Archive | July, 2017

Head Golf Course Mechanic — The Club at Carlton Woods (The Woodlands)


The Club at Carlton Woods is Located just North of Houston in the Woodlands, Texas, and  is only one of two 36 hole facilities in the country that boast both Jack Nicklaus Signature and Tom Fazio Championship golf courses.

Both courses are held to tournament standards on a daily basis and offer an inviting learning experience with separated locations and different turf types as well as irrigation systems. The Nicklaus course has Bermuda throughout with Toro irrigation while the Fazio course has Zoysia throughout with Bermuda greens and Rain Bird Irrigation.

The Club at Carlton Woods is recognized annually as the best overall club in the Houston area as well as one of the premier facilities in the state. Furthermore, The Woodlands, Texas features a vigorous economy reaching number one in home sales in the state, and ranked second nationwide.


Under the general supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent, responsible for servicing, maintaining and overhauling a variety of gasoline, diesel and electric powered equipment.  Responsible for performing very difficult and exacting tasks requiring highly skilled and accurate manual operations involving coordinated performance, which must be to close adjustments and dimension limits.  Ability to plan, perform and at times direct work where only general methods of product are available.  Must possess considerable ingenuity, initiative and judgment for correct action.  Responsible for fleet management of machinery and vehicles.  Responsible for determining preventive maintenance schedules and tasks.  Responsible for pricing out equipment and for ordering parts and supplies.  May supervise one or more assigned employees.

  • High school diploma.
  • 3 years prior mechanic work experience.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Dismantle, repair, construct and maintain machinery and equipment with a high degree of skill.
  • Grind, back-lap, face, set and adjust bed-knives and reels to ensure perfect mowing conditions
  • Understand the operation and working parts of internal combustion engines.
  • Regulate, manipulate and control acetylene cutting and welding, electric arc, forge and other equipment with a high degree of skill.
  • Mechanical and preventative maintenance of golf carts and chargers:
  • Mechanical wiring.
  • Brakes and steering.
  • Change oil and filters.
  • Check battery water.
  • Check tires and ball picker.
  • Assist in maintaining proper parts inventory.
  • Proper storage of all chemicals, lubricants, etc.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of parts replaced, work performed and time spent on each cart.
  • Perform preventative maintenance to ensure carts are mechanically sound.
  • Maintain cart-detailing program.
  • Follow budgeted guidelines in purchasing parts and accessories for golf cart fleet.
  • Maintain company vehicles and driving range equipment with preventative maintenance programs.
  • Comply with company safety policies and procedures to include accurate MSDS information.
  • Continually upgrade knowledge of cart maintenance procedures.
  • Work from oral instructions, blueprints, written specifications and/or sketches.
  • Perform duties with due regard for safety of self and fellow employees while exercising proper care and protection of company property.
  • Assist in morning cart line-up.
  • All other duties assigned.


Medical benefits (Cigna), Prescription Drug Coverage, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Survivor Benefits (Basic Life, AD&D), Income Protection (Short and Long Term Disability), 401-K Plan, Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday, Personal.)

Salary: DOE

Date Position Available:  7/20/17

Application Information:

You may email your resume, with a brief cover letter, to JC Childree at (jeremy NULL.childree null@null carltonwoods


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Golf Course Superintendent — Comanche Trace (Kerrville)

Comanche Trace is a private, 1,300 acre master-planned community boasting 27-holes of award winning, premium Hill Country golf with the best course conditions in the state, designed by golf course architects who know how to accentuate the native terrain for the ultimate golf experience.   Tom Kite, along with Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell, designed the first 18, The Valley and The Hills, utilizing the exquisite Hill Country terrain, which is blessed with majestic oaks. Lakes and streams were also incorporated along with the best bent grass greens in the state.

Jay and Carter Morrish designed a series of streams and lakes that meander around the third 9, The Creeks, which opened in July of 2008.   The creeks build upon the use of the native terrain so that all three nines play well together but are each unique, challenging and fun.

Our 27-hole golf course appeals to and challenges enthusiasts of every age and ability, with Kerrville and the Texas Hill Country offering a remarkable climate that allows for great golf twelve months out of the year.


The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds and equipment as well as supervising the manager & crew responsible for all home owners association property maintenance.  Plan and implement budgets.  Hire, train and supervise staff.  Apply agronomic, landscaping and horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded.  Maintain a safe, productive work environment and ensure that market position standards are met and the golf course continually improves.

