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Golf course management is a complex profession, a balance of science and art, surface preparation and compliance management. More than ever, golf clubs require highly trained professionals to oversee and implement the management of their course.

Superintendents and course maintenance staff now have qualifications ranging from trade certificates through to degrees in turf and business management.

The role of the modern golf course superintendent is more diverse than ever before.  Regardless of the size of the facility, the superintendent is required to oversee areas that include:

  • Turf management;
  • WHS management
  • Agronomy
  • Asset management
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Ambassador
  • Irrigation management
  • Educator
  • Environmental management; &
  • Role model.

Also, there can be enormous variations in work circumstances including:

  • Staff levels
  • Budget differences
  • Equipment differences
  • Playing/traffic demands
  • Grass type/soil type variations
  • Climatic differences &
  • Quality and quantity of water supplies.

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) has recently developed an informative guide to assist Greens Committee members in the following areas:

  • Role of the Green Committee
  • Planning
  • Managing expectations
  • Compliance
  • Water; &
  • Meetings.

The guide, available for download below, is a valuable resource and could help your club improve its golf course management performance.

Contact the AGCSA or association in your state for:

  • Golf Course Architects & designers
  • Irrigation Suppliers
  • Turf suppliers
  • Earth moving companies
  • Tree Management Companies

Facilities management also involves care for the environment.  The Australian Golf Environmental Initiative was set up in 2005 between Golf Australia and the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association to promote and foster care of the environment on Australian golf courses;


Some Useful Sources of Information

USGA Green Section click here

R&A Golf Course Management click here

Australian Society of Golf Course Architects click here

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