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1st Assistant Golf Course Superintendent — Shadow Hawk Golf Club & Black Hawk Country Club (Houston)


Shadow Hawk Golf Club was established in 1999 as an exclusive 18-hole Championship golf club by architect Rees Jones. The course was formed in a Pecan tree orchard and has transformed into one of the best layouts in the Greater Houston Area. The greens were recently converted in 2015 to Miniverde. The tee boxes, fairways and rough remain Tifway 419.

 Black Hawk Country Club was designed by internationally acclaimed golf course designer and re-designer, Rees Jones (http://www NULL.reesjonesinc  With more than 7,100 yards of pristine play and five sets of tees, the golf course challenges golfers of all levels. The golf course engages approximately 50 acres of lakes and waterways along with 43 bunkers. Fairways of 419 Tif-way Bermuda and Tif-eagle greens are meticulously maintained for championship golf course conditions year round.

Black Hawk Country Club proudly hosted the 2006 Nationwide Tour Championship and LPGA Tour Championship presented by Rolex in November 2009. Along with Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Black Hawk Country Club co-hosted the 2011 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship  (http://www NULL.usga NULL.aspx?id=17179869327)that took place September 15-22, 2011.


  • 2-4 year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field
  • Three to five years of relevant golf course maintenance experience
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Must be hands on; self-motivated
  • Ability to obtain Texas Pesticide Applicator license within 90 days of employment

 Job Description:

  • Daily scheduling
  • Fertilizer and chemical applications with exceptional record keeping
  • Irrigation trouble shooting
  • Golf committee meeting attendance
  • Assist with input and supervising on course capital projects


  • $42,000 – $50,000
  • Health and Dental
  • Golfing privileges (encouraged)
  • Meals
  • Monthly uniform allowance
  • Vacation


Please send resumes to Brent Schilhab – Golf Course Superintendent (Bschilhab null@null shadowhawkgolfclub (http://www NULL.Shadowhawkgolfclub (http://www NULL.bhawkcc

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Golf Course Superintendent — Sinton Municipal Golf Course

Golf Course Background:

The Association of the Sinton Municipal Golf Course is looking to hire a golf course superintendent. The ideal candidate would enjoy playing golf, and be willing to play a few days of the week and on weekends. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who will take pride in the Sinton Municipal Golf Course looking and playing at its very best.

Sinton Golf Association was established in 1957. The property was left to the Association by Rob Welder. The big oak trees, flat landscape, and the abundance of irrigation well water, offered the perfect environment for its intended purpose. The first nine holes of the club was apparently built in 1956. J. Carol Weaver of Weaver Construction built most of the course, along with a number of future members. Weaver was considered a Texas legend, as he was thought to be the best golfer in the area at the time even playing against Sam Sneed once. In 1968, the Association added the back nine, which was designed and built by a European golfer.

The “Heart of the Club” is a daily Pro Am, which goes back as far as any member can recollect. Every day of the week, except on Tuesday when the course is closed, at noon, there is a tournament. The tournament consists of mostly retirees and shift workers. The tournament may have 12-40 players depending on the weather and the day of the week. The games have changed over the years but the Pro Am is a constant here at Sinton Municipal Golf Course.

The course also prides itself in putting together some big tournaments, as well as and having some fairly stiff competition, coupled with a lot of fun and comradery.

Job Overview:

The ideal hire will be responsible for operation of the golf course operation and maintenance. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance or irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic through open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests, and the property.

Basic Functions:

  • Responsible for all phases of golf maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
  • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the board and pro shop on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
  • Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
  • Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan when approved by the board.
  • Administers and enforces all club rules, regulations, and policies for staff.
  • Supports and assists with membership seminars.
  • Works closely with the board to operate the golf course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
  • Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
  • Manages the irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage.
  • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
  • Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
  • Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the club’s grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with the golf course operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
  • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
  • Maintains records and completes required reporting.
  • Orders parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways, and roughs.
  • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
  • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating personnel.
  • Interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and work with pro shop, board, employees, members and the general public.
  • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
  • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
  • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
  • Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a golf superintendent or first assistant
  • 2-year degree or certificate in turf management (or related field, such as agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
  • Advanced computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Proof of US citizenship.
  • Pesticide application license.
  • Preference will be given to certification through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
  • Preference will be given to those demonstrating a good command of Spanish.


