General Manager – Brighton Lakes Recreation & Golf Club

Brighton Lakes Recreation & Golf Club is well advanced in its redevelopment into a vibrant centre for social activity in the South West suburbs. Having recently opened a new Clubhouse & Function Centre the Club is well positioned for future prosperity.

Located in Moorebank adjacent to the Georges River the Club offers significant opportunity for an astute business manager to join its Operations Team and work with the Board to continue to develop the Clubhouse & Golf Course.

The club is seeking a dynamic, member-focused individual to take on the role of General Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for directing and managing the Club to ensure its commercial viability in the long term through the provision of high quality and cost effective services to members under the policies set by the Board of Directors.

The General Manager will provide a high level of leadership throughout all facets of the Club’s operations by providing effective control in all financial areas, growing membership and providing excellent member services, and overseeing total staffing and facility management. The Club is also highly committed to providing best practise environmental management in its day-to-day operations.

The position includes effectively managing department heads to provide the highest level of service required in Administration, Golf Course Management, Golf Operations (including Pro Shop), Functions, Food and Beverage.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate skills & experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Financial Management & Reporting
  • A high level of proficiency in computer systems
  • A high standard of work ethic
  • A commitment to member service at all levels of operation including regular personal communication and interaction
  • Performance of duties with enthusiasm, professionalism and integrity
  • A strong understanding of financial management
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Liquor & Gaming Compliance and Corporate Compliance

Applicants should also have:

  • Experience in operational and strategic planning
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in management at a senior level
  • A good understanding and appreciation of the game of golf
  • Experience in a service oriented member’s club
  • Experience in managing Catering Contracts & Function Centres

An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

To apply go to:

Assistant Manager – The Lakes Golf Club

Assistant Manager

The Lakes Golf Club is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to work with the General Manager in managing the day to day operations of the Club.  This vacancy has arisen due to our current Assistant Manager being appointed to the role of General Manager of a well-respected golf club.

About The Lakes Golf Club

The Lakes is one of Australia’s premier private golf clubs and the host of the 2018 Emirates Australian Open Championship. Our team of 60 staff are highly professional, positive, service orientated and talented.

The Role

We are seeking a suitably experienced person to take responsibility for the daily management of the small administration team including all membership, human resources, information technology, marketing, communications, finance and corporate golf components of the business.

The Assistant Manager will also perform in the role of Acting General Manager during annual leave or other absence.

The right applicant will have a strong work ethic, be committed to ongoing incremental improvement, have impressive communication skills and genuine leadership potential.


The successful applicant will preferably possess:

  • Exceptional communication, management and leadership skills.
  • Experience in the golf or hospitality industry.
  • Administration and or finance experience, with any accountancy knowledge beneficial, but not necessary.
  • Formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Business/Commerce would be beneficial.
  • An understanding of the game of golf.


The Club is known for its positive, supportive and enjoyable workplace culture in a beautiful environment. You will be provided with a competitive salary, professional development and a range of benefits including meals and the opportunity to play our world class golf course.

Are you are interested in being part of the management team of one of Australia’s leading private golf clubs where you can provide Members with a world class golfing experience? If so, mail your application (cover letter and resume) to the General Manager Andrew Kirkman at  

Finance & Operations Manager- Sorrento Golf Club

 An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic accounting/finance professional to join the team at Sorrento Golf Club as the Finance & Operations Manager. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the main role will be to manage the day to day financial operations of all of the Club’s activities along with providing assistance to the General Manager in areas such as implementation of the strategic plan, staff and contractor management, clubhouse maintenance and general support of the daily management of the club. The successful applicant will be tertiary qualified with a finance/accounting major with at least three years experience in a similar role and will ideally have had previous golf club experience in a management position.

Located on the scenic Mornington Peninsula, the Sorrento Golf Club aims to be ‘the Club of Choice on the Mornington Peninsula’. The Club is in a strong financial position, with high demand for membership, a great ‘Member’ culture and one of the best golf courses in Australia. The club prides itself on three core values; committing to excellence; providing a friendly and welcoming environment; and being member focused. All team members that come on board should have similarly aligned values.

