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This is responsible work in supervising and directing the operation, management, and maintenance of the University Golf Course.
Work involves a variety of duties to manage and maintain the golf course. Duties include the supervision of personnel assigned to work in the pro shop, on the driving range, on the golf course, and the administration of rules and regulations established for the operation of the facility. Work is performed under general supervision of an administrative superior and is subject to review through inspection, discussion, and by the reaction and comments of those who use the facilities of the golf course.


Supervises and administers the overall functions of the golf course; administers personnel and budget actions; employs, terminates, and assigns new employees; prepares preliminary budgets and staff requirements.

Administers the rules and regulations established for the operation of the golf course; proposes and makes recommendations to existing rules and regulations.

Requisitions supplies and equipment; coordinates tournaments and education classes; promotes interest in the use of the golf course facilities to faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

Plans, schedules, and supervises the repair, care, maintenance, and operation of the University Golf Course.

Directs and schedules the mowing, watering, weeding, rolling, spiking, and fertilization of greens, tees, and fairways.

Supervises and participates in the propagation of grass and other plants.

Suggests methods for and supervises the control of fungus, weeds, rodents, and insects.

Directs the use of fungicides and insecticides for control of disease and insects that are harmful.

Supervises the maintenance and repair of equipment.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with course work in recreation, business management, agronomy, turf management, and some supervisory experience in the recreation field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of recreational operations and maintenance work. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management.

Thorough knowledge of the methods used in the care and maintenance of golf courses.

Thorough knowledge of the care and maintenance of grass greens.

Thorough knowledge of the uses and operating methods of equipment and tools used in golf course maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of turf diseases and the chemicals and methods used to control them.

Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates engaged in golf course care and maintenance.

Ability to estimate materials, supplies, and equipment needed in golf course care and maintenance.

Ability to keep records and prepare reports.



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