The Woodlands Course at Whittaker

Property Description:

Opened in 1996 by the O’Brien family, the Woodlands Course remains a must-visit stop for visitors to Michigan’s Harbor Country. Through 18 holes of woods, water and sloping fairways, the Woodlands Course is sure to captivate golfers of all skill levels.

The course measures over 7,000 yards from the tips, rendering it a formidable challenge, yet plays under 5,000 yards from the front tees. With five tee placements, the course is perfect for both seasoned pros and those just learning the game.


Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the Mechanic repairs all equipment associated with course maintenance department.  Responsibilities also include planning and implementing a preventive maintenance schedule for equipment, training staff in safe use and proper care and maintenance of assigned equipment and advising the Superintendent regarding major equipment failures and/or replacement needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect equipment for operating deficiencies. Repair and adjust equipment as needed.
  • Lubricate and service all course maintenance equipment as necessary
  • Maintain service, repair and usage records on all equipment
  • Establish safety procedures and maintain safety records for equipment operation
  • Demonstrate to staff the use of new equipment and train in safe operation and proper care and maintenance of assigned equipment
  • Plan and implement a preventative maintenance schedule for equipment
  • Advise the Superintendent regarding major equipment failures and/or replacement needs
  • Perform general overhauls for equipment as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work required one day per weekend during the golf season
  • Participate in on call rotation during winter months for snow removal
  • Assist with the crew during the Superintendent’s absence
  • Knowledge of grinding and setting up reels



  • High school, college degree, required or preferred
  • 1 year experience with golf course equipment repair or auto repair
  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record meeting Company safety policies and guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to repair golf course equipment
  • Demonstrated quality verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations



Full-time, Non-Seasonal, Salary, Exempt


KemperSports Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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