General Manager, 13th Beach Golf Links

This is an opportunity to helm one of Australia’s most prestigious golf clubs, guiding it through an exciting phase of expansion and evolution.

  • Home to the esteemed Vic Open, showcasing world-class golf since 2013.
  • Two distinct and challenging 18-hole courses, known for their natural beauty and links-style design, with a 9-hole short course and on-site luxurious Golf Lodges accommodation.
  • Recently recognised as the Victorian Club of the Year and Visionary of the Year, for their work on Women in Golf since becoming a proud signatory of the R&A Women in Golf Charter in 2022.

About the Opportunity
This role is pivotal in guiding 13th Beach Golf Links, a club distinguished in the golf industry for its equity based, corporate governance structure, ensuring continuity and a clear strategic direction. It offers a unique opportunity to leverage a strong track record for the development and enhancement of facilities, with a vision to build on this platform to consolidate 13th Beach’s reputation as one of Australia’s premier golf experiences.
About the Club
Since its creation at Barwon Heads, Victoria in 2001, 13th Beach Golf Links has risen to prominence with its two superbly crafted courses, the Beach Course and the Creek Course, and 9-hole short course, with luxury onsite accommodation.  13th Beach is an equity-based club with over 1,400 members, located in an upscale residential community. It is one of the largest golf facilities in Australia, with 45 holes of golf, 94,000 rounds of golf played, 100+ staff and revenue in 2023-24 will exceed $11m. The club is famous for hosting the Vic Open, a key tournament that attracts global attention and with concurrent Men’s, Women’s and All Abilities tournaments providing the template on which the Australian Open is now based. 13th Beach champions inclusivity and environmental stewardship, reflecting these values in every aspect of its operation.
As the General Manager of 13th Beach Golf Links, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership in golf club management or equivalent fields. Experience in prestigious golf operations, ideally of a similar scale, either in Australia or internationally, is highly regarded, but we also value diverse backgrounds from private clubs, resort management, or upscale hospitality.
  • Outstanding communication skills, adept at engaging and managing relationships with various stakeholders.
  • The presence, gravitas, and ability to embody and promote the unique values and culture of 13th Beach Golf Links, positioning it as a leader in the golf industry.
  • Experience in leading high-performing teams, utilizing modern technologies, management strategies, and governance to enhance club operations and the overall experience for members and guests.
  • Strong commercial acumen, coupled with a proven record in managing projects and implementing change effectively.

If you believe you have the skills, experience, and passion to take one of Australia’s most distinguished golf clubs, to the next level, we welcome your application. Please apply through the link provided.

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