First Assistant Superintendent - Congress Lake Club
Job Title:  First Assistant Superintendent
Job Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Hartville
Job Status:  Sourcing
State:  OH
Description:  Position Overview

This is an exceptional opportunity for an agronomy professional and natural leader. Working as part of the Club's management team to fulfill the Club's Mission and Vision, the position will directly oversee the Golf Course maintenance staff and grounds operations. The position reports directly to the Superintendent of Grounds.

Club Facilities

Congress Lake is an exclusive private country club located in the greater Akron/Cleveland metropolitan area. The Club, one of the oldest in Ohio, has about 400 members and features a 900-acre property with 87 upscale residences; its historic course was originally designed by Willie Park Jr. and completely re-made by Donald Ross in 1927; over the last 10 years, the Club's Golf Course Master Plan, developed with Forse Design has brought back much of the original Ross layout; the course has a proud history of maintaining pristine golfing conditions for its members; 11,000 annual member rounds with limited guest play. Other amenities include a 300-acre private Lake for boating, sailing, and fishing; a resort style swimming pool, racquet sports including 6 Har-tru courts, 2 platform courts, and tennis facility; and a 50,000 square foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, banquet facilities, 10 overnight guest rooms, 2 kitchens, and various F & B outlets. $7M in annual Club revenue.

The Congress Lake Club Mission

The Congress Lake Club is a private country club dedicated to providing its members, their families and guests with a unique golfing, social and recreational experience with outstanding, personalized services and excellent golf, tennis, boating and fishing facilities in a beautiful lake setting that is unmatched in Northeast Ohio.

The Congress Lake Club Vision

Congress Lake Club provides its members with a relaxed, unpretentious lifestyle in a resort-like setting unlike any other in the region. It typifies the grandeur of traditional country clubs, but it is extremely relevant to the lifestyle of today's members. Our family-first approach, endless amenities, and personalized service make Congress Lake the envy of other private clubs throughout Ohio. The Club is fiscally sound and offers a very attractive value proposition. The friendly, well-trained and capable staff is a highly-valued asset. The members take great pride in the Club's rich history and current well-being, contributing their time, talents, and financial resources as needed to support and improve the Club.

Our Core Values

We have uncompromising standards of Integrity, Respect, & Honesty 
We understand we are in the Hospitality Business First & Foremost
We understand Hospitality is about focusing on the Details of Service 
We are disciplined in our adherence to standards, procedures, & policies
We are part of the Congress Lake Club, not an employee of a department

Club Employment Culture

CLC's Core Values reflect our true culture and managing by these values maintains the culture. The Club's leadership is committed to these values and to a healthy work/life balance with a five- day work week, being typical for the management team.
Qualifications:  Position Duties


Institute a high level of detail work amongst all staff

Evaluate all current staff and develop team training systems


Adheres to the club's mission and vision statement

Enforces the Club's standard procedures for course and overall property operations

High energy and focused leader Possessing qualities that will result in high employee satisfaction-proven staff retention, low turnover

Directly oversees, hires, and trains staff

Strong observational skills, detail oriented

Experience implementing standard operating procedures and training programs 

Excellent communication skills-listens to and responds to both club members and team members

High Golf IQ is essential

Maintains a professional image that represents The Congress Lake Club in and outside of the workplace

Position Qualifications

Personal traits: leadership, change management, integrity, creativity, ambition, extroverted, detail oriented, and multi-tasker, positive, team oriented, and get it done personality

Proven history of providing consistent, exceptional golfing conditions and managing all aspects of the golf course and landscape at the highest level

Stable job history with a history of progressive career growth

Professional degree required

History of active GCSAA involvement and active pursuit of certification

Proficient technology skills including all M/S programs, timekeeping systems, and applicable industry specific programs

Verifiable, progressive leadership and management experience at a similar private club or resort required.
Compensation:  $50-$55 annually DOE
How to Apply:  Email resume, thoughtful cover letter, and references to:

Paul Showalter, CCM, General Manager/COO at

Resumes will be accepted via Email only......No phone calls

Criminal background check and drug screening required
State Date:  March/April
Education Level:  College
Company Name:  The Congress Lake Club
Company Address:  1 east drive, po box 370
City:  Hartville
Zip Code:  44632
Contact Name:  paul showalter
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number:  330-877-9318


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