Turf Management Intern 2022

Ridgedale, MO
Golf Grounds
Big Cedar Lodge
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time Seasonal
Varies - Weekends Needed

About Big Cedar Golf:

            Big Cedar Lodge is the premier golf destination in the Midwest, boasting five different golf courses designed to fit the needs of every golfer. Big Cedar prides itself as America's Next Great Golf Destination by allowing golfers to play courses designed by some of the top names in golf.

Our internship program will allow the right candidate to experience world-class turf management under the direction of Big Cedar Lodge Golf Course Superintendents and the Assistant Superintendents. Time will be spent apprenticing in course management, chemical application, maintenance and repair and personnel leadership. (Must be enrolled in a college course for Turf Management at the time of application.)

            Each Superintendent has a unique course and management approach, thus affording interns the ability to study under different types of leadership and operations they may not encounter during traditional classroom training. You will have the opportunity to visit each of our courses plus some of the ongoing construction projects as well.

This internship will entail the responsibilities of an AIT/Spray Technician and help prepare the associate for future roles within the turf management industry.

  • Chemical / Fertilizer Applications:  Perform various applications on greens, tees, fairways and rough using a variety of chemicals to prevent diseases, eradicate weeds and maintain a healthy turf stand.
  • Hand Water Greens:  Being in the transition zone with bent grass greens, interns will spend time hand watering. Candidates will have access to POGO and TDR moisture meters to make informed decisions on the quantity of water required.
  • Management Experience:  Managing personnel is one of the toughest aspects that turf managers handle on a day to day basis. Interns will get crucial experience leading small crews and other individual projects to hone their leadership skills.

The intern program is a key part of Big Cedar Lodge's golf operation. Under the direction of the Director of Agronomy, each intern will spend time in a classroom setting, discussing every aspect of what it takes to manage a world-class golf resort. It is our goal to help each candidate to be prepared with real life scenarios on and off the golf course. A handbook will be provided to assist each intern with note taking and creating calendars. This handbook will outline various aspects of our industry as well.

* Limited spots are available and housing will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The closest town of Branson, MO. can provide some short term housing as well. Big Cedar will provide uniform shirts and offer associate discounts and benefits. We provide access to other Bass Pro properties such as Dogwood Canyon, Long Creek Marina, Shooting Academy and also golf course privileges