THE DIRECTOR OF GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITY AT FRENCHMAN’S RESERVE COUNTRY CLUB
Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club (FRCC) is the premier member-owned, private resort-style Country Club in prestigious Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Palm Beach County is known as the nation's golf capital and is home to some of the most widely recognized names in golf courses and professional golfers, and Frenchman’s Reserve deserves to be included in those Clubs recognized as ‘top performers’ in that market.
The Director of Golf Course Maintenance (DGCM) position at FRCC is a tremendous opportunity for a leader who is a highly visible, outgoing, energetic, communicative, detail-oriented, empathetic, positive work culture driven team leader with a passion for the game of golf and providing premier golfing conditions.
ABOUT FRENCHMAN’S RESERVE COUNTRY CLUB AND COMMUNITY
Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club is a prestigious and sophisticated golf course community situated in Northern Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the most desirable locations in South Florida. Frenchman's Reserve Country Club has recently been recognized as a Platinum Club of America for 2016-18, in the category of top 150 Country Clubs, out of 4000+ private clubs.
The FRCC lifestyle is among the best in the country. The amenities offered on property include: the Grande Clubhouse, 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, full-service spa and salon, 11,000-square foot state of the art fitness center, tennis center, a multi-sport court, Kids' Korner facilities with a brand-new playground, a resort-style outdoor pool and whirlpool, men’s, and ladies locker facilities, and six beautifully appointed guest suites for visitors to the Club and out-of-town guests.
The championship golf course at FRCC is the ultimate expression of the Arnold Palmer guarantee of uncompromising standards in golf course design. With large, subtle greens and fairways lined with tall Florida palms, pines, and colorful wildflowers, the course enhances the beauty of the lush South Florida landscape. Additional course amenities include chipping and putting green, driving range, and a 4.5-acre short game complex.
The 45,000-square-foot Grande Clubhouse features the Main Dining Room for up to 275 guests, Grille Room, Lounge and Library, an outdoor verandah overlooking the 18th hole, as well as a Private Dining Room. In season, the club offers a wide variety of golf events for members and guests.
FRENCHMAN’S RESERVE COUNTRY CLUB/COURSE OVERVIEW
18 holes of Arnold Palmer design supports nearly 22,000 rounds of golf annually
8 Green Committee members with 6-8 meetings per year
Greens - TifEagle
Fairways - Celebration
Rough - Celebration
Tees – Paspalum
8:00 a.m. – First tee time in season
Irrigation System – Toro, Lynx with Network VP satellites and Infinity heads
Flowtronix Pump Station (new skid planned this year) – Ponds/effluent for water source
Operating budget is approximately $2.5M
Golf Shop is approximately 2,000 square feet and is owned by Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club
The average age of members is 60 years and continuing to trend younger
DIRECTOR OF GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE - POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Golf Course Maintenance is responsible for consistently providing exceptional golfing conditions and the management of golf course maintenance and landscape operations ensuring that objectives, policies, programs and fiscal practices are implemented, administered and maintained. Work cooperatively with other departmental managers to ensure an exceptional golf experience for our members. The DGCM reports to the GM/COO and supervises the Golf Course Superintendent, Golf Course Assistant Superintendent, Golf Course Mechanics, and Grounds Crew.
Key attributes, characteristics, experiences, and style of the successful new leader include:
High Golf IQ with a history of providing extraordinary golfing conditions
Strong agronomic skills and stays current with new developments in golf course maintenance
Proven experience developing golf course maintenance teams and mentoring team members
A history of excellent relationships with prior GMs and Golf Professionals
Coordinates golf and maintenance activities with the Head Golf Professional in an attempt to maximize golf course play without disturbing maintenance projects
An effective communicator with other department heads, committee and members
Supervise the maintenance and all construction projects of the golf course
A history of sound irrigation management and irrigation system maintenance
Experience maintaining preserve areas or other sensitive sites
Strong budgeting and financial oversight skills with a working knowledge of zero-based budgeting
Supervise the servicing and repair of turfgrass maintenance equipment.
Experienced with Capital Expenditure planning for course maintenance equipment and course amenities
Communicates regularly with other members of FRCC’s management team to discuss activities, goals, and plans.
Oversee maintenance operations of the entire golf course including Clubhouse grounds, landscaping, Driving Range, nursery, open spaces, wooded areas, unused acreage and areas outside the perimeter fence, and maintenance equipment
Maintain appropriate records of pesticides and fertilizers
Participate in continuing educational opportunities
Establish and administer safety programs, monitor the adherence to safety procedures
Ensure compliance with operating guidelines pertaining to state and federal laws, along with government rules, regulations, and licenses
Responsible to ensure the organization, security, and cleanliness of the maintenance building, inventory, and equipment
Promotes management and member and guest satisfaction by professionally, courteously and diplomatically communicating activities, goals, plans, while receiving input in the same manner
Attends weekly staff meetings as required
Is an active member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association and possess a current state certificate or license as a pesticide applicator
A minimum of five years as a golf course superintendent.
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year university or college is highly desirable, preferably in Golf Course Maintenance, horticulture, plant, and soil sciences.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club, along with the typical senior staff benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
Preparing a thoughtful letter of interest and alignment with the above-noted expectations and requirements is necessary. Your letter should be addressed to Paul Mroz, GM/COO, and clearly articulate why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why FRCC and the Northern Palm Beach County area will be beneficial to you, your family, your career, and the Club if selected.
You must apply for this role as soon as possible. Candidate selections will occur late-September with first Interviews expected in early October 2020 and second interviews a short time later. The new candidate should assume his/her role in late November 2020.
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