Horticulturist (TOR GOLF)

Ridgedale, MO
Golf Grounds
Depends on Experience 
Full Time




Top of the Rock Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus 9 hole Par 3 golf course located above beautiful Table Rock Lake.   Top of the Rock is the only par 3 golf course to host a Senior PGA sanctioned event.  Top of the Rock is one of 5 golf courses that are located under the Big Cedar Lodge golf umbrella.    Big Cedar Golf is dedicated to providing a golf experience that will challenge all golfers and provide a picturesque experience for those who want to enjoy the beautiful landscaping and Ozark Mountains.

Position Summary:

The Horticulturist will work in collaboration with the Golf Course Superintendent to operationalize the Landscape projects on the property. 


Essential Functions:

  • Maintain the landscaping on the golf course to a dynamic level that is expected from our guests.

  • Be Proficient in pesticide applications and be able to document those applications according to proper standards.

  • Pruning and trimming of shrubs, small trees, perennials, annuals and vines

  • Maintaining flower borders and containers

  • Container, flower bed, and bulb planting

  • Knowledgeable in plant health and the ability to treat plants when needed

  • Fertilizing of all plant material

  • Monitoring of irrigation systems in planting beds

  • Record keeping and tracking hours and materials on job site

  • Purchasing plant material

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

  • Installation of new plant materials on golf course 

  • Backup greens keeper in times of need

  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Horticulture or related field.

  • Minimum of three years relevant experience in the Horticulture field.

  • Landscaping experience

  • Certified Arborist preferred

  • Knowledge of the proper methods for applying pesticides and fertilizers

  • Knowledge of annuals, perennials, ornamentals, trees, weeds, and native plants in SW Missouri

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Able to obtain Missouri noncommercial pesticide applicators license


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules that apply to job (e.g., OSHA, EPA, ADA, CFC, NFPA, ASI).

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.


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; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally 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.