Internship at Denver Country Club

Contact Info
Ben Getman
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
1 (303) 862-3459
1 (303) 285-9504
Denver Country Club
1700 East First Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
United States
Degree Not Required
Sat, 03/01/2014

Student Internship Overview
The Denver Country Club has consistently been one the finest country clubs west of the Mississippi for over a 100 years. It is steeped with history and tradition and is regarded as a cornerstone of Denver’s history. The course is located in the heart of Denver, making it one of the few inner urban golf courses. Our membership has set very high standards and we are committed to creating a club atmosphere where absolute satisfaction is our highest priority. Accordingly, we have built a team of exceptional leaders who are both professional and innovative.
Denver Country Club interns will be given the opportunity to train with veteran staff members who have succeeded at the highest level. We actively seek student interns worthy of the challenges inherent to a golf organization of this caliber. Our interns must possess a strong work ethic, solid morals and an enthusiastic attitude.
A significant portion of this internship program will include accurate pesticide calibration and application, proper watering techniques, and golf course setup. You will be formally trained in the daily operation of golf course maintenance. Your exposure to new tasks will depend on your ability to accomplish assigned duties to our expectations.
The internship will focus on plant health care techniques and sound agronomic practices. Interns will be asked to solve problems and develop solutions for long term success. Planning, scheduling, and accomplishing goals are skills learned and developed in this program.
Our turfgrass program is designed to teach you the fundamentals required to be successful in the golf course industry. You will leave the Denver Country Club more qualified to excel if you have enthusiasm, remain open minded, and are willing to work the hours for success at this level.
This internship will consume your summer and it will not be easy. However, you will gain the knowledge and experience required to reach your potential as a greenskeeper. Most of all, you
will witness first-hand the work and dedication required to maintain a classic property. We encourage only serious, hard working, dedicated students to apply.

Turfgrass Intern Job Description
The Denver Country Club is the oldest private country club in Colorado. Established in 1887, the Denver Country Club is an 18-hole parkland-style course that is known for its scenic views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. The course is a J. Foulis and B. Coorer design complemented by Gil Hanse Bunker renovation in 2012. The greens are a push-up style bent/poa mix and the tees and fairways are a bent/rye mix, surrounded by a bluegrass rough. The golf course and clubhouse grounds are meticulously cared for, making the property truly extraordinary. The Denver Country Club exudes tradition and history. Club members take great pride and enjoyment in the facilities.

As an intern, you must be detail-oriented, dependable, accountable, possess a high degree of integrity, and have a willingness to listen and learn. You will be training to become an assistant golf course superintendent so we expect you to be self-motivated and able to think and work independently. Your internship will include:

  • Equipment operation
  • Pesticide calibration and application Fertility program
  • Weed identification and eradication Record keeping
  • Water management
  • Course set-up
  • Training in irrigation operations Repairs of irrigation system
  • Large scale projects
  • 40-60 hour work weeks
  • Crew leadership training
  • Budget management

SALARY: $2500 per month based on possible 200 hours


March 1st through September 30th, depending on availability

Housing, Meals, Uniforms, Golf Privileges, Hands-on Experience, Bonus Eligibility

Send a resume with a cover letter explaining your current scholastic situation.