​Posted 21st Feb 2020

Position PGA assistant golf professional 

An exciting opportunity for a reliable and motivated Qualified PGA assistant/Registered Trainee / Trainee Applicant possessing excellent interpersonal skills . Main responsibilities include retail and golf operations with focus on excellent customer service , delivery of golf tuition , club fitting and repair . Attractive remuneration package offered . Applications with cv to jmcbridegolfpro@yahoo.ie  or contact me at Lucan golf club 016280246 , before the 01/04/2020 .​

Cork Golf Club is a private members' golf club, with a proud history of upholding the best traditions of amateur golf and providing a rewarding golf experience for members and visitors.

With the planned retirement of our General Manager, we are seeking a replacement with a thorough understanding of best in class hospitality and the ability to provide leadership in the development of all aspects of the club. The club has 900 members and a direct staff of 15.  The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience at this level. The successful candidate will be responsible for sustaining an environment which consistently exceeds members’ and visitors’ expectations. The role will report to the Chairperson. 

The main responsibilities include:

Overseeing the operation of the Club ensuring that its ethos and traditions are maintained  
Preparation and delivery of annual budgets and financial plan
Creating a welcoming environment for all members and wider groups alike
Maintaining a strong relationship with the membership and provide frequent communications
Develop and implement the marketing plan to position the Club with the appropriate audience and grow the related income
Foster relations with societies, corporates, green fees and wider professional bodies
Provide executive support for the Chairman, Officers, Board and Committees of the Club
Ensure compliance with the Club Constitution and all statutory obligations including Health and Safety, Employment Law and GDPR.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
-          A strong track record of providing hospitality and service excellence 
-          Business acumen, financial literacy and planning skills
-          An ability to engage with members and client base 
-          A solid understanding and appreciation of the game of golf
-          A high level of drive, enthusiasm and commitment to the role  
-          A strong track record of leading and managing multi-functional teams
-          Modern communication skills including social media
-          A flexible approach to working hours 
-          High levels of organisation, efficiency and attention to detail - ability to complete projects 
-          A flexible mindset to deliver on the ambitions of the Club
-          Appropriate professional qualifications 

A remuneration package commensurate with the seniority of the role will be offered to the successful candidate. 

All candidates should send  CV and cover letter, to Chairman@corkgolfclub.ie in strictest confidence by 13th March, 2020.


Posted 17th February 

Howth Golf Club, Dublin
 Catering Franchise
Howth Golf Club seeks applicants for the franchise of its catering operation.
The golf club was founded in 1916 and is a very progressive and vibrant club.
The clubhouse enjoys stunning views across Dublin Bay and hosts 800 members as well as many local and overseas visitors every year.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to further grow what is an already successful and established catering operation within the golf club.  
Interested parties who are suitably qualified should contact the
General Manager at  gm@howthgolfclub.ie


Title:                General Manager – Elm Park Golf and Sports Club CLG (https://www.elmpark.ie/) - posted Friday 14th February 2020

Elm Park Golf and Sports Club is seeking to appoint a member centric General Manager to manage and deliver an excellent and consistent member experience.

The General Manager will also develop, manage and mentor the existing support teams that are integral to the successful running of the Club.

Elm Park Golf and Sports Club has over 2,000 members. It comprises of an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a club house with restaurant, bar and Professional's Shop.

The Club has thriving male/female/juvenile memberships in both golf and tennis. It also has  diverse interest groups such as snooker, bridge, art and wine to name just a few. It acts as a real hub for the members and this is supported by a dedicated staff team of 40 people.

We have recently opened a significant new extension with plans for further capital expenditure projects imminent.

You are:

·       Experienced as a front-of-house manager in hospitality/food and beverage/hotels/clubs.

·       Ideally working in club management (in particular experience in a golf/tennis club would be advantageous).

·       Au fait with facilities management and maintenance.

·       An individual with a minimum of 5 years' leadership experience in general management.

·       A commercial individual with business acumen and an understanding of finance, operations, sales & marketing.

·       Someone of sound judgement, who can balance the needs of individual members against those of the Club.

·       Driven and can operate in a change environment where you can deliver results.

·       Someone who knows the difference between value and cost.

·       Diplomatic yet firm, a leader with a collaborative approach.

·       A person who promotes the inclusive culture of Elm Park and is committed to delivering the best experience to our members.

·       Able to drive change by evolution as opposed to revolution.

·       Compliance focussed – ensuring the Club is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

·       Good to work with and for!

Other information:

·       The role will require some weekend and evening work.

