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Ausable Club | St. Huberts, New York
Golf Course Superintendent

About the Club

Incorporated in 1887, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve consisted of 45,000 acres of environmentally protected land in the Adirondack High Peaks Region of Upstate New York.  The land was purchased by a small group of men from New York City who wanted to protect the beautiful Adirondack land from logging; a thriving industry in the late 1800’s.  A large hotel near the Reserve called the Beede House was purchased by the Reserve and then burned to the ground in 1889.  Miraculously, the current building was constructed in a six month period and opened as the St. Hubert’s Inn in 1890.   More and more New Yorkers were made aware of the property and the owners of the Reserve decided to turn the property and the Inn into a Member equity private club.  The building name was changed to the Ausable Club and was founded in 1906.  The same Ausable Club building still stands today and is a very seasonal, private club situated within which is now 7,000 acres of club-owned land of the Reserve. The clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a charitable arm called the Ausable Club Preservation Foundation.

The clubhouse is 40,000-sq-ft with 30 guestrooms, various dining rooms, a large living room/library, two balconies and a wrap-around porch that all have stunning views of Giant Mountain and the golf course.  The property also features a four mile stretch of the East Branch of the Ausable River, ten club cottages, a 9-hole golf course, 6 Har-Tru tennis courts, one clay tennis court, a lawn bowling green and a heated swimming pool with playground.  There are approximately 50 private land-leased homes on Club property close to the main clubhouse.  Members also have access to two private lakes, camp and lean-to rentals, guide boat and canoe rentals, as well as championship fly-fishing on the Ausable River and miles and miles of hiking trails.

The Club’s 9-hole mountain golf course is a par 33 that covers 35 acres and measures 2,260 yards. It hosts approximately 3,000 rounds annually. The greens are Bent and Poa Annua and the Fairways are Rye/Blue/Fescue. The tees are Rye & Blue Poa annua. The golf maintenance staff is comprised of four seasonal employees; maintenance of the equipment is outsourced.

The Club is open from Memorial Day Weekend until Columbus Day with the height of the Club’s Member season occurring from July 1st to August 31st.  The maintenance staff is onsite from April 15th to October 31st. This is a year round position requiring the Golf Course Superintendent to be on property from March to October.

About the Position

The Golf Course Superintendent reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the oversight, directing, and participating in the daily maintenance and operations of the golf course to deliver an exceptional golf experience to the membership.

The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for all phases of golf maintenance, agronomic operations, cost controls and team management. Additional responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues.

The Golf Course Superintendent will work closely with the General Manager to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner and have great communication with the Head Golf Professional to ensure members and guests have an excellent golf experience.

The Golf Course Superintendent will be expected to seek refinement to the layout and overall presentation of the golf course and demonstrate a high level of detail. As the Club considers the construction of a new maintenance facility, the new Golf Course Superintendent will also play a key role in its planning and design.

About the Ideal Candidate

Candidates should have a two or four year degree in Agronomy or a turf related field and at least five years of experience in the Golf Course Maintenance Industry in which three to five years were as a first assistant. GSCAA membership is preferred but not required.

Candidates must be innovative and bring knowledge of industry best practices to the Club.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Superintendent Candidate Form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to newsubmissions@denehyctp.com. Please include this position of interest in the subject line.

For further assistance or to recommend a candidate, please contact Dan Denehy or Barbara McAuliffe at 203-319-8228 or by email at dan@denehyctp.com / barbara@denehyctp.com.

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