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Siwanoy Country Club | Bronxville, New York
Director of Golf

About the Club
Siwanoy Country Club is one of the finest private member-owned clubs in lower Westchester County located just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.  Established in 1901, the current location in the affluent village of Bronxville, New York, has become the social and athletic center for many families in the area and is the closest private club north of New York City. The Club has evolved from a reputation as a men’s golf club to a modern family club serving a socially active membership of over 600.

The Donald Ross designed golf course was established in 1915 and hosted the inaugural PGA Championship in the fall of 1916.  This historic golf course has been well cared for over the years and in 2015 underwent a restoration to return some of the features lost over the decades back into play. The rolling terrain provides for an ideal walking course; thus, the Club has an extensive caddie program.  Tee times are not accepted as this is a “member’s course” which promotes play among its members, yet members may introduce guests to play as well. The course Mr. Ross laid out and had constructed on the Manor Property in 1913 is essentially the same Siwanoy golf course of today, minus a few of the sand traps and bunkers he planned and had constructed.

In the fall of 2020, the Club completed a 41,000 square-foot clubhouse renovation and expansion project which included two substantial additions and major infrastructure enhancements to the original structure, which was built in 1893. The entire facility underwent a dramatic re-design, finished with high-end materials, and was completed on schedule and under budget.

The Club’s expansions included new dining facilities, a rooftop terrace, a dining patio, a grill room, and a formal banquet hall, all of which allow the Club to comfortably accommodate over 500 guests. The dining facilities were outfitted with three new bars and a 2,500 square-foot kitchen, designed to host multiple functions simultaneously. Hospitality areas were also renovated and expanded to include five private “hotel” suites on the third floor, a wine cellar, and heritage room, designed to pay tribute to the Club’s historical significance. Both women’s and two-story men’s full-service locker rooms were constructed, each with terraces that overlook the golf course.

About the Position
The Director of Golf ensures that members and guests receive premier service and an exceptional golf experience with the highest standards for all golf programming and services across all player segments. He/she will maintain a pleasant and professional manner and will be visible and readily accessible to members and their guests at appropriate times when activity levels are high or as important events occur.

The Director of Golf is also responsible for recruiting, training, mentoring, and monitoring the performance of the golf operations team to nurture a member-focused, high touch service culture that values member recognition, anticipatory service, and the enhancement of the member experience. He/she is also responsible for creating and maintaining a retail environment and offering a product mix that is consistent with member and guest demographics and their respective needs and preferences.

The current Director of Golf is retiring later this year after 25 years of excellent service to the Club. The new Director of Golf is expected to seamlessly transition into the golf leadership role and establish a presence throughout the Club to assure the Membership that they have an engaged Director of Golf who understands and will maintain the culture and traditions of Siwanoy Country Club.

About the Ideal Candidate
Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication, team building, and management skills and an overriding sense of quality awareness relating to every part of golf operations: member services, merchandising, tournaments, events, and golf instruction. This includes training, mentoring, and overseeing a high quality, courteous, well-trained, and efficient staff.

Candidates should have a minimum of seven years or more of professional golf management experience with a minimum of four years as a Director of Golf or Head Professional. This experience should have been achieved largely at a respected, full service, country club. First Assistant Golf Professionals with progressive career paths and proven records of outstanding service at respected, full-service country clubs will also be considered.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a business-related field is preferred, and the candidate should be within one of the following golf professional classifications: PGA Class “A”, PGA Certified Professional or a PGA Master Professional.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the online golf professional profile form (not the club management form) and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to newsubmissions@denehyctp.com with the subject line: Siwanoy Country Club – Director of Golf. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Barb McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 or by email to barbara@denehyctp.com. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Mr. Dan Denehy
President
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
500 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT 06825

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