Tyrifjord Golf Club offers outstanding service to both members and visitors and is one of the best maintained courses in Norway. As we prepare for the 2024 season, we have a vacancy for a Seasonal Assistant Greenkeeper.
Tyrifjord Golfklubb is located 40km from the city of Oslo (15km south of Hønefoss, 25km north of Sandvika) on E18.
The golf course lies on the island of Storøya on Tyrifjorden lake and is truly a captivating setting for golfers offering a memorable golfing experience. The island offers great opportunities for boating and fishing.
The course was designed by Jan Sederholm/Tor Eia with the first nine holes opened in 1994 followed by the back nine holes in 1996. The first 9 holes went through a major renovation during Sep 2021 and July 2022.
The club has a membership of around 1000 drawn from all walks of life and is considered to be very friendly and welcoming by both members and visitors. It is very much an all-inclusive and family orientated club being part of the local community.
THE 4 LEGS
The success of the club is based on a small, experienced management team that has a passion for golf and member service. The 4 legs of the team are administration, greenkeeping staff , café, and pro shop.
Tyrifjord offers a unique and memorable challenge for golfers of all abilities. The course has won many plaudits as one of the best maintained, varied and challenging courses in Norway. Such is Tyrifjord's reputation, in 2014 it was selected by the NGF to host the Norwegian Strokeplay Championship (won by Viktor Hovland).
The course presents a rich variety of memorable holes making the most of the natural variations in the island terrain with mature trees and water in play on many holes. Lake Tyrifjord is a notable feature lending character and scenic beauty to the course as well as providing a hazard to be avoided on occasion. The course fits nicely in to the beautiful, natural, rugged landscape and provids magnificent panoramic views over the local countryside and mountains. Lying mainly on free-draining soil, the course enjoys a dry micro-climate similar to northern Denmark.
Video giving an overview of the golf course.
The club has a driving range, short game area and large putting green together with a 6 hole short course, football pitch and playground for children.
SEASONAL ASSISTANT GREENKEEPER
Tyrifjord Golf Club has a renowned reputation for our outstanding service to both members and visitors, as well as being one of the best maintained courses in Norway. As we prepare for next season, we have a vacancy for a Seasonal Assistant Greenkeeper position on our greenkeeping team.
The role offers an exceptional opportunity for personal development in the greenkeeping industry as you will be working in a tight greenkeeping team under the guidance of our experienced Head Greenkeeper, Ian Ross (Syngenta/NGA Greenkeeper of the Year 2017).
You will be suitably qualified in the practicalities of producing a very high standard of presentation throughout the golf course. You will be proficient with the use of modern maintenance equipment and shall possess the ability to work on your own initiative but within a team role.
THE LIKELY CANDIDATE
The successful candidate should be a team player with a ‘can-do’ flexible mentality, and have the following skills/experience. An interest in golf is looked upon favourably, however is not essential.
NVQ level 2 or relevant greenkeeping experience (minimum 2 years)
Flexible working hours
High attention to detail
Strong work ethic
Interest in learning new skills
Good communication skills
Ability to work unsupervised
Should be able to commence work by March/April 2021.
WHAT WE OFFER
- An attractive package to the successful applicant.
- Opportunity for subsidised further education/qualifications.
- Staff teambuilding events.
- Staff prices in the club restaurant.
- Work clothing. - Our greenkeeping team have access to the golf course and encouraged to participate in club competitions.
- On-site accommodation is available
- Fully equiped staff kitchen
- TV room/satellite tv
- Locker room
- Laundry room
The closing date for applications is December 1st 2023.
First round interviews will be conducted 2-10 December 2023.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed 11 Dec - 20 Dec 2023.
We would hope to conclude a formal offer to our preferred candidate by 1 Jan 2024.
The appointment will be subject to, and dependent upon the receipt of references.
The successful candidate should be able to commence work by March/April 2024 on a 6 month contract.
Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email as soon as possible after the successful candidate has indicated his/her acceptance of the position.
For a confidential discussion prior to submitting your application then please email or telephone Ian Ross.