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The Country Club of North Carolina | Pinehurst, North Carolina
General Manager

About the Club

Established in 1963, The Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) is a member-owned family club with over 400 luxury homes within its gated community and a vibrant membership. CCNC is situated on 2,000 acres of long leaf pines and includes three picturesque recreational lakes, two eighteen-hole golf courses of world-class caliber and comparable racquet, pool, fitness and dining facilities. The Village of Pinehurst and the fabled #2 golf course, site of the 2014 Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens, is less than a mile away. The Club and Village of Pinehurst are centrally located within an hours drive of Raleigh and Greensboro, between which are numerous thriving communities and recreational venues.

Membership is comprised of local and on-site residents, North Carolina State residents, and national and international members. The Club lifestyle is especially appealing to families with children who enjoy youth golf, tennis, swimming programs, and more. CCNC is a community of families and friends who enjoy the great southern traditions of fine golf, tennis, recreation, superb dining, and social events.

CCNC has two exceptional and challenging golf courses, which are consistently ranked in North Carolina’s top 15.  The Dogwood Course is an Ellis Maples/Willard Byrd design. The Cardinal Course was designed by Willard Byrd/Robert Trent Jones.  Both courses were renovated by Arthur Hills from 1999-2002.  In 2016 the Dogwood Course was completely renovated by Kris Spence, who was respectful to the original Ellis Maples design while modernizing the course to accommodate new technology.  Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, and Hal Sutton are just a few of the golfing greats who have won championships at CCNC. The Dogwood course has been the venue for many championship events, including seven North Carolina Amateurs, six Southern Amateurs, the 1980 U.S. Amateur, and the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. CCNC has been a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses since 2003.

The Club has a full golf schedule with a variety of events for ladies, men and juniors, and the professional staff offers a wide range of instructional options, including private lessons and group clinics. The practice facility underwent a complete renovation in 2006 and provides an outstanding environment for golfers to work on all aspects of their games.

CCNC is operational year round. The golf course is open 364 days a year and closed on Christmas. Lunch and dinner services are available in the clubhouse Wednesday through Sunday; breakfast and brunch are available on Sundays only. Dining venues include formal, casual, and outdoor options with capacity for up to 100 guests. Total gross revenue is $9.4 million of which $1.6 million is derived from food and beverage. The Club currently has 846 members and a staff of 187 employees at the height of the season.

Renovation of the Dogwood golf course was started in 2015 and completed in 2016. A new tennis and fitness facility opened in January 2017 and the new golf pro shop, halfway house, and day locker facilities opened in March 2017. Additional renovations to the main club house are under consideration for the next three to five years.

About the Position

The General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (“GM/COO”) is responsible for managing all operations of The Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) and the Property Owner’s Committee (POC) roads and common property consistent with the direction and policies established by the Board of Directors as well as by the By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Club. He/she will partner with the Board to define the Vision and Mission of CCNC to carry the Club successfully into the next chapter and beyond.

The GM/COO reports to the Club President and partners with the 18-member Board of Directors. He/she leads a strong and seasoned management team that includes the Chief Financial Officer, Clubhouse Manager, Director of Golf, Superintendent, Horticulturist, Director of Wellness, Membership Director, and Security Director.

As the “face of CCNC” and custodian of the Club’s history and traditions, the GM/COO assumes all responsibility for community relations and provides quality leadership and a positive image for the Club to ensure the highest standards of excellence for all programming, sports operations, special events, entertainment, and other services that drive member engagement and satisfaction. He/she is visible, engaged, and accessible to the membership as a person and personality that members are eager to see.

Compensation: The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, commensurate with experience, including, a generous benefits plan.

About the Ideal Candidate

Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible Club/POA management positions (golf centric and gated residential golf communities preferred) up to a General Manager or Chief Operating Officer position of a highly regarded private golf club community of similar scope and scale.

CCNC is seeking a strong leader who possesses excellent operational, financial and analytical skills with a proactive management style to anticipate CCNC’s present and future needs.  Visibility, along with the genuine enjoyment of building member relationships and being in an active and social environment are key attributes for the next GM/COO. Candidates must demonstrate an outgoing, genuine, and personable personality as well as excellent communication skills. Interfacing with the residential members is an important function of this role; the GM/COO must look forward to being in front of the membership on a regular basis as well as representing CCNC in the community.

Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable in best practices and trends in food & beverage, membership marketing, and social media strategies for private clubs. Experience in real estate, managing capital improvements, particularly clubhouse renovations, and managing a high level USGA or PGA professional golf tournaments is highly desirable.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in business, hospitality or related fields is preferred. Professional certifications CCM, CCE or similar professional development achievements, are highly desirable.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration at http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact CTP Senior Consultant, Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email at alison@denehyctp.com.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Club Management Candidate Profile Form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. For further assistance or to recommend a candidate, please contact Alison Savona at 203-319-8228 or by email at alison@denehyctp.com.

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