Lochinvar Golf Club is an exclusively private Jack Nicklaus Signature course that was established in 1980. Located just north of Houston, Lochinvar GC was developed for the serious golfer that expects excellent conditions and aesthetics every day. After 19 years our Horticulturist is retiring, and we are looking to fill the position with an experienced individual. The Horticulturist will be responsible for all landscape beds throughout the course, ornamental trees, and a small turf area around the clubhouse. If you are looking for a change of pace, reduced stress, and a comfortable work environment, we may just be for you.
The Horticulturist responsibilities are:
Prepares the beds, chooses and orders plant material, plants and maintains all course and clubhouse area beds.
Plants and maintains ornamental shrubs and trees.
Follows proper cultural practices to ensure health and vigor of ornamental plantings including pruning, fertilizer, and pesticide applications, irrigation, weeding, etc…
Operates power equipment utilized in the maintenance of the ornamental landscape.
Maintains clubhouse lawns and driveway areas in a neat and orderly fashion.
Works within and maintains records of monthly/yearly budget expenditures.
Formulates plans for improvements and regular maintenance of planting beds
Instructs Horticulture staff members (3-4) in routine maintenance of ornamental plantings and landscape lawns.
Associate’s degree in Horticulture or related field
Four (4+) or more years of professional experience in horticulture
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, with the ability to create inventories and project proposals/summaries.
Strong communication, time management, and problem solving skills.
A working knowledge of the characteristics, growth habits, and cultural requirements of ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees adapted to this region of the country.
Knowledge of landscape design and plant cultivation, integrated pest management, soil amendments, fertilizers, and pesticides.
Knowledge of native plants
Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License or ability to attain on within 90 days of hire.
Valid Driver’s License
Strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with members and clubhouse staff.
Dedication to personal improvement and course/clubhouse landscaping advancement.
Must be able perform physical labor daily in all weather conditions.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ablility to lift 50+ lbs, stand, crouch, and climb to perform various types of manual labor throughout the day.
Ability to instruct and lead a 3-4 staff crew and execute tasks efficiently
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
401(k), after first year of employment
Health and Dental Insurance (after 90 days)
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Cell Phone Compensation/Allowance
Dues for local, regional, and national organizations
About Lochinvar Golf Club
Lochinvar Golf Club is an exclusively private Jack Nicklaus Signature course that was established in 1980. Located just north of Houston, Lochinvar GC was developed for the serious golfer that expects excellent consistent playing conditions and aesthetics. Even though we are just a golf club we have very high standards for all aspects of the facility, especially the landscaping. The golf course is highly manicured which is enhanced by the many pockets of color from the landscaping. The facility has a majestic feel with the towering Loblolly Pines and pockets of ornamental plants. The staff is highly regarded by the membership, which makes Lochinvar Golf Club a great facility to be employed.