Posted 9th March 2018

Cork Golf Club is a traditional members club situated in Little Island on the shores of Lough Mahon. The club was founded in 1888 and was redesigned by Alister MacKenzie in 1925.

Consistently ranked as one of the best parkland courses in Ireland, Cork Golf Club are recruiting a Course Superintendent to replace our Course Superintendent who is retiring after 53 years of service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified Course Superintendent to take responsibility for the management and development of our iconic course.

The successful candidate will report directly to the General Manager and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the course including course budget.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must have:
- Minimum of three years experience as a Course Superintendent or Deputy Superintendent
- Relevant green keeping qualifications to a minimum or equivalent of Higher National Diploma in Golf Course Management
- Spraying Qualifications (PA1, PA2, PA6)
- Adhere to sound turf grass fundamentals
- Experience and understanding of sustainable fine grasses
- Good management skills with the ability to motivate and manage a greenkeeping team of 6/8
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Superb practical knowledge
- Working knowledge of machinery and irrigation systems
- Up to date knowledge of health and safety
It would be advantageous if the successful candidate played golf to a reasonable standard. An attractive salary package is being offered dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Apply with CV and covering letter to Email: or post to: Matt Sands, General Manager, Cork Golf Club, Little Island, Co Cork, T45YT26

Posted 6th March 2018

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Job Title: Members’ Secretary
Department: Membership Department 
Reporting To: Chief Executive / Secretary
Hours: 35 hours, Mon – Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Location: St Andrews
Contract: Full time - Permanent

Job Purpose
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is seeking to recruit a new Members’ Secretary, following a change in role for the current holder of the position.

The Members’ Secretary handles all matters affecting Members of the Club, working with the Club and Membership Committees, and seeks to ensure the very highest standards of service to Members. This role is pivotal in maintaining the connection between the Club, the Committees, the Members and the R&A Executive Team. 

As one of the senior R&A executive team reporting to the Chief Executive / Secretary, responsibilities include the organisation of the Club’s Spring and Autumn Meetings, and the day-to-day orchestration and management of the Club’s staff, finances and facilities. The successful candidate will possess a thorough commitment to service as well as highly developed communication skills, a strong ability to forge relationships across a diverse and international membership, and to represent the Club to all appropriate constituencies with ease.

Candidates will need to bring exceptional people management and leadership experience, allied to exacting administrative skills.

Familiarity with a committee structure and/or a membership organisation would be helpful, but the ability to operate at a senior level within a complex environment will be key. Candidates must be keen golfers, with experience of organising golf competitions and who appreciate the values of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and The R&A. 

Job Description


Secretary to the Club Committee.
Secretary to the Membership Committee.
Day-to-day management of the Club in delivery of a world class club service to our members.  
Control, manage and deal with all matters in connection with the administration, maintenance and safeguarding of the Club.
With the Club Committee, maintain stature and prestige of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
Develop effective membership relations to ensure delivery of objectives.
Monitor and control Club income and expenditure against approved budgets.
Organise and manage the arrangements for the playing of all Club competitions.
Organise and manage the Club’s Spring and Autumn Meetings.
Organise and manage Members’ Dinners, Receptions, and all other social events.
Keep Members of the Club fully informed regarding the activities and plans of the Club.
Manage the Club’s Membership Department and, through the Clubhouse Manager, all Club Staff.


Proven strong leadership, diplomacy and communications skills.
Business acumen and sufficient knowledge and experience to ensure that the Club is compliant with all statutory and regulatory matters at all times.
Excellent administrative, organisational and time-management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
Highest levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic. 
Proactive approach to problem solving.
Utmost levels of confidentiality and discretion.
Commitment to work outside normal office hours, for significant periods of time.
Always prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ in delivering on time and to the highest standards.
Ability to work and contribute as part of a wider Executive Team.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and covering letter, stating your salary expectation to Caroline Lee – prior to the closing date of Friday 23rd March 2018.

This job description is written as an indication of the nature and scope of duties and responsibilities. It is not intended as a fully descriptive or definitive list and jobholders will be expected to carry out other duties assigned which are appropriate to the position. 