A brief summary of tasks include:-

  • Financial Control
    • Manage the day to day financial operations of the club, including but not limited to; regular financial reporting; preparation and distribution of Member accounts; preparation and management of cash flow; managing operational and capital budgets; daily financial tasks such as reconciliation, ledger entries, charge processing, employee payroll and handling Member enquiries
    • Preparation and completion of the Clubs annual financial accounts, including preparation of the Annual Report and managing the audit process
  • Strategic Development
    • Lead the implementation of a new, fully integrated membership, financial and point of sale system
    • Support the General Manager with implementation and coordination of the Club’s Strategic Plan and continue to improve financial and strategic performance reporting.      
  • Management – Operational, Contractor, OH&S & Clubhouse
    • Work closely with the General Manager to assume responsibility for all Contractor, OH&S and Clubhouse Management, ensuring the Clubhouse and surrounds are presented in a manner befitting the Club.
    • Manage all aspects of the Club’s requirements in areas such as, but not limited to IT, telecommunications, security and other services.
    • Review and negotiate pricing on renewals of various contracts such as insurances, waste removal and power
    • In conjunction with the General Manager and OH&S Consultant, ensure all operations of the Club comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act to ensure a safe working environment for all staff.
    • Be prepared to expand responsibilities and involvement in the Club’s golf operations.
  • General
    • Provide assistance to the General Manager in areas such as , but not limited to, financial reporting, strategic planning, implementation and enforcement of Club decisions and policies, HR and staffing issues and general support of the daily management of the club, facilities, members and/or staff.

Personal Attributes

  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Drive, ambition and desire to succeed
  • Motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Team player
  • Committed to delivering the best possible service to our Members

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting/Finance. CA/CPA will be highly regarded
  • At least three years experience in a similar financial role
  • Experience with implementation and development of new systems will be highly regarded
  • Strong understanding and experience with different financial systems
  • Experience in golf club or member environment highly regarded
  • Strong understanding of IT Systems – point of sale, financial, membership and Microsoft Office applications. 

Hours of Work:

The role is full time, predominantly Monday to Friday, however some flexibility will be required around club events and staffing requirements and will include some Saturday work.

All applications must include a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above criteria and a current CV. An attractive salary package will be offered to the successful applicant. 

Please address applications and cover letter to:-

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 26th May, 2017.

Full PD available on request.

Michael Burgess – General Manager
Sorrento Golf Club


General Manager – Huntingdale Golf Club

About the business and the role

The prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club is known internationally and is well respected within the Australian golfing community. It has a strong membership base with a solid financial position.  With a new modern Clubhouse and facilities, the Board of Directors is looking for a charismatic innovative General Manager to lead the team, oversee all the operations of the Club, liaison between the management and Board, and deliver a great experience for the Members.

The golfing industry is going through a period of uncertainty; as such, the new GM will be expected to understand the industry, its opportunities and challenges, and drive the Club forward. The GM will build upon the Club’s current foundations, implement the newly updated 5-year strategic plan, and look for opportunities to further enhance the Club’s position.

The GM’s primary goal is to ensure a sustainable and vibrant Club into the future – delivering a great Membership experience, building on its financial strength and continuing to bring in new and active Members.

The position of General Manager reports to the Board of Directors and directly manages all department heads, and, indirectly, all employees of the Club. 

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development of the Club’s strategy;
  • Lead and oversee the implementation of the Club’s long and short term plans in accordance with its strategy;
  • Develop, with Board approval, the operating budget for the Club; and actively monitor, analyze and provide strategic solutions to ensure adherence to agreed budget;
  • Hold full P&L responsibility for the Club with a focus on performance, revenue creation and cost optimization;
  • Oversee all operational aspects of the Club including, but not limited to, administration, membership, food and beverage, maintenance, golf course and operations;
  • Take charge of the acquisition and management of talent including overseeing hiring, terminations, performance development, mentoring, training and retention of key personnel to achieve goals and objectives;
  • Ensure effective business processes, internal controls and management information systems are in place to enable the Club to conduct its activities efficiently;
  • Ensure that the Club maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever it does business;
  • Assess the principal risks of the Club and ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed;
  • Keep abreast of all material undertakings and activities of the Club and all material external factors affecting the Club, with the ability to strategize and suggest innovative opportunities to capitalize on trends and mitigate risks;
  • Communicate effectively with Members, employees, golfing organisations, other stakeholders and the public;
  • Develop and maintain high employee morale, lead by example, remain open to feedback and learning;
  • Ensure that the Board is appropriately informed on a regular and timely basis (monthly and as needed basis) with sufficient information in agreed upon report format;
  • Take pride in representing the club, interacting with the Members, and maintaining a keen, friendly and professional social presence;
  • Ensure the integrity of all public disclosure by the Club;
  • Perform at the highest level of accountability in crisis management situations as necessary and appropriate;
  • In concert with the Captain, develop Board agendas; request that special meetings of the Board be called when appropriate; determine the date, time and location of the annual meeting of Members;
  • Sit on committees of the Board where appropriate as determined by the Board; and
  • Conduct all business lawfully and ethically and in compliance with internally established control systems, authorities, Club standards and in line with environmental, safety and health policies.

