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Tennessee Grasslands Golf & Country Club | Gallatin, Tennessee
Chief Operating Officer

About the Club
Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club, or TNG, is a thriving, profit-driven club nestled 25 miles northeast of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee. It caters to professionals commuting to Nashville, offering a serene suburban lifestyle. With its mild climate and four seasons, residents here enjoy rich cultural experiences.

TNG redefines private club experiences with two meticulously curated campuses. Each features an 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious Clubhouses, lakeside pools, and top-notch fitness facilities. These campuses are the result of merging the former Club at Fairvue Plantation (“Fairvue”) and Foxland Harbor Golf & Country Club (“Foxland”), all under Tennessee Grasslands, LLC’s ownership.

Designed by Bill Bergin, both Fairvue and Foxland golf courses are accessible year-round. They also offer Golf Shops, Practice Facilities, Turn Grilles for on-course refreshments, and multiple dining options. Additionally, Fairvue has historic cottages for lodging, a 9-hole Short Course, a Racquet Sports Facility, and a cutting-edge Golf Performance Improvement Center with TrackMan technology. For premier events, the Tennessee Grasslands Event Center at Foxland can host up to 275 seated guests.

TNG boasts a vibrant community of around 1,150 members across 14 categories, drawing diverse individuals from across the country. Nearly half of them reside in the Fairvue and Foxland residential communities, enhancing the sense of belonging. The club’s gross revenue exceeds $13.5 million, with Food & Beverage contributing $2.6 million and annual dues revenue totaling $6.3 million.

About the Position:
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will report directly to the CEO and will play a pivotal role in overseeing the dynamic operations of the two-club property. Collaborating closely with the Club’s senior leadership team, the COO’s initial areas of focus will encompass Marketing, Communications, Training, Facilities, Racquets, Wellness, and Pool operations. As part of a phased transition, the COO’s responsibilities will subsequently expand to encompass Food & Beverage Operations, Golf Operations, and Course & Grounds Maintenance. The COO will champion a relentless pursuit of excellence, aligning all operations with the strategic direction and policies set forth by the CEO, Ownership, and the Club’s established rules, policies, and standards.

The Club offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

About the Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate is an exceptional individual poised to become the driving force behind the club’s success. He/she possesses extensive experience—a testament to their capabilities—with over eight years in senior-level hospitality management, including at least five years in pivotal General Manager or Assistant General Manager roles at renowned golf-centric private clubs or upscale hospitality establishments.

The ideal candidate’s expertise extends to managing multi-clubhouse or multi-course properties, showcasing mastery of complex operations. He/she has consistently excelled in leading profitable food and beverage operations, crafting dining programs that delight members, and driving participation, satisfaction, and revenue growth. His/her ability to select, develop, and inspire service-oriented staff, fostering a deep service culture that enhances member satisfaction and fosters team cohesion, is a hallmark of his/her leadership. Financial acumen is his/her forte, with a history of expertly managing budgets and expenses, ideally within for-profit hospitality entities. He/she has a proven track record of propelling businesses forward by increasing usage and revenues through strategic acumen.

In leadership, the selected candidate excels. He/she will identify skill gaps, motivate teams, and maintain accountability through clear and respectful communication. The next COO will lead with openness, positivity, and alignment with the club’s vision, fostering high standards while ensuring team well-being and confidence, strong interpersonal skills, and coaching abilities  that resonate with members and staff. They effortlessly cultivate a member-focused service culture, possess in-depth knowledge of club operations, and excel in organizational skills. Proactive and capable, he/she will autonomously manage club operations with an unwavering work ethic.

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 203.319.8228 or