Seasonal Assistant Greenkeepers

The Ashbury Hotel - Devon - South West & Wales
Greenkeeper 29 March 2019

Seasonal Assistant Greenkeepers (9 Month Contract; March – November)


Job Description

The Ashbury Hotel is the Largest Independent Golf Complex on one site in the UK and the 9th largest golf resort in the world!

Based just outside of Okehampton, Devon, the location offers easy access to areas of national beauty such as Dartmoor and the Coast Lines of Devon and Cornwall.

The hotel offers 7 playable Golf Courses ranging from the Par 72 Kigbeare Course (6528 yards) to the 18 Hole Par 3 course, Willows (1939 yards). With the capacity to hold up to 1150 guests at any one time the Golf Courses are supported by no end of other facilities including a Multi-Use Artificial Sports Pitch, 3G Pitch, Spa, and Craft Centre.

The role we are offering will give aspiring Greenkeepers the opportunity to get a good practical feel of their chosen career, while offering existing Assistant Greenkeepers the opportunity to experience different machines, terrains and working practices. All new members of our team will be supervised and trained by our highly experienced current employees to ensure that their potential is realised within a short period of time.

The role is advertised as ‘seasonal’ but there is potential for permanent positions for outstanding performers.


Your Duties:

  • Course preparation including changing holes
  • Cutting practices including Greens, Tees, Approaches, and Rough.
  • Machine Maintenance
  • Bunker Maintenance including Raking, Edging and Weeding.
  • Repair and renovate turf.
  • Aeration programmes.
  • General Ground Care including Tree and Shrubbery Work


  • Motivated and Friendly Individuals with an eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritise work loads
  • Experience as an Assistant Greenkeeper preferred but Landscape Gardeners and Grounds Maintenance experience will be considered.
  • Full UK Driving Licence and own transport due to location
  • A good understanding of Health and Safety


  • Rates of Pay to be discussed on interview and are subject to experience, but all are above Minimum Wage
  • 40+ Hours per week
  • Full PPE/Uniform Supplied
  • Subsidised staff membership for use of sporting facilities available (tennis, swimming, gym, badminton and more) £31.50 per YEAR [pro-rata for shorter, seasonal periods]!!  This will cost around £120 per year if you want Golf to be included [again, pro-rata]

Please send your application including a CV with your earliest starting date via email to Pete Gross, Course Manager

The Ashbury Hotel, Higher Maddaford, Okehampton, Devon. EX20 4NL


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