Greens Superintendent

Supervise the workers engaged in constructing new areas.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Greens Superintendents do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in constructing new areas and preserving golf course grounds: Plans work programs, utilizing experience and established agronomic practices, to improve and maintain turf and playing condition of course. Plans new areas or changes in course and directs workers engaged in cultivation, grading, seeding, and sodding of area. Reviews test results of soil and turf samples and directs application of fertilizer, lime, insecticide, and fungicide. Tours grounds to ascertain work progress and condition of course. Inspects turf to designate height and frequency of mowing, and determine need for supplemental irrigation to sustain or force growth. Reviews and keeps employee time records. Interviews, hires, and discharges workers. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May assign workers to short-course training sessions related to course maintenance.

Should I be a Greens Superintendent?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Golf Course Superintendent, Greens or Grounds Superintendent, Superintendent, Greens

    How to become a Greens Superintendent

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