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South Herts Golf Club was founded in 1899 and is a private leading members club situated in North London. We boast two courses, our 18-hole Vardon Course and our 9-hole Rees Course. The site extends across 150 acres of rural parkland. The club is steeped in history and was home to record open champion Harry Vardon, who was club professional from 1902 – 1937 and Ryder Cup legend Dai Rees who was with the club from 1946 – 1983.



The club also provides fantastic practice facilities including a 200-yard practise range with enclosed bays, two putting greens, a short game area and driving nets. We are continuously investing into the courses to ensure maximum playability throughout the year for the membership.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years working experience.
  • Level 2 qualification in greenkeeping / sports turf.
  • Highly motivated and hard-working individual.
  • A full and clean UK driving license.
  • Spraying certification PA1, PA2 and PA6 (Not Essential)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry out daily work tasks, provided by Course Manager.
  • Cutting and maintenance of playing surfaces.
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance on machinery, in line with H&S.
  • Setting up the golf course for daily play.
  • To work weekend shifts setting up for daily play, as set per rota of 1:3.
  • Set up the golf course for major tournaments / events.
  • Work within a team on in-house course development projects.
  • Engage with members and maintain good working relationships.

Job Benefits:

  • Full use of both golf courses, including practice facilities.
  • Staff uniform and PPE.
  • Full on-site training.
  • Distance learning training in greenkeeping provided.
  • Cooked lunch on working days.
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and level of experience.
  • Pension.
  • Paid overtime.
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays.

To Apply:

For further information and to apply please email Sean Brocklehurst, Course Manager: coursemanager@southhertsgolfclub.co.uk

Closing Date: 28 March 2024

First Assistant Greenkeeper

Tandridge Golf Club, established in 1924, seeks a full-time First Assistant Greenkeeper to join our dynamic team. It is currently ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the UK and sits amongst some of Surrey’s finest courses. The Club is forward-thinking and has the motivation and plans in place not only to improve the course but to help enhance and develop the staff.

First Assistant Greenkeeper

First Assistant Greenkeeper

The ideal candidate will have a wealth of experience, an evident passion for Greenkeeping and be a team player with a keen eye for detail.

Salary range: £31,000 – £35,000

Preferred requirements:

  • Educated to a minimum NVQ Level 2 in sports turf management or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience
  • Take meetings and communicate effectively
  • Record keeping
  • High level of attention to detail
  • PA1, 2 and 6 spraying qualifications
  • Willing to work flexible hours and weekends


  • Staff meals
  • Uniform
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • Education and training
  • Golf privileges

Interested applicants should email a CV along with covering letter to: Course Manager, Scott Weale, course.manager@tandridgegolfclub.com

The closing date is Friday, 29th March.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Basingstoke Golf Club has recently invested in a major redevelopment, the investment includes a brand-new greenkeepers facility and machinery which has been put in place to maintain our 160-acre chalk golf course. The course renovations, designed by Weller Designs, include new greens and tees complexes, bunkers with rubber crumb liner, 2 large irrigation lagoons (33,500 cubic litre capacity) and a Rainbird irrigation system. Within the development there is also a brand-new clubhouse and driving range. The successful candidate will be crucial to the delivery of this new venue to its members and guests.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced greenkeeping assistant to support our golf course maintenance operations. You will work as part of the grounds team under the direction of the Deputy Head Greenkeeper to maintain excellent course conditions.

This position provides the opportunity to be an integral part of maintaining high standards across our new state of the art golf course from our brand-new Greenkeepers facility. We seek someone passionate about nurturing first-class playing surfaces and providing an exceptional experience for members and guests.


  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in golf course or grounds maintenance
  • NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf
  • Valid PA1 and PA6 pesticide application licences
  • Ability to operate various grounds maintenance equipment such as mowers, turf vehicles, chainsaws, blowers, etc.
  • Knowledge of turf grass species, irrigation systems, drainage, etc.
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible schedule – early mornings and weekend work (1 in every 3 weekends)
  • Physically fit with ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills


  • Competitive salary
  • BIGGA membership
  • Uniform provided
  • Staff meals
  • Staff discount benefits
  • Use of the golf course

To apply:

If you would like to be part of the team to deliver this amazing new venue, please send your C.V and a cover letter to the Course Manager, Scott Roberts.


Closing date: 25 March 2024

First Assistant Greenkeeper

Colchester Golf Club is a traditional private members club founded in 1907. Our beautiful, parkland course was designed by five-time Open Champion James Braid. It has been voted the No.1 course in North Essex, and the 4th best in Essex. The Club has a healthy calendar of events, featuring regular society and visitor golf and a vibrant membership that is passionate about the Club and the Golf Course.