·       The Club has just finished a new enhanced development of its Professional Shop, locker rooms and ancillary services with a €3.5m spend. More significant capital expenditure is planned prior to the centenary.

·       Elm Park will mark its centenary in 2025, you as General Manager will have a key role in delivering a successful year of celebration.

·       A competitive remuneration package comes with the role.


If you are interested in the position and match the criteria outlined please send your CV into our retained executive recruiter: Paul McArdle, Partner – The Panel to paul@thepanel.com.

All applications to go through The Panel, no canvassing please.


CLUB MANAGER - COURTOWN - posted 29th January 2020

Club Manager - Courtown Golf Club 

Courtown Golf Club was established in 1936 and is a spectacular parkland course with an active membership with local and Dublin based members. The Club offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and provides quality catering and bar facilities to members, visitors and societies. 

A magnificent golf course with a range of practice areas, it boasts a Membership of just short of 1,000 in all categories. It also has a fully functioning Clubhouse with Pro Shop, Changing Facilities, Bar, Restaurant & Meeting Rooms.

To be considered, there are many layers of responsibility and skills required. Key areas that the ideal candidate will need to be able to demonstrate experience of as a minimum requirement include:

Managing in a multi departmental environment including Administration, Hospitalities & Membership
People management including progress reporting, recorded appraisals and grievance or disciplinary issues.
A good understanding of the traditions and game of golf.
Must be comfortable in the preparation and presentation of accounts and budgets
Knowledge of up to date compliance, regulations & standards required for the leisure industry including HR, Health & Safety, GDPR, Child Safeguarding, BMS & Insurance obligations.
Proficiency in a range of software packages, including Membership, Accounts & Bookings
Knowledge of multiplatform social media and web based channels of communication
Solid working knowledge of IT systems
Experience in dealing with subcontractors and other outside agencies
Being an excellent Communicator in a Member & Guest based environment.

If you have working knowledge of all the above and wish to be considered for this position, please submit your CV by email with a covering letter addressed to The Chairperson.

Please email your application with a cover letter to honsec@courtowngolfclub.com . Applications will only be accepted through email.

A competitive package will be structured based on experience.​


Assistant Greenkeeper - posted 22nd Jan 2020

New Ross Golf Club
New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
Full Time and/or Part Time Contract available for position, to begin in March 2020.

Established in 1905 New Ross Golf Club is a mature parkland golf course situated between the scenic Barrow and Nore valleys with the magnificent Brandon and Blackstairs Mountains providing the backdrop.
New Ross is one of the driest golf courses in South East Ireland, rarely closed due to bad weather and therefore can be enjoyed throughout the year.  The Par 70/73 golf course provides a great test for all abilities, with tree lined fairways and superbly contoured greens complemented by a number of water hazards.

New Ross Golf Club currently requires a Qualified Greenkeeper to join our Green Keeping Team.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Greenkeeping Team who maintain the highest standards of presentation and play-ability across our exceptional golf course.
The following Responsibilities and Requirements are a general guide but the lists are not exhaustive.
Monitor Health & Safety, Security and Golf Course Standards in the workplace.
Completion of tasks including but not limited to mowing banks, rough, tees, greens and fairways.
Applying nutrition and top dressing when needed.
Work alongside Head Greenkeeper and Assistant Greenkeepers and Management in order to ensure the Golf Course is properly prepared for members and guests to the Club.
Assist in turf maintenance including mowing, irrigating (including hand watering) and control of pests on the greens. 
General golf course set up procedures, including changing holes, moving tee markers, emptying bins, cleaning surfaces of debris.
Control of weeds, pests and turf diseases.
Maintenance of trees and shrubs on the golf course.
Bunker raking and edging.
Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair.
Repairing divots on playing surfaces.
Renovate worn and damaged turf.
Rolling greens with a turf iron or similar.
All mower, tractor and machinery operation (including driving a tractor with implements). Check machinery before use, fuel after use and report any irregularities to the Head Greenkeeper immediately.
Knowledge of Golf set up for play in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others.
Understanding the rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance.
Communicating effectively to all staff, management, members and visiting golfers.
  Ensure correct procedures are followed for the safe use of all machinery, fertilisers and chemicals.
Minimum 2 Years’ Experience working on a golf course.
Good working knowledge of Health & Safety in Greenkeeping.
Hold a current Driver’s Licence.
Machinery, Irrigation, Chemical, Fertilizer knowledge.
A commitment to hard work
Excellent attention to detail and produce the highest standard in work.
Ability to work on own initiative
Must be a good team player, be positive and be able to build and maintain professional relationships with staff and members.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
First Aid at Work certificate preferable
Willing to go ‘the extra mile’ to help the club reach its goals, working flexible hours and weekends.
Chainsaw certificates would be advantageous.
Knowledge and hands on experience of irrigation repairs and maintenance (but not essential)
All other Greenkeeping related duties and any tasks requested by the Head Green Keeper.

