Employment Opportunity:  Golf Turf Specialist

Grinnell College is in search of Turf Specialist (Superintendent) to provide high-level maintenance of the turfgrass and grounds at Grinnell College Golf Course, established in 1899.  The course is well known for its excellent greens and tree-lined fairways.  It has received such accolades as:

“The quality of the greens are as good as any I’ve seen in the U.S. and beyond.  And I’ve seen a lot of them working for the PGA.” – Joel Schuchmann, PGA Tour Senior Director of Communications.

The golf course, setting on 56 acres, provides 9 holes with 31 teeing locations providing golfers with various 9-hole and 18-hole playing options.  The course has bluegrass fairways and rough with bentgrass greens and tees.  The facility also has a pool, clubhouse (lounge, pub, banquet space), and a short range.  Duties of the position will include:

  • Keep sophisticated golf course maintenance equipment maintained and repaired to minimize downtime.
  • Provide a quality playing surface for regular play while focusing on improving playability for outings and tournaments
  • Operate within a given budget
  • Maintain and enhance the grounds with an emphasis on environmental sustainability

This position is a 10-month position within the Grinnell College Facilities Management & Teamsters bargaining unit.  Grinnell College offers a very competitive benefits package which will be extended to this position year-round.

To apply for this position please go to https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/3330