Definition of greenskeeper in US English:


(also greenkeeper)


  • A person employed to look after a golf course.

    • ‘The greenkeeper and his staff do not have the equipment to water the course properly and, as a result, the greens have suffered terribly.’
    • ‘When Jack first started with the club as an assistant greenkeeper the club was still operating out of a wooden clubhouse on the current car park site and there were only nine holes.’
    • ‘The greenkeeper told us that the fairways are rolling just as fast as the greens.’
    • ‘In 1976, Ray was given the opportunity to transfer to Morro Bay Golf Course, and he began a career as a greenskeeper.’
    • ‘Morris, 63, who underwent heart surgery in 2002, works part-time for Barlaston golf club in Staffordshire as an assistant greenkeeper.’