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Seven Lakes Country Club | Palm Springs, California
General Manager

About the Community
Nestled in south Palm Springs, Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club is a stunning 120-acre mid-century modern community developed by William Grant between 1964 and 1972. Featuring 341 residences designed by Richard Harrison and William Cody, the gated community is one of Palm Springs’ first private golf communities.

Set in the Melody Ranch neighborhood, Seven Lakes offers beautiful mountain views, green vistas, low density, executive golf, and unique dining experiences. The Ted Robinson-designed par 58 golf course is at the heart of this 24/7 guarded community, marked by its classic mid-century design.

Residences wind around the golf course, showcasing stunning mountain views, with fifteen swimming pools/spas near each home. The Ric Harrison and William Cody Clubhouse features an elegant dining room and a patio overlooking the golf course, while an active bar/lounge hosts casual dining and special events.

Managed by a homeowner-elected Board of Governors, the Seven Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc. ensures the community’s well-being, including professional landscaping services and a 30-year reserve funding program. Other amenities include 15 heated swimming pools/spas, 11 BBQ areas, a tennis court, and pickleball courts. With over 30% designated as “green space” and 75% of dwellings enjoying golf course views, Seven Lakes remains a low-density gem.

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the airport, Seven Lakes is featured annually in the Palm Springs Modernism Tour. It continues to offer outstanding activities, amenities, and enduring friendships.

Gross cash inflow is $5.4 million, monthly dues are $1,606, and annual F&B revenue is $690,000. There are 341 homes and nine board members. The Association’s facilities are staffed seven days a week in season and five days a week in the off-season.

About the Position
The General Manager is vital to the Seven Lakes Homeowners Association (HOA) Board, reporting directly to the HOA President. Responsible for day-to-day operations, staffing, finance, and services, the GM ensures compliance with Board policies. The GM communicates effectively with stakeholders by collaborating on budgets and overseeing long-term projects. The GM prioritizes member satisfaction by setting standards for staff and services and fostering a welcoming community atmosphere. Seven Lakes offers a competitive compensation plan to acknowledge the GM’s crucial role in upholding community excellence.

About the Ideal Candidate
The preferred candidate should demonstrate a robust professional track record spanning at least seven years, showcasing progressive leadership roles leading to a General Manager or similar position, preferably within private communities, associations, or clubs with relevant parallels. Essential qualifications include extensive experience in multi-year capital project management, construction project oversight, and collaboration with local and state regulatory agencies. A consistent history in annual and long-range budgeting, forecasting, expense management, and financial reporting is crucial.

Familiarity with the Seven Lakes Community and a keen interest in learning about Palm Springs’ cultural traditions are essential. Living experience in a mountain desert community is a necessity. The candidate must exhibit adaptability to work effectively in both in-season and off-season modes, with a proven ability to attract and retain staff in a competitive, seasonal work environment. Expertise in food and beverage operations management, a willingness to supplement staff work as needed, and experience in golf course community management are desired.

The prospective leader will be pivotal in shaping the Association’s vision and strategic direction, advising the HOA on industry best practices, trends, and homeowner association norms. A four-year college degree, particularly in hospitality management, is highly desirable, complemented by relevant professional training. Additional assets include PCAM, CMCA, LCAM certifications, and a working knowledge of Davis-Stirling.

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 Patrick Finlen at