Cherokee Town and Country Club, located in Atlanta, GA, is seeking an honest, trustworthy, hardworking individual who is innovative and has great attention to detail to join their team as an 2nd Assistant Superintendent. 

The Club has a long history of developing and preparing people to manage top facilities around the country. This is a perfect opportunity for an individual looking to grow their career while learning from some of the top leaders in the industry.  

Success Traits of Individual:

  • Cherokee has a long standing tradition of culture. We live by the motto, “What can I do? How can I help?” Must be willing to help other employees. A portion of the GCM staff is highly tenured and has a sense of family.
  • Enjoys being a part of a highly reputable Club with a progressive history of advancing the careers of others through training, development, innovation, and teamwork.
  • Comfortable working in a high-paced environment with 48–54 team members in peak season.
  • Desires to be a part of construction and renovation work with a future Master Plan with Architect Andrew Green, including greens, tees, fairways, irrigation, drainage infrastructure, and bunkers.

Position Summary: 

The 2nd Assistant Superintendent works with all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the golf course. The 2nd assistant superintendent is expected to observe golf course conditions and make suggestions. He or she should be comfortable speaking in front of large groups and can speak basic workplace Spanish. The 2nd Assistant Superintendent is expected to interact with members throughout the day, and always carry himself or herself in a professional manner. This person should have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, work well in a team environment, and be determined to succeed in the golf industry.

Club highlights:

  • Maintenance staff: 48–54 in peak season
  • Equipment is a mix of John Deere and Toro.
  • Rainbird irrigation central and controllers
  • Typical work hours: 45–55 hours with regular scheduled time off in season.
  • A consistent history of advancement for our assistant superintendents in the industry.

Throughout Ken Lee’s 10-year tenure as Director of Golf Course Operations, he has had the pleasure of seeing several former Superintendents go on to achieve even greater success in larger roles. Those individuals include:

  • Rick Stafford – Golf Course Superintendent, Old Field, Bluffton SC.
  • Dan Nues – Golf Course Superintendent, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island SC
  • Lee Dempster  – Golf Course Superintendent, The Manor Golf and Country Club, Milton GA
  • Larry Robinson – Golf Course Superintendent, Hoover Country Club, Hoover AL
  • Kevin Noble – Golf Course Superintendent, West Haven Golf Club, Nashville TN

Before becoming Director, several former employees who worked under Ken Lee as a Superintendent have also advanced to higher positions.

Key responsibilities, skills, aptitude, and knowledge:

  • This individual works closely with the superintendent to supervise, schedule, and train a large crew of full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. Incorporate and enforce safe work practices. Provide safety training for employees as directed.
  • Apply fertilizers and plant protectants, including calibration sprayers and spreaders. Record all applications and ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Perform irrigation scheduling and make basic irrigation repairs.
  • Execute and manage golf course improvement projects.
  • Perform basic mowing tasks and cultural practices when needed.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to recognize problems and have an eye for the details.


  • 4-year Turfgrass Management Degree
  • The ability to obtain a GA pesticide license within 6 months of employment.
  • 1-3 years of golf course maintenance experience

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $18.50-$19.50/hr, dependent on experience
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K
  • Vacation
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Uniforms
  • Lunches
  • Local dues
  • Education
  • Golf privileges

About Us:

Chartered in 1956, Cherokee Town and Country Club is recognized as one of America’s premier private clubs. Located in the Atlanta metro area, the club has two locations: the Town Club, which occupies the famed Grant Estate on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, and the Country Club, which is located near the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs. 

The membership enjoys world-class amenities, including golf, dining, paddle sports, fitness, and aquatics. The excellence of these facilities, combined with a commitment to the highest standards in member services, has brought the club an extraordinary number of honors and awards throughout the years.

The Country Club has 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of practice facilities. Practice facilities include a double-sided driving range, a three-green short game facility, and a dedicated chipping green. The greens on both courses are Champion Ultradwarf, approaches and collection areas are Tifgrand Hybrid Bermudagrass, fairways are Tifway Hybrid Bermudagrass, and the tees are a mixture of Zeon Zoysia and Tifway.

Over its long history, Cherokee has hosted some of the top amateur golf events, most recently the 100th playing of the Georgia Amateur Championship in 2021. The club has recently secured the services of golf course architect Andrew Green, one of the most respected and sought-after architects, to create a Golf Course Master Plan for the entire property. The Golf Course Maintenance team operates out of a state-of-the-art turf care facility built in 2000.