Oakland Hills Country Club is seeking passionate individuals who are looking to launch or accelerate their careers in the golf industry. The opportunity welcomes both young professionals seeking to break into the industry and experienced individuals looking to leverage our reputation as a career accelerator.

Currently, the future of Oakland Hills is focused on a long-term vision of its employees as they look for motivated, leaders and builders.  Oakland Hills is committed to providing its employees the necessary business acumen and agronomic skillset to be successful at any level and it is of the highest importance to build a team to assist the transition to the future at the club. This is a great opportunity for career changers that have a passion for golf and want to have fun.

Following one of the biggest golf course transformations of this century, Oakland Hills is dedicated to revolutionizing the golfing landscape and upward trajectory at the club as we open a new chapter on the history of Oakland Hills. 

That new chapter began with a Spring announcement from the USGA awarding Oakland Hills eight Championships over the next 28 years starting with the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2024.

The list of Championships include:

  • 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur
  • 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • 2031 U.S. Women’s Open
  • 2034 U.S. Open
  • 2038 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur
  • 2042 U.S. Women’s Open
  • 2047 U.S. Amateur
  • 2051 U.S. Open


Career Advancement: Oakland Hills Country Club has a strong history of promoting team members into higher level management roles or Golf Course Superintendent positions throughout the United States. This provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain valuable experience and skills that can help them advance their careers.

Commitment to Tradition: As stewards of the game, Oakland Hills Country Club is committed to maintaining and continuing the traditions and legacies of championship golf. This provides an opportunity for individuals to work in an environment that values history and tradition.

Exposure to Best Industry Practices: Oakland Hills Country Club provides exposure to industry practices and titans such as John Deere, Rain Bird, Toro, Hanse Design, Golf Water, Leibold Irrigation, Labar Golf Course Construction, etc. This provides an opportunity for individuals to learn from experts in the field and gain valuable knowledge and skills.

Participation in Golf Course Renovations: Oakland Hills Country Club provides an opportunity for individuals to participate in golf course infrastructure that includes a Gil Hanse Master Plan of the Donald Ross North Course as well as a new maintenance facility slated to begin early next year. In addition, there is currently a new maintenance facility under construction with a targeted opening in March of 2025, and the new club house project has just recently begun.

Educational Opportunities: Oakland Hills Country Club provides educational opportunities for its grounds team, including scholarships up to $20K rewarded last year, and continuing education such as conferences and certificate programs. This demonstrates the club’s commitment to investing in the future of its employees and helping them achieve their educational goals.


  • Passion for the golf industry and commitment to upholding the traditions and legacies of a premier organization.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High standards of excellence and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adapt to weather conditions, course events and time sensitive agronomic practices.  
  • Willingness to learn and grow.
  • Team-oriented, willing to jump in to assist the operation in any and all areas.


  • Get acclimated with the daily operations, team and dynamic work environment with 36-holes.
  • Develops skills to maintain a top 20 golf course including water management, fertilizer and chemical application, irrigation diagnostics and repair, course set up, and team management.
  • Involved in all facets of our agronomy program including fertilizer/chemical application, cutting edge water management, irrigation diagnostics and repair, course set up, and management of a team.


  • No educational requirements needed.
  • Golf course experience is a plus.
  • What we value most is a passion for the industry and a desire to enhance skills and advance within the profession.
  • We are seeking dedicated and motivated team members who share our passion for golf course management.


  • $22 – $25 per hour, dependent on experience
  • Housing available on property
  • Multiple volunteer opportunities from the PGA Tour, USGA, and PGA of America
  • Network building and routine socialization with industry leaders
  • Leadership/management training with senior leadership team and Human Resources
  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Health and dental
  • Golf privileges
  • All association dues paid for
  • Clothing


Beginning in 1916, with Walter Hagen as the first club pro, Oakland Hills—a 36-hole Donald Ross private club—has been the epitome of championship golf, hosting 17 major championships with tournament winners such as Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan who dubbed it, “The Monster,” on its Donald Ross designed South Course.

Recently, Gil Hanse, Jim Wagner and the Caveman Construction team restored the famed South Course to Donald Ross’ original masterpiece debuting in the summer of 2021 to rave reviews from the membership and the world—the restoration sky-rocketed the course from #72 in GOLF.com world rankings to #31 after less than a year.

The restoration included:

  • USGA spec greens
  • PrecisionAire vaulted units in 19 greens with the ability to heat, cool, vacuum and pressure
  • Complete reseed of all short grass playing surfaces with 007/777/L93-XD and Flagstick bentgrasses
  • New bunkers with Better Billy Bunker liner
  • New Rain Bird 2-wire irrigation system and Watertronics pump station
  • 23 miles of new drainage
  • Extensive tree removal