First Assistant Greenkeeper

First Assistant Greenkeeper

We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated First Assistant Greenkeeper to assist our Golf Course Manager and Deputy Course Manager in leading a hardworking team to push the golf course forward. We are looking to enhance and futureproof the course in a sustainable way.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Golf Course Manager and be significantly involved in the future strategy of the golf course. Particularly the course development, all maintenance operations to the highest possible standards, and assisting with the planning and organisation of work programmes.

The club is looking for an enthusiastic individual with the required skills and experience:

• Qualification in Sports Turf Management or Equivalent. Minimum Level 2 and preferably Level 3
• Minimum of 3 years’ Greenkeeping Experience.
• Good knowledge of pest species, prevalent diseases, and grass species.
• Ability to organise routine golf course maintenance and golf course projects.
• Demonstrate the ability and experience to inspire, motivate and manage a team.
• Excellent communication and organisation skills.
• An ambition to further their personal development.
• High standard of golf course preparation and set up.
• A thorough understanding and knowledge of greenkeeping practices and principles.
• A positive and flexible approach to work.
• Fully competent in monitoring and maintaining Health and Safety in the workplace.
• PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualifications.
• A full and clean UK driving licence.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 29th February 2024

Assistant Greenkeeper

Moortown Golf Club, founded in 1909 and well-known as one of the finest golf courses in the North of England, is recruiting to enhance our excellent team of greenkeepers.

The Club is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Greenkeeper to join the existing team. The successful candidate will be expected to help ensure our course is maintained to the highest level and will have a passion for attention to detail.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

General Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a greenkeeping position
  • Must be qualified up to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Sports Turf Management or similar qualification.
  • Full driving License is required

The following qualifications would be an advantage, but are not essential:

  • Spraying Certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6
  • Chainsaw certificates in felling and cross-cutting
  • First Aid

Successful candidate will be provided with:

  • Competitive Salary with extra payment for overtime (Weekend overtime on a rota basis)
  • Major tournament experience
  • Pension scheme available after 3 months
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Full uniform and PPE provided

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a professional and welcoming approach at all times when dealing with members, guests and visitors.
  • Work effectively with all members of the Greenkeeping Team.
  • Carry out routine golf course maintenance tasks as directed by the Course Manager. For example – the maintenance of bunkers, course furniture, drainage and general presentation
  • To assist in turf maintenance including mowing, irrigation, and control of pests and diseases on the greens and other playing surfaces.
  • To assist in setting up the course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, as directed by the Course Manager.
  • In conjunction with the Course Manager, gain knowledge of the plant machinery used for specific tasks, ensuring you are only using the machinery you have been properly trained on. Use it in the correct manner and comply with Health and Safety regulations whilst in operation.
  • Prepare machinery ready for use and clean machinery after use. Carry out any maintenance required to the machinery as requested by the Course Manager
  • Remain conversant with modern greenkeeping practices and to attend training courses which are identified by the club as being necessary for the performance of the position.
  • Take all responsible steps and be proactive to protect the health, safety, welfare of yourself, all employees, members and visitors by following all legislative rules & guidance.
  • Report to the Course Manager any incidents or problems you observe or are brought to your attention.
  • Ensure all faults and defects relating to the condition of the course, equipment, tools, buildings etc. are reported to the Course Manager.

To Apply: Cover letter and CV should be sent to Steve Robinson, Course Manager at srobinson@moortown-gc.co.uk

Closing Date:
19th February 2024

Assistant Greenkeeper

An exciting career opportunity has arisen to join the greenkeeping team at Ladbrook Park Golf Club. We are currently looking for an assistant greenkeeper to join our team or are you looking for a change in career?

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Self motivated, be a team player with a positive and practical attitude.
  • Ideally you will have at least 1-2 years’ previous experience in a broadly similar position. However, we would be willing to consider a newly qualified individual or someone looking for a career change, ready to accept re-training.
  • NVQ level 2 in sports turf would be an advantage but not essential, although a willingness to learn is a must.
  • PA1, (Pa2 desirable), PA6 Spraying & basic chainsaw qualifications would be an advantage but not essential
  • A flexible approach to work as you will be working a rota system, which will include some weekends.
  • Have the ability to produce a high standard of work

    Assistant Greenkeeper

    Assistant Greenkeeper

  • Want to further their skills, training and experiences.

Competitive Salary offered relative to experience and qualification, along with BIGGA membership, Pension and death in service Policy.

