Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Briarcliff Manor, New York

#62 in the US by Golf Digest

About Us:


Sleepy Hollow Country Club is a private, 27 hole C.B. MacDonald original design on 338 acres overlooking the Hudson River.  SHCC was recently restored by Gil Hanse, completed in 2016/2017. All of the greens at SHCC  were converted to USGA specification replacing the original poa sod.  We also have a lower 9 hole short course that has native soil push-up greens. 


Sleepy Hollow Country Club is currently ranked 62nd in the United States by Golf Digest and 71st in the world by Golf Magazine.  SHCC is currently in the middle of an irrigation renovation on the upper 13 holes of the property that will include all new HDPE mainlines, laterals, valves and heads, complete with updated Toro decoder system with new Smart-Hub technology.  



Sleepy Hollow Country Club, host of the 2023 USGA Mid-Amateur is seeking a self-driven Assistant Superintendent to help maintain one of the top clubs in the country.  The individual will work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent, Assistants and staff and will be active in all aspects of enhancing a top 100 facility.


Success Traits of Individual:

  • Proven history of providing exceptional golfing conditions and managing all aspects of the golf course, landscape and staff at the highest level.
  • Our team is focused on cohesion, working together, proactive in helping each other and sharing information.
  • An individual who wants to be coached by an innovative, problem solver, who is well connected in the turf industry.
  • Self driven professional who is comfortable in a fast paced team environment, and enjoys hands-on work.

Key Responsibilities of Position:

  • Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
  • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, irrigation systems, central computer, and drainage systems.
  • Implements proper hand watering practices on putting greens, surrounds, and other playing surfaces.

Upcoming Projects

  • Preparations for the 2023 US Mid-Amateur
  • Facility-wide drainage improvements
  • Practice facility improvements
  • Lower course and irrigation system enhancements  

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary - $60,000-$75,000
  • Positive working environment
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance after 60 days
  • 401k with pension plan
  • Vacation/Sick time
  • Possible on-site housing
  • Dues to local and national associations
  • Numerous networking/volunteer opportunities

Preferred Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of progressive experience in a post-graduate/assistant-in-training role
  • Passion for the game of golf and/or turf industry
  • Certificate, Associate's or Bachelors degree in turf/plant and soil science related major is preferred, but will consider individuals with substantial experience and industry credentials