About the Club The Mid Ocean Club (MOC) is an iconic private Club situated on 200 acres in picturesque Tucker’s Town, Bermuda. Completed in 1921, the Club is one of the world’s top 100 golf courses, and offers unrivaled facilities to a strong international community of members and their guests. The Club became a private members’ Club in 1951 and presents rolling greens, gorgeous private beaches, and a stunning clubhouse, with a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
The “Father of Golf architecture” Charles Blair Macdonald laid out the golf course and is consistently viewed as a “must play course” for golf enthusiasts, ranking among the top 100 golf courses outside of the U.S. The Mid Ocean Club has hosted several major golf events, most notably the 2007 and 2008 PGA Grand Slams of Golf. In the 1950s, leading golf course architect Robert Trent Jones made subtle improvements to the course.
The Mid Ocean Clubhouse overlooks the 18th fairway and houses a main dining room, bar, two private function rooms, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms and the Golf Shop. There are twenty newly renovated rooms adjacent to the Clubhouse with breathtaking views of Tucker’s Town Cove. The Clubhouse is a relaxed and welcoming setting where members meet after idyllic days on the greens to share golfing tales over a delicious meal.
In addition to incredible golf, Mid Ocean Club has other recreational amenities including magnificent beaches, pool, tennis, as well as extensive food and beverage facilities and overnight accommodations. The Club has 1,416 members, including 642 non-resident members. Resident members include many multigenerational Bermudians as well as residents and expatriates who are associated with Bermuda’s vibrant financial services industry.
Bermuda has a semi-tropical climate, is located 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina, and has a population of approximately 65,000 residents. The island is a self-governing British Overseas Territory, and the economy is dominated by financial services and tourism. There are daily flights between several major East Coast U.S. cities.
Gross revenue exceeds $17 million. Food & Beverage accounts for $3.5 million and annual dues revenue at $9.1 million. The Agronomy budget is $3.2 million. The Club’s 18-hole golf course is a par 71 that measures 6,530 yards. It hosts approximately 28,500 rounds annually. The greens are TifEagle and the fairways, approaches and rough are 419. The golf maintenance staff is comprised of 26 team members. The Club uses Toro Sprinklers for the irrigation hardware, the maintenance facility was built in 2003 and all equipment is owned.
About the Position This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for an agronomy leader to join a renowned private club with a world-class ranked golf course. The Director of Agronomy reports to the General Manager and will direct all functions related to the maintenance of the golf course, practice areas, beaches, roadways, building grounds and landscaping. The Director of Agronomy will lead the Agronomy Team to ensure outstanding playing conditions throughout the year. This will be done by being a nurturing leader who fosters an open and transparent communication with the Agronomy Team, Members, and Management Team at The Mid Ocean Club.
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Apply for This Position Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to DENEHY Club Thinking Partners at http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Patrick Finlen at 203.319.8228 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have at least five years as a Superintendent in a high performing and challenging environment. He/she will have a clear understanding of warm season grass management and fertility on an island or coastal environment with a professional career of achievement and employment stability. The next Director of Agronomy will have a proven record of private club/resort leadership with identifying, attracting, and maintaining a high-performance agronomy team. It is important that the candidate is capable of being a Leader who can train, manage and mentor the agronomy team while also being an ambitious individual who is patient and accountable. The chosen candidate will be an excellent delegator and motivator with the ability to work effectively with all departments. He/she should be open, positive, and have an accessible style, but able to act decisively. It is vital that the next Director of Agronomy has strong construction experience and organizational skills, be an excellent and proactive communicator, have a visible work ethic and a reasonable sense of urgency. The Director of Agronomy will have a passion for course conditioning, the tradition of golf and Bermudian island living. The selected candidate will be educated in Agronomy or related subject matter from a four-year institution.
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