Assistant Superintendent - Finkbine Golf Course

02/17/2021 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa is excited to announce the exceptional career opportunity of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The desired candidate will be involded in implementing BMP and IPM programs that provide excellent playing surfaces as well as an enthusiastic atmosphere that nurtures team members.

Finkbine Golf Course is the University of Iowa Athletics Department championship golf course and is home to the Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams. Named for W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to the University of Iowa, the golf course consists of a mix of bent/poa  greens, tees, and fairways that stretches to 7,200 yards.


    Reports to:                         Golf Course Superintendent

    Position Summary

    In collaboration with the golf course superintendent and other assistant superintendent, the assistant superintendent helps direct staff and participates in the maintenance and daily preparation of the golf course.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Motivates and directs staff on a daily basis.
  • Trains new staff on standard operating procedures and safe operation of all equipment.
  • Assists in planning and supervising the daily set up and maintenance of all areas of golf course grounds with an emphasis on greens, tees and fairways.
  • Prepares work schedules.
  • Help plan, coordinate, and complete construction projects that improve playability.
  • Involved in all aspects of IPM and BMP programs including fertilizer and pesticide calibration and applications .
  • Supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the operation, maintenance, and installation of irrigation and drainage items.
  • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee’s safety, personnel, discipline and may also modify the daily work based on professional interpretation.
  • Involved in tree program that helps improve surface conditions through better air flow and more sunlight.


High School Diploma required. Higher Education degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or Horticulture preferred. Must obtain any required local and state licenses or certifications.


Previous maintenance experience in golf operations required. A minimum of three years experience in the golf industry. Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, and fairways.


Ability to communicate effectively with managers, guests and employees in one-on-one and small group situations in a fast paced environment. Must be computer literate. Must be able to perform math computations essential for fertilizer and chemical calibrations, budgeting and cost analysis purposes. One year supervisory experience required.


A complete benefits package will be offered with this position. Those benefits will include PTO, 401k program, Health, Visual and Dental Insurance, Golfing privileges, Meals, Local and National Dues, and expenses paid for attending seminars. 


Up to $45,000/yr based on experience

Send Resumes to:

Tim Gravert

Golf Course Superintendent

The Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization.
1605 North Ankeny Boulevard, Suite 210, Ankeny, IA 50023-4163   |   Phone: 515-635-0306

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