General Manager – The Flinders Golf Club

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 5 August.

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

General Manager – Muirfield Golf Club

The Board of Muirfield Golf Club is excited at the opportunity to recruit a new General Manager who will be entrusted to lead the club to an even more successful and exciting future. Founded in 1953 the club is proud to be associated with its name sake in Edinburgh Scotland. The member owned club provides a tier 1 golfing facility for the enjoyment of its members and public alike. Situated in North Rocks, Muirfield is located a convenient 10 minutes from Parramatta and 25 minutes from the Sydney CBD and continues to be an integral part of Sydney’s Hills District community.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Board of Directors, Committees and sub-committee structures leading and building off the solid team that is currently in place.

The primary role and responsibilities cover all aspects of general and NSW specific club administration and will include:

• Thorough working knowledge and application of all NSW club statutory regulations,
• Consistently overseeing and ensuring health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to,
• Knowledge and experience with Golf Operations and course maintenance not essential,
• Gaming legislation applicable to New South Wales clubs,
• Demonstrated skills and experience in Club administration and employee relations,
• Effective relationship fostering with the membership base is a key requirement,
• Managing commercial contracts with key suppliers and contractors effectively providing feedback on a consistent and timely basis.

Additional skills and expertise in the following areas will be regarding favourably:
• Marketing experience within a golfing or hospitality industry,
• Golf specific background not a pre-requisite,
• Managing projects from design through to completion,
• Effective communication (written and verbal) with all stakeholders,
• The role will suite a hands on and motivated individual with an inclusive and non-autocratic leadership style,
• A specific skills set in change management would be advantageous.

Applications for this exciting opportunity close on the 27th July 2016.
Golf Industry Central regrets that no telephone calls regarding the role can be accommodated at this time.
To apply for the role please submit your resume along with a covering letter motivating your suitability for this role to Mike Orloff at recruitment@golfindustrycentral.com.au.

General Manager – Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Interested in leading and managing Queensland’s No.1 Public Access Golf Course – this could be the job for you – General Manager, Brookwater Golf and Country Club.

Brookwater Golf and Country Club is a unique privately owned golfing destination with a premium point of difference, a commitment to an exceptional golfing experience.  Greg Norman’s unparalleled expertise and insight into the expectations of golfers of all levels guarantee a challenging and enjoyable golfing experience.

The Club has an opening for a General Manager, Brookwater Golf and Country Club, who is interested in pursuing a career in golf and hospitality management at one of Queensland and Australia’s premier golfing locations. 

Duties (include but are not limited to)

  • Responsible for the business development, general management and profitability of the Brookwater Golf and Country Club. This will include development of annual business plan and budget to deliver successful business outcomes.
  • Responsible for the high quality and efficient delivery of membership services, guest and visitor services befitting a prestige golf business.
  • Oversee all departments within the Brookwater Golf and Country Club including course maintenance, golf operations, tennis facilities, food and beverage and membership management.
  • Ultimately responsible for the operation of the Brookwater Golf and Country Club and ensure that it operates in an efficient, effective and productive manner at all times, and that it is fully compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements in accordance with Springfield Land Corporation policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for increasing growth in non-membership golf revenue, including developing Public Daily Fee Strategy.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of excellent strategic thinking and an ability to implement business plans and grow revenue, motivate staff through inspiring leadership, strong business management acumen, strong knowledge and experience of managing a premium national or international golf course business, high level written and verbal communication skills, attention to the fine business details, a key focus on creating that ‘repeat’ customer-service experience for both Members and Non-Members, and demonstrated practice of professional and ethical standards.  Thorough knowledge of golf, hospitality and managing golfing communities along with a suitable tertiary qualification in the areas of finance or management will be desirable.  The position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Springfield Land Corporation.

Salary:  An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time position and will require week-end work.

How to Apply:  Applications for this position can be submitted up to Friday, 22 July 2016.  Private and Confidential Applications, with resume and covering letter should be forwarded to Mary O’Dea, Executive Manager, Springfield Land Corporation via email to m.o’dea@springfieldland.com.au.  For further information on the position, please contact Mary O’Dea on email m.o’dea@springfieldland.com.au or telephone (07) 3819 9973.

Golf & Sports Operations Coordinator – Killara GC

The Killara Golf Club, established in 1899 and home to one of Sydney’s premier championship golf courses is a private members club on the North Shore. It is recognised for its first class facilities which include, a championship golf course, 2 tennis courts, 2 bowling greens, 2 squash courts, numerous food and beverage facilities and multiple function rooms.
Killara Golf Club is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and professional person to take on the full time role of Golf & Sports Operations Coordinator. The position will report to the General Manager and assist in the management of the Club’s extensive golf and sports operations while ensuring maximum Member and guest satisfaction at the Club.

