SENIOR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT – BRAMBLES

Brambles, located in Middletown, California, is seeking a Senior Assistant to join their Golf Course Maintenance staff. This 600+ acre property is in close range to the Napa Valley and only a short trip to the Bay Area.

The chosen candidate will develop an understanding for managing warm season Zoysia Grasses in a transition zone of California and will play a major role in helping set the high standard the team strives to achieve.  The club ventures away from “modern golf” to create a “perfectly imperfect” golf course.  Playability takes priority over aesthetics with a focus on minimal chemical and water usage.

This position will report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent, Tyler Marcotte.

WHY THE BRAMBLES?

  • Exposure to the only Coore & Crenshaw designed golf course in California
  • Exposure to unique grass types in Northern California (Zoysia fairways and greens)
  • Opportunity to be a part of a partial course grown in
  • Put your stamp on the creation of a team, culture, and conditioning of a newly built golf course

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Club Highlights:

  • Staff: 14 year round and 6 seasonal employees
  • Typical work schedule: In-season (May – October) weekdays 6am – 3-4pm.  Off-season (November – April) weekdays 7am – 3-4pm
  • Grass types: Zeon Zoysia Grass tees and fairways and Prizm Zoysia Grass greens
  • Equipment: Toro lease package
  • Irrigation system: Toro Lynx 2-wire
  • Future projects: New maintenance facility, Rough/Native areas sodding and planting, Multiple drainage projects, New nursery construction, plus more potential projects in the future
  • Future events: The Fried Egg Podcast tournament, and the Coore Crenshaw Cup

SUCCESS TRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL:

  • Positive mindset with an ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Confident and vocal leader who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Willingness and desire to take on new challenges and open to learning new skills

INITIAL PRIORITIES OF POSITION:

  • Assist the Golf Course Superintendent in leading and training the team to understand the expectations of a private golf club
  • Create relationships with the current team and staff
  • Work with the Superintendent to schedule and run the crew on a daily basis.
  • Begin to build the foundation of the culture 
  • Strive 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND APTITUDE:

  • Trains, supervises and assists the maintenance staff on daily duties
  • Assists in the planning, organization and direction of the maintenance practices
  • Manages daily irrigation alongside the Golf Course Superintendent
  • Assists in record keeping of maintenance activities and costs
  • Assist in management of the hourly crew, which includes scheduling, employee safety, and discipline.
  • Help budget and oversee project work with a small crew during off-season course projects.
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive maintenance standards and best practices to ensure consistent quality across the golf course for ultimate golfer experience.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • $80,000 – $90,000 depending on experience
  • Housing allowance (off-site living)
  • Annual bonus
  • Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
  • PTO/Vacation
  • Continued Education
  • Local & National Dues
  • Uniforms
  • Golf Privileges

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years of golf course maintenance experience, but 3+ preferred
  • Certificate, 2-year or 4-year degree 
  • Solid foundation of knowing and being able to operate and train on all pieces of equipment required

ABOUT US:

Brambles is a new golf course being built in the mold of the historic and beloved courses of England and Scotland. Brambles will deliver an entirely unique, enjoyable, and lasting golf experience for our members, their guests, and the broader golf world. Brambles has a strong group of founders and members, 670 acres of land, and our first clubhouse building, the “Milking Parlor”.

Brambles is about authentic golf, walking, camaraderie, spirited competition and enjoyment of the outdoors. It is also about a land stewardship strategy that couples golf with other forms of recreation, with aviation, agriculture, fire prevention and abatement. The original cradles of golf—the St. Andrews’, the Dornochs and Carnousties—have had such interlinked activities for generations. The golf clubs were private affairs whereas the golf courses were civic amenities, openly used for a range of activities. They were important community centers and employment providers, including course maintenance staff and caddies as well. The northern California wine country, with its mixture of agriculture, viticulture, outdoorsmanship, food, wine and tourism, is the perfect location for a version of such a vibrant, energetic place.