Apprentice Greenkeeper


Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel have a unique opportunity for a motivated Apprentice greenkeeper to join our greens team.

Apprentice Greenkeeper - Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel

Salary: £11,440 per year 

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel is one of Suffolk’s premier golf courses and has a long and proud history of presenting an exciting and challenging championship golf course in excellent condition.

We are currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our greens team as an Apprentice. You will be trained by a team of successful green keepers with many years of experience, to ensure you gain knowledge of all areas of golf course maintenance, training is also linked to Suffolk New College at Otley. On successful completion of this course, you will receive your qualification in Golf Greenkeeping (level 2).

This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week across 5 days out of 7 and will involve early starts (around 5:30am). This will include some weekend work too.

Benefits of working as an Apprentice Greenkeeper:

  • Share of the tips
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Up to 50% discount when dining within our hotels, restaurants and bars
  • Free Golf at our Thorpeness Golf Club
  • 50% off Treatments & discounted Products at our Weavers' House Spa
  • £35 per B&B for employee and guest staying at our hotels
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Hospitality Action
  • Company pension scheme
  • 28 days annual leave that increases with service up to 33 days p.a. (pro rata for hours worked)

Key tasks of an Apprentice Greenkeeper include:

  • Maintain the golf course and grounds as directed by the Course Manager.
  • Use all equipment especially cutting equipment, machinery and chemicals as instructed, always following health and safety procedures.
  • General Upkeep of the Golf Course
  • Mowing Fairways, rough and greens
  • Bunker raking and upkeep
  • Greens maintenance, aeration, repairs
  • Assist with ongoing fertilising/spraying schedules
  • Assist in irrigation maintenance and watering programmes

Desired Skills Required:

  • High attention to detail
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Good initiative

About The Hotel Folk:

Founded in 1996, The Hotel Folk have grown to comprise six unique and individual family run hotels, a Country Club, and luxurious Spa. Whilst all our properties are charmingly individual with their own unique personality, the thing they all have in common is the people; a community of Folk obsessed with looking after our guests and delivering a blow-your-socks-off hospitality experience.

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