Applications, including CV, should be sent to: The Secretary, New Ross Golf Club, Tinneranny, Co. Wexford. 
Or email: info@newrossgolfclub.ie
On or before: Friday 7th February 2020.

GREENKEEPER - posted 22nd Jan 2020
Clonakilty Golf Club has a vacancy for a highly energetic and motivated individual for the position of full time Greenkeeper. Nine beautiful holes are currently in play with one further spare hole. Additional new holes were developed by the proprietor in 2019 and will come into play early this year thereby increasing the holes in play to twelve. Further development is progressing with a view to increasing the total number of holes to 18.

Reporting to the Course Officer and liaising with the Management Committee the successful candidate will be focused on delivery of a top class facility to our members and guests. S/he will be responsible for managing the current course team of one permanent employee and one additional high-season employee while also providing guidance to a motivated team of club members who volunteer to assist with golf course work. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.
So if you are interested in applying for this unique opportunity to make your mark on this progressive and developing golf course please email a CV and letter of interest to the Secretary, Management Committee, Clonakilty Golf Club. Kieranwhite13@gmail.com    
All applications will be acknowledged by email and will be treated in strictest confidence.
Closing Date for applications is 7th February 2020.

Expression of Interest - Catering and Restaurant  - KILLARNEY GOLF CLUB - Posted 8th Jan 2020


Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (KGFC) is one of the most prestigious and historic golfing venues in Ireland. Located in Killarney National Park and surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is a world class destination which has hosted the Irish Open on 4 separate occasions. It is home to two 18-hole Championship Courses and a Golf Academy. It is an area that has substantial tourism business, a large membership and a local community that appreciates good food and service.

The Horse Shoe Bar, Restaurant & President’s Room

The horseshoe-design Restaurant and Bar at KGFC has a 100+ seat capacity and boasts surrounding feature windows that allow diners to maximise their view of the golf courses and beautiful landscape setting. In addition, there is a 100+ seat function area with an exclusive balcony outdoor area for additional capacity. The President’s Room is a private room with a capacity of 60+. 

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a fully equipped commercial kitchen with a wash room, cool room office facilities. 

What we’re looking for…

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified, experienced and professional caterers to re-vitalise our restaurant operations. All expressions of interest received will remain strictly confidential. 

Indicative Terms of Contract 

Period 3 years with 6 month trial period.
Licence Fee to be negotiated will be inclusive of gas, water and electricity.
Maintenance of plant and equipment to be undertaken by caterer by
licensed suppliers and intervals acceptable to KGFC.
Caterer responsible for cleaning of all food preparation and service areas.
Caterer responsible for all food safety records and standards.
Caterer responsible for provision of all F&B staff. 

Essential Requirements

• Outstanding customer service values
• Ability to provide quality and innovative meals at the right value point for the venue
• Provide a signature restaurant environment and support a premier function and wedding operation to realise the full potential of the facility
• Quality, experienced and well-trained staff
• An ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness both front and back of house
• A sound understanding of food hygiene principals, legislation and a commitment to doing more than the prescribed minimum   
• A willingness   to   work   in   a   team   environment   with   the   KGFC management, staff   and   related   business   partners   to   achieve increased trade and repeat business
• A sound business acumen and a consultative approach to marketing to ensure that the KGFC brand maintains integrity.

Documentation to be supplied in your Expression of Interest:

• Cover letter
• Business information – Registered Business/Company Name and number, Trade name 
• Your qualifications and experience as a professional caterer
• Previous trading history
• Sample menus and concepts. To include breakfast, lunch, dinner and function menus.
• Minimum of 2 trade references
• Insurance Coverage

The Small Print

The KGFC, without explanation and at its complete discretion:

May accept an expression of interest before the closing date;
Need not accept or consider any Expression of Interest or may withdraw the offer to accept Expression of Interest at any time;
May negotiate an agreement in relation to the subject matter of the Expression of Interest with any person at any time rather than proceed with the Expression of Interest process.
A formal Catering Licence Agreement will be issued to the successful caterer and commencement will be conditional upon Agreement being properly signed and returned to KGFC.

Closing Date For Applications is the 31st January 2020.

Contact Details:

Head of Operations 
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
Mahony’s Point
Phone: (064) 663 1034
Email: gm@killarneygolfclub.ie