Golf Course Superintendent

Sensei Wellness Holdings Inc.

Rancho Mirage, CA

The primary role of the Superintendent is the oversight of the golf course maintenance and related facilities at Sensei Porcupine Creek. This position manages golf course maintenance staff and is responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, leading the team, and performance management. The     Superintendent oversees the golf course maintenance, making necessary recommendations and decisions to make to ensure optimal course conditions prevail year-round.



  • Schedule and plan irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance with regulatory issues.

  • Work closely with, advise, and coordinate with the Director of Agronomy & Landscape on any issues related to golf course maintenance and landscape operations

  • Provide technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions

  • Train and oversee staff in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment

  • Hire, train, supervise and motive staff

  • Schedule, and monitor daily operations, including work assignments and oversight of project completion

  • Make recommendations regarding agronomic planning

  • Oversee employee relations within the department including performance reviews and corrective actions

  • Maintain purchase order system and efficient invoice processes

  • Accountable for the departmental operating budget, monitor, and control departmental operating budget

  • Maintain daily logs & reports to track agronomic systems data, climate predictions, and chemical and pesticide application

  • Maintain knowledge of all technology platforms and applications required for proper maintenance of facilities and grounds

  • Maintain and monitor execution and follow-through of agreed upon daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly communication meetings and resulting actions items and initiatives 

  • Maintain a strong unwavering commitment to ensure employees are well cared for in their daily work and that wellbeing activities and opportunities for growth are provided

  • Any and all related duties as assigned by the Director of Agronomy & Landscape

  • Understand the Sensei mission, philosophy and brand standards and develop a team culture around the core company mission

  • Ensure standard operating practices (SOPs) are in place and regularly updated

  • Lead by example with the ability to mentor, inspire, empathize and establish and communicate clear expectations aligned with the Sensei Culture, brand standards of guest experience and service guidelines

  • Be familiar with the existing and emerging health and safety protocols associated with COVID-19 and how such events have impacted our business, guests, and employees

  • Special projects or other duties as assigned



  • Degree in Agronomics, Turf Management or related field, or equivalent

  • Experience as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent preferable

  • Working knowledge of golf course operations, turf management, fertilizer and chemical application, water management, golf course renovation, irrigation and drainage

  • Experience In employee management

  • Ability to communicate effectively, lead and motivate a team

  • Extensive knowledge of use and operation of all equipment and tools used in golf course and landscaping construction and maintenance

  • Knowledge and understanding of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play

  • Strong organizational, computer and leadership skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Traits We Value.

  • Commitment to a healthier living environment and embracing the Sensei Way and philosophy espoused and science identified in Dr Agus’ teachings and writings

  • Collaborative mentality and the ability to recognize how to get things done as a team

  • Self-confidence and composure to accept critique, process it, and apply the learnings to improve

  • Resourceful and adaptable, understanding that a big idea can come from anywhere

  • Open to learning, developing new skills and professional experiences

  • Loves a good challenge 

  • A strong sense of curiosity 

  • Embraces feedback and constantly seeks to improve 

  • Collaborative and knows how to get things done as part of a team 


Compensation & Benefits.

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 

  • 401k and FSA plans 

  • Wellness benefit, Subsidized gym membership  

  • Employee events and recognition programs


About Sensei.

Founded by Dr. David Agus and Larry Ellison, our ecosystem of products and experiences is designed with one intention: to empower you to grow well and lead the world toward greater wellbeing.

Based on Dr. Agus’ philosophy, Sensei believes we can guide our guests to greater wellbeing by offering experiential movement, rest and nourishment classes and programs. The launch of the Retreats wellness brand took place on Lana’i, Hawaii in partnership with Four Season’s lodging and food offerings by Nobu.  In this location, Sensei Porcupine Creek, Sensei is operating the lodging operation, as well as world-class golf, tennis, spa, fitness, movement, nutrition, meditative, enrichment and body assessment facilities. In addition, Sensei will run the F&B operation, as part of a licensing agreement with Nobu. Sensei programs and continuing learning sessions are high-touch, evidence-led and supported by the latest technology.  You can read our story here.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex (including gender identity or expression; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability (including association or relationship with an individual with a disability), marital status, National Guard obligation, genetic test results, arrest and court records, reproductive health decision, domestic or sexual violence victim status, breastfeeding requirements, assignment of Income for child support obligations, or credit history or report.

Golf Course Superintendent


“Confidential Club” in the desert southwest. Pertinent details will be shared at the appropriate time



All duties related to being a golf course superintendent including: turf grass management, daily course set-up, managing the irrigation system, pump station, pesticide management, risk management, HR and Administrative tasks, budgeting, monitoring/record keeping, staff development and mentoring, professional development and involvement and other related duties.  Must be a good communicator working closely with the GM, other key staff, guests/members and the owners.



A base salary to be commensurate with education and experience that will be competitive with like facilities in the area


Standard club benefit package including: participation in group health plans, 401(k) plan, paid time off, educational and professional development and association benefits



Must possess at a minimum an associates degree in turf grass management or related field such as agronomy, horticulture, soil science, etc. Must have 3-5 years experience as a golf course superintendent or 5-7 years as an assistant superintendent at a comparable golf facility.

Pesticide applicators license

Valid drivers license with a clean record

Computer skills

Excellent communication skills


Responsible to:

General Manager


Submit Resume:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Mark Woodward, CGCS

Principal, GSI Executive Search



You can also go to the GSI Executive Search Website and go to current searches and apply there


The owners would like to fill this position as soon as possible after September 1, 2022


Deadline To Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity cover letters and applications must be received by September 1, 2022


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