Assistant Superintendent

Big Cedar Golf

Big Cedar Lodge is the premiere golf destination of the Midwest, with five golf courses, located in the Missouri Ozarks just South of Branson, MO. The current job opening is for an Assistant Superintendent at our Buffalo Ridge course. Buffalo Ridge, a design by Tom Fazio, was recently ranked as one of the Top Ten courses in all of Missouri by Golf Digest.

Big Cedar hosted the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf PGA Champions Tour event from 2014-2020.

Besides Buffalo Ridge, Big Cedar Golf also offers Ozarks National, a design by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, a eighteen hole championship course, that was recently named by Golf Digest as the #1 public course in the state of Missouri; Mountain Top, a Gary Player design 13 hole par 3 course; Top of The Rock, a Jack Nicklaus design par 3 course, that is the only par 3 course to ever host a PGA tour event; and Payne’s Valley, a Tiger Woods design 18 hole championship course that was recently named “The Best New Public Course of 2021.”

The selected candidate should be able to manage the daily operation of the golf course. Those task would include, but are not limited to; management of staff, implementation of cultural practices, irrigation scheduling, and planning and supervision of small projects.


Job Description

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform cultural practices of all turf areas to ensure pristine condition of the golf course
  • Perform maintenance, repairs, and winterization of all irrigation systems
  • Responsible application of all fertilizer and pesticides, and record keeping of applications
  • Supervise and assist maintenance staff in daily duties
  • Consistently manage and train a crew of 15+ associates
  • Plan and lead small projects
  • Keep supervisors and colleagues promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual situations
  • Be able to lift up to 100 lbs
  • Acquire working knowledge of the golf course and facilities to respond appropriately to guest questions, as required
  • Perform other related duties as required


Educational Requirements

Turf or Horticulture degree strongly preferred, and one to three years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • The ability to work well with a team, to prioritize, a sense of urgency and a real concern for customer service.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, have a safe driving record and a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to obtain Missouri Pesticide Applicator license within 60 days of hire date.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on uneven terrain. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely encounters operating machinery, vibration, amplified sound, and natural botanical allergens. The employee will be exposed to varying weather conditions, particulate matter, electrical components and agronomic chemicals.


Big Cedar Golf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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