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The Boca Raton | Boca Raton, Florida
Director of Golf

About the Club
Set amidst 200 lake and oceanfront acres in Florida’s south Palm Beach County, The Boca Raton provides a private year-round escape for overnight Resort Guests and Club Members. Five distinct hotels set within the luxury resort include Beach Club, Bungalows, Cloister, Tower, and Yacht Club. In addition to golf, amenities range from distinctive dining to a private golden beach, 50,000-square-foot Spa Palmera, a Racquet Club, a Pool Club, and more.

The par-71 Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary recognized Harborside Golf Course was redesigned by Gene Bates in 1997. It plays to 6,262 yards and features many elevational changes among twelve surface acres of water hazards, including the signature island-green finishing hole. This golden age course is dedicated to the first two Golf Professionals at The Boca Raton: Tommy Armour (served from 1926 to 1955) and Sam Snead (served from 1956 to 1969).

The golf course is open daily from 7:30am to 6:00pm and the golf shop and practice areas are open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm to Hotel guests, Club members, and guests accompanied by Club members. The golf course averages 50,000 rounds annually; cart and greens fee revenue are approximately $4.1 million and gross merchandise sales are $600,000. There are 423 golf memberships with 800 golf members. The golf department is staffed year-round by 41 employees.

In the spring of 2016, the Resort Course underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the entire golf course. Players of all skill levels enjoy the course with its five sets of tees to accommodate any player.

About the Position
The Director of Golf reports to the Director of Recreation and directs and oversees the total golf operation and services assuring high standards and customer satisfaction. He/she oversees the recruitment, hiring and training to develop and maintain a motivated golf team that can deliver the Club member and Hotel guest experiences at the highest levels.

The Director of Golf is responsible for the financial and operational performance of the golf department and required to develop annual business plans, operating budgets, capital budgets to achieve financial goals and objectives. He/she forecasts and reviews all golf operations revenues and expenses on a daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis and acts as a liaison and representative of both the Golf and the Recreation department, attending hotel meetings, preparing budgets, reviewing financials, and completing assignments as required.

The Director of Golf works closely with all department heads to achieve the goals and objectives of the facility.  He/she maintains a close working relationship with the Golf Course Superintendent and coordinates with the Food and Beverage Manager for all golf functions. The Director of Golf assists with the development of golf marketing initiatives and assists the Membership Sales Director with new member leads, prospective members, and the orientation of new members.

About the Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be an engaging and approachable leader who will be well received and accessible to a wide range of Club members and Hotel Guests of varying dispositions and playing skills; a golf professional with an overriding sense of quality awareness relating to every part of the golf operations including recruiting, developing, and retaining a high quality, courteous, and well-trained staff. Candidates with experience and success instituting new and innovative member experiences and hospitality practices are highly desired.

Ideal candidates will have experience and demonstrated success overseeing all administrative, fiscal responsibilities and performance criteria for the golf and retail operations, including planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and corrective management. Candidates should be excellent communicators – both oral and written.

Candidates should be PGA Class “A” certified with a minimum of five (5) years of proven success managing a high demand for profit member and high-quality hotel guest shared golf facility. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a business-related field is preferred.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the Golf Professional Form (not the Club Management form) and submit with a resume and a compelling cover letter to with the subject line: The Boca Raton Director of Golf. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Mr. Dan Denehy
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT 06825

If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Dan Denehy or Barbara McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 or by email: