Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School:
Role of the Assistant Superintendent

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Although golf course operations are unique, assistant golf course superintendents usually report directly to the golf course superintendent and may be expected to serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence. Listed below are examples of some typical job responsibilities and minimum requirements for the job.

Assistant Superintendent Job Responsibilities:

  • directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course including tees, greens, fairways, bunkers, cart paths and the rough
  • supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment
  • assists the superintendent in supervising the crew and dispersing daily crew work assignments

Minimum Education & Experience Required:

  • a degree or certificate from a 2-year or 4-year program
  • 2+ years experience (internships count!)

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Ninety percent (90%) of all golf course superintendents have some type of formal education. Our Golf Course Turf Management 2 year Certificate Program gives you the training and experience you need to land a job. Click the link to learn more.