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Wexford | Hilton Head, South Carolina
General Manager/COO

About the Club
Established in 1983, Wexford is nestled amidst 525 acres of Lowcountry landscapes in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It is a highly acclaimed member-owned golf, tennis and boating residential community. The Club is home to a 37-acre inland harbour with a lock system (one of only three on the east coast) and 142 boat slips, a distinctive Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, championship tennis center with six Har-Tru clay courts and a tennis pro shop. Other amenities include 24-hour gated security, swimming pool, croquet lawn, basketball court, children’s playground, miles of bike and leisure trails and an elegant clubhouse. All property owners at Wexford are members of the Wexford Yacht Club, offering reciprocity benefits with other Yachting Clubs of America. Membership at Wexford is reserved exclusively for property owners and is included with ownership. There are 460 properties in the community and approximately 60% of the membership lives in Wexford on a full-time basis. Residents of Hilton Head enjoy a mild, subtropical climate all year round.

Overlooking the harbour, the Clubhouse is the social center for this family-friendly and energetic community and is operational from Tuesday through Sunday. The Club recently opened an expansive aquatic complex that provides great opportunity for creating special events and dining overlooking the area of the harbour. The opportunity to host up to 250 people around the pool and open space brings members a new venue possibility. Members can enjoy lunch and dinner service in the Waterford Room (36), Sunroom (21), Pub Dining Room (76) and Bar area. The golf pro shop is located inside the Clubhouse and the pool is just steps away. The Club is known for active social, family and sporting programs and has garnered many accolades including being rated one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. four consecutive years in a row. The golf course is open year-round for play.

Gross revenues total $9.4 million with food and beverage generating $1.1 million. There are approximately 100 staff members employed year-round. Renovations completed to date in 2020 include improvements to the pool complex, pool bar pavilion and restrooms, playground and basketball courts.

About the Position
The General Manager/COO will follow the retirement of a long tenured leader and will drive all club operations in pursuit of excellence. Reporting to the Club President and nine-person Board of Directors, the General Manager/COO will look forward to leading a dedicated management team including the Chief Financial Officer, Clubhouse Manager, Human Resources Manager, Communications & Member Services, Executive Chef, Director of Golf, Director of Greens & Grounds, Tennis Professional, Harbour Master, Maintenance Manager, Infrastructure Manager, and Director of Security. The next leader of the Club will work with the HOA ensuring and maintaining a pristine community to preserve home values as well as the highly regarded reputation of the community. The General Manager/COO will have full P&L responsibility and will partner with the Board as they look to embark on a strategic plan. As the Club increases in family memberships, the General Manager/COO will play a critical role in ensuring programming resonates with the different member subsets, bringing them together. The Club enjoys a healthy financial position and the General Manager/COO will ensure that continued success.

About the Ideal Candidate
Ideal candidates will be experienced General Managers that have led more complex, well-regarded club operations, preferably with a waterfront component and HOA experience. Excellent candidates must be strategic contributors and possess strong operational, financial and analytical skills and demonstrate a proactive management style that anticipates and identifies the Community’s present and future needs. The General Manager/COO is expected to deliver balanced fiscal and operating results while delivering a premier member experience. Visibility, along with the genuine enjoyment of building member relationships and being in an active, vibrant and social environment are key attributes for the next General Manager/COO. The General Manager/COO must be of the highest integrity with an outgoing, genuine and personable personality.  A track record of success in operating first-class food and beverage operations and driving exciting programming and member events is critical as well.

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 http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Craig Martin or Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email at craig@denehyctp.com or alison@denehyctp.com.

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