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Bull’s Bridge Golf Club | South Kent, Connecticut
General Manager

About the Club
Nestled in northwestern Connecticut’s scenic Litchfield County, Bull’s Bridge Golf Club offers a unique golf experience. The Berkshire foothills provide an impressive panorama with spectacular views prominent throughout the property. The 18-hole championship golf course was opened in 2004, and quickly commanded the attention of the golf community. Designed by Tom Fazio, one of America’s greatest living golf architects, the par 72 layout exemplifies his trademark design versatility. The golf course is currently ranked #6 on the Best in State list compiled by Golf Digest magazine and is in the top 200 Modern Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest.

The club takes its name from a Colonial-era covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River. Built by Jacob Bull to provide access to his grist and sawmill, the bridge, reportedly crossed four times by George Washington during the revolutionary war survives to this day. Litchfield County retains many of its historic sites so important to the birth of the nation and has an important role in the Civil War and World War I.

Currently, the club has a well-appointed cottage-style 2700 sq ft clubhouse and is finalizing plans for an approximately 3000 sq ft addition to accommodate the growth in the number of club members over the last decade. The goal of Bull’s Bridge is to create a world-class golf club promoting a member-friendly environment. The facility houses both men’s and women’s locker rooms as well as a golf shop and a full-service kitchen. The centerpiece of the building is the great room with a beautiful oak bar and a captivating stone fireplace. The space offers gathering and dining areas both inside and outside on the covered terrace and back patio. Breakfast, lunch, and special occasion dinners are served at the clubhouse while an on-course halfway house provides refreshments and a comfort station to players during the round.

Gross revenue is $6 million with annual dues at $3.6 million and Food & Beverage accounting for approximately $300,000. There are 64 staff members at the height of the season and approximately 10,000 golf rounds annually. The Club is open April-November. Future capital improvements include the construction of a new addition to the existing clubhouse and select projects on the golf course.

About the Position
The General Manager (GM) candidate will have a very strong background in the golf industry with connections to golf industry resources. The former Director of Golf/GM was well respected by the membership, staff, and his peers. He served in his role for 19 years until his untimely passing.

The new GM is responsible for driving excellence and leading all operations of Bull’s Bridge Golf Club including the relationships between the club and its Board of Directors (“Board”), members, guests, employees, community, government, outside vendors, and industry. He or she will interface with the Golf, Greens, House, Finance, and Long-Range Planning Committees. The General Manager reports directly to the president of the club and is responsible for enforcing the club’s by-laws and rules and regulations. This includes developing operating policies and procedures and directing the work of all department managers while working in conjunction with the controller in the development and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets. The GM will secure and protect the club’s assets including facilities and equipment and monitor the quality of all of the club’s products and services to ensure maximum member and guest satisfaction.

About the Ideal Candidate
The Ideal candidate will have a minimum of eight years of progressively more responsible private club management positions leading up to a GM of a well-regarded, private club ideally of similar scale, culture, and amenities and, if a golf professional, member of the PGA. He/she will have a strong track record in shaping and leading excellent service in programming and member-focused service. The next GM will have successfully implemented a robust training program that has resulted in consistent and professional service.

The selected candidate will also have experience developing and implementing creative programming. He/she will have excellent financial management, organizational and administrative skills and can effectively communicate with the President and Board.

A college graduate is preferred, however possessing professional club industry certifications along with relevant work experience is most important.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to DENEHY Club Thinking Partners at http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Carolyn Kepcher at 203.319.8228 or by email at carolyn@denehyctp.com.

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