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Shelter Harbor Golf Club – Charlestown, Rhode Island
General Manager

About the Club
Shelter Harbor Golf Club is an upscale member-owned private equity club with the guiding vision to provide a traditional, family-oriented, private club that promotes the game of golf, fitness, quality dining, and beverage services. The operations of the Club reflect the established family traditions and accepted customs of New England living and hospitality. The Club is committed to good sportsmanship, community, and the protection of the environment in an exceptional seaside location.

Located in Westerly and Charlestown, Rhode Island, the Shelter Harbor Golf Club is the outgrowth of a desire to protect and preserve the area’s natural environment. The beautiful and serene Club is situated on approximately 440 acres of open space with a permanent prohibition on the development. It is the first new private course built in Washington County, Rhode Island, in over 100 years. It is the vision of the Founders that a very high-quality golf course can co-exist and foster a better environment for wildlife, water quality, and vegetation.

Shelter Harbor Golf Club is ranked 61st on Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses in the U.S. and 156th on Golf Digest America’s Top 200 Courses.

About the Position
The General Manager will guide the Executive Team and ultimately be responsible for managing all Shelter Harbor Golf Club operations consistent with the direction and policies established by the Board of Directors and by the By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Club. This includes working in conjunction with the Controller in the preparation and final draft of the annual operating and capital budgets, which will be subject to the approval of the Finance Committee and Board, and management and control of operations to attain desired results.

The General Manager will be a hands-on leader. Along with the Executive Team, he or she will coordinate and direct all management functions of the Club and work in concert with committee chairs to assist them with developing policies, programs, and events. The General Manager will consult with the President, the Board, and committee chairs on matters of significance to the Club. He or she will be responsible for the Club’s daily operations, monitoring the quality of the Club’s products and services to ensure maximum member and guest satisfaction. The General Manager will endeavor to provide an atmosphere of hospitality, friendliness, and goodwill.

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10+ years of progressively more responsible club management or hospitality/resort positions leading up to an Assistant General Manager or General Manager class at a similar scale and culture operation. Seasonal experience is strongly desired. He or she will have a professional career “track record” of achievement and relative employment stability with experience building budgets and managing the business from financial metrics. The next General Manager must be an excellent leader, motivator, team builder, communicator, and delegator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a record of success in the selection, training, development, and motivation of a high-performing, service-oriented management and staff, as well as a strong knowledge of food and beverage. He or she must have experience overseeing capital projects, developing long-range strategic plans, and implementing various communications strategies. It is also imperative that s/he be familiar with Club-related technologies.

The successful candidate will ideally be a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and hospitality Management. Professional certifications (CCM, CCE) or similar professional development achievements are highly desired.

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 Karen Alexander at