Director of Horticulture

Grey Oaks Country Club
Naples, Florida

Director of Horticulture

We are looking for a team member with the ultimate passion for creating the utmost serene, eye-gazing, and aesthetically pleasing landscapes throughout the rolling and lush golf courses and other terrain throughout the Grey Oaks properties. 

The capable and hands-on leader must be able to provide clear direction and appropriate delegation when necessary to a crew of landscape workers to accomplish the projects set as short-term goals while also being able to keep track of the long-term maintenance, projects, and plans assigned. They will supervise the implementation of composting, planting, mulching, watering, weeding, control of plant pathogens, plant hygiene etc to ensure optimal quality of display beds as well as mass propagation of plants.

The candidate must be able to multi-task by checking up on all delegated projects, as well as creating standards for all landscape practices and holding crews accountable, training including coaching and mentoring, and manages and supports the overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all the flora/fauna areas and is especially aware of the highly visible areas seen by members and residents.

Other Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan, and coordinate plant material installation including annuals, perennials, ground covers, shrubs, trees, turf grass and tropical plants.

  • Maintain and monitor irrigation systems and discuss changes in frequency or duration with the supervisor

  • Maintains accurate and current records of all pesticide/fertilizer applications used

  • Ability to organize, plan and teach instructional whether written or verbal format in horticulture related topics to enhance value via membership

  • Collaborates and consults with executive team or members concerning desired results of horticultural or landscaping projects.

  • Oversees projects by outside contractors and ensures contractors operate within Club standards and specifications.

Minimum Qualifications, Skill & Knowledge Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Horticulture, Botany or Natural Science with a minimum of eight (8) years is required with an advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices with the ability to read and visually verify in a variety of formats and a knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations including but not limited to, employment, safety, ad environmental standards, law and regulations. This education requirement may be substituted with 12 years of related experience and/or training.
  • A valid Florida driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record is required
  • Must obtain a current Florida State Pesticide Applicators License, be willing to obtain a Horticultural Professional Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA) certification, and willing to obtain the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Industries Best Practices (GI-BMP) certification

Benefits package includes (after applicable tenure requirements) an offer of medical, dental & vision insurance, 401k, paid vacation, paid sick time, Life insurance, Aflac, Uniform allowance, Golfing privileges in the summer months, Paid membership dues, cellular phone allowance, and daily employee meals


We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Interviews will be made for candidates that fulfill all position requirements and qualified applicants will be called for interviews. Resumes may be faxed to 239-262-1735 or emailed to Local Candidates Only, no relocation fees. DFWP/EOE/M/F/D/V