Executive Search: General Manager for Sewickley Heights Golf Club


General Manager
Sewickley Heights Golf Club
Sewickley, Pennsylvania

The Club

Over 60 years ago, five men had a vision to turn land that was planned to be an airport into Sewickley Heights Golf Club. The centerpiece of this private club is the James G. Harrison- designed, 7,029-yard, par 71 golf course that meanders across rolling hills amid mature landscape.

After golf, members have the option of enjoying both casual and fine dining in the Club’s four venues, including al fresco dining and cocktails on the newly constructed outdoor patio. The Semple ballroom, named after founding member and former USGA President Bud Semple, is host to weddings and special events for up to 200 guests throughout the year.

In 2022, the Club embarked on the development of a 5-Year Strategic Plan. This process involved a top-to-bottom examination of the Club’s governance model, market position, operations, membership structure, utilization, communications efforts, and finances that enabled the Board to set strategic initiatives that now serve as the guide to meet the needs of our existing members as well as those who will join in the future.

Sewickley Heights Golf Club Overview

  • 523 memberships (Golf: 417, Social: 106)
  • Initiation fee (Resident Member Golf: $10,000)
  • Annual Dues (Golf: $8,544)
  • $5.40M Gross volume
  • $2.86M Annual dues
  • $1.12M F&B volume
  • $2.60M Gross payroll
  • 100 Employees (during peak season)
  • 12 Board members
  • Average age of members is 55

The General Manager Position

The person chosen as the General Manager of Sewickley Heights will:

  • Report to the Board and coordinate with the Board President on a regular basis.
  • Implement policies established by the Board and the Club’s By-Laws.
  • Assume responsibility for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all areas of the Club that execute on the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Help to facilitate a team environment based on positive morale, high ethical standards, and efficient use of resources to position Sewickley Heights GC as a preferred employer of choice in the community.
  • In conjunction with the Finance team, prepare an annual operating and capital budget and manage operations to attain desired results established by budgets.
  • Coordinate all management functions, working with committee chairs to develop proposed policies, programs, and events.
  • Serve as lead coordinator of programming, developing synergy among all departments.
  • Oversee internal and external marketing strategies for membership growth and increased member engagement.
  • Be highly visible to members and staff.
  • Establish and communicate the standard for staff to provide first-class hospitality.

Important Individual Characteristics

  • A naturally enthusiastic personality and passion for the club management profession.
  • A natural leadership style which promotes staff and membership engagement.
  • Ability to act as a thought partner with the Board and committees.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Disciplined follow-through to ensure the vision and goals of the Club are met.
  • Ability to cultivate a high level of member services and satisfaction.
  • Possess a strong understanding of top-notch food and beverage experiences for Club members and guests.
  • Effective fiscal management through delivery of actual operational and capital results in alignment with approved budgets.
  • Understanding of the importance of digital communications, with the ability to utilize web and social media tools to communicate with staff and the membership.
  • Ability to develop a dedicated team with a shared vision.

Candidate Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of progressive leadership and management experience in a private club environment. Along with General Managers, current Assistant General Managers or Clubhouse Managers at well-recognized clubs, with verifiable records of achievement will also be considered.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred, preferably in Hospitality Management or Business.
  • Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation or desired future attainment of designation preferred.
  • Note: A pre-employment drug screen, background check, and reference check will be required.

Salary & Benefits

The salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.


Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by August 9, 2023.

Documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Sewickley Heights Golf Club GM Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Sewickley Heights Golf Club GM Resume”) respectively to: execsearchus@ggapartners.com. Please email résumé with references.

Lead Search Executive

Dee Anna Clarke
GGA Partners™

For more information about Sewickley Heights Golf Club, please visit www.shgc.org

Executive Search: Food & Beverage Manager for Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club


Food & Beverage Manager
Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

The Club

Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club is situated in the breathtaking Providenciales. The prestigious golf club features an exceptional 18-hole championship course, consistently ranked among the top 5 golf courses in the Caribbean. Recently renovated with Platinum Paspalum grass, the new industry standard, the course boasts impeccable conditions for an unparalleled golfing experience.

Catering to both seasoned players and novices, the Club offers four sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels, as well as various practice amenities, including a full-service pro shop, warm-up nets, and chipping and putting areas. Additionally, the Club offers flood-lit tennis courts and other facilities for your enjoyment.

Since 1992, the challenging layout has delighted both club members and visitors from resorts, drawing many returning players who seek to conquer our unique “target-style” course.

