A unique opportunity at an exciting new destination club in the North Carolina mountains.
Golf Course Superintendent

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Contentment consists of approximately 900 acres of farmland tucked into a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Traphill, North Carolina, two miles from the back gate of Stone Mountain State Park.

The property that forms the heart of Contentment is the farm of Richard and Thelma Sidden. They moved to the property in 1925 and over the next 80 years, farmed this land and raised six children.

Contentment will serve as a memorial to Richard and Thelma’s spirit. We will create an environment where family and friends can gather, relax, and retreat from the material world. Surrounded by friends and family in a peaceful and natural setting, members will find their own contentment.

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Mission & Vision

The Vision
Contentment is a national golf retreat that provides members an opportunity to escape the hectic world, relax in a luxurious setting with friends and family and enjoy the serene beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Mission
To provide members with a golf-centric retreat focused on building relationships with friends, family, and their Creator.  “You are now entering a land of Contentment, whose waters rush out, forming a mist of joy and happiness over everyone it touches.”

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Responsible for directing the entire maintenance operation of the golf course and associated grounds including maintenance equipment, irrigation system, and facility maintenance.


  • Supervises the entire operation of the maintenance center and facility complex including the operation of the equipment repair shop. Supervises the ordering of materials and supplies, and records daily maintenance activities.
  • Hire, train, schedule and develop maintenance personnel including assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, equipment operators and other grounds maintenance staff. Monitors the scheduling of all maintenance operations and directs the work of the staff team members within the department.
  • Directs and implements the policies and procedures established by Contentment ownership and
  • Implements and oversees the golf course operations safety program. Develops and monitors all regulatory compliance programs to include Hazardous Communication, GHS Safety Data Sheets, and all other associated rules and regulations.
  • Develops programs and directs the application of fertilizers and plant protecting pesticides.
  • Monitors the record keeping of the applications and adjusts programs as required. Obtains and upholds North Carolina pesticide license.
  • Ensures all Human Resources, payroll, administrative and reporting requirements set by the Company are completed timely and accurately.
  • Gathers, processes and submits completed employee information and time records for payroll processing on time.
  • Maintains membership in the GCSAA and other professional organizations, both state and local. Attends seminars, workshops, and conferences to stay abreast of current industry events and information.
  • Develops and monitors the annual maintenance operating budget within the appropriate calendar. Monitors budget and takes corrective action to ensure financial goals are met.
  • Develops the annual capital equipment and projects budgets.
  • Provides appropriate information and makes recommendations to the General Manager and Management Team about facility maintenance, construction, changes, materials, supplies, services, and equipment not provided for and approved within the business plan and/or budget.
  • Monitors compliance with departmental purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Manages all components of the irrigation system—supply, pump station, central and field controllers, piping and valves, sprinkler heads, and water consumption reporting.
  • Complies with golf course etiquette rules.
  • Must be well mannered, display a smile at all times, greet guests, members and fellow employees when encountered, show appreciation to the guests and the members, and demonstrate a willingness to help guests and members at all times.
  • Possesses an understanding of the importance of safety and sees that safe operation procedures are observed in all daily activities. Administers the Safety Program.


  • Requires thorough working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens; the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; the planting cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
  • Requires a high degree of administrative and management ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making; Excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • Requires knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations.
  • Ability to operate and maintain tools and machines associated with the upkeep of the golf course.  Basic computer skills using a variety of computer software applications, including Word, Excel and State-of-the-Art Irrigation Control Software.
  • Possesses a high golf IQ.
  • Successful experience providing exceptional year-round cool season grass conditions in the Transition Zone is preferred.
  • Project Management Experience with new course construction, renovation, and grow-in is preferred.
  • A creative turf manager with strong agronomic skills-stays current with advances in turf technology, irrigation management, and equipment management.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • A degree in turf management, agronomy, horticulture or other related field of study.
  • 5 years of experience as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent or 3 years of experience as a Golf Course Superintendent, including demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, and staff management.
  • GCSAA Certification is a plus but not required.


  • Seeing and hearing: read documents, computer screen, answer phones,communicate in person: 0-50%
  • Standing and walking: 50-75%
  • Climbing, stooping, squatting and kneeling: 50-75%
  • Dexterity: utilizing phone, typing, and writing: 0-24%
  • Lift in excess of 50 pounds: 25%-75%

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Please Note:     The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. This job description may be changed or updated at any time without notice.


Please email your résumé and cover letter to Allyson Caddell ( by October 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Please address all correspondence to Mr. Curt Sidden, Contentment Founder. Combine your cover letter, resume, references, and any supporting documents into one (1) PDF document with the following file naming convention: Last Name, First Name, Contentment GCS