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GreatHorse | Hampden, Massachusetts
Director of Instruction 

About the Club

GreatHorse is a family-owned and extremely high-end, private full-service country club located in Hampden, Massachusetts near Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. This premier property opened in June 2015 after an expansive rebuild of the golf course and construction of a 30,000 sq.ft. clubhouse that sits high on a ridge facing west toward the Berkshires.  The Club is open year round and offers a robust calendar of social and athletic programming.

The par 72, 18-hole championship golf course designed by the notable golf course architect, Brian Silva, hosts approximately 9,000 rounds annually and features more than 200 bunkers and five sets of tees (4,953 yards to 7,522); the rating/slope is 77.8/140 from 7,522-yard tees.

Golf amenities for club fitting and instruction include an indoor golf facility with two hitting bays equipped with TrackMan and Sam Putt Lab equipment, a three-season driving range with covered hitting bays and 13 short game bunkers, and a 10,000 sq.ft. putting green and short game practice area with three playable target green and numerous bunkers.


In 2016, GreatHorse hosted a USGA 4-Ball Qualifier, the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts Amateur Championship, and the GreatHorse Travelers ProAm held in conjunction with that PGA Tour event, The Travelers Championship. Events in 2017 included the 2017 Massachusetts Open Qualifier and the 2nd GreatHorse Travelers ProAm. The Massachusetts Open was held at GreatHorse in 2018.

Additional club amenities include a tennis hut, tennis courts, platform tennis courts, an ice rink, a basketball court, an outdoor pool with cabanas, a fitness center, five guest rooms, private event space, spa service, concierge services, men’s and ladies locker rooms, and a veranda offering scenic views of the golf course and Berkshire mountains. Dining outlets include a main dining room, outdoor veranda and a bar and lounge area. Separate from the clubhouse is Starting Gate, a new private events facility that capitalizes on the property’s scenic views.

The Club is open year-round; the golf course is open weather permitting from approximately April to November.

About the Position

The Director of Instruction will manage, oversee, and direct golf instruction and player development programming for GreatHorse. He/she will provide outstanding, hospitality-driven service and is responsible for creating an atmosphere of learning and continuous improvement to foster and maintain interest and enthusiasm among all member and player segments at GreatHorse.

This is a seasonal position from mid-April to October.

About the Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates are engaging and approachable golf professionals who are well-received and accessible to a wide range of members with varying dispositions and playing skills.

Candidates should be PGA Class “A” certified with a minimum of four years or more as a Director of Instruction. This experience should have been achieved largely at a respected, full service, country club delivering a premier golf instruction experience. Candidates must also demonstrate expertise in and passion for best practices and current trends in golf instruction and player development initiatives.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Golf Professional Candidate Form and submit with a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to newsubmissions@denehyctp.comPlease include GreatHorse: Director of Instruction in the subject line.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Barbara McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 /