Keswick Hall in Keswick (Charlottesville, VA) seeks Superintendent

  • 21 Dec 2021 2:12 PM
    Message # 12208883
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Keswick Hall seeks Golf Course Superintendent


    Keswick Hall and Club has an exciting opportunity for a Golf Course Superintendent. This position is responsible for all aspects of Golf Course Maintenance and related equipment.

    Full Cry, one of the last golf courses designed by the brilliant Pete Dye, has consistently been ranked as one of the best courses to play by major golf magazines.

    The 18-hole award-winning design merges modern golf course architecture with the rolling topography of central Virginia. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains provide a serene backdrop for the challenging course.

    Keswick offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others.

    In addition, we offer a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability; a competitive PTO offering, as well as 401(k).

    At this time, Keswick will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    1. Maintain golf course playing conditions in accordance with established “Maintenance Standard”.

    2. Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf and other facilities on the golf course.

    3. Recommend changes as necessary to the “Golf Course Maintenance Standard.”

    4. Prepare and implement short and long-range plans for the golf course.

    5. Work with golf course architect to develop the design and supervise the construction of any necessary golf course renovation or construction projects.

    6. Select and prepare proper fertilization and nutrient programs.

    7. Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate all personnel assigned to the department.

    8. Plan and implement professional development and training activities for all departmental staff.

    9. Supervise the maintenance of all course equipment and the repair shop.

    10. Keep accurate records of all golf course maintenance.

    11. Prepare annual operating and capital budget requests.

    12. Oversee approved budgets and make necessary adjustments to ensure budgeted goals are met.

    13. Implement and enforce comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests in compliance with local, state and federal laws.

    14. Ensure that all chemicals, petroleum products, fertilizers and the like are stored, used, and disposed of in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

    15. Maintain all state and federal record requirements and strive to maintain best practices management.

    16. Communicate with and attend regular meetings with Keswick Club GM

    17. Communicate with Golf Professionals on such items as condition of facilities, maintenance plans and scheduled events.

    18. Keep members informed about current and future maintenance plans through monthly Newsletter articles, Superintendent Course Condition Reports and other available means.

    19. Attend Keswick Club Staff and Management meetings as required.

    20. Attend turf conferences, trade shows, equipment shows, workshops and other educational programs to maintain a current knowledge of technical and turf innovations.

    21. Maintain Audubon Cooperative Certification status as established in 2002.

    22. Assist in snow removal with front entrance to Keswick Hall and Keswick Club



    Minimum of an Associate’s degree (or equivalent) in Turf Management (or related field) and 3-5 years of experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant . However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration.


    • 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.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
    • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel
    • Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
    • Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.


    Position functions autonomously. Position directly supervises employees included but not limited to:

    • Two Assistant Superintendent
    • Irrigation Manager
    • Mechanics
    • Equipment operators
    • All other Golf Course Maintenance staff.

    Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    • Valid Driver's License.
    • Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

    • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
    • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
    • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

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