Salary and benefits will be discussed by phone interview.

Sinton Golf Association Board of Directors.


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Golf Course Mechanic/Shop Manager — Lakeside Country Club (Houston)

Founded in 1951, Lakeside Country Club is a premier private member-owned country club in the West Houston area.  Members and guests alike enjoy the wide array of traditionally elegant facilities which include the main clubhouse, swimming and lap pools, tennis and fitness facility, 18 hole golf course, 5 hole par three course and teaching facility.

The Golf Course Mechanic/Shop Manager will be responsible for maintenance and repairs to all golf course equipment in the most efficient, cost effective and timely manner. This position will assure a high standard of professionalism in daily interaction with management, members, coworkers and vendors. This position will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining golf course equipment such as walking and riding mowers, tractors, top dresser, skid loader, aerifier, utility carts, ball pickers, trailers, generators, blowers, weedeaters, etc.  This position will also have the responsibility of ordering parts and monitoring fuel, oil and gas inventory.

Description of essential skills and traits:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to stay on task and prioritize repairs and daily tasks depending on schedules and expectations
  • Ability to perform duties under pressure
  • Extensive knowledge of golf course equipment mechanics
  • Ability to interact well with others
  • Ability to identify, define and order parts, tools, etc., and be able to work without close supervision
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic systems and small engine repair
  • Ability to use an arc welder


  • Performs repairs on all golf course related equipment which will include but not limited to mowers, tractors, rollers, topdressers, carts, aerifiers, utility carts, weedeaters, blowers, chainsaws, power pruners, etc
  • Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment including inspections, lubrication, testing, oil changes, etc.
  • Maintains and sharpens mower blades, bed knives and reels to keep an accurate consistent HOC
  • Responsible for setting the reels on all mowers
  • Maintains a parts and supply inventory
  • Maintains fuel, oil and grease inventory
  • Maintains a Class A or B Certification for Fuel as determined by the TCEQ
  • Responsible for diagnosing equipment and mechanical issues
  • Responsible for keeping shop maintenance area clean and organized at all times
  • Responsible for ordering parts and inventory while staying within a monthly budget as required by the supervisor
  • Keep service records on all equipment and major repairs to facilitate historical evaluations
  • Work with Superintendent and Golf Course Maintenance Crew in training and safety of equipment
  • Maintain shop and equipment area in a safe, clean and organized environment


  • Five years of golf course equipment experience
  • May work some weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to stay late on occasion if certain pieces of equipment are needed for the next day’s duties
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, reach, bend stoop and able to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems
  • Must be organized and have good communication skills

Lakeside Country Club offers a great benefit package.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Please submit resumes along with your salary requirement via email: (THutcherson null@null lakesidecc or by fax: 281-582-9341

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Executive Director – Texas Turfgrass Association


  • Responsible for day to day operation of Association
  • Responsible for financial records of the Association
  • Maintains the member roles of the Association
  • Secures payment of dues from past/prospective members
  • Provides membership certificates
  • Addresses questions of the membership
  • Coordinates activities of the Association with the Officers and Board
  • Serves as editor of TEXAS TURFGRASS magazine
  • Responsible for coordination of both conferences by securing speakers and exhibitors
  • Responsible for Certified Professional Turfgrass Manager  program
  • Responsible for TTA web-site,  Facebook  and Twitter
  • Represents TTA in any litigation that might arise as designated by the board


The compensation for this position is determined by the Board of Directors.  Starting compensation will be $65,000-$69,000 (depending on candidate selected).  The position is determined to be self-employed and the individual is responsible for their taxes.  No benefits are associated with this position.  Position  available November 1,  2017.



Texas Turfgrass Association

P. O. Box 9928

College Station, TX   77842


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