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GreatHorse | Hampden, Massachusetts
First Assistant Golf Professional 

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 1st Assistant works closely with Head Golf Professional to ensure an exceptional golf experience that exceeds member expectations. This position will strongly assist with supervising and managing golf staff, assisting and administering golf instruction programs, enforcing course policies, assisting with event and tournament operations and supporting retail operations.  As an integral member of the team, the Assistant Golf Professional must lead by example, taking a proactive position in all issues concerning the golf shop and member services.  Additional duties will be assigned as required.

This is a year-round position. The start date will be on or around April 1, 2019.

About the Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be PGA Class “A” certified with a minimum of three years or more of professional golf management experience. This experience should have been achieved largely at a respected, full service, country club delivering a premier golf experience.

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: First Assistant in the subject line.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Barbara McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 / Barbara@denehyctp.com.

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