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Fresh Golf is proud to be assisting the Morningstar Golf Club in their search for its next Grounds Superintendent.

Who should apply
If you dream of moving to the west coast for its mild climate and peaceful Island Time living, then this is a possible perfect fit.   Ideally the successful candidate will have experience leading a Grounds Maintenance Team and is looking for a fit for this tight knit small team of professionals. 

Morningstar Golf Club is seeking a leader of its facility into the exciting years ahead.  Located only 25 minutes north of Nanaimo, this seaside community of Parksville/Qualicum Beach, is a desirable destination for those that love the outdoors, the relaxed pace of life and amazing people.  The surrounding Oceanside community provides residents with the perfect balance of city-like amenities in a smaller town setting


The Facility

Morningstar Golf Club is the premiere central Vancouver Island golf club.  Originally founded in 1991, this Les Ferber designed course offers a fun challenge for golfers of all skill levels.  The fairways and greens have been carved out of a natural woodland area with sloping fairways, rolling undulations, well-conditioned greens, and strategically placed bunkers.  At up to 7,000 yards, this par 73 can be a real test, especially that length at sea level.  The course has a number of tee options and can also play as short as 5,300 yards.

Morningstar has time and again proven its worth by hosting professional, national, and provincial events for both men and women. Morningstar has hosted a number of Professional Tour, National and Amatuer Championships.

Further information about the Club can be found at their website

Superintendent Responsibilities 

The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of golf-course maintenance. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of golf course agronomy and exceptional attention to detail. The candidate must be able to manage and lead a tight knit team of employees and will work to create an environment where staff is involved and passionate, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests, and the property. The candidate will also be required to coordinate with outside contractors and have a strong understanding of budgeting and financial management.

  • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Provides leadership, coaching, training, and ongoing support for all staff.  Oversees the personnel's daily activities, implementing performance improvement plans, as necessary.

  • Coordinate and plan with the General Manager to create annual budgets, with or without capital improvement projects.

  • Works closely with the General Manager to operate the Club in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive course maintenance schedule, including all clubhouse grounds.

  • Supervise the maintenance and repair of all golf course equipment alongside the equipment mechanic.

  • Manage purchases of maintenance and course supplies.

  • Manage irrigation systems and pump house operations and oversee the repairs and troubleshooting of irrigation issues.



  • Maintain knowledge of current industry developments through continuous attention to golf industry communications and participate in relevant trade associations and organizations. 

  • Ensure accurate tracking of inventories, fertilizer and pesticide applications, cultural applications and weather conditions. 

  • Develop and implement plans for long-term maintenance of the golf course.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), and relevant course maintenance software systems.

  • Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to.

Candidate Profile

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience working in a similar role, with a strong understanding of the private club experience. They should be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, and have excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, adapt to changing conditions, and maintain a positive work environment/culture.​

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • ​Post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g. turf management, agronomy, horticulture).

  • At least 3 years of applicable experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant.

  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.

  • Ability to lead and foster a positive workplace culture.


  • $75,000-$85,000  determined by experience.

  • As well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Start Date and Employment Duration

  • Start date as soon as available.

  • Employment Full Time, Year-Round.

Direct Report

​•    Reports to the General Manager.

Executive Lead Search

Scott Kolb

Closing Date for Applicants: Novemer 17, 2023


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