ParkTalk Podcast

S30 Episode 04: Work and Play at the Golf Courses

Kevin Carlson, director of golf at the Naperville Park District, talks about the opportunities available for retirees to work as well as play golf at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses.

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Quotes from the episode:

“For those who are on the verge of retiring, or are recently retired and are looking for new opportunities, we have a number of golf lesson programs,  whether it's a private lesson or group lesson, to get you the basics of the game and set you up to enjoy yourself a lot more and learn more about the game.” – Kevin Carlson

“We look at our retired individuals as a very big part of our labor force at the golf courses. Up in the clubhouses, for example, most of our customer service associates, a lot of our outside service staff, and our player assistants—they are retired individuals. And we've branched off in our golf maintenance department to hire more retirees there, too. So people who like to work more with their hands, have opportunities as part of our golf maintenance team, also.” – Kevin Carlson

Video recording of this episode available here.

Kevin Carlson and Sue Omanson

About Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses

Visit to learn more about the courses and programs offered. In fall 2022, Springbrook is undergoing major course renovations, aiming for a late spring/early summer reopening in 2023. During renovations, the driving range, practice areas, clubhouse and golf shop are open daily. Additionally, golf is available at Naperbrook Golf Course. Follow the renovation updates here.

Springbrook Golf Course

Naperbrook Golf Course

Check for 2023 job openings at Naperville Park District golf courses in late 2022/early 2023 here.

Starter at Naperbrook Golf Course