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Stock Farm Club | Hamilton, Montana
General Manager

About the Club

The Stock Farm Club, a private golf and sporting destination club located in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, is a modern incarnation of a luxury ranch getaway first created in 1888 by “Copper King” Marcus Daly. Some 100 years later, Charles Schwab followed the trout and Big Sky views to this same Bitterroot Valley and founded the 2,600-acre community that features the best golf course in the state as ranked by Golf Digest magazine. Beyond golf, the Club offers luxury homes, an equestrian center, 27,000-square-foot clubhouse reminiscent of a national park lodge, kids’ camps, five-stand shooting center, and 30 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. Mere minutes from the Club’s entrance are the trout-rich Bitterroot River and boundless opportunities to explore the millions of acres of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. About an hour downstream is the liberal arts college in the town of Missoula with its international airport.

Since opening in 1999, Stock Farm Club’s Mission has been to establish a tradition of distinction and excellence and exceeding the expectations of its members and to provide a casual, comfortable environment with extra-ordinary service and true Montanan hospitality. The 27,000 square foot Montana Clubhouse Lodge is the social center and gathering place of the Club. It embodies true Montana hospitality and western elegance with the amenities of a 5-star resort. The dining experience is a blend of relaxed refinement and culinary excellence that is expressed through seasonal menus that integrate local ingredients and cuisine. The Club’s 23 picturesque cabins are well-appointed and available for nightly, weekly, and monthly rentals for members and their guests.

The Club focuses on family activities including golf, dining, shooting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, swimming, summer camp, and myriad social activities. The Tom Fazio designed golf course is a par 72 with 72 bunkers and hosts approximately 6,000 rounds annually. The outside footprints of the golf course are 400 acres; an electric elk fence surrounding the golf course stands at 7 ½ feet high. The Sporting Club offers a wide variety of sporting and gaming activities including the Five Stand Shooting Centre and Sporting Clays. The nearby Bitterroot River offers world-class fishing as well as kayaking, rafting, paddling, and swimming. Construction of a new 9,663 square foot fitness facility was completed in 2017 and includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, treatment cabins, and Poolside Grill.  A main pool, children’s pool, hot tub, pool deck, covered patios and basketball/pickleball court surround the new facility on an additional 18,600 square feet.

At 3,638 feet above sea level, the Stock Farm Club averages 270 sunny days a year. Annual rainfall of 12-15 inches creates arid, high-elevation conditions – even the coldest days are a manageable dry cold. You’ll be surprised to know the average high temperature in April is 61°, 80° in August, 59° in November and 42° in February.

The Club is open year-round, seven days a week.

About the Position

The General Manager is responsible to the Board and its Executive Committee, performing all duties necessary in the proper management and control of the property and affairs of the Stock Farm Club. The General Manager is responsible for managing all operations of Stock Farm Club and delivering a first-class member and guest experience club-wide that is reflective of member preferences, hospitality trends and best practices.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will have been established general managers with a terrific track record of managing highly regarded private clubs or boutique resorts; from this experience, they know how to create an outstanding service culture and member experience. Experience in a broad range broad range of sports and winter activities, both active involvement and operations management, is highly desired.

The General Manager must be motivating while holding everyone accountable. A humanistic, creative and involved leader who is highly personable to engage with the sophisticated membership and can direct, coordinate and control all facets of a premier full service, high-end private club. The successful candidate will have proven experience and success leading and managing all facets of club operations and developing a talented team of high performing staff.

Candidates should be a college graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management or equivalent. Professional certifications (CHA, CCM, CCE) or similar professional development achievements are highly desired.

The General Manager will live year-round in Montana so candidates and their family must love the Big Sky Country lifestyle and demonstrate appreciation for the Stock Farm culture. The Club is eager to create a long term partnership with the right General Manager.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Club Management Candidate Form and submit with a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. To learn more about this opportunity or to recommend a candidate, please contact Dan Denehy or Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email at Dan@denehyctp.comAlison@denehyctp.com.

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