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Golf Course Superintendent Employment Information
Golf Course Superintendent Overview
A Golf Course Superintendent is a management position in which a person oversees all employees working below him or her on a golf course. This includes the employees who take care of the landscaping and the grounds. It doesn't include employees that work in golf course clubhouses or restaurants.
A Golf Course Superintendent has many responsibilities. This includes hiring, scheduling and overseeing the employees who mow, fertilize and irrigate the greens and perform other tasks to properly maintain the grounds. Many Golf Course Superintendents are responsible for the care of multiple golf courses. These courses are usually owned by the same business and in close proximity to each other.
Golf Course Superintendent Education Requirements
The owners of most golf courses expect candidates for Golf Course Superintendent to have specific academic credentials. Bachelor's and associate degrees in golf course management can be obtained from many colleges. Classes that cover topics such as management, administration, landscaping and botany are particularly helpful.
Golf Course Superintendent Job Market
Golf is one of the most popular pasttimes in North America and is especially famous for being a hobby of the affluent and the business community. According to employment trends, the job market for grounds crew supervisors, which includes golf course superintendents, is likely to see a 12.7 percent increase over the next decade. However, these numbers may be misleading. The number of golf courses has actually been on the decline in recent years. Accordingly, the number of available golf course superintendent jobs should be following a similar downturn. Similar job fields that may have more job growth are Park Maintenance jobs or Property Services jobs.
Golf Course Superintendent Salary
According to employment data, a golf course superintendent can expect to make between $65,000 and $83,000 a year. However, the actual salary paid depends heavily on the location and popularity of the golf course in question.