Rolling Hills Country Club
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA
  • 13.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Golf Course Maintenance (Groundskeeper)

Rolling Hills Country Club  Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


Rolling Hills has a rich history of golf and tradition for generations past and present. As an employee, you will be a part of a private Club established in 1966! You will be a part of the historical Club that offers golf enthusiasts an impressive 18-hole golf course, four full tennis courts, social activities for all members and their families and a spectacular cuisine and dining experience. Rolling Hills also offers its members banquet/catering services and amenities for upcoming weddings, brunches, cocktail parties, and many other private events.

Job Purpose:

Groundsmen, under the supervision of the superintendent, assistant superintendent or foreman, perform routine manual labor involved in golf course maintenance; do semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; perform work involving large equipment such as tractors, loaders and gang mowers and complete small construction projects.  Each groundskeeper may be assigned responsibility for the care and maintenance of several designated holes on the golf course and does related work as required.  Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation.



  • Operates vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.
  • Operates mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, aprons, tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edges cart paths; edges, rakes and maintains sand bunkers.
  • Sets tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintains ball washers; replaces tee towels and flags when needed; removes debris; sands and seeds tee and drop area divots; and cleans flower beds.
  • Waters and fertilizes tees, greens and fairways, and under direct supervision of a certified applicator, mixes and sprays chemicals on turf and landscaped areas.
  • Cares for established turf by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Under the direction of the superintendent or assistant superintendent, the groundskeeper marks the course for cart control weekly; moves cart control barriers and replaces worn or lost ropes and signs; and may mark hazard and drop areas.
  • Helps in project work; assists in the construction of new greens, tees and fairways; grades and prepares soil base; lays sod; and seeds tees, greens and fairways.
  • Mows fairways and roughs with gang units.
  • Operates turf vac, skip-loaders, fairway and rough aerifiers and boom sprayers.
  • Ensures that the equipment cooling system is working at all times; refills fuel and oil daily; cleans equipment daily, and reports equipment problems or failures to Golf Course Mechanic immediately.
  • Provides basic preventive maintenance on equipment as directed by the Golf Course Mechanic or assistant superintendent and returns equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility.
  • Installs forms and lays walks and paths using gravel and asphalt or concrete mixes; excavates and backfills ditches and trenches with hand tools; repairs and replaces pipe on irrigation systems.
  • Uses hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes.
  • Mows greens, tees, aprons, and approaches to greens, and other areas not accessible with gang mowers.
  • Aerifies greens; verticuts tees and greens; spikes greens; operates sod cutter, spray rigs for greens and fertilizers spreaders; and mows rough with rotary and reel mowers and operates other equipment as directed.
  • Prunes and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Gathers and removes litter. 
  • Maintains and repairs tools, equipment, and structures, such as buildings, fences, and benches, using hand and power tools.
  • Waters turf, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Trims and picks flowers, and clean flower beds. 
  • Rakes, mulch, and composts leaves. 
  • Follows planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers and foliage.
  • Plants seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
  • Decorates gardens with stones and plants. 
  • Performs other tasks as assigned. 


Work Activities:

  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or material 
  • Making decisions and solving problems 
  • Performing general physical activities 
  • Knowledge methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools and equipment
  • Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment
  • Physical strength, stamina and agility
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Knowledge of safe, efficient mechanical operation of tractors and other motorized equipment and their attachments or accessories
  • Communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates 
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Judging the qualities of things, services, or people 
  • Handling and moving objects 
  • Operating vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment 
  • Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment 
  • Identifying objects, actions, and events 
  • Updating and using relevant knowledge 
  • Getting information 
  • Thinking creatively 
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work 
  • Monitor processes, materials, or surroundings 
  • Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards
  • Controlling machines and processes 
  • Use herbicides, fertilizers, pesticides or related products
  • Follow horticulture irrigation techniques 
  • Move or fit heavy objects 
  • Use hand or power tools 
  • Repair and maintain grounds keeping equipment and tools 
  • Resolve landscaping problems 
  • Finish concrete surfaces 
  • Use power mower 
  • Use plant disease control techniques 
  • Prepare site or surfaces for concrete or masonry work 
  • Construct, erect, or repair wooden frameworks or structures
  • Maintain physical building or grounds of property 
  • Use portable hand spray equipment 
  • Use chain saws 
  • Plant, cultivate, or harvest crops 
  • Use plant or crop transplant techniques 
  • Mix paint, ingredients, or chemicals, according to specifications
  • Any other duties assigned or that may apply
  • Follow all procedure manuals and safety


Work Context: 

Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, Requires walking and running,Requires standing, Requires bending or twisting, Requires kneeling, crouching or stooping, Requires repetitive movement, Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, 2-way radio or otherwise),Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams, Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions, Includes exposure to contaminants , Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures, Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable, Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings,Requires exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions, Requires repeating the same physical activities or mental activities over and over , Freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals, Requires meeting strict deadlines, Job pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery, Requires work with others in a group or team, Includes responsibility for the health and safety of others, Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment, Requires working in an open vehicle or equipment,Requires working in a closed vehicle or equipment, Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions




Basic Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking

Social Skills:

  • Coordination
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness

Complex Problem Solving Skills:

  • Complex Problem Solving

Technical Skills:

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting

Systems Skills:

  • Judgment and Decision Making

Resource Management Skills:

  • Time Management


*All job offers are contingent on passing a drug screen and employment background check*

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