Country Club of the Rockies Internships

Turfgrass Student Internships
Contact Info
Carey Hofner
Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club of the Rockies Vail, CO
United States
Degree Not Required
Wed, 03/01/2017



Position:  Turfgrass Student Internships, 3 and 6 month positions available. 


Course Name: Country Club of the Rockies, Vail, Colorado.


Course Operation: 18 holes, private membership, 7,300 course yardage, Penn A-4 greens, Penneagle II tees, Bentgrass/Poa annua fairways, Kentucky bluegrass near rough, native grasses in extreme rough, Toro Lynx irrigation system, PSI/Flowtronex VFD pump system, $1.4 million annual maintenance budget, summer staff of 30. Ranked # 82 in Golfweek’s Best Modern Golf Courses in 2016.


Duties: Cultural practices, irrigation maintenance and watering practices, fertilizer calibration and application, control product calibration and application, ITM scouting and monitoring, golf course set-up/detail and hand watering, irrigation installation and maintenance, grass/sand bunker renovation, and sodding/seeding work.


Educational Requirements must be currently enrolled in a turf management/horticultural program


Special Requirements – Individuals should have very good listening, communication, and organizational skills. Should be very ambitious and able to perform at a very high level in a very fast paced work environment on a daily basis. Must have a willingness to learn and be dedicated in getting the most out of an internship. Not interested in experience, we need dedicated students who want to learn and put forth the effort needed to do so. Our goal is to prepare an individual to move to a 2nd assistant or AIT position. 


Wage Scale: $12.50 per/hr


Perks:   housing provided, bonus plan, scholarship program, overtime available, uniforms and limited golfing privileges.


Responsible to: Carey Hofner, Golf Course Superintendent/Kevin Ross, Agronomic Consultant


Application Deadline – March 1, 2017


Please E-Mail Cover Letter, Resume with 2 work references to:


                                                Carey Hofner, GCS



Special Notes: Country Club of the Rockies is a highly respected Jack Nicklaus designed signature private club located in Vail, Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and offers great learning potential. We emphasize teamwork in a positive high paced work environment to help provide an excellent golfing experience for our membership. We offer a fantastic learning opportunity for individuals who have the desire and dedication to get the most out of their internship and be part of a first-class golf course management operation.


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