Congressional Country Clubs seeks Golf Course Superintendent - Blue Course

  • 28 Mar 2018 4:42 PM
    Message # 6004795
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Congressional Country Club History 

    Congressional Country Club is located in Bethesda, Maryland, about 10 minutes outside Washington, DC. Congressional began in 1921 when Congressmen Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Luhring felt the need for a Club where members of Congress could meet socially with businessmen. The idea was taken to Herbert Hoover and he eventually served as the Club’s first President. A prospectus was written and circulated to Members of Congress and the country’s top business leaders, inviting them to lifetime Memberships.
    Construction of the club was completed in two and half years, and on May 23, 1924, Congressional opened its doors to over 7,000 persons of national and local prominence at their Inaugural Gala. Such notables who attended were President and Mrs. Coolidge and then Chief Justice, William Howard Taft (formerly the 27th President).

    The Club has a rich history of U.S. Presidents being Members or visiting the Club. Presidents Coolidge, Taft, Hoover, Wilson and Harding were lifetime Members. President Eisenhower and his Cabinet frequently retreated to the Club's greens, and more recently, Presidents George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have visited regularly.

    The Club's original purpose has been transformed to become that of a full-service family Club.

    CCC has hosted numerous major golfing events, including the: 1949 USGA Boys’ Junior Championship, 1959 USGA Women's Amateur, 1964 US Open, 1976 PGA Championship, 1980-86 Kemper Opens, 1995 US Senior Open, 1997 US Open, 2007-09 & 2012-13 AT&T National, 2011 US Open, and the 2014 & 2016 Quicken Loans National.

    Congressional has two challenging 18-hole golf courses. Both courses are known for their rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, and challenging greens. The world-renowned Blue Course was designed by Devereux Emmet and has been renovated over the years by A.W. Tillinghast, Robert Trent Jones, and Rees Jones. The course measures 7,574 yards and is considered among the best in the country. It is a par 72 with a rating and slope of 75.4 and 142 respectively, and bent grass is used for the fairways, tees and greens. 

    The Gold Course has been renovated twice; with George Fazio   adding the final nine holes in 1977. In 2000, the course was renovated by Arthur Hills. Not only did Hills lengthen the course, he also reconstructed the tees, fairways, bunkers, -18th green, replaced irrigation system and cart paths. It is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in Maryland.

    Congressional historic clubhouse, with its Spanish revival architectural style, is the largest clubhouse in the United States. It was designed in 1924 by architect Philip M. Jullien, and has indoor bowling lanes, tennis club, grand ballroom, one indoor and three outdoor pools, fitness center, fine dining, grand foyer, overnight guest accommodations, paddle tennis area, massage services, indoor Jacuzzi, men's and women's locker rooms, two bars, and a grill for everyday meals.

    Enrich Life’s journey through pride in belonging.

    Congressional Country Club, rich in history and tradition, is a full amenity private club committed to excellence.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Property and Facilities:

    •     Tennis courts- 6 indoor, 15 outdoor, 8 paddle tennis courts

    •     8 Lane Duck Pin Bowling Alley

    •     Swimming pools- 1 indoor, 3 outdoor Golf Courses- Blue (Championship) Course; 18 holes, Gold Course,18 holes

    •     21 Overnight Guest Rooms

    •     Men’s and women’s Locker Rooms

    •     Fitness Center and Massage Services

    •     Multi-faceted Food and Beverage Operations

    What will be expected of you:

    Blue Course Superintendent:

    • Maintains the Blue course, practice greens and range.
    • Maintains the physical structures on the Blue course, including buildings, fencing, piping, bridges and shelters.
    • Provides landscaping services to the Blue course, including the planting, maintenance and removal of trees, pants and shrubs.
    • Purchases, stores and maintains those items of equipment to be utilized by the Greens team in connection with their responsibilities.
    • Provides accounting and record keeping in connection with all costs, expenses, inventory, material use and application in maintenance procedures.
    • Assists Superintendent of Courses and Grounds and Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance in preparing the Operating and Capital Budgets for review by the Green Committee and the Finance Committee and approval by the Board of Governors.
    • Cooperates fully with other relevant Club committees, the membership, Department Heads and the General Manager.
    • Maintains continuing education in agronomic related fields by attending conferences, courses, seminars and subscribing to relevant publications.
    • Renders timely decisions and provides directions for closing of the Blue course and restricting golf cart use during inclement weather and non-seasonal play.
    • Plans, schedules, and monitors the daily operations, responsible for coordinating and assigning work, schedules leaves, and ensures adequate teaming for meeting departmental goals.
    • Assists in establishing, promoting, and enforces safety practices in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. Trains team member in safety procedures and internal procedures.
    • Ensures the overall organization and cleanliness of the golf courses, equipment, and maintenance facility.
    • Maintains purchase order system and related invoice logs, which includes coding invoices with appropriate account numbers.
    • Assists team in daily work schedule.
    • Assists with the preparation, development, and management of the operating budget. Monitors and controls departmental budget expenses. Performs all functions within the limits of the budget.
    • Assists with record keeping for supplies, daily logs, application records, climatic conditions records, and personnel records, which include verifying departmental team time cards.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of the necessary cultural maintenance programs necessary to keep the golf courses and landscape grounds in good condition, including the application of pesticides and fertilizers.
    • Operates within all local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines.
    • Communicates over a 2-way radio system with other key departmental heads and team members.
    • Required to wear personal protective clothing and/or use protective equipment to comply with established safety operating standards.
    • Be able to operate a motor vehicle.
    • Other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance.

    How we determine your qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Turf Grass Management, Agronomy, or related and a GCSAA membership is desired.
    • Working knowledge of golf course operations & turf management
    • Five years of experience in golf course maintenance, including three years of supervisory experience, or equivalent. 
    • Maryland or equivalent Pesticide Applicators License is required.
    • Valid Driver's License


    • This is a Full Time Position
    • Complimentary meals
    • Complimentary parking
    • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance (Available for Full and Part Time Team Members)
    • FSA
    • 401K with match
    • Employee Discounts Golf, Tennis, Fitness Apparel/Items

     Please apply at the link below:

    Last modified: 28 Mar 2018 4:43 PM | Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

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