Photo Credit: Golf BC Group

A golf course marshall ensures smooth pace of play on golf course, and acts as an information centre for golf and real estate development issues.


  • Observe pace of play
  • Request slower playing groups to speed up pace or to allow others to play through, if appropriate
  • Escort unauthorized people from course
  • Ensure that divots and ball marks are repaired
  • Report all infractions to Starter
  • Ensure that sand traps are raked
  • Carry and provide clean towels and water for ball washers
  • Assist Starter at first tee during busy times

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team
  • Knowledge of the game of golf

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Starter
  • Head Professional
  • General Manager

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