Course Manager Vacancy

Rinkven International Golf Club & Turfgrass®

Invites applications for the position of Course Manager

Rinkven International Golf Club was established in 1981 with its course at its present site – a wonderfully peaceful area of natural “Kempense” fenland just 15 km outside the city of Antwerp, Belgium. The two courses are a mixture of woodland and parkland holes with water coming in play on several holes. World renowned architect Martin Hawtree has made significant amendments to bring the two courses up to modern championship standards. The club hosts major tournaments on its courses, both amateur and professional including the PGA European Tour – Belgium Knockout in 2018 and 2019. The club embarked in 2015 on a masterplan to rebuild its infrastructure and upgrade its courses. This plan has resulted in an impressive modern clubhouse, a practical caddy-house and wide-ranging practice facilities and driving range. The golf course upgrade has largely been accomplished, however continued investment in further improvements are planned.

Next step is the hiring of a Course Manager. Applications are invited from candidates who have a proven track record of managing and motivating a team to achieve consistently high standards. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate who has the desire to be part of the delivery of excellence. The Course Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the course and the staff team are effectively managed. Maintaining the playing surfaces to the highest possible standard, while recognising the need for detailed planning and embracing innovation. Organisational and leadership skills will be a key to success in this position.

This position is likely to appeal to someone who will be passionate about further enhancing the excellent reputation of Rinkven.

The successful candidate will have a range of skills but is likely to have the following key qualities:

  • Third level education in turfgrass management and science.
  • Proven agronomic track record.
  • Knowledge of the stringent Belgian pesticide laws.
  • Track record in non-pesticidal means of disease prevention and management (IPM).
  • Knowledge of precision water management and irrigation.  
  • High standards of course quality, presentation and attention to detail.
  • A desire for personal and team development.
  • Excellent management and motivation skills.
  • An effective communicator.

A package commensurate with experience and in line with a top Belgian club will be offered.

If you wish to apply, please send your CV, covering letter including salary expectation, detailing the attributes and qualities that make you the ideal candidate for the role before 19th March 2021 to:

Juliette Clarkin