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Head Golf Professional-The Meadows Golf Course

Apply now Job no: 492592
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance/Budget/Payroll

This position is a 12 month full time-position with excellent benefits (medical, dental, vacation, sick time, holidays, tuition reduction, retirement).  More information details about benefits go to

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Commitment to, and passion for, the mission of the university, the values of a service driven operation and best practices in customer service.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in golf course management with demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility including golf tournament, event and league management.
  • Passion for golf and demonstrated background in playing golf.
  • Knowledge of the technology available for use in golf course operations.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a highly professional image with the ability to interact with customers, students, faculty and staff.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proven planning skills.
  • Awareness of trends in the golf industry and the ability to identify if/how they will enhance the operations at The Meadows. 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Undergraduate degree. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • College and university or public golf course management.
  • PGA Professional.
  • Experience with Player Development Programs of all ages and levels.
  • Experience with food and beverage service.
  • Experience with golf course maintenance operations.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Help direct and lead profitable golf course operations including course maintenance, golf shop, and food and beverage operations.
  • Help position The Meadows as best in class for customer service. 
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages inclusive and open communication, teamwork and entrepreneurship that emphasizes outstanding customer satisfaction.
  • Identify and assess opportunities for innovation.
  • Help develop, implement, and monitor marketing objectives.
  • Supervision of temporary and student staff.
  • Understand and help monitor and develop annual operational budgets and forecasts.
  • Understand the financial reports including, but not limited to, daily deposits and sales reports in conformity with best practices established by the university, monthly financial statements, and financial comparison reports.
  • Work with Director of Golf to develop and report on capital project plans to improve the overall golf operation.
  • Help monitor and report on meaningful operational performance measures.
  • Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Golf.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Business & Finance

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date: The position will remain open until filled.

How To Apply: Apply online at and click “Apply now”.  Please include a cover and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.   If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.

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