Golf Course Maintenance Intern

Ridgedale, Missouri
Big Cedar Lodge
Depends on Experience 
Full Time Seasonal


Golf Course Maintenance Internships are available in the spring and/or summer.

Must be a student enrolled in a degree program in Turf Management or related field.


Internship Highlights:

The golf course maintenance internship program at Big Cedar Lodge offers a unique opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience throughout all stages of golf course maintenance operation. This includes the construction, grow-in, and daily maintenance phases of PGA tournament-ready golf courses. Interns will play an integral role by being directly involved in all facets of golf course maintenance. Focus will be placed on learning golf course setup, fertilizer and pesticide programing and applications, irrigation control and maintenance, business administration, and developing the professional leadership and communication skills required to be successful in today’s golf course maintenance industry.


Interns will learn to navigate the agronomic and logistic challenges presented in maintaining superb playing conditions throughout a challenging growing environment and a fast-paced and demanding atmosphere. They will be heavily involved in many improvement projects and learning opportunities across all of Big Cedar Lodge’s golf properties.



  • Paid Internship
  • Industry Seminar Series Classes
  • Housing Options Available
  • Bass Pro Shops Discounts
  • Associate Café with discounted meals


Essential Functions:


  • Perform the cutting, trimming, seeding, irrigation and chemical application of all lawn areas
  • Perform the bed preparation, planting, weeding, irrigation and chemical application of all flower beds and planting areas
  • Perform the cleaning of debris, removal of snow and ice, spreading of sand and ice melt and repair and maintenance of all walkways, trails, drives and parking areas
  • Perform tree maintenance including trimming, removal and irrigation
  • Perform maintenance, repairs and winterization of irrigation systems
  • Perform maintenance of landscaping equipment and tools
  • Keep supervisor informed of equipment and supply needs
  • Acquire working knowledge of the Golf Course and facilities to respond appropriately to guest questions, as required
  • Keep supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters coming to his/her attention so prompt corrective action can be taken when appropriate
  • Perform maintenance and upkeep of all fairways, green and sand traps according to golf standards
  • Perform other related duties as required

Candidate Profile


  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Clean and safe driving record
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Other Skills and Abilities:  The ability to work well with a team, to prioritize, a sense of urgency and a real concern for customer service.


Other Qualifications


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on uneven terrain. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  The employee will be exposed to poison ivy, oak and sumac on a regular basis, and must be able to work closely with these plants and possibly other toxic plant materials.