Last Update :7/29/2020

Mattaponi Springs Golf Club Seeks Superintendent

OPPORTUNITY:        Golf Course Superintendent

LOCATION:             Mattaponi Springs Golf Club

                                   Ruther Glen, VA


CLUB OVERVIEW:    Just North of Richmond, Virginia; Mattaponi Springs is the premier golf destination in Central Virginia. Designed by Bob Lohmann (designer of the Merit Club), Mattaponi is a 6,900-yard par 72 championship course with a 5-acre practice facility. It was named the No. 1 Best New Upscale Public Course on the East Coast and No. 2 in the United States in 2005 by Golf Digest magazine. Mattaponi has maintained a Top 10 ranking, amongst public golf courses in Virginia. Mattaponi Springs was ranked #50 on the 2013 /2014 Golf Digest Top 100 Public list in the country, climbing from #72 the prior year

EXPERIENCE:           Experience as head superintendent preferred but will consider assistant with solid background. Must have exposure to very highly maintained facilities.

COMPENSATION:     $70,000 per year                 

                                   GCSAA and local chapter membership dues

SEND RESUME TO: Brenda Simmons

                          (emailed applications preferred)



  •  Supervising the maintenance of all turfgrass related areas.
  • Hires, supervises, and develops all employees in the maintenance department.
  • Supervising the efficient operation of an equipment service and repair shop and mechanic.
  • Keeping needed records related to personnel, operations, equipment maintenance, chemicals, weather, and safety.
  • Maintains inventory and oversees all repairs and scheduled maintenance of all golf course maintenance equipment.
  • Supervises maintenance and operation of the irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Develops chemical and fertilizing plan on an annual basis.


  • A 2 or 4 year degree in turfgrass science, agronomy, horticulture, or plant and soil sciences.
  • Experience in all phases of golf course management and turf culture.
  • Certified and licensed for restricted pesticide usage.
  • Participating knowledge in the game of golf.
  • Knowledge of characteristics and proper use of various pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Knowledge of watering practices and irrigation systems.
  • Ability to train, motivate and effectively direct the work of employees in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Keep records related to expenditures, personnel, operations, equipment, chemicals, pesticides, weather, and safety.
  • Knowledge of local, federal, and state laws and regulations affecting management of a golf course operation.
  • Must be highly detailed orientated.
  • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Preferred computer skills – Word and Excel.

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