Applicants will be working directly under the Course Manager and closely with the existing team to continue to present the course to the highest possible standard. Work on the course will involve a variety of duties so this position requires an individual who is able to use their skills in all areas of course maintenance and construction.

This 18 hole par 71 mature parkland Harry Colt course is situated within the Blythe Valley in a countryside location.

To Apply: If joining our team appeals to you, then please email your current CV to secretary@ladbrookparkgolf.co.uk

Closing Date:
2nd March 2024

Assistant Greenkeeper

Mid Kent Golf Club has an enviable reputation across the county for its Willie Park Jnr designed course.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

We are recruiting for an Assistant Greenkeeper to work as part of the enthusiastic greenkeeping team under the direction of a highly regarded Course Manager.

The Directors and General Manager are keen to recruit the right person for the job and a competitive salary will be offered, together with pension scheme, BIGGA membership, all uniform, golf and discounted food and drink on site.

The club plans to continue investment in the course adding to its already extensive equipment and course plan, together with investment in its personnel with further education and training opportunities. The Club also has some major on-course projects which will be really exciting and experience-valuable to be directly involved in.

Salary range offered is from £26,000 to £31,000 depending on experience/qualifications.

The ideal candidate will preferably have:

  • 3 years’ experience and minimum NVQ level 2 in sports turf management (or equivalent)
  • Spraying certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6 & First Aid Certificate – preferred but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety regulations

The below attributes would be of advantage: 

  • Keen to continue with personal development
  • Possesses a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Team player
  • Good time management and communication skills
  • Full driving licence due to location

Duties will include:

  • Assist the Course Manager and Deputy Course Manager in the preparation and maintenance of the Golf Course to the highest possible standard.
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Weekend and Bank Holiday work is carried out on a rota basis throughout the year.
  • Mowing banks, rough and semi-rough, surrounds and approaches, tees, greens and fairways and other general work.
  • Undertaking other appropriate duties as required by the Course Manager.

To Apply:

Applications, including cover letter and a CV should be emailed to: secretary@mkgc.co.uk or by post to The Secretary, Mid Kent Golf Club, Singlewell Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7RB

Deadline for applications: 29th February, 2024.

Greenkeeper receives prestigious award

Greenkeeper receives prestigious award: Golf greenkeepers from across the globe joined together at the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s (BIGGA) annual education programme and trade show to celebrate the career of a former head greenkeeper who spent 30 years building a network of turf professionals across Europe.

Dean Cleaver began his career at The Leicestershire Golf Club and later became head greenkeeper at Rugby Golf Club and then Stratford-upon-Avon Golf Club. He first joined the committee of a greenkeepers’ association aged just 17 and in 1996 became BIGGA’s youngest-ever chairperson, aged just 38.

Greenkeeper receives prestigious award

Greenkeeper receives prestigious award

In 1996 he led the formation of the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations and has acted as executive officer ever since, building a network of organisations to promote greenkeeping and enhance the support available to turf professionals, whether a country has thousands of golf courses or just one. Today FEGGA unites 23 associations around the world, including the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Turfgrass Managers Association of South Africa.

Dean will step down from his post when he retires later in 2024.

At the BIGGA Celebration sponsored by Jacobsen, hosted on the opening evening of the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), Dean was presented with the Outstanding Contribution award sponsored by Jacobsen, in recognition of a half century of commitment to supporting his fellow greenkeepers.

BIGGA Chief Executive Jim Croxton said: “During a 50-year career, Dean Cleaver has shown an unwavering commitment to uniting greenkeepers, no matter their golf club’s location or standing in the game. Possessing a work ethic instilled in him at The Leicestershire by his mentor, Paddy McCarron, Dean spent decades supporting the activities of first the British Golf Greenkeepers Association and then BIGGA when it was formed in 1987.

“His commitment to a Europe-wide project led to the formation of FEGGA in 1996 and that has provided a network that links established associations such as ours with those in countries where golf is still an emerging sport.

“Dean’s legacy will be felt for decades to come and in this, the year of his retirement, BIGGA could not be prouder to present him with our most prestigious accolade, the Outstanding Contribution award sponsored by Jacobsen.”

Also scooping top prizes at the BIGGA Celebration and showcasing the broad range of clubs represented by members of the association, were two clubs at either end of the golfing spectrum.

The team at Dudley Golf Club received Greenkeeping Project of the Year sponsored by Origin Amenity Solutions. Leading a team of just three, Stewart Marshall has brought the Midlands golf club back from the brink by using innovative and often cost-free sustainable solutions. From being on the verge of closure prior to the pandemic, the team has transformed Dudley with little or no budget into a thriving venue, just in time for the club’s 130th anniversary.

