Columbia Country Club

Summer Internship Posting


Originally founded in 1898, with the current location founded in 1910, Columbia Country Club is one of the three original private clubs in the Washington DC area and has remained largely unchanged through its history.  Columbia Country Club is a member owned club which offers a full range of athletic, social and recreational facilities, including an award winning 18 hole golf course and elaborate club facilities.  Columbia hosted the 1921 US Open, and more recently, the 2003 USGA Junior Amateur Championships.  Located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Columbia is located less than a mile from Washington DC.  The course consists of Poa Annua greens and Ryegrass fairways.

Conditions at Columbia offer unique opportunities for interns interested in managing cool season grasses is the transition zone.  Interns will be given the opportunity to learn advanced disease and water management strategies necessary to maintain high quality Poa Annua push up greens and Ryegrass fairways. In addition, interns will be heavily involved in all aspects of the maintenance of the golf course.  These responsibilities include equipment operation, chemical planning and applications, calibration, irrigation repair, and crew management.  Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, energetic and have the ability to interact with others in a team environment.  Candidates should also be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year turf management program with aspirations of furthering his/her career in the golf industry.

Benefits include off site housing (less than a mile to the course), meals, uniforms, golfing privileges, and overtime as needed.  Pay is $10.50/hour

Please send resume and cover letter, along with any references, to Leo Gottgens, Assistant Superintendent, at​