Internship - Golf Course Maintenance (FT-Seasonal)

Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan, United States of America Req #126
Friday, February 4, 2022

Job Summary

       Crystal Mountain Resort is looking for motivated individual(s) dedicated to grow and excel in the golf course industry.  This opportunity will provide these individuals with a comprehensive internship learning from multiple years of combined agronomic and management experience.  Our dedicated staff will help motivate these individuals to adapt, grow, and develop necessary industry sought qualifications for future career development.

        Applicants are encouraged to participate in daily golf course management cultural practices and processes with the Superintendent, both Assistant Superintendents, and golf course maintenance team.  Individual(s) willing to lend themselves to this team process will benefit greatly and allow for a first class learning experience.

        Seeking individuals should be goal orientated, enthusiastic about working within a team, and demonstrate strong leadership qualities with confident decision making capabilities.  36 holes of golf and a dedicated learning/practice facility, students will experience all aspects of golf course maintenance such as, but not limited to:



Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily course management on native based soil pushup greens with bent-poa mix
  • Involvement with Bunker & Tee renovations while maintaining championship course conditions
  • Chemical/fertilizer calibrations, applications, and record keeping made to all areas of turf grass
  • Field experience with irrigation and executing water management using Toro Lynx


  • Assist with onsite Aquatic Pond Water Management Program



Job Specifications


Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Students will need to obtain a spray license within the first 45 days of employment in categories 3A (Turfgrass) and 5 (Aquatics)
  • Valid driver’s license required with ability to clear Motor Vehicle Record Review
  • Basic understanding of selected herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and turf-grass pest and their control measures
  • Ability to read and follow the chemical label while wearing appropriate PPE with each application to protect yourself, others and the environment
  • Mathematics, for the calibration of spray equipment and proper application of products
  • Knowledge of conversions, for liquid and area measurements.
  • Must be willing to work for extended periods of time outside in all forms of weather
  • Must be willing to bend, stoop, and twist repeatedly throughout the day
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Crystal Mountain is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 2020 Bronze Level Veteran Friendly Employer. 

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan's only alpine slide, the Park at Water's Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and a conference center. Visit  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan, United States of America