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Assistant Greenkeeper

Mendip Golf Club - Somerset - South West & South Wales

The Mendip Golf Club was originally founded in 1907, on land near the old Great Western Railway at the village of Doulting.

A year later it moved to its current site as a 9 hole course. It was designed by a member of the famous Vardon family. In 1965 the course was changed to 18 holes, the additional 9 being designed by Frank Pennick. In 1988 the par was extended to 71 by the purchase of land and the reconstruction of holes 12 to 14.

This private members’ club has recently agreed an exciting five-year plan which includes a bunker refurbishment project and redevelopment of the academy course which will offer two new finishing holes and a covered driving range.

2019 is a busy year for Mendip Golf Club as it hosts the County Championships in May and the Somerset County Girls Championship in June.

Qualified Greenkeeper: Key responsibilities and requirements:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be involved working within the team in the daily presentation of the course, project work and other aspects of grounds maintenance to ensure the 18-hole downland course is presented to a consistently high level.

The successful candidate ideally will have a minimum of two years' experience; NVQ level II, chainsaw qualification & PA1, PA2, PA6 would be beneficial (although not essential). Must have a practical knowledge and understanding of machinery and have a passion to learn and to exceed expectations.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established club with an experienced team of green keepers. The position is based on a 40-hour week however flexibility will be essential, particularly over the summer months and leading up to major competitions.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered to reflect the position. This is based on the 2019 CGCS guidelines.

If you wish to apply, please send your CV and covering letter by email to: subject heading “Qualified Greenkeeper Position” or send by post to David Nelson, Managing Secretary, Mendip Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Gurney Slade, BA4 6SU.

Closing date for applications: Friday the 15th of February 2019