Photo Credit: Destination BC / St Eugene Golf Resort

A director of golf manages, supervises and oversees the entire golf operation in order to maintain the highest standards of excellence for guests and members. They work closely with all department heads and maintain superior relationships with guests, members and suppliers.


  • Design, promote and direct all golf activities
  • Prepare budgets for golf operations
  • Order merchandise for golf shop
  • Order supplies associated with golf activities
  • Maintain attractive, orderly appearance in pro shop
  • Supervise staff in golf cart maintenance, turf maintenance, golf shop, golf professionals and other on-course personnel
  • Organize charges and collect fees for all golf-related activities
  • Conduct golf clinic and training programs
  • Market and organize all public and club tournaments
  • Interpret and enforce golf rules and regulations
  • Interprets and enforces facility policies, rules and regulations
  • Handle general administration of any future golf memberships

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of marketing and financial management
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Member in good standing with the CPGA
  • Teaching and Coaching Certification from the CPGA
  • Supervisory experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Experience and knowledge of golf course operation
  • Expert knowledge of golf and rules and regulations
    Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Operational Health and Safety (OHS) practices
  • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification an asset
  • Experience in golf instructions

Possible Future Career Paths

  • General Manager
  • Golf Club Owner

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