The successful applicant will be required to:

• Assist with the delivery of all golf operations at the Club.
• Coordinate the Cadet & Junior Development Programs.
• Liaise with all departments on golf matters.
• Assist in the preparation and management of all corporate golf events.
• Coordinate Interclub & Representative teams.
• Manage member handicapping through MiClub and Golflink.
• Provide administration support for tennis, bowls, squash and billiards.

The successful applicant will have had previous experience within the sports industry and/or within member based clubs. Applicants must also possess high attention to detail, competent computer skills as well as a desire to exceed Member expectations. The role offers the right candidate a chance to grow into the position and take on greater responsibility at the Club in time.
Applicants must be available to work outside of normal business hours and some weekend work will be a requirement of the role.
Whilst not essential, knowledge of golf and MiClub software systems will be highly regarded.
Applications close Thursday 14th July. Please email resume and cover letter to Ann Buchanan ann.buchanan@kgc.com.au

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Chief Executive Officer – Cottesloe GC

Cottesloe Golf Club is one of the leading and reputable private golf clubs in Australia.  Located in Swanbourne, Western Australia, Cottesloe Golf Club has been in existence since 1908 and has a reputation for excellence in service to Members and guests alike.

Over the past fifteen years the Club has undertaken significant course changes under the guidance of architect Graham Marsh and each change has led to a dramatic improvement in the overall presentation of the Course.

With a multi-functional Clubhouse situated in one of the most picturesque sites in the Perth metropolitan area, a full male membership with an extensive waiting list and a growing women’s membership, the Club is in an excellent position to continue building upon its proud history as a leader and innovator in golf in Western Australia.

The Club is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer to continue to drive the ongoing success of the Club in line with the strategic directions determined by the Board.

The Club operates under a modern corporate structure with a single Board rather than a series of committees overseeing the Club’s business and operations. Under the Club’s corporate structure, the Chief Executive Officer will report to the Board and will have autonomy in the management and operation of all key areas of the Club’s business in line with agreed budgets and key performance indicators.  Areas of responsibility will include the following:

  • Financial Management
  • Membership Services
  • Golf Course
  • Golf Retail and Playing Operations
  • Food and Beverage
  • Human Resource Management
  • Capital Project Management
  • Golf Tournament and Sponsorship Co-ordination
  • Community and Local Government liaison

The Chief Executive Officer will be supported by a quality team of managers responsible for the golf course, food and beverage, golf retail and playing operations. The managers will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer’s working week will be predominantly Monday to Friday with weekend and public holiday work only required when major tournaments or special Club events are scheduled.  

The ideal applicant will have a track record demonstrating excellent strategic thinking and ability to implement strategic plans, an ability to lead and inspire senior staff, strong financial and business acumen, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, experience with capital projects and a focus on the provision of outstanding service to Members. In addition knowledge of golf and a suitable tertiary qualification in the areas of finance or management are seen as desirable. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on qualifications and experience.

Private and Confidential Applications, with resume and covering letter may be forwarded to The President, Cottesloe Golf Club Inc, PO Box 2512, Mt Claremont WA 6910 or via email: communications@cottesloegc.com

Applications should be submitted by no later than Thursday 21 July 2016.

General Manager – Kareela Golf & Social Club Ltd

Kareela Golf and Social Club Ltd/ Kareela Golf Course Operations PL is a busy golf and social club, with 700 golfing members and 5000 social members, located in the Sutherland Shire.  With our picturesque but challenging course, the Club offers a great day out followed by a visit to our friendly and relaxing ‘state of the art’ clubhouse which boasts 3 lounge areas, restaurant, coffee shop, kid’s club, function centre and a conference room for 20 as well as regular functions and events, operated by our external caterers.

Now looking for an experienced General Manager to take the reins of the Club, lead our 60 dedicated staff and accept this challenging role, which will require a self-starter who is motivated to succeed!

The Club is about to embark on a joint venture, with a view to developing our premises, therefore, the successful applicant will need to have the ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders including Council and Builders etc. and experience in Project Management will be a distinct advantage. It’s an exciting time to take the lead of the Club and get involved in this fantastic project!

The successful candidate will be:

  • A passionate, dedicated and professional person holding all the necessary prerequisite experience and certifications that are required within the industry
  • Fully conversant with modern trends in operating an 80 machine gaming installation
  • Fully conversant with the mainstream systems operated within the club and hospitality industry
  • Able to manager cashflow
  • Previous experience at a Golf Club would be highly regarded but is not essential

Duties will include:

  • Overall responsibility for managing the club and course operations including the Pro Shop.
  • Presentation of monthly accounts
  • Computer literacy essential with experience in MYOB, WageEasy, eBET & Generate an advantage
  • Development and implementation of club strategies
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Be an active member of various Board sub committees
  • Revenue enhancement through marketing initiatives and cost control
  • Be proactive in change implementation
  • Support and guidance to the Board
  • Negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to multi task and
  • Have experience managing all facets of a licensed club operations

Remunerations will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Please apply through the advertisement on the White Now website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2943eiC

Director of Golf – New South Wales GC

This is an opportunity to be part of one of the preeminent golf clubs in the world and one of the highest calibre golf club management teams in the industry. 