When it’s time to refuel, members and guests indulge in the delightful ambiance of RTCGC’s #19 Restaurant & Bar, located within the Club. Open for breakfast, lunch, early supper, or even a quick business meeting, the restaurant is the perfect spot to savor delicious meals or catch up on sporting events. Customers enjoy an extensive selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and coffee while perusing a fun and healthy menu, featuring delectable sandwiches and quick bites. Diners are able to take in the breathtaking views of the 18th hole while enjoying their meal.

The Position

The Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club is now advertising for a full time Food & Beverage Manager. This position will be responsible for managing the “#19 Restaurant & Bar” servicing daily golfers (tourists and members) along with hosting golf tournaments and private functions.

The ideal candidate should be reliable, flexible, a team player and a proven leader. International and/or golf course experience will be viewed positively.

This is a full-time position. The successful applicant should have both restaurant managerial experience (including functions/banquets), with good knowledge of front of house and kitchen/chef operations.

This position will require working weekends, some evenings and public holidays due to the nature of the industry, and therefore having a flexible schedule is a requirement.



  • Organize, direct, and evaluate food and beverage service including both front of house and kitchen operations.
  • Manage and oversee all daily operations of the restaurant.
  • Selection and creation of food and beverage menus (restaurant, beverage cart and tournaments/banquets).
  • Manage supplier relationships including product selection, pricing, and promotions.
  • Ensure smooth operation of private functions/golf tournament banquets.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.


  • Shift scheduling for all food and beverage operations.
  • Ensure all team members understand and maintain operating standards.
  • Promote a positive work environment and culture by maintaining strong, supportive relationships with all team members.
  • Recruitment and training of staff.
  • Motivate F & B Staff and create a training program to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Monitor staff performance and provide feedback.
  • Maintain a positive workplace environment for the staff.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a club or hospitality environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Hospitality Management or Business.
  • Certified Club Manager (CCM) or in active pursuit of designation preferred but not required.


The successful applicant will receive an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications along with a comprehensive health benefits plan and Government Pension Plan (NIB).


IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the position qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by July 13th, 2023 at 5:00pm PST.

Documents are required to be submitted in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Royal Turks F&B Manager Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Royal Turks F&B Manager Resume”) respectively to: execsearchus@ggapartners.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Lead Search Consultant

Dee Anna Clarke
GGA Partners™

For more information about Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club, please visit royalturksandcaicosgolf.com

GGA Partners Expands Executive Search and Strategy Consulting Team, Appoints Dee Anna Clarke, Director

Dee Anna Clarke brings fast-growing firm over 20 years’ experience in financial management, strategy and organizational leadership across club and financial service industries.

December 15, 2022 – GGA Partners, an international consulting firm working with some of world’s leading golf courses, private clubs, resorts and residential communities, announced today the appointment of Dee Anna Clarke as Director.

“We are pleased to welcome Dee Anna Clarke to GGA Partners’,” says Partner, Patrick DeLozier. “In addition to her deep knowledge of the private club industry, she brings extensive experience in accounting, forecasting, risk management, human resources, and financial planning. With Clarke’s unique expertise, our Executive Search practice will benefit tremendously.”

Previously, Clarke spent three years as the Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Strategic Projects of SCMG, a leading provider of aquatic related services in the southeast United States. In this role, she provided strategic direction and leadership for the corporate team and enhanced the client service experience. Clarke also held the position of Chief Financial Officer for over six years with Charlotte Country Club, where she found her passion in hospitality. During this time, she also served on the board of the Carolinas Club Foundation, supporting the Carolinas Chapter of Club Management Association of America.

“I am looking forward to supporting the continued growth of GGA Partners. The firm is full of creative and talented individuals that are always looking for new ways to grow, innovate and develop. There is an incredible opportunity to deepen our client relationships through a powerful combination of our unique talent strategies as well as our unparalleled experience and expertise working with private club leaders,” noted Clarke.

“Dee Anna’s financial acumen, private club experience, and problem-solving skills will also deepen the strategy and operations consulting team at GGA.  Her ability to align club vision and strategy with human resource requirements will be of great value to GGA clients” says Partner, Michael Gregory.

About GGA Partners (www.ggapartners.com)
GGA Partners™ is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful golf courses, private clubs, resorts and residential communities. We are dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives and maximize asset performance.

Established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, our global team of experienced professionals leverage in-depth business intelligence and proprietary global data to deliver impactful strategic solutions and lasting success.

GGA Partners has offices in Toronto, Canada; Phoenix, Bluffton/Hilton Head, USA, and Dublin, Ireland.

For further information, contact:
Samar Abdourahman
GGA Partners
t: 416-333-5008
e: samar.abdourahman@ggapartners.com