, with its magnificent golf course and grounds is the focal point of the community. The Club is an extremely successful, full-service private equity country club. The Club’s commitment is to create a sense of community among its members by providing the highest golf course conditioning, and country club amenities.
Bocaire is a gated community with 239 homes and was designed with significant setbacks from the golf course with its lakes and the meandering holes completely redesigned by Kipp Schulties in 2018. The Challenge at Bocaire, the country club’s golf course, and practice facilities have been completely rebuilt and officially opened in January of 2019. The $8 Million dollar redesign included changes to every single hole, as well as structural considerations for players of all levels and enhancements of the course’s aesthetics. This course is like nothing you’ve seen or played in South Florida and after moving over 325,000 cubic yards of earth, what’s been created is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Club amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, with extensive amenities. The 36,000-square-foot Clubhouse is scheduled for an extensive renovation. The Golf Course Maintenance Facility will be completely rebuilt in 2023 as part of the approved $16.6 M masterplan.
BOCAIRE COUNTRY CLUB BY THE NUMBERS
24,000 rounds of golf
$ 2.2 M Golf Course Maintenance operating budget
TifGrand fairways, tees, and roughs
24 acres of landscape beds
Average Handicap: Men 16, women 27
Average age of Members: 68
Green Committee, size 12
Toro Irrigation 2019, pump station 2018, 2,400 gpm
At the Bocaire Country Club, the Golf Course Superintendent (GCS) reports directly to the General Manager. The GCS will lead and manage his/her department to ensure superb golfing conditions throughout the golfing season. He/She is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Club’s golf course and golf course landscaping.
Frequent, open, and transparent communication with the General Manager, Director of Golf, and Green Chair is required. The GCS is expected to lead the golf course maintenance team as well as providing information, recommendations, and leadership to the GM and Golf Committee to provide superior golfing conditions.
The GCS is expected to routinely play the course to ensure that it is consistently in excellent condition and has a high level of detailing. Continuing education and staying at the forefront of research and technology are necessary for success. In addition, the GCS will provide creative leadership and foster a culture of continuing education and development of future turf professionals. The GCS must have a natural style of “sincere engagement” with members and staff along with a love of the game of golf and a passion for surpassing membership course conditioning expectations.
INITIAL AREAS OF FOCUS
Evaluate the course conditions and develop an action plan (within 60 days) for the summer maintenance program
Improve weak areas on greens
Review Standard Operating Procedures
Review soil tests and necessary nutritional inputs to all areas
Raise level of detailing on the course
The ideal candidate will be a Superintendent with a minimum of five years’ experience at a golf course known for providing exceptional golf course conditioning.
Experience providing smooth, fast greens on a daily basis
Proactive, high energy leader, a team builder
Strong observational skills and detail oriented
Strong relationship builder with a history of excellent relations with their Golf Chairman, Golf Professional, and General Manager
Confident, take-charge leader, both with team and committee
Strong budget management and forecasting (zero based) skills
Excellent communication skills with both club and team members
Experience with managing extensive landscape areas
A creative turf manager with strong agronomic skills-stays current with advances in turf technology, irrigation management, and equipment
Passion for the job
High golf IQ
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
A degree in turf management or related field of study is required. Certification is preferred.
CLUB COVID REQUIREMENTS
This club does require staff to be fully vaccinated as a provision of employment and does follow all federal and state mandates.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club, along with the typical (GCSAA) benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your resume and cover letter (in that order) using the link below. You should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them during the online application process. Please be sure your image is not present on your resume or cover letter; that should be used on your LinkedIn Profile.
Prepare a thoughtful cover letter addressed to Ms. Maggie Green, General Manager and clearly articulate why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why the Bocaire Country Club and the Boca Raton area will be beneficial to you, your family, your career, and the Club if selected.
You must apply for this role as soon as possible but no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Interviews will occur in late-May with the new Golf Course Superintendent starting in late-June/early July.
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