Plans, assigns, and directs manpower and material resources to maintain Cascades Golf Course, and related areas in a clean manner, and to ensure safety of course visitors. Supervises and instructs staff in course upkeep and maintenance, including irrigation, aeration, fertilization, and medication of grass areas, re-sodding, seeding and planting trees. Inspects condition of tees, fairways, and grounds, schedules improvement projects, as required. Diagnoses and prescribes treatment for various grass related diseases and infestations, as needed. Maintains inventory of departmental equipment and supplies. Evaluates golf course equipment for maintenance, repair, or replacement; prices and recommends equipment purchases to the Golf Course Manager, as needed. Initiates and supervises the construction and maintenance of golf course structures, sheds, bridges, and cart paths. Supervises and instructs staff in major and minor overhaul of equipment and small engines, such as engine re-building on lawn mowers and carts. Formulates, prepares, and submits budgetary requests for maintenance projects, as required. Authorizes payroll. Oversees and supervises hiring, training, and discipline of golf course part-time employees; regularly evaluates employee performance. Supervises and assists with snow removal from assigned Park Department grounds, parks, and facilities. Takes all reasonable steps to maintain a safe work environment.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE - Minimum knowledge equivalent to a high school education plus up to 18 months of additional training. Minimum experience equivalent to three years.
TRAINING/SKILLS - Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, practices and methods of agronomy gained through formal education and experience. Thorough knowledge of established golf course maintenance procedures related to proper grass lengths and cross cutting procedures. Familiarity with the principles involved in the cost effective purchasing of turf and golf course maintenance related materials and supplies. Ability to maintain and repair golf course related machinery and equipment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Ability to obtain a 3B certification in pesticide application through the Indiana State Chemist Pesticide Training Program.
About City of Bloomington - Cascades Golf Course
Cascades is fun, fair, and fast to play, with just the right amount of challenge so you can focus on your game! Cascades Golf Course is conveniently located on the north side of Bloomington, just minutes from downtown and the IU Campus. Why spend your limited time and more money playing golf anywhere else?
The Golf Course consists of three nine-hole courses, which can be combined to create three separate 18-hole configurations.
The oldest of the three courses, dating back to 1928. The Quarry Course is a par-35, playing a maximum of 2,995 yards.
Constructed in 1931, the Pine Course is a par-36, playing a maximum of 3,135 yards.
Plans call for replacement of the fairway turf on the Pine Course with Zoysia late in 2018.
The newest course, opened in 2000. The Ridge Course is a par-36 which plays a maximum of 3,086 yards.