Country Club of New Canaan located in New Canaan, Connecticut is seeking an enthusiastic and career minded 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to be entrusted with development and management of the golf course. 

The successful candidate desires to learn and grow within the industry, with the goal of becoming a Golf Course Superintendent in the future.

To learn about our rich history dating back to 1893, please visit https://www.ccofnewcanaan.org 

Why Country Club of New Canaan?

  • A family atmosphere that balances work and life. 
  • Expansive industry support network to grow your career within the golf, turf and the club industry
  • Active membership and club community that will invest in our facilities and team members.  
  • The club is set to begin phase 2 of the master plan in the Fall of 2025, with the renovation of 18, driving range, short game area, and new practice green.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • $65,000-$75,000 dependent on experience
  • On property housing
  • 401K after a year with a club match
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Summer and Winter Uniforms
  • Golfing Privileges
  • Lunch and Dinner provided by the Club
  • IRA plan with employer match

Successful traits of candidate: 

  • Positive attitude demonstrates good listening, communication, organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to multitask in a changing environment, changing priorities with attention to detail.
  • Works independently in a “fast-paced” environment
  • Great personality, energetic, problem solver at heart, and takes pride in good decision making
  • Working as part of a team, interacting with people from other departments, and building rapport with members and guests.

Initial Priorities of the Position:

  • Learn culture and daily operations, so our team can provide the best playing conditions for the members on a daily basis. 
  • Hands on with fertilizer, pesticide applications, water management, course set up and daily maintenance.
  • Develop rapport with team and direct report, so they can make an immediate impact on the 2024 season.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A 2- or 4-year degree/certificate in agronomy horticulture / plant/ soil sciences is recommended but not required.
  • Ability to obtain a Connecticut pesticide license within 90-days
  • Experience in golf course management is not necessary but preferred at least 1-year in the turf/landscape industry. 
  • Knowledge of the game of golf and turf industry 

About Us:

Located – 1 hour north of New York City and 2 hours and 45 minutes south of Boston.

The original nine holes were laid out by Willie Park Jr. during his first visit to the United States in the summer of 1895. The work on the original four holes was performed by the club members and commenced in early June and by the 4th of July 1897 the four holes were ready for play. The full nine holes measuring 2,677 yards were open by 1900. The second nine was designed by Walter Travis in the early 1920s but were only partially completed when cost overages forced the club to abandon the project. The project was eventually completed in 1947 based largely on the original Travis design with additional holes designed by Alfred Tull after the club purchased additional land where holes 5, 14 and 15 are today.

The club is recognized as one of the 100 oldest clubs in America. The club celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018.