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Original Author: MTAS
Date of Material: 09/25/2002

Parks and recreation--Facilities--Golf courses
Parks and recreation--Personnel

Director of Golf/Head Professional

Reviewed Date: 06/01/2021
Job description for the position of Director of Golf/Head Professional.



This position is under the administrative direction of the City Clerk / Coordinator or his administrative assistant. The employee is responsible for efficient management and operation of the municipal golf course and the promotion of interest in the sport and use of the golf course, including providing professional instruction to golfers. The work is performed in conformance with policies of the city, but independent judgement and initiative must be exercised in the technical and professional details of the operation.


The employee will operate a computer, typewriter, fax machine, ten key calculator, copier and other modern office equipment.
The employee works indoors and out-of-doors and may be exposed to tobacco smoke, fumes and chemicals, toxic substances, noise, heavy lifting, sharp tools, extreme weather conditions, and machinery with moving parts.
The employee may be required to lift objects weighing more than 25 pounds.
Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping and walking is required.


Manages the operation of the golf course in general and assures the course and facilities are ready for use on a day to day basis.
Hire, fire, promote, discipline and supervise employees that work at the golf course and related facilities.
Orders or supervises the purchasing of merchandise for the Pro Shop, Concession
Stand, and materials and equipment for the golf course.
Supervises subordinates in maintaining, scheduling and controlling use of the golf course and the other related facilities.
Develops and recommends operating policy and procedures for the golf course and facilities.
Supervises the operation of the Pro Shop, club house and food concessions, including the supervision of janitorial work.
Schedules and supervises special tournaments, youth programs and other programs designed to increase the public interest and participation in golf.
Supervises and conducts group and individual golf lessons and clinics.
Directs all play on the municipal golf course and instructs guests in course rules.
Supervises the collection of green, locker and other fees.
Maintains accounts, inventory control, prepares budget, assures the collection and accounting for all fees.
Prepares and submits financial and other reports regarding the operation of the golf course and related facilities.
Promotes the sell of athletic goods and services.


Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge of golf course management and operation practices and procedures.
Professional knowledge of the standards techniques of playing and teaching golf and of golf terminology and etiquette.
Knowledge of golf-related concessions, equipment merchandising, maintenance of course and related facilities.
Knowledge of equipment necessary to maintain and efficiently operate a golf course and related facilities.
Knowledge of office procedures, methods and equipment with particular reference to receiving and accounting for the receipt of cash.
Knowledge in the operation of validating machines, cash registers, calculators and other common office machines.
Knowledge of, and the ability to use, business telephone manners and techniques.
Ability to give professional golf instructions to the general public, individuals and groups.
Ability to enforce golf course and facilities rules and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to take oral and written instructions.
Ability to give oral and written instructions and to supervise subordinates in golf course and facilities operations.
Ability to take supply inventory and make appropriate purchases and reports.
Ability to guide and train others and to direct work through other supervisors.
Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.


Graduation from a four year college or university of recognized standing with a public or business administration degree with major course work in the parks and recreation field.
At least 3 years experience as a professional golf instructor and at least 2 years experience in operating a business at a supervisory level is required.
Possession of a valid membership and Class A certification in the Professional Golfers Association required.