Assistant Golf Professional, Highlands Ranch Golf Course

Denver, USA, Colorado
Jan 18, 2018
University of
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Highlands Ranch Golf Club is an 18-hole, semi-private golf club featuring a Hale Irwin designed championship golf course. The course, which opened in 1998, features a great variety of immaculately groomed holes. The 7,179 yard, par 72 lay out boasts expansive bentgrass greens that many say are the best in the region. The Highlands Ranch Golf Club is a part of the Division of Athletics & Recreation of the University of Denver.

Essential Functions

  • Management Supervise and manage all areas of the golf operation in a professional manner.
  • Provide outstanding customer service, professional advice and assistance to all patrons.
  • Display a cheerful, energetic and positive attitude at all times.
  • Control and manage play; answer phones, ensure guest check-in and fee collection and starting duties, record daily sales and keep track of member and guest play.
  • Perform opening and closing duties including completing the daily financial reports consistent with company procedures.
  • Manage the total operation of the practice facilities, golf car fleet and club repair duties.
  • Tournaments, Associations & Leagues Assist the Director of Golf with organizing, promoting, conducting and scoring of all club tournaments.
  • Supervise the Men's, Ladies and Junior Associations and league play.
  • Be informed and assist with the organization and execution of all special events or club activities and assist with the publication of brochures, mailings and literature.
  • Merchandising Assist in the purchasing, receipt, display, promotion, inventory control, special orders and sales of all merchandise.
  • Assist with keeping the Golf Shop orderly, stocked, neat and clean at all times.
  • Clinics and Instruction Provide golf instruction and clinics as needed that are consistent with the instructional methods, policies and procedures for the club.
  • Play golf with the members and continually strive to improve your golf game.
  • Requires a good working knowledge of the game of golf and golf course operations.
  • Solid playing ability on the course, personable and friendly personality, positive attitude, neat appearance, ability to communicate effectively, and the ability to multitask well.
  • The position requires daily management of players, the practice range, carts and the golf shop.
  • Additional duties include, but are not limited to, supervising the golf staff, assisting with merchandising duties, managing tournaments, teaching lessons and promoting the game of golf to the members and guests of the club.
  • Supervise, schedule and train the golf shop and outside service personnel as directed by the Director of Golf.
  • Personable and friendly personality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multitask well.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effectively communicate with a variety of groups of people including prospective customers, current club members, clients, club department heads, and the general public.
  • Multitask and solve practical problems.
  • Reason with multiple personality profiles and communicate effectively with age groups of all levels.
  • Represent the golf club in a mature and professional manner at all times.
  • Organized, calm and level-headed in a variety of situations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Basic computer knowledge including Word and Excel applications.
  • Prior golf shop experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the game of golf, handicapping, and golf course operations.
  • Demonstrated playing ability on the course.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years work experience PGA training or PGM training.
  • Knowledge of tournament management software.
  • Knowledge of golf point-of-sale software.
  • Regular participation in continuing education seminars and workshops related to golf operations.

Work Schedule

  1. Full-time availability, seven days a week, a.m. or p.m. shifts.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Andy Benson at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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