Internship Program at Ballyneal Gold Club - Holyoke, CO

Contact Info
Tim Doran, Senior Assistant Superintendent
Degree Not Required

Ballyneal Golf Club has quickly become one of the top golf courses in America and has the potential of being one of the top clubs in the world.  The staff at Ballyneal has been given a vision, along with a unique challenge:  Provide a world renowned links golf experience while maintaining the property with environmental stewardship and limited inputs.  In order to achieve this goal we are continually looking for a student staff worthy of the challenges set forth.  We are recruiting students that possess a strong work ethic, solid morals, and a hunger to learn.  Interns will be given the opportunity to train with a veteran staff managing a predominantly fine fescue golf course. 

An interesting and challenging aspect of maintenance at Ballyneal is the opportunity to manage a fine fescue golf course in the high plains of arid Colorado.  An essential component of our maintenance program is provide a unique golfing experience, similar only to the original links golf courses of Scotland and Ireland.  With the appropriate student staff we will continue to achieve this goal.  Student interns will be involved in, but not limited to:

  • Daily mowing activities on all playing surfaces
  • Hand irrigation of fine turf playing surfaces
  • Proper calibration and application practices for fertilizer and pesticide applications
  • Irrigation troubleshooting and repair
  • Golf course improvement projects to enhance playability and aesthetics
  • “Zone Management” – Student interns will have responsibility for daily maintenance and irrigation practices on zones consisting of three to six holes


Please research Ballyneal Golf Club on the web at, as well as our internship postings on and  Benefits for student interns include housing, uniforms, golf privileges, and competitive wages.  Ballyneal Golf Club offers a one of a kind experience to our members and guests, and with a hard working, focused staff, we will continue to separate ourselves as a world renowned links golfing experience.


Recent Awards and Recognition at Ballyneal Golf Club

Golf Digest                World’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses:  #68

Golf Magazine                      Top 100 Golf Courses in the USA:  #40

                              Top 100 Golf Courses in the World:  #75

GolfWeek                  Best Modern Courses in USA:  #5

Links100                    Top 100 Golf Courses in USA:  #19

                              Top 100 Golf Courses in World:  #32


If interested, please send resume and cover letter to address below:

Tim Doran, Senior Assistant Superintendent

Ballyneal Golf Club

One Ballyneal Lane

Holyoke, CO 80734