Golf Course Management Intern - Finkbine Golf Course - University of Iowa

12/20/2021 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Minimum education: Completion of 2-year turf management or related degree, or currently in school and pursuing such a degree.

    Desired experience: Experience working on a golf course, turf plot, in the agricultural industry.

    Hours per week: 40 hours with overtime possibilities.

    Pay Rate: $15 per hour.

    Primary Duties:

  • Assist in chemical application on course grounds.
  • Assist in the irrigation repair process course wide.
  • Perform various mowing tasks (mowing greens, tees, fairways, rough).
  • Operate heavy machinery to include tractors and various turfgrass equipment.
  • Calibrate walk spreaders to apply fertilizer on course grounds.
  • Perform daily course set-up tasks.
  • Engage in bunker maintenance on course grounds.
  • Interface and lead lower-level employees in the performance of team projects.
  • Collaborate with lead assistants and the superintendent to complete assignments.
  • Assist in tree removal on course grounds during winter months.

The Intern position at Finkbine Golf Course is centered around assisting in all aspects of golf course maintenance. It’s an immersive, hands-on role where one day will be very different than the next. You will be watering greens, tees, and fairways and monitoring course conditions for moisture, completing fertilizer applications independently, performing course set-up, to mowing, equipment operation, irrigation repair and chemical spray applications.

We ask that the Intern come with a positive attitude, willing to ask questions, and learn from the superintendent of course grounds and his two lead assistants. Our superintendents take an active approach to guiding, coaching, and leading employees. You will also have the opportunity to lead projects in the field, where lower-level workers will rely on you for leadership and the completion of assigned projects.

While we are invested in our careers and our time at work, we also recognize the importance of a work-life balance. This position is set at 40 hours per week with overtime possibilities.

Finkbine Golf Course is a Troon and University of Iowa property where there is a growing demand for an excellent turfgrass work product for its clientele. We expect you to be invested in the turfgrass management profession with the end-goal of becoming an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Harrison Rutledge, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at: or call 253-514-3284.

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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