Golf Course Superintendent

  • Full Time
  • Ijamsville, MD
  • Applications have closed

Holly Hills Country Club

Property Description:

Holly Hills is a private country club established in 1977.  Holly Hills ensures each member, their family and guests the finest in sport, recreation, dining, entertainment and personal service.

Holly Hills is conveniently located near downtown Frederick, Maryland, and a short drive from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains, the club offers members and guests a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the essence of a private club with scenic views, a challenging 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and pool house, tennis & pickleball courts, activity field, summer camp for kids and an elegant clubhouse in a family friendly environment.

Designed by Russell Roberts, Holly Hills offers a challenging 18-hole championship golf course in a private country club setting. A favorite of former President George Bush which features the “Toughest hole in western civilization” (Dan Jenkins, Golf Digest, June 1990).

The club was purchased in 2022 by four long time members who have invested over $2.5 million dollars over the past year on clubhouse improvements, reconstruction of the racquet facility, phase 1 of the irrigation replacement which includes a Watertronics pump station, installation of a short game practice facility and new bunkers and grass features on 4 holes.

Holly Hills is an amazing place to work and offers a great environment for anyone looking to join our team.

Position Summary:

The Golf Course Superintendent should be a proven leader in the industry. They will be responsible for the following: the planning and implementation of the budget, development and implementation of agronomic plans, hiring, training, supervision of the maintenance team; all while being constantly focused on providing consistently world-class playing conditions.  The selected individual will join our team and play a major role in enhancing our property, its staff, and its excellent reputation.  The individual should be positive, self-motivated, hard-working, team-oriented and possess a keen eye for detail.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the annual maintenance budget and operating plan.
  • Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards.
  • Develop and maintain drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems.
  • Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Develop and implement a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care.
  • Supervise course construction projects.
  • Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
  • Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc.
  • Implement and monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
  • Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
  • Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.
  • Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate.



  • Possess a minimum of a 2-year college level degree or certificate in turfgrass management or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of applicable functional supervisory and/or management experience in the golf industry.
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, financial management, strategic planning, and staff management.
  • Possess a high-level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
  • Maintain a positive attitude, professional manner, and appearance in all situations.
  • Must be a Maryland certified pesticide applicator and Certified Nutrient Manager or obtain within 6 months of joining the team.



Assistant Superintendent; Maintenance Foreman; Equipment Operators; Equipment Technician; Laborers



Full-time, Non-Seasonal, Salaried, Exempt


KemperSports Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer