golf course

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by lsu03, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    any of you ever worked at one? what types of jobs did you do? how much did you get paid?
  2. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    guess not...
  3. LTL

    LTL LawnSite Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 98

    I started my career in the golf course business. Pay depends on what job you do. Superintendent, Asst. Super., Chemical/Fertilize Tech., Irrigation Tech, Foreman, Crew Member. All of these positions require different levels of experience and education and therefore are compensated differently. What part of the golf course are you interested in?
  4. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    whenever i go to college, i want to work on the university course. my great uncle works it and i am growing up on a farm so i should be able to get a job just in maintenance.
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    It might be very informative for you depending on the type of people that work there. If they are knowledgeable and understanding, you could learn irrigation inside and out, making applications and knowing why you are making them, and get some real leadership experience running a crew.
    Or you might end up mowing greens, doing bunkers or weedwacking and not learn a damn thing.
  6. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    thanks guys...
  7. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Laborers get 9-10 an hour usually, Irrigation and Spray Techs are usually 13-14hr or salaried 25-35 depending on location Assistants get 30-50 and superintendents can get anywhere from 60 up with most getting 80 or higher, along with a truck and free gas. Downside is alot of hours for poor pay when you realize how many hours you put in during the summer when you're on a salary, and the fact you can never work hard to get ahead and take a day off, because no matter how much you get done the day before, greens still need to be mowed, bunkers raked, and of course water.
  8. Athletic field

    Athletic field LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    hourly rate is about 8-10/hour

    For a laborer, you will mow, weed wack, rake bunkers, and any other grunt work.

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