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Treechange Opportunity: Course Superintendent – The City Golf Club

POSTED ON June 1, 2024 @ 2:45 pm

About

Established in 1926 the City Golf Club located in Toowoomba, QLD, is a cornerstone of golfing excellence in the region.

Located just 90 minutes west of Brisbane, the club boasts a membership exceeding 1000 avid golfers.

The current long serving Superintendent (30 years) is commencing a transitional period into retirement and the Club is seeking a committed Course Superintendent to contribute to the fulfillment of the club’s Vision.

The challenging, par 70, 18-hole course spans over 5800 meters and played host to the QLD PGA Championships from 2009-2020, as well as host of events including Junior Interstate Series and Legends Tour Pro-Ams.

Tight tree lined fairways and undulating bent grass greens are the signature of our course, making this relatively short course quite the test for golfers of all abilities. The new Course Improvement Plans have been recently put together by their Course Architect, and we will strive to continue working on areas of the course to improve all aspects of difficulty, playability, and maintenance.

This multi-award-winning club has 90,000 Social Members, a 46 room 4 ½ Star Motel, Mini Golf and Driving Range facilities, Tabatinga Family Fun Centre and Bowls Club – Rink 46.

As a group, the Club employs over 175 staff.

Golf By the Numbers

  • 1000+ golfing Members
  • $1.4 million allocated for course maintenance.
  • 11 employees dedicated to course upkeep.
  • Approximately 65,000 rounds played annually.

The Role

The Course Superintendent will work closely with the Group General Manager and Chair of the course committee and maintain robust relationships with all key board members.

The successful candidate will hold the necessary industry qualifications and possess a thorough understanding of maintaining a high-quality golf course, ensuring an exceptional experience for our members.

We are seeking an individual with strong leadership qualities and a proven ability to motivate and cultivate a positive team culture, ideally with at least 5 years’ experience at leading an on-course team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the GGM and CEO to enhance member satisfaction by ensuring the impeccable presentation of our golf course and its surroundings.
  • Oversee the maintenance team, including recruitment, training, and development, fostering a positive team culture.
  • Experience with the preparation and management of budgets,
  • Develop and implement key documents such as course standards, enhancement plans, landscape master plans, and annual maintenance plans.
  • Cultivate a close working relationship with our course architect.
  • Assist in implementing the club’s strategic initiatives.
  • Have a full understanding of all current golf course machinery operations and experience in managing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Have experience in irrigation and maintenance issues.
  • Relevant Sports Turf Management or Horticultural Trade or equivalent qualifications.
  • Be confident in all areas of WH&S, staff rostering, and other duties related to daily and weekly golf course maintenance
  • Foster strong relationships with members, committee members, department managers, suppliers, and staff.
  • Provide regular communication updates to Course Committees.
  • Pursue ongoing personal and professional development through training and conferences.
  • Welcome feedback from Committees to continually enhance the course’s presentation.

Suitable applicants should hold:

  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
  • Chemical Applications & Safe Handling
  • First Aid and CPR

Our Vision

We are dedicated to delivering an unparalleled golfing experience and fostering a vibrant social community, positioning the City Golf Club as the premier destination for golf enthusiasts of all abilities in the region.

Salary & Benefits

As a financially sound organisation, copies of our annual report and corporate governance framework are available upon request.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with a competitive benefits package offered by the club.

Please forward your application now via the tab below for this exciting opportunity.

Applications close Wednesday 31st July 2024.

 

Kayla Ferguson

Executive Assistant to the CEO and GGM

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