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Cornerstone Club | Montrose, Colorado
General Manager

About the Club
Built-in 2007 by The Hunt Development Group, Cornerstone Golf Club is a private 18-hole golf community along with a 21-acre practice facility set within a huge, massive 4,800-acre site where the peaks of the West Elks, Cimarrons, and San Juans create a humbling backdrop. The opening tee shot is set at more than 9,200 feet above sea level. Located between Montrose and Telluride in the southwest of the Centennial State, Cornerstone’s 7,945-yard Greg Norman-designed Mountain course burst onto the scene in 2007, immediately sweeping up a plethora of magazine accolades, including a gushing headline from Golf Magazine: “Easily the best high-altitude course in the nation and quite possibly the world.”

Views from the course include the Western slop, the tabletop of Grand Mesa to the north, the serrated peaks of the West Elks and Cimarrons due east, and the saw-toothed San Juans to the south, all framed by aspens and pinons as you climb from 8,500 feet to 9,361 feet above sea level while playing the course.

The club closed in 2012 after the original developer sold out, but a group of Cornerstone property owners, spearheaded by longtime president Bob Aisner bought the course and commissioned Matt Dusenberry, designer/Architect for Greg Norman Golf Course Design to reinvigorate the layout, which completed late summer 2018, with a formal re-opening the following year.

In early 2022, Montage International was retained by the owners to manage the day-to-day operations. The Club’s mission is to develop a long-term strategic plan for the development to further amenity offerings for the Clubs members and guests within the causal mountain environment. The Montana-style clubhouse is open five months a year from Memorial Day to mid-October and offers fine dining in a casual setting. Most recently, the Club embarked on a Clubhouse expansion to include more dining space, a new bar, and outdoor seating around fire-pits. The new dining experience will offer a blend of relaxed refinement and culinary experience expressed through seasonal menus that integrate local ingredients.

A new administration building that will house fitness and other amenities including pickleball and tennis are near completion. The Club is surrounded by exceptional terrain that offers many multi-season activities that include 20 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and a 15-acre equestrian center for horseback riding.  Shooters can take aim on a target range, while anglers can cast into a stocked pond or head to the trout-rich waters of the nearby San Miguel, Dolores, and Gunnison rivers. During winter, members can cross-country ski on 10 miles of maintained trails and snowmobile and snowshoe for hours. Cornerstone Club also includes residential real estate opportunities featuring a variety of homesites and full-furnished cabins.

The Cornerstone Golf Club is located 20 miles southwest of Montrose, Colorado. Montrose is a growing community served by the fastest-growing airport in Colorado. While a place removed, it is far from remote. Grand Junction and Crested Butte are both within a two hours drive. Being on the western slopes, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Denver are all a short 5–6-hour drive.

The Club is open from late May until mid-October seven days a week. Dining is offered at the Clubhouse seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, and five days a week for dinner.

About the Position
The General Manager is responsible to the ownership group and Montage International. The position reports directly to the Senior Vice President – Golf, Club Management, and Recreation at Montage International.  All Cornerstone Golf Club staff members are employed by Montage International and enjoy the full range of benefits and privileges that this luxury international hospitality company offers. The General Manager will perform all duties necessary for the proper management and control of the property and business affairs of the Cornerstone Golf Club. The General Manager is responsible for managing all operations of The Cornerstone Golf Club consistent with the direction and policies established by Club ownership and Montage International.  This includes working in conjunction with staff and the Senior Vice President in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets, which is subject to review and acceptance by ownership, and management and control of operations to attain targeted results.

The next leader will spearhead the mission and strategic direction of the Club to create policy and programming while advising both owner and Montage on industry best practices, trends, and private club business norms. The General Manager has full management accountability and will help shape member programming to fit within the Montage International standards of luxury and hospitality.  While directly reporting to the Senior Vice President of Golf, Club Management, and Recreation at Montage International, the General Manager will also have direction from the ownership group.

The General Manager will create all standards and monitor the quality of the Club’s staff, products, and services to ensure maximum member and guest satisfaction, and will ensure an atmosphere of gracious hospitality, friendliness, and goodwill.  These standards are heavily influenced by the 5 Star standards of Montage International.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be an experienced private club General Manager with a career track record managing highly regarded private clubs and resorts with a wide range of both winter and summer amenity offerings. From this experience, the next leader will have proven the ability to create an outstanding service culture and have an excellent knowledge of and passion for food, wine, and service with a successful performance record in shaping excellent dining offerings that reflect traditional needs that will connect with a well-traveled and sophisticated membership. The General Manager will be visible and approachable both to the membership and staff alike and will genuinely enjoy building relations with both. The leadership style will include a nurturing approach with a humanistic management style while consistently holding staff accountable at the highest level. In addition, candidates will partner with the Montrose community in representing the Club to be the employer of choice as well as to integrate into the community overall. The next leader will also have experience in similar seasonal mountain environments and have enjoyed the outdoor pursuits it offers.

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 If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Dan Denehy or Patrick Finlen at 203 319 8228 or by email or