Flinders Golf Club – General Manager

The Flinders Golf Club – General Manager

A great opportunity exists for a developing manager to lead the team at this unique golf club.

Perched high on the cliff tops, with views across Western Port to Phillip Island and the rugged Bass Strait coastline, The Flinders Golf Club provides one of Australia’s true coastal golf course experiences.

Since 1903, the Club has provided members and guests with high-quality facilities, services and memorable experiences – including an 18-hole golf course, lawn bowls and a clubhouse providing stunning panoramic views with accompanying hospitality and event services.

With an emphasis on improving operational performance, building membership and broadening the club’s offer to develop revenue opportunities, the club is ideally placed for growth and continued success.

You will be actively involved in all aspects of the club and responsible for all operations.

Your broad responsibilities and priorities will be:

• Providing leadership, supervision, training and support to staff and contractors;
• Ensuring the provision and development of the club’s facilities and services – the golf course, hospitality, events, marketing, communications, finance, administration and golf services (contract);
• Working with committee in developing, enacting and reviewing strategic plans, and implementing policies as approved;
• Efficient and effective management; and
• Driving the club’s financial performance and position.

To be successful with this appointment, you will possess the following key performance attributes:

• Demonstrated leadership with a hands-on approach focusing on delivering quality member and guest experiences, and a high-performing service team;
• Experience in the management and quality delivery of hospitality and/or golf facilities and services;
• A proven track record in growing membership and revenue (golf green fees, hospitality and events) including the effective use of technology;
• Successful execution of strategic and annual business plans; and
• Be highly capable at financial, administration and compliance management.

You will possess excellent organisational skills with a willingness and versatility to work collaboratively with the club’s committees, employees and contractors. Also, it is essential you will be a friendly, independent and motivated person with strong communication and personal skills that match the club’s culture.

Golf management experience is desirable. However, if you are currently employed outside the golf industry and possess the other key performance attributes as identified, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.

An appropriate remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the role.

Applications are being managed by WellPlayed Golf Business Consultancy and close on Friday 3 February.

Please e-mail your application, including an explanation of how your skills and experience satisfy the key performance attributes, to recruitment@wellplayed.com.au.

For more information, please contact Guy Chapple from WellPlayed on 0417 034 684 or via email as referenced.



Located on the Adelaide sandbelt, Glenelg Golf Club is recognised internationally as one of Australia’s leading championship courses and private golf clubs.  With a healthy level of membership, Glenelg GC offers outstanding membership privileges and opportunities, including a world class golf course, modern clubhouse with extensive bar and bistro facilities, and a challenging golf program for players of all levels.  The Club has maintained its proud tradition and heritage whilst responding to the changing needs of its members.



A rare and exciting opportunity has emerged to appoint a suitably qualified professional to oversee the operations of the Club and contribute to the future of this truly unique golf club.  Reporting to the Club Captain and Committee, responsibilities of this pivotal management role include :-

  • controlling the finances of the Club;
  • administering the golfing operations of the Club;
  • overseeing the continued growth and success of the extensive and award winning Food & Beverage and Function operations;
  • selecting, encouraging and developing staff to achieve their maximum potential;
  • ensuring legislative compliance (including acting as Licensee);
  • working with the Club’s Committee and liaising with reciprocal clubs, Golf SA, Golf Australia and other key sporting bodies.

Applications are encouraged ideally from applicants with experience managing a similar golfing or related hospitality establishment or those in a leadership role seeking to take the next step in their career.  High levels of commercial acumen, complemented by superior communication, negotiation, stakeholder engagement and management, and leadership capacity are all essential qualities sought, as is the authenticity, integrity and credibility necessary to inspire others. 

For further information on our client, please visit www.glenelggolf.com

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 21234@hender.com.au  Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to either Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.