Posted 27th February 2018


Skerries Golf Club, one of the leading golf clubs in the Fingal region, currently has a vacancy for a qualified greenkeeper. The position is for an immediate appointment.

Reporting to the Course Superintendent the successful applicant will form part of the existing greenkeeping team and will work on all aspects of course maintenance, set-up and development. Ideally, candidates will have a minimum of three years experience and will likely hold the Advanced Certificate in Greenkeeping or an equivalent qualification. A mechanics qualification would be a distinct advantage.

Minimum requirements will include a thorough knowledge of:
*    Mowing greens, tees, fairways, rough, semi-rough, surrounds and approaches
*    Scarifying/verticutting, shockwaving, aerating, applying top-dressing
*    Applying nutrition and sprays
*    Identifying and controlling weeds and pests
*    Driving tractors with implements
*    Undertaking routine machine maintenance
*    Course set-up
*    Operating as part of a team

Applicant must hold a full driving licence.     

Flexibility in relation to working hours is essential.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 March 2018. Expression of interest can be submitted by emailing your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience to:


Posted 22nd February 2018


Beech Park Golf Club wish to invite applications for the position of Greenkeeper. Working under the direction of the Course Manager and his Assistant, this position is an initial 6-month contract.

A decision on continued employment subject to satisfactory performance will be made towards the end of your contract.

Education Requirements/Experience:
Minimum 2 season work experience and relevant green keeping qualification

Standard of Performance/Duties:
You will be expected to display the following competencies in your role
- Basic knowledge of Greenkeeping
- To include machinery operation such as but not limited to mowing greens, tees, approaches, fairways and rough
- Course setup
- Bunker maintenance
- Strimming and hedge cutting
- Problem solving
- Basic construction projects and sodding 
- You will be expected to work unsociable hours which will include weekend work and overtime during the week.  
- You will be expected to work as part of a team and/or as an individual, as the work task requires.
- You must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.

How to apply:
Please send an up to date CV and cover letter detailing Salary expectations to: Gordan Campbell, General Manager at the following no later than close of business on Thursday 8 March.


Posted 2nd February 2018


A vacancy exists for an experienced greenkeeper. Current spraying certificate required.   Send CV to Matt Sands, General Manager by post or to 


Posted 26th January 2018


Athenry Golf Club is a mature 18-hole Championship Parkland Golf Course situated in Palmerstown Oranmore Co Galway. It has a full membership of more than 700 with in excess of 100 Junior and Student members. The course is highly rated and has hosted many major amateur and professional tournaments over the years. See for more information. It is essential that the club professional at Athenry Golf Club always creates a positive and enthusiastic environment for all members and visitors. 

The club will provide a suitable shop for use by the club orofessional (subject to lease agreement) to sell clothing and golf equipment and repair golf equipment. It is essential that the club professional is always present and fosters a positive and enthusiastic environment for all members and visitors.

Key Responsibilities of the Position:
- Fit-out and stock the golf shop and operate it on all days, during agreed times
- Engage assistance to man the shop at all times when professional is not in attendance in the shop
- To work closely with the club committees to develop a coordinated sales and marketing plan covering all areas of golf operations including the development of an up to date customer database
- To develop tuition programs and deliver coaching to individuals and groups that is of a consistently high quality
- Assist in the recruitment, coaching and development of the junior section in the club
- Support the preparation of our club's team for various Cups and Shields competitions
- Provide a club repair and custom-fit service
- To actively participate in networking opportunities, developing links with external agencies (local schools, clubs, businesses) to promote the game of golf and facilities at the club to potential new members and golf participants
- Assist in administration elements of the club business particularly in relation to individual visitors, groups and societies. This would typically include: The taking of green fee booking for individual visitors, groups and societies; collection and accounting for all green fees and ensure visitors adhere to their tee time
- Assist in the provision of a first class environment for members and visitors
- To assist in organising and running tournaments, monitoring timesheet activity and player services, to help make them a success, in line with club policy
- To organise and control the practice facilities ensuring that customers are able to practice according to the guidelines laid down by the club
- Promote and nurture the club's reputation

* Fully qualified PGA Professional and it is desirable that the candidate hold a Class AA qualification with at least three years experience
* Experience with computerised tee time systems and other golf club management systems
* Experience of all facets of club repair and merchandising
* Proven track record in coaching
* Computer literate

Personal Attributes:
The successful candidate will be: reliable, organised, and flexible, have good communication and interpersonal skills, be computer literate and demonstrate attention to detail, be a good time-keeper and have a passion for service excellence for members and visitors.

