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Nairn Golf Club

Nairn Golf Club is located on an elevated, rumpled piece of linksland on the Moray Firth coastline, close to the historic fishing port. It's one of Scotland's lesser-known gems.

23 Jul 2022
Full Time
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

Nairn Golf Club is looking to appoint a General Manager…

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Founded in 1887, the traditional Scottish links was created and shaped from wild land beside the Moray Firth through the combined efforts of Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid and Ben Sayers. The course has recently benefited from a significant redesign project delivered by Mackenzie and Ebert in 2018/19.

It is a highly regarded championship links course, having hosted the 1999 Walker Cup, 2012 Curtis Cup, 2016 home Internationals and most recently the 2021 Amateur Championship.

Whilst Nairn GC is a private Members Club, visitors are welcome to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that awaits in the excellent clubhouse.

The Role

We are looking for a driven, passionate and ambitious candidate who will lead the management team that runs one of the most historic and prestigious golf Clubs in the UK. The chosen candidate will preferably have experience in managing a private Members Club. You will be confident, knowledgeable about the game of Golf and able to build successful relationships. You will also need to show a track record in delivering a financial performance in line with budgets.

As part of the role you will become a Trustee of the Club alongside the Club Captain and Club Treasurer.

The Candidate:

The role is hands -on and requires a combination of ‘Golf Club’ understanding, excellent communication skills and a focus on execution.

You will be able to demonstrate the following skillsets:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ideally you will have experience in managing a private Members Club with significant visitor revenues.
  • You will be able to show success in motivating and leading a team and at the same time build a strong relationship with the membership.
  • Strong relationships with Tour Operators would be beneficial as Nairn attracts and relies on considerable visitor revenue.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • You will have a sound working knowledge of Finance (including budgeting), golf IT software and operating systems, Governance, catering, pro shop operations, competitions and administration systems.

You will enjoy working in a Club environment where there is the need to prioritise and manage multiple tasks linked to defined objectives. The successful candidate will have full day-to-day operational authority for the Club and will report directly to the Club Chair. You will be able to demonstrate you can work with the minimum input from the Chair and Club Board.


Competitive salary and package will be provided commensurate with experience.

On site accommodation may be available on a short/medium term basis should the candidate require it.

How To Apply:

Candidates should click 'Apply Now' to email a cover letter, detailed CV and reasons why you are applying for the role by email to the Chair, Nairn Golf Club

or in writing to the Chair, Nairn Golf Club, Seabank Road, Nairn, IV12 4HB.

Please also confirm your current salary/remuneration package.

Closing date: Friday, 12th August, 2022 at 12.00 noon.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Stadium / Facilities Management
Team Operations & Logistics

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