Skills and experience

  • Commercial and senior management experience – minimum of 5 years as a General Manager, preferably in a hospitality related business
  • Proven leadership qualities – overseeing senior managers and sizeable teams
  • Previous responsibility for full P&L 
  • Strong business acumen with strategic focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the Club sporting culture (direct golf industry experience not necessary)

Job benefits and perks

This is a full-time position and ability to work weekends and several evenings during each month is essential.

Attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with background and experience.

Please send your resume along with a one page summary of the three key attributes you would bring to the Huntingdale Golf Club to Captain at:

General Manager – Southport Golf Club

General Manager

The Southport Golf Club on the Gold Coast was founded in 1924. It offers all the facilities of a fully private members’ golf club on its 5806m, 18-hole (par 71) golf course. The golf facilities include a driving range, short game practice area, and fully serviced pro-shop. The Club also provides a full-service food and beverage operation with conference and function areas, Spike Bar, and coffee shop with very experienced service staff on hand. There are no gaming facilities. 

The centrally located club has 1500 members and is financially secure with no debt, significant land and cash assets, and a sufficient supply of recycled water. Its status is reflected in the hosting of significant golf events including the annual Schweppes Pro-am, recognised as one of the most prestigious events on the city’s annual golfing calendar.

The primary focus of Southport Golf Club is to provide outstanding facilities for the enjoyment of members and their guests.

Due to the current General Manager accepting a high profile role elsewhere, the position of General Manager for the Club is now vacant. Expressions of interest in the position are now being accepted.

The club is seeking a dynamic, member-focused individual to take on the role of General Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for directing and managing the Club to ensure its commercial viability in the long term through the provision of high quality and cost effective services to members under the policies set by the Board of Directors.

The General Manager will provide a high level of leadership throughout all facets of the Club’s operations by providing effective control in all financial areas, growing membership and providing excellent member services, and overseeing total staffing and facility management. The Club is also highly committed to providing best practise environmental management in its day-to-day operations.

The position includes effectively managing department heads to provide the highest level of service required in the Administration, the Golf Course, Golf Operations (including Pro Shop), and Food and Beverage areas.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • A high level of proficiency in computer systems,
  • A high standard of work performance,
  • A commitment to member service at all levels of operation including regular personal communication and interaction,
  • Performance of duties with enthusiasm, professionalism and integrity,
  • A strong understanding of financial management,
  • A high standard of personal presentation.
  • Familiarity with Liquor Licensing Laws

Applicants should also have:

  • Some experience in operational and strategic planning,
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and problem solving skills,
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in management at a senior level,
  • A good understanding and appreciation of the game of golf.
  • Experience in a service oriented member’s club.

An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The Expression of Interest must include a Cover Letter and CV. It is to be sent by email Attention: Mike Orloff at

Applications will strictly close at 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017.

* Please no phones calls will be accepted at this time. All applicants must already have the right to work in Australia.

Financial Officer – Northern Golf Club

Northern Golf Club, situated in Melbourne ‘s northern suburbs and only a short drive from the city, is arguably the best metropolitan golf course north of the Yarra. Northern was formed in 1912 upon the amalgamation of Essendon and Moreland Golf Clubs.

Job Description:

The Club is now looking to employ an experienced Financial Officer to take sole responsibility for all accounting functions from daily banking reconciliations, payroll, accounts payable and receivable through to monthly reporting to Board.

Tasks include preparation of:

  • Monthly & Year End financial statements (P&L, B/S etc)
  • Annual budget
  • BAS / PAYG / payment summaries
  • Other statutory reporting requirements
  • Maintenance of Asset Register / Depreciation
  • Cash Flow

Maintaining membership module (Excellent knowledge of Micro power / Power golf system required)

Job Start Date: June 2017
Closing Dates for Applications: 26 May 2017

Please send your CV to Charles Potter on Contact Number: 9306 1677 or 0419 514 643

General Manager – Pymble Golf Club

Prestigious tier one, private member golf Club on Sydney’s North Shore.

  • The Club is in a strong financial position with resources to grow and invest.
  • Full membership achieved. Strong camaraderie amongst members.
  • Passionate about golf, hospitality and great member experience. 

