Golf Director

Golf Director
Organization County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation
Location Los Angeles, California
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jun 28, 2024

LA County Parks is seeking the next Golf Director to lead and direct the largest municipal golf system in the country.  This opportunity is tailored for an adept and passionate golf management professional who is a leader in the golf profession and has a demonstrated experience in golf course management and a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity to lead, shape and innovate for the future of golf recreation for residents and visitors of Los Angeles County.

As the Golf Director for the Los Angeles County Golf System, this individual will be tasked with overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the entire network of courses.  This includes managing staff, and contracted operators who ensure course quality, developing and implementing marketing strategies to attract players, and ensuring adherence to regulatory standards.  The Golf Director is also responsible for actively engaging operators, partners and key stakeholders, community-based organizations to provide and promote inclusive and accessible recreational golf programs, such as the Junior Golf Program. In addition, the Golf Director will partner to drive revenue generation through various initiatives such as tournaments, memberships, and partnerships and plays a crucial role in shaping the overall experience for golfers, striving to provide exceptional service and amenities across all facilities within the LA County Parks Golf System.

This role reports to LA County Parks Deputy Director and is a key contributor to the Executive Management Team. This senior-level classified opportunity offers the chance to oversee a significant portfolio of 20 public golf courses with core programs such as the Junior Golf Program, community and philanthropic partnerships, and a talented team of support staff.  Additionally, the Golf Director may also be responsible for promoting golf tourism, developing partnerships with local businesses or organizations, and advocating for the growth and sustainability of golf within this vibrant and diverse metropolitan county. If you are a dynamic professional with a passion for golf and possess strong leadership, innovation, and program execution skills, we invite you to be a driving force in shaping the future of golf in the County of Los Angeles.

Minimum Requirements:

Option 1:

A Bachelor’s Degree[1] from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in either golf course management, park management, turf management, landscape architecture, horticulture, agronomy, business administration, public administration, or closely related field;


Two years of experience supervising personnel engaged in golf course operations.[2]

Option 2: Six years of experience as a golf course manager directing golf course operations including golf course maintenance, repair and construction, and scheduling of special events at a recognized public or private golf course facility[3].

Option 3: Two years of experience as an Assistant Golf Director[4] in the County of Los Angeles.

All applicants must have a valid California Class “C” driver’s license or ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out essential job-related functions.

[1]  “Bachelor’s Degree”: Applicant must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcript(s), or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization. (Note: Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States.)

[2]  “Golf Course Operations”: Consists of grounds maintenance, food and beverage operation, driving range and golf operations, fiscal management, and staff supervision.

[3]  “Recognized public or private golf course facility”: Defined as a full-service facility which includes food, merchandise, driving range and cart fleet, and has a minimum of 18 holes.

[4]  “Experience as an Assistant Golf Director”: This is an individual who has held or currently holds the Los Angeles County payroll title of Assistant Golf Director, Item 8813.

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