The Hong Kong Jockey Club has long been committed to the local community in developing and promoting sports in Hong Kong. The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course (“KSC”), the first and only public golf course in Hong Kong, was built during 1994-95 with funds donated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
The facilities, which are managed on a not-for-profit and self-financing basis, are aimed at providing quality, accessible and affordable golfing to the people of Hong Kong. Since 1995 over 3 million golfers have enjoyed playing the courses, thousands of new golf students have been taught the game and golf programmes have been delivered to schools across Hong Kong.
From the very beginning, a high priority has been placed on managing the golf courses in an environmentally sustainable manner with the implementation of best management practices that have been internationally recognized. KSC was the first golf course in China to be certified as an Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary for Wildlife and the first golf course in Asia Pacific to be certified by the Golf Environment Organization.
Job opening: Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
The position is to assist the Golf Course Superintendent in maintaining and developing the golf courses and related facilities in good conditions at all times and to manage the golf course maintenance workshop to provide efficient machinery, equipment and tools to the maintenance staff.
- To assist the Golf Course Superintendent in maintaining a 54 holes golf course, driving range and associated facilities, in excellent conditions at all times and in an environmentally sensitive way.
- To assist in carrying out golf course major maintenance and capital projects to sustain the golf course as per design integrity and improvement in playability.
- To assist in the water management of the golf course under various conditions requiring flexible management of irrigation, desalination, closed storm water drainage systems and slopes maintenance.
- To implement training for all facets of the department, and supervision over the application of products to the golf courses.
- The person must be highly motivated with high standards and a sharp eye for detail.
- University degree or diploma in turf management with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in which 3 years supervisory experience is required.
- Proven people-management and communication skills, strong troubleshooting ability and administrative skills would be an advantage.
- Good command of written and spoken English.
- Proficiency in using MS applications.