We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Greenkeeper to join Southwell Racecourse & Golf Course



Who is Southwell Golf Course?

Established in 1993, Southwell Golf Club has matured into a course that presents a stiff challenge to golfers of all abilities. The course has two contrasting nine holes.  The Front 9 sits within Southwell Racecourse and is characterised by a large number of water hazards. The 7th hole, a 138 yards par 3 with an island green is Southwell’s signature hole and is our own equivalent of Sawgrass.

The Back 9 offers a completely different challenge and the tree-lined fairways place an emphasis on accuracy from the tee.  Whilst the holes are not overly long and can offer some birdie opportunities, the narrow fairways and small greens can easily result in dropped shots so finding the fairways is essential.
Southwell Golf Club has an excellent reputation for its friendly atmosphere and offers a warm welcome to visiting golfers.

Responsibilities for the successful Greenkeeper include (but not limited to):

  • To prepare and maintain all areas of the golf course and surrounds in accordance with good sports turf management guidelines and the requirements of the company
  • Management of all fine turf areas as required, to ensure that they are in the best possible condition and to the highest standards of presentation at all times
  • Forward planning to include daily, weekly, seasonal and annual tasks. All planning will be recorded along with other relevant data (weather and irrigation) that will allow analysis to identify trends and developments in the course and its conditions providing better information for future decision making
  • To carryout course construction, bunker, tees, greens etc where agreed and as required
  • Presentation of lawns, car park and other clubhouse areas to the highest possible standard
  • Flower beds and hanging baskets maintenance as required
  • To keep all roadways, clear of rubbish/dirt
  • To ensure that all the golf course machinery and equipment is used as per the manufacturer’s general instructions

The person we are looking for as a Greenkeeper has….

  • Previous experience working in the Golf sector
  • NVQ qualification to L3 in Turf Maintenance/Sports Turf Management, or equivalent/higher an advantage
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • Spray PA1, PA2A &PA6 an advantage
  • Chainsaw qualifications an advantage
  • Strong communication skills – able to communicate at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills

Work Perks of being a Greenkeeper with us….

  • 2 Annual Members passes, giving access to over 1500 racedays
  • Hotel Discounts and Complimentary Golf
  • Annual leave starting at 22 days increasing up to 28
  • Pension & Group life assurance schemes
  • Healthshield – including 24hr GP & EAP

If you are interested in applying for this post, please click on the apply now buttom below which will take you to our on-line application page.

Closing Date:
6th July 2024