John Rodriguez

Staff Consultant

Academic Background

  • University of California Extension, Turfgrass Management, Introduction to Chemistry, Irrigation Principles, Pesticide use on Turf Grass & Ornamental Plants, Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
  • Mira Costa College, Botany, Plant Identification
  • Palomar College, Supervision

Retired Memberships

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America – 16 years
  • Hi-Lo Desert Golf Course Superintendents Association -16 years
  • Former member of the Board of Directors for the Hi-Lo

John’s career in Golf Course Maintenance/Management has spanned over thirty-eight years. He has held supervisory positions at the following facilities:

Pauma Valley Country Club, Pauma Valley, CA – Foreman
Sun City North Course, Sun City, CA – Superintendent
Tanglewood of Menonomie, Menonomie, WI – Superintendent
The Lakes Country Club, Palm Desert, CA – Foreman
The Lakes Country Club, Palm Desert CA- Asst. Superintendent
Chaparral Country Club, Palm Desert, CA – Superintendent
La Mirada Golf Course, La Mirada, CA – Superintendent
California Country Club, Whittier, CA – Superintendent
Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, Kingman, AZ -Superintendent
Bermuda Dunes Country Club, Bermuda Dunes, CA – Asst. Superintendent
Portola Country Club, Palm Desert, CA – Superintendent

John has also held maintenance positions at the following clubs:

Camelot Golf Course, Mojave, CA
Horse Thief Country Club, Tehachapi, CA
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA
Stardust Country Club, San Diego, CA

John is currently preparing for the CLIA certification in Landscape Irrigation as well as the Arborist Certification.

Selected Accomplishments
With John at the helm, La Mirada Golf Course was named Los Angeles County Golf Course of the Year a record three straight years.

As an American Golf Corporation employee at La Mirada Golf Course, John was chosen as Golf Course Superintendent of the year for the Southern California District.