Interested applicants should send their CV, including a covering letter and passport photo by email only to:
Closing date for receipt of Applications is 5pm on Thursday 8th February 2018.

All enquiries by email ONLY to the above e-mail address. Athenry Golf Club reserves the right to shortlist candidates for interview.


Posted 25th January 2018


Skerries Golf Club, founded in 1905, is an 18-hole parkland championship golf course located approximately six miles east of the Dublin - Belfast M1 Motorway and just 20 minutes north of Dublin Airport.

Renowned for its undulating fairways, strategically positioned bunkers, and an abundance of varied and mature trees, it measures 6,116 metres from the medal tees and challenges golfers of all abilities with a par of 73 for men and 74 for ladies.

Boasting one of the most spectacular finishing holes in Ireland, it also provides magnificent panoramic views of the Irish Sea and coastline extending from the Mountains of Mourne to

Skerries Golf Club, founded in 1905 and with a membership in excess of 950, is seeking to recruit a General Manager to drive future development of this splendid golfing facility. Reporting to the Committee of Management, the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the day to day management and development of the course,
facilities and promotion of the club.

The role envisaged will involve a range of activities across all aspects of the club's operations and will require previous experience of strategic, financial and operational management. Course management and new business development will be a key focus for the person appointed. The nature of the role will require flexibility and the working hours will vary due to the demands of the golfing environment.

Candidates for this position should have a proven track record of management success preferably gained in a golfing environment. Candidates should be fully familiar with both course management and general club administration. A proactive self-starter approach with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a pre-requisite. Strong IT skills and a problem solving approach would be an advantage.

Remuneration will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications should be forwarded, in strict confidence, before 5pm on Friday, 9 February 2018 to: Tom McDonnell (Chairman) -

Skerries Golf Club
Hacketstown, Skerries, Co Dublin
01 849 1567


Posted 24th January 2018


Athlone Golf Club, located in the heart of Ireland on the shores of Lough Ree at Hodson Bay, is an 18 hole championship golf course, and it is one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in the midlands.

An exciting business opportunity has arisen and the club is now looking for a Franchise Partner to develop a superior quality Food and Beverage offering for its members and guests.

The successful Franchisee will have a strong track record in the provision of high quality hospitality and catering services to a facility of this kind.

Please email expressions of interest to: by Thursday the 25th January 2018 for the attention of Margaret Egan.

A Services Specification document will then be issued.

Following confirmed Franchise interest, a detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering.

NOTE: All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.


Posted 23rd January 2018


Stackstown Golf Club, located in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin is an 18-hole golf course, and is one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in Dublin. Set amid the scenic Dublin Mountains, with its distinctive wildlife and panoramic views of Dublin Bay, Stackstown enjoys a unique setting.

Following the completion and extensive refurbishment of the entire hospitality area, an exciting business opportunity has arisen. The club is now looking for a Franchise Partner to develop a superior quality Food and Beverage offering for its members and guests.

The successful Franchisee will have a strong track record in the provision of high quality hospitality and catering services to a facility of this kind. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please e-mail expressions of interest by Thursday, 25 January 2018 to Michael Kennedy: A Services Specification document will then be issued.

Following confirmed Franchisee interest, a detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering.

For more information visit our website:


Posted: December 2017

Edmondstown Golf Club in Rathfarnham, Dublin is one of Dublin’s premier golf clubs with appx. 1,000 members. The club wish to develop and enhance its bar & catering offering and is putting the franchise out to tender. 

The successful franchisee will have a proven track record in the provision of superior quality hospitality and catering services to similar businesses in this sector.

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Please e-mail your expression of interest to the General Manager at no later than the 29th December 2017 to receive the Services Specification document which details our requirements.

A detailed tender document will be issued to all candidates who subsequently express an interest in tendering. For more information visit