    The Pymble Golf Club was founded in 1924 and is recognised as one of Sydney’s great golf courses. The 18 hole championship layout has three practice fairways and three practice greens and is situated in undulating country with kikuyu fairways and bent grass greens. Most of the fairways are heavily tree-lined, giving the proper reward for the better shot.  The beautiful Clubhouse, justifiably popular as a wedding venue, offers a first class food and beverage service for members and their guests. This is a lovely private members golf club!

    The General Manager leads a team of c. 50 [30 FTEs] across course, administration, house, and food & beverage to ensure that all aspects of the Club are functioning optimally and in accordance with the strategic and operating plans agreed by the Board. This is a hands-on, and highly visible role, that creates the warm and welcoming environment that members prize about the Club, where no detail is too small and every member feels like they are at home.

    You are likely to currently be either:

    • The General Manager of a private member golf club;
    • The Deputy GM of larger, tier one private member golf club; or
    • A passionate golfer with a track record in 5 star food and beverage operations.

    No matter what your background, you must be able to demonstrate your track record in leading teams of people, across diverse functions, to create an experience that meets the high standards that members demand from the course, the clubhouse, the food & beverage service and all staff. You will be an outgoing and confident person willing to be ‘out front’ in the Clubhouse and on the course; a good listener and have an excellent eye for detail. In the office, you and the team that you lead, will take responsibility for managing the diverse operational issues and detail involved in running the Club and supporting/delivering the Board’s agenda. 

    For more information, please call Nicholas Tuckfield at u&u on 02 8245 7901, quoting reference number 8246. Alternatively, to submit an application online please visit 

    Please submit your resume in Word format only.


Membership Manager – Moore Park Golf Club

Membership Manager – Flexible Part Time Hours Attractive Salary

Sydney’s home of golf! Located minutes from Sydney CBD in the heart of one of Australia’s most loved parklands, Moore Park Golf Club is a golfing complex that boasts convenience, accessibility and spectacular views of the city skyline.

We have a rare vacancy for a talented and passionate Membership Manager in our Membership Office. This is a part-time management role with flexibility around working hours and at least one direct report, you will be the driving force behind an innovative sales and marketing strategy for the future of our Club. Weekend work will be required.

The role has four critical elements:

·         Membership Marketing and Sales, including designing and implementing MPGCs annual membership and marketing plan;

·         Increasing member satisfaction and retention by invigorating our communications and social media approach and creating social events for the MPGC members;

·         MPGC Operations, including managing the membership office and all administrative and logistical requirements this involves;

·          Supporting the Board, by accurately reporting on all campaigns run out of the Membership office and involvement in key meetings with MPGC stakeholders.

To be considered for this role, you must be degree qualified and have:

  • Minimum 2 to 4 years’ experience in a corporate sales and/or marketing function.
  • Previous experience in the golf industry favoured but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience in driving a successful sales and marketing campaigns, including the use of social media.
  • Stakeholder management experience essential.
  • Previous experience in managing people essential.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills ideal.

This is a relatively autonomous role where you will be given the freedom and responsibility to present your ideas, influence stakeholders that build support to implement your initiatives to successful outcomes.

If interested please email a copy of your CV to

Only applicants who meet selection criteria will be contacted by MPGC in due course.

General Manager – Newcastle Golf Club

The Newcastle Golf Club has a special place in Australian golfing history.  Founded in 1905, Newcastle is ranked in Australia’s top 20 courses.  The Newcastle Golf Club is a precious part of the Newcastle community and a local and national icon.

An extremely rare opportunity has presented for an ambitious and motivated person to lead the club as General Manager. Reporting directly to the board, the General Manager will oversee all operational functions including front of house, membership, marketing sponsorship and promotion, administration, pro-shop and greens staff.    The General Manager will have full P&L responsibility. 

The Newcastle Golf Club is driven by a vision to create an experience consistent with the world’s best golf courses.  This role is ideally suited to a visionary General Manager who is excited to lead people within a change environment.  The board has a widely diverse background and a rare energy to support a candidate with a relentless focus to achieve our vision. 

The ideal candidate will have experience leading change and be a charismatic leader of people.  They will be passionate about our member base and committed to enhancing the member experience.  Having a demonstrated track record for developing relationships with external stakeholders, prior marketing or business development skills will assist you in this role.  The General Manager will understand how to create value and the importance of delivering value to our partners. Possessing a demonstrated track record of P&L management and organisational turnaround will be considered a strong advantage.   Previous experience in a similar role leading a golf club or other member clubs is preferable, but is not essential.  We welcome applications from experienced leaders who believe they have a track record of success, and can make a positive impact on our club’s great history.

