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Job listings are free of charge to all members. If you are a non-member and would like to post a job opening, the cost is $35. To post a job opening, please forward your listing to Chapter Executive Officer, Randy Robinson, at randy@iowaturfgrass.org.

Internship
Big Rock Country Club
Fayette, IA

Course Description:
Big Rock Country Club is an 18-hole, public facility located along the Volga River in the hills of Northeast Iowa near the town of Fayette. Big Rock offers a wide range of challenges for varying levels of golfers, from amateurs to the avid golfer! The many amenities include: driving range, practice green, full service bar, snack bar, cart rentals, and fantastic hospitality from employees and members alike.

Job Description:

  • Working alongside an experienced superintendent to enhance knowledge in this field and gain insight into the management of the golf course
  • Assist the superintendent in planning a spray program for the year
  • Application of fertilizer to greens, tees, and fairways
  • Maintenance of irrigation system and performing irrigation system repairs
  • Daily mowing of rough, greens, tees, fairways, and surrounds
  • String and tree trimming throughout the golf course
  • Bunker maintenance, edging, and sand trap rebuilding
  • Machine maintenance and troubleshooting

Wage and Benefits:

  • $9:00/hr
  • 35-50 hours per week

Requirements:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to obtain a chemical applicator's license
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with other staff members and be available to members
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to learn

Send, or Email Resume to:
Brent Reck
Golf Course Superintendent
Email: Brentreck52@gmail.com
Phone: 319-231-4767

Internship
Wakonda Club
Des Moines, IA

Course Description:
Wakonda Club is an 18-hole private facility near downtown Des Moines. Previously, Wakonda Club has played host to many national amateur tournaments, and is the current home of the Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic.

Job Description:

  • Complete insight into the management of the golf course
  • Application of fertilizer and plant protectants
  • Irrigation repair and maintenance
  • Small project experience
  • Great learning environment

Wage and Benefits:

  • Wage - $11.50/hour, approximately 50 hours/week
  • Meals and uniform shirts provided
  • Golfing privileges
  • Flexible with class schedule
  • Available spring - mid-August

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of sound golf course maintenance practices
  • Ability to obtain a chemical applicator's license
  • Must be reliable, have solid work ethic and positive attitude

Send, or Email Resume to:
John Temme
Golf Course Superintendent
1400 Park Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Phone: (515) 681-5945
Email: johnt@wakondaclub.com

Internship
Victoria National Golf Club
Newburgh, IN

Special Requirements:
Employees will be given responsibilities and held accountable throughout their tenure. We are looking for people who are hard-working, possess positive attitudes, a willingness to learn, team oriented and have desire to excel in the turf industry. Individuals will be expected to work long hours with physical work in various conditions including heat, rain, and wind. Responsibilities given to individuals include but are not limited to: proper water management practices, pesticide and fertilizer applications and calibration methods, course set up, small crew supervision, and daily golf course preparations. New hires arriving early in the season will potentially receive tournament preparation experience.

Comments:
Victoria National is a Tom Fazio designed golf course located in Southern Indiana. Once an abandoned strip mine, Victoria National has become one of the nation's premier private clubs. Since opening in 1998, Victoria National has received numerous accolades from Golf Digest such as, 45th "America's Greatest 100 Golf Courses," and "Best in State" and most scenic golf course in Indiana. Victoria National features L-93 bentgrass on greens, tees, and fairways, and a bluegrass/fescue mix in the rough.

Application Instructions:
Please email cover letter and resume to Kyle Callahan at Kyle@victorianational.com

Salary Range:
$10.50/hr plus ample overtime. $1,000 Scholarship Fund after meeting internship requirements.

Benefits:
Uniforms, golf privileges, tournament experience, housing option (paid utilities)

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