Examples of development work include:

  • Asking for unwanted wooden planks from a local timber yard for the construction of bridges and reusing old materials to create flower beds and pathways
  • Engaging with local schools to enhance and promote the ecological offering of the site
  • Hosting fun social events in the clubhouse to raise money for equipment.

Stewart and his team have shown what can be achieved through innovative thinking and greenkeeping expertise, highlighting the key role greenkeepers play in the success of any golf club.

Also receiving a BIGGA Award was Walton Heath Golf Club. Following the successful hosting of US Open qualifying and the AIG Women’s Open, Michael Mann and his team were awarded with Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year sponsored by Bernhard & Company.

Following the news the club would be hosting the only UK-based women’s Major championship in 2023, a pest infestation and prolonged drought devastated turf quality at the historic Surrey venue, ultimately leading to the installation of a new irrigation system. Vandalism further damaged playing surfaces but the team worked extra hours – often working under floodlights – to repair the damage. Delays slowed progress but the greenkeepers stepped up and took on responsibility for reinstating turf on top of daily maintenance and other project work, eventually completing installation a full 12 months after the contractual end date.

Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the team, both US Open Qualifying and the AIG Women’s Open were successfully staged, with the greenkeeping team receiving widespread plaudits for the immaculate presentation of the course despite all the challenges they had overcome.

Nominations for the BIGGA Awards were submitted throughout 2023, with a judging panel meeting to decide the finalists and overall winners.

The other finalists were:

Greenkeeping Project of the Year with Origin Amenity Solutions

  • Basingstoke Golf Club
  • Sandiway Golf Club

Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year with Bernhard & Company

  • Paisley Golf Club
  • Portlethen Golf Club

More information about the BIGGA Awards and the finalists can be found on the BTME website.

BTME continues until Thursday 24 January at the Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire.

Nominations will reopen for the 2024 awards following the conclusion of BTME.

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Assistant Greenkeeper

Lingdale Golf Club is a private members Golf Club set in the picturesque Charnwood Forest area of North West Leicestershire. The Club regularly hosts prestigious county, midland and national competition.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

We are currently searching for an Assistant Greenkeeper to join our enthusiastic team led by our experienced and highly regarded Head Greenkeeper and help us to further improve the golf course as we seek to achieve and maintain the highest standards throughout 2024 and beyond.

The position is a forty hour per week position plus one weekend in four on a rotation basis which is paid at overtime rate, however flexibility is essential particularly during the summer months as the Golf Club prepare for the key events within the Club’s busy diary.


• An enthusiastic, motivated individual with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
• Ability to work to the highest standard with a keen attention to detail.
• Commitment and desire to achieve and exceed the standards expected by the Golf Club.
• Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team or motivation to work effectively unsupervised.
• Good time management and communication skills.
• Must be self-motivated and professional in attitude, appearance and actions.


• Previous experience of working in greenkeeping at a Golf Club.
• NVQ Level 2 Sport Turf Management or equivalent.
• Spraying certificates and Chainsaw qualifications are desirable but not essential.
• Full valid driving license required.

The Benefits:

• Playing membership of the Golf Club.
• Full uniform provided.
• Company pension scheme.
• Additional overtime available.
• Opportunity for Continued Professional Development via training and college courses.
• BIGGA membership.
• Discounted rates on food and beverage at the Club.

A competitive salary above the Committee for Golf Course Salaries recommendations is offered but is variable depending upon experience.

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter in writing or via email to:

The Club Manager
Lingdale Golf Club
Joe Moores Lane
Woodhouse Eaves
LE12 8TF


Assistant Greenkeeper

Moray Golf Club is an Old Tom Morris design located in Lossiemouth, Morayshire.  We are recruiting for an Assistant Greenkeeper to join our existing team in looking after our Championship links venue.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to work for a club that regularly holds prestigious tournaments and is ranked highly both in Scotland and the U.K.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ greenkeeping experience and be qualified to SVQ level 2 or equivalent. They should be enthusiastic with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

PA1,PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates are desirable but not essential.

A competent knowledge in the use of modern greenkeeping equipment is required and knowledge of links turf conditions and grasses would be advantageous.

A competitive salary package above The Committee for Golf Course Salaries recommendations is offered along with free golf club playing membership. Full clothing kit is included as is BIGGA membership.

Applicants should send a C.V and covering letter in writing or via e-mail to :

Stevie Grant,
The Secretary,
Moray Golf Club,
Stotfield Road,


Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February