1st Assistant Golf Professional

Salary: $5000-5400/month dependent upon experience, plus commission on lessons, 10% bonus potential
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 10, 2023
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The Sonnenalp Club is looking for a 1st Assistant Golf Professional with a April 1st, 2023 start date.

Salary:    $5000-5400/month dependent upon experience, plus commission on lessons, 10% bonus potential

Typical Schedule: 5-6 day per week, summer seasonal


Primary Purpose of Position:

Assist the Head Golf Professional with all Golf Operations activities. Responsible for supervising and managing the total golf operation in absence of the Head Golf Professional.  All duties of the position shall be performed with a commitment to provide “world class” service to all members and guests.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in administering all point-of-sale activities as it applies to green fee sales, merchandise sales and member/guest billing.  Coordinates with accounting department all policy and procedure revisions, updates, and implementation.
  • Follows established Golf Shop opening and closing procedures. 
  • Reconciles daily tee sheets, preforms check-in, and resolves discrepancies as it applies to duplicate charges and over/under payment.
  • Assists with maintaining the Golf Shop to be neat, clean and well stocked. 
  • Manages tournament operations including planning, pre-tournament contracts, post-tournament billing, promotion, course set-up, preparation, scoring, prize distribution and follow-up.
  • Conducts individual golf instruction and assists Director of Instruction in all Play Development Programs.
  • Assists in managing golf car fleet, practice facility, golf bag storage and locker room facilities.
  • Assists with inventory control of hard goods, soft goods and special orders including: ordering procedures, receiving procedures, inputting into point of sale, pricing and sales.
  • Monitors all members’ scores, reports handicapping to USGA and bills members for annual handicap fees.
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner and maintains a professional image at all times, along with acting as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all Team Members.
  • Assists with management of Assistant Golf Professional, Golf Shop and Outside Service Teams to ensure the highest quality of member and guest service.
  • Assists with onboarding and training for to each new Team Member. 
  • Works with the Head Golf Professional to develop ongoing training programs.
  • Assists the Head Golf Professional with monitoring business volume forecasts and plans accordingly in areas of manpower, productivity, costs and other expenses.
  • Assists the Head Golf Professional in the development and day to day tracking of the budget and business plan.  Helps control expenses in relation to revenues.
  • Assists in coordinating golf activities with other departments.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, meetings and trade shows to keep abreast of industry trends.
  • Plays golf with members on a regular basis; maintains professional relationship at all times.
  • Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university of recognized standing
    PGA member in good standing, or PGA Associate currently enrolled in Level 3, or PGA Associate with a desire to further their career and become a Head Golf Professional
  • Experience at a high-end private club or resort preferred

Special Skills/Equipment:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Maintain certification in First Aid and CPR training
  • Knowledge of golf course management and operation practices and procedures
  • Professional knowledge of the standards techniques of playing and teaching golf
  • USGA Rules of Golf knowledge
  • Knowledge of golf-related concessions, equipment merchandising, maintenance of course, and related facilities
  • Well organized and detail oriented

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent reaching, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and balancing
  • Able to stand and/or walk for duration of shift
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 lbs
  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Pay
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan & Roth 401(k) after 1000 hours worked
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • House Account privileges
  • Playing and practicing privileges
  • Resort Discounts at Club & Hotel
  • Use of Sonnenalp Club Fitness facility
  • Uniform
  • Meal while on duty

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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