Honors Course Dir. of Club Operations

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about the club & position

The Club Established in 1983, The Honors Course is located just Northeast of Chattanooga, TN in a community known as Ooltewah. The Club’s mission is focused on amateur golf and has hosted many amateur championships. The continued investment in the course and facilities has earned recognition in The Top 100 Greatest Courses and #1 Course in Tennessee by Golf Digest since 1987. Aside from the recognition and involvement in amateur golf, The Honors Course offers an exclusive, first-class experience to its members and their guests. Pristine golf conditions, top notch food and beverage service and offerings, and elegant accommodations make this unique golf club one of the best in the nation.

The Position The Honors Course is searching for a motivated, passionate, and engaging leader to assume the role of Director of Club Operations at a premier private club. An individual with experience in golf clubs or a club hosting major tournaments is a plus. The Director of Club Operations will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the clubhouse operation to ensure the quality and consistency of services and amenities. This professional should have strong leadership skills and a proven track record developing individuals and creating and promoting a positive team culture.

Club Amenities

Club Overview Initiation Fee


18-hole Championship Pete Dye Golf Course



7 Guest Houses (47 beds)

F&B Volume

$1.05 M




▪ Main Dining Room

Average age


▪ Outside Terrace

Board Members


▪ Lounge

Golf Digest Ranked


Tournament History 1986, 2004, 2014, 2023

Southern Amateur Championship

1987, 2008, 2018

Tennessee Women’s State Amateur Championship

1989, 1911, 2009, 2019

Tennessee Men’s State Amateur


U.S. Amateur Championship


The Curtis Cup Match

1995, 2007

Cannon Cup

1996, 2010

Men’s NCAA Division 1 National Championship


Palmer Cup


The Western Junior Championship


U.S. Mid Amateur Championship


USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship


Tennessee Men’s Mid-Am Championship


TransMiss Four-Ball Championship


U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Over the next 7 years the Club will host 3 USGA Championships to include the 2024 US Senior Amateur, 2026 US Women’s Amateur and the 2031 US Amateur

“Honoring Amateur Golf”

Key Characteristics and Traits ▪ A positive and enthusiastic personality with passion for the club industry ▪ Ability to hire, train, motivate and develop a high performing team in a top tier golf club. ▪ A natural leadership style which promotes an engaged, motivated staff.

▪ The individual should have experience developing engaging member programming and events. ▪ A hands-on leader that has the ability to nurture and grow a team. ▪ The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. ▪ An individual that has the ability to think strategically to continually move the Club towards attaining a further level of excellence. ▪ Disciplined follow-through to ensure the vision and goals of the Club come to fruition. ▪ Ability to cultivate a high-level of member satisfaction through consistency in services and amenities.

▪ A strong understanding of top-notch food and beverage experiences for Club members and guests. ▪ Effective fiscal management through development and delivery of actual operational and capital results in alignment with approved budgets. ▪ The desire to maintain high level of visibility among members and staff as the face of the Clubhouse operations.


▪ A mind for innovation and action with an ability to act as a thought partner with leadership.


A minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a hospitality environment., preferably a private club.

CCM designation or working towards one is a plus

A Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or business management preferred.

The position is available immediately.

Salary & Benefits Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.

IMPORTANT Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, February 16, 2024. These documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Honors Club Director Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Honors Club Director Résumé”) respectively to: Careers@thedeloziergroup.com.

All requested information, along with references, should be emailed to the address above.

Search Executive


Patrick DeLozier Managing Partner (843) 707-5210 lpatrickdelozier@thedeloziergroup.com

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