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JOB: State Manager and Head of Clubs & Facilities (South Australia) – Golf Australia

POSTED ON March 25, 2024 @ 4:55 pm

Apply your active leadership, business acumen, and growth mindset, together with your passion for golf, to drive the growth of golf in South Australia.


Australian Golf is experiencing unprecedented growth and embarking upon an exciting journey of change.  Golf Australia is central to this as the governing body for golf in Australia.

Golf Australia’s purpose is to have “more Australians playing more golf”, and its’ philosophy is that “all golf is golf, and all of us can be golfers”.

The role

To lead the growth of golf in South Australia (SA), Golf Australia is now seeking to appoint a new State Manager and Head of Clubs & Facilities, the key leadership role for golf in SA. This role is pivotal to growing and servicing golf in SA, and will work closely with the Golf SA Board, the Golf Australia team based in SA, and the Clubs, Facilities, and Places to Play national team, to ensure alignment with the strategy for Australian Golf and drive the delivery of the agreed priorities for developing golf in SA.

Priorities will be to develop a strong, positive, and high-performing team culture; effectively represent golf in SA and establish productive relationships with all key stakeholders; and drive the effective operation of all Golf Australia’s state-based activities.  The role demands a person with a desire to lead, and actively represent golf in SA.

To be considered for the role you are likely to possess the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated leadership with a focus on creating a high-performing team, preferably in a sport or entertainment organisation with a matrix-management environment.
  • Experience in delivering strategic objectives and balancing this with the interests of parties in complex stakeholder environments.
  • Growth mindset, with a track record of business development, and delivering commercial outcomes.

It is essential you have a passion for golf, together with qualifications in business and/or sports management; and have strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, with a presence and acumen that allows you to represent Golf Australia and South Australian golf confidently and capably.

If you are currently employed outside the golf industry and possess the attributes as identified, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, commensurate with the role and your credentials.

The recruitment for this role is being led by WellPlayed Golf Business Consultancy.

How to apply

Applications close Friday 12 April. Please e-mail your application, including an explanation of how your skills and experience will fulfill the requirements of the role, to

For more information, please contact Guy Chapple from WellPlayed on 0417 034 684 or via email as referenced.

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