The New South Wales Golf Club at La Perouse is the top ranked golf club in New South Wales, top 3 in Australia and within the top 30 worldwide (Golf Digest Magazine 2016). This ranking, profile and spectacular location attract a steady stream of international and often high profile visitors, bringing a whole other dimension to this role.    

The Director of Golf is a key member of the management team reporting into the General Manager. There will be a transitional phase in this role as the club assumes responsibility for the existing Golf Shop operation and the successful candidate will be integrally involved in working through this transition.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Management of overall golf operations including golf shop retail operations, tuition, driving range, golf cart facility and Caddies to standards expected at a golf club of this standing.
  • Planning, execution and administration of all elements of all golf competitions, tournaments and corporate events and liaison with the House Manager to facilitate all related F&B.
  • Course player management in conjunction with the Match Committee, to include speed of play and course usage analysis and management of all conduct, dress and etiquette standards.
  • Liaison with the Course Superintendent to manage the impact of course work on competitions and communication of local and temporary rules.
  • Management of the clubs social media and website and preparation of the annual programme.
  • Co-ordination/administration of all Men’s and Ladies Representative teams and matches.
  • Effective liaison with the House Manager to ensure there is pre-planning and smooth facilitation of all golf events on the day/night of functions.

You will be an experienced golf management professional who has most likely come up through the PGA ranks to a similar role in another high calibre golf club. Experienced across the full spectrum of golf operations, your depth of knowledge of golf will combine with strong administration skills and team leadership and management capabilities. Candidates based both in Australia and offshore will be considered but a strong long term commitment to a Sydney base will be essential. 

Applications will be managed by Ellington Savage.  Please register your interest in this role by emailing your application to mail@ellingtonsavage.com quoting reference number 9994 with any correspondence.

General Manager – The Island Golf Club Nambucca Heads

General Manager – The Island Golf Club Nambucca Heads 

The Island Golf Club is situated on Stuart Island in the Nambucca River, enjoying an idyllic climate – it is one of two golf courses taking up a whole island in Australia. Situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane, about 35 minutes south of Coffs Harbour. 

The Club’s activities include a challenging 18 hole par 69 course with arguably the best greens on the North Coast and 2 squash courts. The Clubhouse has facilities including Bar and Gaming, with the popular “Island Restaurant” featuring fabulous river views. The setting is ideal for all types of functions, including weddings, party celebrations and corporate golf days. Our golf and social membership is currently 375 golfing members and 1875 social members.

We are looking to attract a motivated and hands on management professional, whose challenge will be to continue to grow the golfing and social membership of the Club in a highly competitive environment, and oversee the day to day operations of the Club in the role of General Manager

The successful applicant will have;

  • Previous management experience in the Club/Hospitality industry
  • Ability to lead and motivate a diversified team of employees in the Clubhouse and Green Shed
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to prepare monthly Board papers including monthly financial reports
  • Superior communication skills both written and oral
  • The ability to market and promote the Club
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours
  • The ability to meet all OLGR requirements
  • Hold current RSA and RCG certification

An interest in golf would be considered desirable but not essential.

Being a small Club, this position is “hands on” and represents an outstanding opportunity for the right person seeking to grow their management skills, and work with the Board to take the Club into the future. An Annual Salary will be negotiated subject to qualifications and experience.

Please apply through the advertisement on the White Now website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1ZPpNIp

Sarah Watts

RAM, (Recruitment Administration Manager) White Now

P:  02 9807 1806  M:  0438 800 807  PO:  Box 458, Ryde NSW 1680

W:  www.whitenow.com.au

Golf Operations Manager – Catalina Country Club

GOLF OPERATIONS MANAGER

Catalina Country Club is an impressive 27 Hole Championship Golf Course located in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

The role of Golf Operations Manager is to oversee and administrate Golf Operations at the Club.

Objective of the position:

  • To promote golf club membership
  • Overseeing the Club’s golfing competitions and social/charity golf fixtures
  • To maximise course usage

What you will bring to this role:

  • Strong previous golf operations experience of member competition golf.
  • An exceptional customer service focus
  • Capacity to understand and resolve concerns held by members
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing policy and procedure
  • An eye for detail
  • Flexibility to work across 7 days

Essential skills:

  • Previous MiClub golf program experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience to ensure operational excellence
  • Exceptional organisation skills

Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Written applications should be received by close of business 29 June 2016, and addressed to:

Cushla Hands

Business Development Manager

ClubCatalina

154 Beach Road

Batemans Bay  NSW 2536

chands@clubcatalina.com.au                  

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.