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Shelter Harbor Golf Club | Charlestown, Rhode Island
General Manager

About the Club
Shelter Harbor Golf Club is a member-owned private equity club with the guiding vision to provide a traditional, family-oriented, private club devoted to promoting 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 what is a very special seaside location.

Located in Westerly and Charlestown, Rhode Island, the Club is the outgrowth of a desire to protect and preserve the natural environment of the area. The Club is situated on approximately 440 acres of open space with a permanent prohibition on the development and 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 63rd on Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses in the U.S and 177th on Golf Digest America’s Top 200 Courses.

About the Position
The General Manager is responsible for managing all operations of Shelter Harbor Golf Club consistent with the direction and policies established by the Board of Overseers as well as 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 approval of the Finance Committee and Board, and management and control of operations to attain desired results.

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

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of progressively more responsible club management positions leading up to a General Manager position at a similar scale and culture private and seasonal club. He/she will have a professional career “track record” of achievement and relative employment stability with experience in building budgets and managing the business from financial metrics.  He/she must be an excellent leader, team builder, communicator, delegator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The next General Manager 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 strong food and beverage knowledge. It is important that he/she have experience with overseeing capital projects, developing long range strategic plans and implementing various communications strategies. It is also imperative that he/she be facile with club related technologies.

The successful candidate will ideally be a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, 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 Dan Denehy or Karen Alexander at 203.319.8228 or by email: or