GreatHorse is a family-owned and extremely high-end, private full-service country club located on 232 acres in Hampden, Massachusetts near Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. This premier property opened in June 2015 after an expansive rebuild of the golf course and construction of a 30,000 sq.ft. clubhouse. The par 72, 18-hole championship golf course hosts approximately 10,000 rounds annually and features more than 200 bunkers and five sets of tees (4,953 yards to 7,522); the rating/slope is 77.8/140 from 7,522-yard tees. The maintenance staff consists of 25 employees in season and 10 employees year round.

Under the Superintendent's supervision, the Assistant Superintendent helps manage the golf course maintenance and clubhouse grounds departments’ day-to-day activities through maintaining high quality standards, developing and retaining maintenance employees, and exceeding member expectations.

The Assistant Superintendent assists in the planning, scheduling, and supervising the construction and maintenance of: putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, and associated support facilities. He/she supervises repair and maintenance of all golf course equipment and instructs equipment operators in the safe, efficient operation and care of all equipment. The Assistant Superintendent supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, irrigation, and drainage systems. He/she also assists in personnel management of the maintenance staff and is responsible for scheduling and supervising maintenance work to achieve the most effective utilization of workers and equipment.

The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during his/her absence. The successful candidate must be a strong leader and team player with logical and effective decision-making skills to manage accordingly and in alignment with the direction set by the Superintendent.

Candidates must have a two or four year associate degree in turf care and have at least four years of experience in the golf course maintenance industry; golf course experience with grasses in agronomic zone 345 and at similar high-end private club is preferred. Candidates must be willing and able to work long hours and weekends as demanded by business cycles.

Compensation: The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, including base salary with standard benefits and housing.

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration at If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Barbara McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 or by email

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