Essential job functions:

  • Maintain the golf course in excellent playing condition according to Company standards
  • Supervise course construction projects and all planting and care of turf, plants, shrubs and trees
  • With the Operational Team, develop and propose a yearly maintenance plan as well as budget for the golf course and home owners association property maintenance. Implement the approved maintenance plan and adhere to the budget.
  • Per maintenance specifications, direct and supervise the cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses including maintenance of greens, fairways, tees. Also responsible for maintenance of bunkers, bodies of water, roughs, trees, ornamental plants, maintenance shop and grounds, cart maintenance, and clubhouse landscape maintenance.
  • Oversee and maintain the operation of the irrigation systems throughout the property including: pump station building, equipment, electrical controllers, wells, vaults, and computer systems.
  • Create a high-performance team of co-workers while maintaining a positive, safe, challenging, enjoyable work environment.
  • Supervise the procurement of supplies and materials and ensure costs remain within budgetary limitations.
  • Conduct monthly safety meeting/training with maintenance staff and record attendance. Complete safety audit to ensure all issues are addressed.
  • Establish and maintain protocol for management and disbursement of course and grounds water supply. Monitor water usage on a weekly basis to ensure budget objectives are maintained.
  • Establish and implement a maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
  • Follow sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors when possible.
  • Maintain accurate records to track labor costs, maintenance expenses, construction activities, equipment repair, OSHA safety activities, and fertilizer, chemical, and pest control practices within county, state and federal guidelines.
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with Government regulations.
  • Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Supervise and perform equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Participate in weekly Department Head meetings and all golf course related meetings.
  • Supervise and performs irrigation scheduling and repairs.
  • Maintain security of golf course property and buildings.
  • Maintain course character consistent with the guidelines set for world class private facility.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing approved capital improvements.
  • Promotes and follows all current and future Club and course policies and rules

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk and crouch.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and to lift overhead and push/pull, move lighter objects
  • The employee can be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wildlife such as snakes, coyotes, scorpions, spiders, bees and hornets.


  • Bachelors’ degree and experience managing a golf course is required, college or university program certificate strongly preferred, 7-10 years experience in turf grass management, high-end world class golf course related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of years and experience.
  • Active member of GCSAA
  • Current pesticide applicator license
  • Toro Site Pro irrigation control system experience
  • Experience in all phases of golf course management
  • Strong budget management and forecasting skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong observational skills and detail oriented
  • Highly organized
  • Must be able to operate trucks and motorized equipment necessary for golf course maintenance and have the ability to work independently.
  • Requires ability to frequently lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, fairways, the maintenance practices for golf course turf, the planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees, the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods and materials, drainage control methods, and irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
  • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of works and equipment and to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Extensive knowledge of soils and turf
  • Extensive knowledge of fertilizers and chemicals used in golf course maintenance

This position comes with a full benefits package to include health, dental, life, matching 401(k), vacation, sick and more.  Please forward resumes and brief introductory cover letter to reply address.   Qualified candidates will be contacted for a follow up.   Salary is commensurate with experience.


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Crew Member — Sports Field Solutions (Fort Worth)

Sports Field Solutions (SFS) is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.  SFS specializes in natural grass, sports field construction. Our projects range from small renovations on high school fields throughout Texas to multi-million dollar facilities. We have the honor of calling the Texas Rangers, Baylor University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at San Antonio among our clients.

SFS is seeking candidates for the position of Crew Member at our Ft. Worth Location.


  • Landscape/Construction experience preferred but not necessary
  • Experience/willingness to operate equipment in the field
  • Sports Turf/Golf Course maintenance preferred
  • Valid Drivers License, or the ability to attain one
  • Ability to handle physical labor in an outdoor climate for an extended amount of time
  • Ability to lift/handle 50+ pounds in certain situations


  • Team player – works well with the rest of our crews and foreman
  • Good communicator – able to work through a fast-paced culture
  • Desire to learn new tasks and move up in the company
  • Highly motivated to get the task at hand complete

 Job Type: Hourly

 Job Location: Fort Worth, TX


Phil Grefrath
Sports Field Solutions (Phil null@null SportsFieldSolutions
(817) 249-4444 office

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Head Equipment Manager — Shadow Hawk Golf Club and Black Hawk Country Club

Head Equipment Manager

Shadow Hawk Golf Club and Black Hawk Country Club

Job description:

  • Grinding/Sharpening reel-type and rotary-type cutting units
  • Preventative maintenance on all gas and diesel engines to include:
    • Oil changes
    • Filter changes
    • Hydraulic hose inspections/replacements
    • Height of cut inspections
  • Maintain an up to date, accurate records of the preventative maintenance practices
  • Maintain a clean, organized and functional work space in the shop. This includes office spaces, work benches and equipment
  • Training/oversight of two assistant mechanics in all operations
  • Basic fabrication and welding
  • Electrical trouble shooting
  • Operating a budget with fiscal responsibility and flexibility
  • Ability to order parts and maintain inventory of essential parts
  • Track and order fuel inventory


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Ability to bend, reach and stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to work in stressful situations with time sensitive repairs
  • May be asked to work some weekends, holidays or stay late for critical repairs to be completed
  • Maintain safe and organized working environment
  • Keep detailed records of orders and repairs

Benefits include: full health, dental and vision insurance, club meals, golfing privileges, uniform allowance. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately. Please send resumes with salary expectations to Brent Schilhab at (bschilhab null@null shadowhawkgolfclub

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