Internship Listings

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  • 02/11/2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous


    • Randy Winegard spent his youth doing what most boys do – exploring every nook and cranny of his hometown, Burlington Iowa. There was one piece of land, a 400-acre cattle ranch, which caught his eye. To this young man, the land held a compelling and mystic quality. In his avid golfer’s mind, the rolling hills and natural streams provided the perfect setting for a golf course. So, in 1991, when this special place became available, he acquired it and began to fulfill his dream. He hired Rick Jacobsen to create a layout that intrigues the imagination and challenges the competitive spirit. The course stretches to 7,550 yards with a 74.8 rating and 134 slope from the Gold tees. For players not up to that challenge, the course offers the Black (6,580 yards), White (6,010 yards) and Rust (5,053 yards) tee markers. Since it’s opening, Spirit Hollow Golf Club has received numerous awards and recognition from every major golf publication, including being named the #1 Best Course to Play in Iowa by Golf Weekmagazine in 2018.  

      Along with an award-winning golf course, Spirit Hollow features a 20-acre practice facility, an 8-room Lodge, two Cabins which sleep up to 8 guests each set amid a competition court, Lambo’s the 19thhole and the Claret Jug, a private dining area. In December, Spirit Hollow will complete the Shankopotamus Golf Academy powered by Toptracer, bringing a whole new brand of golf entertainment to Iowa.

      Every employee at Spirit Hollow is trained in the philosophy of providing Pure Golf & Warm Hospitality to each and every guest. As a member of our intern program, you will have the opportunity to be trained and gain valuable knowledge across all areas of golf course management, golf operations, food & beverage operations and guest hospitality. The Spirit Hollow Intern Program will give you practical day-to-day experience and real-time instruction of key concepts and practical solutions from industry professionals.

      To apply for the internship position at Spirit Hollow, you must:

    • ·      Have a positive and professional attitude
    • ·      Obtain an Iowa Pesticide License
    • ·      Be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year degree program, the focus of which is – Horticulture, Agronomy, Ag Science, Landscaping or other Turfgrass related study.


    Your internship will provide knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    Turf maintenance basics                                 Irrigation repair and operation

    Course marking                                               Topdressing (Greens, Tees & Fairways)

    Aerification                                                    Scouting and TDR monitoring

    Managing small crews                                     Managing small projects

    Pesticide applications                                     Flower & plant material management

    The internship for which you qualify is based on your level of course work and experience

    Junior – first internship – some on-course experience

    Hourly Rate: $12

    Minimum of 10 hours of overtime per week

    Housing provided

    First offer back for Senior Internship following season

    Senior– at least one internship or multiple years of course experience or a combination of both

    Hourly Rate: $14

  • 02/11/2019 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    Internship Opportunity- Jester Park Golf Course

    Located in the heart of Jester Park in Granger, Iowa,. Jester Park Golf Course is a superior, full-service golf complex about 15 minutes north of Des Moines, IA. This outdoor gateway offers an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole Par 3 course, an outstanding Learning and Practice Facility, and an 18-hole miniature golf course.

    In 2018 Jester Park Golf completed a total Rain Bird irrigation and pump house installation, extensive course improvements, irrigation pond renovation, and a total clubhouse renovation/addition.

    An internship with Jester Park Golf Course will provide valuable golf course maintenance work experience and insight to a successful candidate. This opportunity also provides the possibility of further growth within the company to a potentially further developed position. The candidate will be exposed to and work closely with managers in all areas of golf course maintenance, some examples would include: 

    • Course set up
    • Equipment operation/Mowing duties
    • Cultural practices (topdressing, vertical mowing, aerification etc.)
    • Watering techniques
    • Irrigation operation, maintenance, and repair
    • Chemical applications
    • Various grounds projects
    • Any other duties required of the grounds department

    This is not an exhaustive list of all job duties. No specific work experience is required, only punctuality, along with a drive to learn, excel, and have fun. This position could run anytime during the length of April-November (weather permitting). This position would offer flexible scheduling if there is a desire to work while classes are in session. Typical work hours are 6:00am-2:00pm. 


    • $10-$15 per hour, depending upon experience
    • Lunch is provided
    • Uniform
    • Golfing privileges
    • Fun work environment 

    Please email resume or contact for additional questions:

    Bob Begey

  • 12/11/2018 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Established in 1922, the Wakonda Club is the longest standing private 18-hole club in Des Moines, Iowa. Positioned south of the downtown district the William Langford designed course sits on 140 Acres. The longest tees play 6,959 yards with pure A1/A4 bentgrass greens, Penncross bentgrass tees, and Penneagle bentgrass fairways. The large sloping fairways and quick greens make this golf course a true challenge. As the home of the PGA TOUR Champions, Principal Charity Classic future turf professionals will be introduced to the preparations and organization of a PGA TOUR event. Interns will work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent and assistants on daily course operations and projects that take place throughout the season.

    Full insight into all golf course maintenance practices including, but not limited to:

    • Moisture management of greens, tees, and fairways
    • Pesticide and fertilizer applications
    • Course set up
    • Project management
    • Cultural practices
    • Mowing practices
    • Irrigation system
    • Equipment operations

    This is a great opportunity for students with any level of experience to advance within the industry and build a network within the Midwest region of the United States.

    Position is available from April/May until August/September.

    For more information visit our website:


    • No experience necessary
    • Enrolled in a 2 or 4 year turfgrass program
    • Desire to learn and advance within the industry
    • Ability to obtain chemical applicator's certification a plus, but not required


    • Wage $11-$12 per hour
    • 40 hours + Overtime
    • Meals
    • Uniforms
    • Golfing privileges
    • Flexible schedule if taking summer classes
    • Great learning environment

    John Temme

  • 12/03/2018 8:31 AM | Anonymous


    Crow Valley Golf Club, established in 1969 is a private club located in Davenport, Iowa. CV outside of golf has tennis and pool facilitates. CV has a rich history, having hosted the Quad City Open for numerous years, which is now The John Deere Classic.

    The goal of this internship is to create and build a solid foundation of proper turfgrass management practices. The intern will be exposed to all aspects of golf course management including, but not limited to; course setup, proper watering techniques, pest and disease scouting and management, aerification, calibration and application of fertilizers and pesticides, crew leadership, as well as budgeting insight.

    Tournament conditions are created daily and are strived for throughout the year.  Having worked multiple USGA and PGA Tour events including the U.S. Mid-Amateur and 3 BMW championships the superintendent will expose the intern to what it takes to create these playing conditions consistently and will also help the intern in future endeavors for their career.

    Educational Requirements:

    Enrolled in Turfgrass Management program or similar field


    Housing, Uniforms, Golfing Privileges, Pro Shop Discount, Overtime


    10-12$/Hour + Overtime

    Date Available:


    Application Instructions:

    Send Cover Letter and Resume to

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