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General Manager

Fresh Golf is proud to be assisting Granite Springs Golf Club of Bayside (Halifax) NS in their search for its next operational leader.

Granite Spring’s search for a leader of the Club’s management team who is responsible for managing all facets of the Club’s operations. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background and experience running and being fiscally responsible for multiple departments.  While the F&B is currently contracted out, a basic understanding of the needs to the guests of Granite Springs will be beneficial.  The GM will manage the club’s day-to-day operations and direct the employees while also working collaboratively with the ownership consultant.


The Facility & Bayside

Granite Springs Golf Club opened up in 1991 and was designed by famed architects Cornish & Robinson.  It is a full-length 18-hole par 72 with approximately 250 members and a mix of member and guest play.

It was purchased in 2016 by Dongdu International (DDI), a real estate developer. DDI owns approximately 1300 acres surrounding the facility and plans to develop a larger community in the future.

Granite Springs is located only 19 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is settled about 25 minutes southwest of Halifax.  Moving to Granite Springs would be a lifestyle choice that would allow for a beautiful seaside community setting home base and yet be only minutes from a major city with all the amenities, including a lively city center with world-class entertainment and an international airport. Many choose to live on the East Coast for their friendly people, beautiful surroundings, vibrant culture, and maritime history.  Housing and overall affordability are as strong as anywhere in the country.  

General Manager Duties

The General Manager will have a strong command of industry trends in addition to industry benchmarks and best practices. The GM will be expected to be highly visible and interactive throughout the golf season.  The GM will also be professional in personal style, demeanor, and presence.  They will also be interacting with the visitors to Granite Springs. 

As its main host within the Club and the face to the community, the GM manages the quality of the Club’s services to ensure guest satisfaction. 

The GM will lead the annual planning, goal setting and financial performance of the Club. Experience and understanding of the game of golf, management experience in golf or similar hospitality environment is required.

The General Manager will be responsible for the following: 


• Develop an effective working relationship with the staff at Granite Springs by leading by example, being a mentor and building a strong team.
• Lead the development of the Club’s strategic and annual plans by developing strategies that assist the reputation of the club. 
• Be well-known and visible to the golfing visitors and community. 

• Be fiscally responsible to ensure that the Club is operated in an efficient and cost-effective manner. 
• Help assist a long-term financial plan that incorporates cash flow planning along with revenue generating ideas. 


Golf Operations: 
• Tee Sheet Management for maximum efficiency and revenue.
• Look to hire a PGA member to help to grow the game within the membership and community. 
• Host golf tournaments and events which attract more visitors to the golf club.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, be a proven collaborator, and relationship builder, and will be action and results oriented. 

• An innovative and strategic thinker with strong business acumen and passion for continuous improvement and revenue generation. 
• Able to display sound judgement and make complex decisions 
• A dynamic leader and motivator that prides themselves on the accomplishments of their team and have the willingness to provide ongoing constructive feedback. 
• Demonstrates exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. 
• Can work without regular supervision and conducts themselves in a responsible and professional manner. 

Desired Qualifications & Skills

•    Proven leadership of multi departments of hospitality
•    A post-secondary degree in business or a golf-related program. 
•    5+ Years of leadership in Golf or Hospitality Industry


  • The successful applicant will receive a compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications along with a comprehensive health benefits plan.  The Base Salary range will be from $75,000-$85,000 per annum plus financial related bonus structure.

Executive Lead Search

Scott Kolb

Closing Date for Applicants: Feb 3, 2024


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