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Golf Course Groundskeeper

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Building/Grounds Specialist II

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Golf Course Groundskeeper


Sports Turf & Golf Course Ops

Position Type:

PCLS - Slotted Classified

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12 mo.

Hours per week:

37.5 hours per week

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Days Vary

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Job Details:

Golf Course Groundskeeper – extended posting 5/5/21

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Full-Time Golf Course Groundskeeper (Building/Grounds Specialist II) in The Sports Turf Department Golf Course Division. This position is responsible for the general maintenance and landscape of The Hackler Course. This position reports to the Golf Course Superintendent.

The General James Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University is owned and operated by Coastal Carolina University and the University’s PGA Golf Management Program. The 6,812 yard, par 72 course is located adjacent to the University and just a short drive from the beach. The clubhouse has a fully stocked golf shop with officially licensed Chanticleer apparel and a grill with a wide variety of breakfast and lunch entrees. The practice facility offers an all grass driving range, a 10,000 square foot putting green, a practice bunker, a learning center with V-1 and Trackman, a 3-hole short course, and a newly opened short game practice area.

The PGA Golf Management Program (PGM) is a part of the Wall College of Business and has been accredited by the PGA of America since 1999. There are currently 220 students in the Coastal Carolina PGM program who are seeking undergraduate degrees in Business Administration while completing all the of PGA’s membership requirements.

Duties include, but are not limited to: performing a wide variety of tasks related to the maintenance, and upkeep of the golf course; golf course setup, properly mow, edge, and trim lawns with appropriate tools with the safely knowledge to operate commercial mowing equipment in a busy campus setting by following accepted industry standards and procedures; set up tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintain ball washers; water and fertilize course as required; inspect all machines and report any deficiencies to the Equipment Technician; assist in project work including construction of new greens, tees and fairways; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent (GED), at least six (6) months of experience in field maintenance and previous experience with turf, horticulture, and/or landscape maintenance are required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Prior trade school education and two (2) years’ experience in golf course equipment operation and routine manual labor in golf course maintenance is preferred. Qualified candidates should also possess: basic knowledge of safe, efficient mechanical operation of tractors, and mowers of both diesel and gasoline equipment; the skill to use hand tools and power tools; and sound verbal and written communication skills. This position is labor intensive and should be able to lift 50 lbs. at any given time.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants must apply online at: or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Building/Grounds Specialist II (KA10/143123); full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 02. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Normal work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.


Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent. At least six (6) months of experience in field maintenance desired and previous experience with turf, horticulture, and/or landscape maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior trade school education. Two (2) years’ experience in golf course equipment operation and routine manual labor in golf course maintenance.

Required Licensure and/or Certification:

A valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Working knowledge of general operation of gasoline, diesel and electric powered equipment used to perform grounds maintenance. Ability to receive written job orders and verbal instructions related to job functions.

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