Useless Bay Golf & Country Club 2017 Internship

Turf Management Internship
Contact Info
Chip Garner
Assistant Superintendent
1 (405) 308-7499
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Langley, WA
United States
Degree Not Required

Useless Bay Golf & Country Club

Langley, Washington 


Position Title:         Turf Management Internship



The main focus of the program will be the general welfare of the intern through the club’s provisions of a safe and educational work environment.  Under the direct supervision of the assistant superintendent, the intern will perform routine manual labor associated with golf course maintenance accompanied by turf management focused training.  General labor will involve semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operating small hand powered equipment, and occasionally performs work involving larger equipment such as tractors, loaders, and gang mowers.  As an intern, you may be assigned responsibility for the care and maintenance of several designated holes on the golf course and does related work as required.  


 Responsibilities and Areas of Training:

  • Operate a variety of mowing equipment within diverse locations
  • Turf management principles and turfgrass physiology
  • Irrigation systems management
  • Water management of Annual Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass
  • Course set up
  • Tournament preparation
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Pesticide and fertilizer applications
  • Daily course maintenance
  • Pest and disease identification
  • Environmental conditions and awareness
  • Golf course projects and renovations



  • Currently enrolled in a 2 to 4 year degree/certificate program in turfgrass management or a related field, or strongly considering this profession
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Must possess a positive attitude, great work ethic, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a thorough attention to detail
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Physical strength, stamina, and agility


Minimum Experience:  0-1 year


Salary:  $11.00/hr.


Internship Dates:  Beginning of March until the end of September, 3 to 6 month duration internships are available.


Benefits: Discounted meals, golf privileges, and possible housing


Contact Person:  Chip Garner

Email address:

Phone:  (405) 308-7499


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