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Golf Course Worker

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Maintains grounds, equipment and facilities at a golf course. Assists with specific mowing, trimming, raking or cleaning required for different parts of a golf course; maintains course markings and equipment used by golfers.

Job Outlook

There were 327 Golf Course Worker job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 9377 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Golf Course Worker industry, which includes the Golf Course Worker career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Golf Course Worker jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $29,844.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $26,459.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Golf Course Worker postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $22,618.

Education and Experience

Posted Golf Course Worker jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree9%
Bachelor's Degree0%
Master's Degree0%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other90%

Posted Golf Course Worker jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years73%
3 to 5 years26%
6 to 8 years1%
9+ years0%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Golf Course Worker positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Physical Abilities (25%)
  • Communication Skills (21%)
  • Organizational Skills (16%)
  • Detail-Oriented (12%)
  • English (9%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Customer Service (22%)
  • Cleaning (21%)
  • Fertilizers (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Repair (18%)
  • Scheduling (14%)
  • Budgeting (9%)
  • Cash Handling (8%)
  • Staff Management (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Guest Services (6%)
  • Agronomy (5%)
  • Irrigation Systems (4%)
  • Golf Industry Knowledge (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Golf Course Worker skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Assistant Golf Professional
  • Golf Shop Attendant
  • Golf Cart Attendant
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Attendant Golf Shop

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Golf Course Worker jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Clubcorp Incorporated (351)
  • Brightview (350)
  • Marriott International Incorporated (158)
  • Omni Hotel Corporation (132)
  • Troon Company (113)

North Carolina

  • Prestonwood Country Club (13)
  • Clubcorp Incorporated (12)
  • Forsyth County Nc (10)
  • Pinehurst (8)
  • Murphy Family Ventures Llc (8)

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