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Head Golf Professional

Fresh Golf is proud to be assisting Red Deer Golf & Country Club in their search for its next golf  operational leader.

The club seeks an outgoing leader who is passionate for golf, is an accountable team player and visible representative for the Red Deer Golf & Country Club.  The club desires a strong communicator for both their membership and their staff.  Someone who strives to have an excellence in leadership.  One who creates memorable experiences to the members, guests and the team.  The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the Golf Operations department while collaborating with the management team as they administer club programs.


Red Deer - The City and Course

The city of Red Deer is the 3rd largest in Alberta with a population of over 100,000.  It has all the amenities for your day-to-day living but it is approximately an hour and half to either Calgary or Edmonton.   Red Deer is also a perfect fit if you love the outdoors.  It boasts a ski resort 10 minutes from town with both winter and summer activities, 110km bike trail system, several local beaches, excellent fishing, numerous arts & cultural events and 4 great indoor facilities for recreation.

The Golf Club is located in the heart of city, minutes from downtown, and a short drive from anywhere in the city. Founded over 100 years ago, it has a great history of club members volunteering to make Red Deer G&CC is what is today.  The golf course is known as one of Alberta’s best private clubs.  It is a championship tested tree lined golf course which has hosted numerous provincial, national and professional events.  


Head Professional Duties

Member Experience 
o    Support the General Manager implementing the clubs Mission, Vision, and Core Values 
o    Grow strong relationships with our Membership ensuring trust and confidence in our operation 
o    Collaborate with Management on golf and social opportunities to enhance our club experience 
o    Visible and engaging with members and visitors of all ages.
o    Address member concerns with an educated and professional consistency 
o    Create a thorough member on boarding process

Human Resource Management 
o    Support management in creating a vibrant and engaging workplace culture 
o    Develop an industry leading on-boarding process for staff.  Create and maintain a solid Standard Operating Procedure manual. 
o    Timely, pro-active communication with management, members and industry partners  
o    Strategize with the General Manager to maximize education and development of our team through our industry partners and their available resources 

o    Timely submission of invoices and receipts

o    Administration of annual operational and capital finances 
o    Pro-actively respond to our financial position and offer creative opportunities for financial success 


o    Provide leadership and guidance resulting in memorable retail experiences 
o    Ensure strong inventory control measures are in place
o    Understand the needs of our clientele while managing innovative retail concepts 
o    Continue to increase retail revenues while maintaining strong profit margins

Event Management  
o    Collaborate with management and our club leaders to deliver memorable event experiences 
o    Ensure strong inter-departmental planning and execution of our busy fixture card 
o    Build constructive relationships with our Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Junior club representatives  

PGA Instruction 
•    Through the Head Teaching Professional,  ensure that there is an advanced Instructional program for the members of the club of all demographics 
•    Confirm our PGA staff remain engaged with new technology & coaching methods 


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

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


  • In addition to a competitive compensation package, Red Deer Golf & Country Club offers an excellent working environment featuring opportunities for training and development, employee recognition programs, a variety of wellness programs, a comprehensive health and dental program.  Wage $100,000 -$125,000 plus bonus.


Executive Lead Search

Scott Kolb

Closing Date for Applicants: February 5, 2024


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