1ST ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT – BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB

Baltimore Country Club located in Timonium, Maryland is seeking an enthusiastic 1st Assistant to join one of the country’s premier facilities, industry leader, and top employers.

The individual will support and report directly to the West Golf Course Superintendent. He or she will supervise and support the development of staff, 2nd Assistant, intern development and training, etc. The individual will perform chemical and fertilizer applications on the golf courses and grounds. In addition, they will assist in the day-to-day operations of the golf courses and on-going projects.

Club Mission Statement: Baltimore Country Club is a private, family-oriented association of members committed to camaraderie, tradition, and core values of dignity, courtesy, respect, and graciousness who enjoy social, golf, and recreational activities provided at the highest level of service in exceptional facilities.

Culture Statement: When culture is connected with people, tradition, heart, hospitality, innovation, and facilities, WE WILL have built an environment that is rewarding, fun, and engaging that you are proud of, and others are inspired by.

Why work at Baltimore Country Club?

  • Five consecutive years as one of the top places to work in Baltimore.
  • Professional advancement – 13 assistant superintendents have been promoted to golf course superintendents under the mentorship of Tim Kennelly, Head Greenkeeper
  • Today the Club has over 3,300 members strong with two campuses, and over 400 Staff Members with diverse backgrounds. It is widely recognized as one of the top 50 country clubs in the nation and the top 100 in the world.
  • BCC YOUniversity is a continuing education program geared to promote personal and professional growth for all BCC Staff. Staff will have the opportunity to unlock a passion, or new professional skill with one of our many classes taught by fellow Staff Members, Club Members, and Special Guests such as Cal Ripken Jr.! Topics vary in range including finance, real estate, gardening, fitness, leadership, mixology, and more!
  • BCC Scholarship program of up to $20,000 was awarded in 2022, 2023, and 2024 along with $5,000 to existing staff with Student Loan Debt.
  • Tournament experience. BCC will serve as host to:
    • 2025 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships
    • 2026 USGA’s US Senior Amateur
    • 2029 Western Amateur Championship
    • 2031 US Women’s Amateur
  • Renovation/Construction experience
    • 2024 Short Game Practice Area with repositioning of existing hole 16 on West Course
    • 2025 East Course Enhancement Plan – The goal is to continue to bring the course back to Tillinghast’s original 1924 design

Successful Traits of Individual:

  • A great attitude, someone who enjoys doing nice things for people.
  • Highly motivated, dependable, and detail-oriented.
  • All members of our leadership team are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts, and look at the big picture, with opportunities to network with leaders in both club hospitality and turfgrass industry.
  • Passionate team player, who desires to provide world-class experiences and conditions for our members and guests.
  • Preferred knowledge or irrigation and current chemical practices.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A degree in turf management or a related field is preferred, or the candidate should be pursuing a degree or certificate.
  • If not in possession of a State of Maryland pesticide license, must do so within 12 months of employment with guidance from supervisors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assistants are invited to attend Green Committee meetings, to acquire an understanding on how the Club operates and functions related to short and long-term goals for courses and grounds
  • Apply pesticides/fertilizers and calibrate sprayers/spreaders.
  • Maintain proper and complete application records and storage of materials.
  • Train and oversee employees assigned to assist with spray applications.
  • Operate or learn to operate and train staff on golf course and grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Measure and maintain proper moisture levels in playing surfaces, and assist with irrigation installation and repairs.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary – $66,000-$70,000
  • Holiday Bonus
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with Club match
  • Club-paid Life Insurance
  • Uniforms
  • Staff lunch provided at Golf and Grounds on a daily basis
  • Voluntary Short-term & Long-term Disability
  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account
  • Medical Health Savings Account
  • 10 Days of PTO accrued in the 1st year
  • 6 Paid Holidays per year
  • Golfing Privileges
  • On-site housing available
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Club-sponsored Staff Events
  • Spanish language classes available on-site
  • Tournament volunteer opportunities throughout the country are provided by the club
  • Performance-based Compensation Plan
  • Gym Membership Wellness Incentive

About Us: 

The Baltimore Country Club, founded in 1898, is a private club with two golf courses. It was one of the first 100 clubs established in the United States. The championship par-70 East Course designed by A.W Tillinghast was opened in 1926. It has received many honors including the #46 ranking in Golfweek’s 2023 list of America’s top 100 Classic Courses and #87 ranking GOLF magazine’s 2023 list of Top 100 courses in the U.S.  Also, ranked 106th in 2023 IN Golf Digest America’s 200 Greatest Golf Courses. Most recently the Club was selected as one of the Top 150 Country Clubs in 2023-2024 by Platinum Clubs of America.

Baltimore Country Club is one of only two clubs in the world to have hosted a Men’s U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Men’s U.S. Amateur, U.S. Walker Cup, U.S. Women’s Open, and Champions Tour Major. Most recently, we hosted the 2017 and 2018 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships.

The par-72 West Course opened in 1962 and was re-designed in 1990 by Bob Cupp and Tom Kite, members of the Champions Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame. Recently completed 3-year phased plan to regrass all west tees to improved varieties of bermudagrass

In 2019 we began to execute our Master Plan for the golf courses, developed by Golf Architect, Keith Foster and implemented by McDonald & Sons golf contractors. Enhancements will include extensive drainage installation, tee work, bunker restoration, and return of A. W. Tillinghast designed features, and a new short game, and improved the practice facilities. As a staff, we see the importance in staying up to date, utilizing new technology, and keeping an open mind to new ideas. It is a work environment where people are passionate about providing exceptional service and experiences for members and guests.

BCC offers full recreational amenities including:

  • Two Fitness Centers
  • Har-Tru Tennis
  • Har-Tru Pickleball
  • Squash Courts
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Duckpin Bowling
  • Pool Complex
  • Casual & Elegant Dining • Private & Club Events

Application Instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Mr. Tim Kennelly, Head Greenskeeper. Save your information as one PDF as follows: (Last Name, First Name, BCC)

Deadline to Apply is January 11th, 2023.