Please outline in your covering letter why you should be considered and send along with your resume addressed to the Board, Newcastle Golf Club on .

Alternately – if you wish to speak privately please contact Michael Coughlan the Club President on: 0411 089 042. 

All applications will be considered in the strictest of confidence.  The Newcastle Golf Club is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Executive Officer – Rich River Golf Club Resort

Rich River Golf Club Resort is one of the iconic sports clubs on the Murray River. Situated in the economically robust twin towns of Echuca and Moama at the closest point on the Murray to Melbourne, the Echuca/Moama region has a growing population of around 20,000.  

The Club operates across two club sites; Rich River Golf Club Resort and Moama Sports Club, and has a steadily growing membership of around 11,000 and a gaming installation of over 217 machines.  The Board of Directors are seeking a suitably qualified leader who has experience in managing substantial businesses that are multi-faceted, along with experience in leading and motivating teams to achieve.  
The larger of the two clubs, Rich River Golf Club offers championship golf courses along with an extensive range of other facilities that attract people to the area, with over 90,000 visitors recorded annually. They are proud to have won the Tourism NSW ‘Regional Tourism Award’ for ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ for the past two years, and for good reason!  

The range of facilities at Rich River Golf Club Resort include:

  • 2 x 18 hole championship golf courses
  • 17-bay golf driving range
  • 3 tift-dwarf lawn bowling greens
  • 4 A-grade croquet greens
  • 9 tennis courts
  • 64 Room motel 
  • Function Centre
  • Outdoor wedding area. 

The 64 room motel complex adjacent to the clubhouse and golf courses boasts a year round occupancy rate of around 65%. There is a very busy function venue known as The Tatalia Function Centre which offers a large room holding up to 400pax which can also be divided into up to three smaller rooms. There are 166 gaming machines at this site.  The club has 280 acres (107 hectares) of vacant land that they will be looking to develop in the future. The Club is about to commence redevelopment of its bar and catering facilities having completed a major upgrade of its gaming facility in December 2016. 

The second venue, Moama Sports Club, is operated as an entity in its own right but forms part of the total enterprise.  The club houses 51 gaming machines and supports a vast number of sporting groups from the area.  Both clubs operate their dining and food operations internally.  

As you can see, this is a large, multi-faceted business that will attract someone who does not solely operate on the day to day operations, but uses their commercial business skills to view and manage strategically with the support of a very dedicated leadership team and Board of Directors. There are some exciting challenges that come with being the CEO of such a diverse, $18.5 million revenue business with total assets approximating $20 million.

The Board of Directors are looking for a suitably qualified leader who can demonstrate the following attributes :

  • Ability to develop and delegate to a strong management team.
  • Capability to develop a strategic plan for the entire business.
  • Ability to drive the strategic plan with the Board of Directors and management.
  • Have an innovative and visionary management style. 
  • With the management team, develop the ability to analyse each area of operation and develop action plans to correct deficiencies and increase member and customer patronage.
  • Have competence in financial management, including setting and achieving agreed financial results.
  • Ability to focus not only on financial results but people achievement results as well.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to explore opportunities to partner with external operators across a range of areas of the business. 
  • Be comfortable with higher level negotiation, situational analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to deal with all external stakeholders including council, banks, developers, Government bodies etc.
  • Proficiency with understanding corporate legal requirements including the relevant Acts relating to New South Wales club legislation.

The position is one which will give an enterprising executive the opportunity to grow the operation while offering significant career development.

If you are the successful applicant, you will expect to:

  • Work with a Board of Directors with strong business acumen and a focus on financial results.
  • Be supported by the Board of Directors with sound decisions and innovating opportunities.
  • Be a figurehead and be respected as one of the significant business leaders in the community. 
  • Be instrumental in the setting, execution and delivery of strategy.
  • Be supported in the growth and development of your teams so that they are motivated to achieve.
  • Be encouraged to continue your own self development and personal growth.
  • Be rewarded for your ability to meet and exceed targets.
  • Be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package tailored to your circumstances. 

The role of CEO of Rich River Golf Club Resort is one of the key roles currently on offer in NSW.  Opportunities as diverse and challenging as this are few and far between, so we encourage you to consider submitting an application for this role.  You do not have to be a seasoned ‘Club Manager’ to apply.  We welcome seasoned business and people managers from a range of backgrounds.  For further confidential discussion about this role, please call Jenny White (WhiteNow) directly on 0417 223 286.

We look forward to your interest in this opportunity. 

Please apply through the advertisement on the White Now website by clicking here: