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This page was last updated 21/9/18

Course Superintendent –  This position has been filled as at 21/9/18

Wanaka is located in the Central Otago region of New Zealand with a population of 8000 with additional tourist numbers 8000 – 32,000 depending on the season. The Golf Club is a success story with a membership of over 1000 and over 40,000 rounds are played per year.  The Wanaka Golf Club is also a part of the strong contingent of golf clubs within Central Otago that showcases this region as a true Golfing destination.

The Wanaka Golf Club fairways provide consistent cover, while the bent/poa grass greens can be seen challenging, but they still provide a true and reliable putting surface. The course is maintained in excellent condition to ensure that members and visitors fully appreciate and enjoy the challenging course and scenic layout.

The club is looking for a suitably qualified Course Superintendent with:

  • A minimum level 4 Sports Turf management qualification and a current Approved Handlers Certificate.
  • Ability to Select, train and manage 2-3 staff, including the training of apprentices. Manage volunteers
  • computerised irrigation system skills (we run Rainbird)
  • Skills to maintain machinery (we have a fleet of John Deere)
  • Able to play and understand the game of golf.
  • Ability to submit reports, budgets and working plans

You will be Responsible for daily set up and maintenance of the course and surrounds.  You will report directly to the club’s Chairperson on the Board, and work with the club’s Administration Manager.

The role is 43 hours per week, plus weekend shifts.

If you are looking for a career challenge and can provide leadership to a small team, please forward your application and resume, in strict confidence, to Kim Badger:
Ph: 0276644648

Applications closed



Food and Beverage Manager Position – start June or July or August 2018  THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED JULY 2018


To manage the profitable and efficient operation of the Club’s food and beverage activities, delivering a high standard of service and ensuring members, visiting golfers and functions required by the club are prioritised.

Reports To:

Manager – Kim Badger.



On average a 43 hour week at times convenient to the Wanaka golf club, excluding statutory days. These hours exclude those for non Golf Club events (Private Functions) which will be negotiated separately.

Private Functions = an event that is not required by the club.


Key Responsibilities:

Effectively manage the Club café food & beverage operations during the following hours of operation. (Weather and patronage on the course, can alter the hours on the day)


Monday:                 Closed (apart from the odd event)

Tuesday:               10am to 5pm

Wednesday:         10am – 6.30pm

Thursday:                38 weeks per year: 10am – 5pm. 14 weeks (summer) per year: 10 – 9.30pm

Friday:                    10am – 6pm

Saturday:               10am – 7pm

Sunday:                 Closed (apart from the odd event)


Tournament or event weeks are:

  • Early September (Annual Wanaka Tournament, up to 200 golfers per day)
  • Evening in late November (Annual Dinner and prize giving, 3 course meal for up to 150 members)
  • C.O Autumn Classic in April (up to 100 golfers per day for 5 days)
  • Early March – Charity Classic, (up to 200 golfers for 3 days)
  • 14 Weeks of Business House held on Thursdays commencing in November running through to March with a sabbatical during the Xmas weeks. (150 golfers per Thursday)

Other events as per the working event calendar.

The planning, delivery and financial performance of the Club’s food and beverage operations, which includes:

  • Daily operation of the Club rooms, bar and café.
  • Operation of a food and beverage cart on the course when required
  • Delivery of the café food & beverage services to the satisfaction of patrons, whilst returning the required profit margins to the Club
  • Planning & delivery of golf tournaments with the local Tournament Convener for; September Tournament, Charity Tournament, Club Champs, Business House.
  • Planning & delivery of clubhouse functions with the Manager for; Golf Tournaments, weddings, seminars and corporate golf days. ·
  • Establish club policies, council procedures and systems in relation to food and beverage activities ie. Food Control Plan, Health and Safety.
  • Follow club procedures and systems in relation to the club administration.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and train the food and beverage team in the performance of their duties which includes:
  • food preparation
  • customer service and member relations, cleanliness and presentation
  • Till Use/Till balances/cash reconciliation daily
  • completion of weekly rosters and timesheets for all staff
  • purchasing of liquor, food and supplies
  • signing off and accountability of supplier invoices monthly
  • receiving & checking supplier deliveries
  • Stock rotation regularly and stock takes monthly, and chattels stock take annually.
  • Cleaning Beer lines and training staff to perform monthly line work


  1. Develop a modest range of lunch and snack menu items including setting of prices in conjunction with the Manager.
  2. Monitor the preferences of café patrons to ensure the menu options available are adjusted to ensure the seasonable needs and interests of patrons are catered for.
  3. Ensure that the catering operations are maintained in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety & Food Hygiene regulations.
  4. Counsel and appraise staff referring matters of attention to the Manager.

Set performance objectives for staff.

  1. To liaise with the Professional regularly for course patronage.
  2. To submit updates for the club website/Newsletter to the Manager.
  3. To ensure a Duty Manager is rostered on during bar operating hours.
  4. To follow procedures set by the Manager in relation to Till Balancing/cash up processes.
  5. Prepare weekly rosters for café or event/function staff as required. Staffing levels should be reviewed as and when required to ensure adequate levels are maintained and controlled within appropriate labour cost measures.
  6. Liaise with the Professional daily to ensure coordination of security and lockup arrangements. Café and Bar staff are responsible Tues – Saturday.
  7. Coordinate with the administration office the completion of staff records for all new team members which includes: employment declaration, banking details, pay rates and personal information.
  8. Carry out weekly stock take of food and beverage inventory prior to start of business of each new week. Review stock take figures to ensure accuracy based on sales, ordering, invoicing, costing and stock control.
  9. Meet with relevant Tournament convenor/ Club Captain/Manager 3 weeks prior to the event on significant decision of snack, lunch or dinner menu options including setting of prices in conjunction with the Manager.


Measurement of Performance:


1/         Gross profit achievement                        Kitchen         Above 47%

2/         Gross profit achievement                        Bar                 Above 60%

3/         Generate budgeted profit by keeping labour/wages expenses down.

4/         Member Satisfaction

5/         Administration Performance

6/         Co-Operation and teamwork and professional manner at all times.

7/         Dress and Presentation of Staff


Remuneration is salary, based on a 43 hour week for delivery of the above GOLF ONLY EVENTS. Golf only events are the priority. Salary is between $43k – $50k


Surplus to Salary:


Private Functions enable you to earn 30% commission on the PROFIT ONLY of these events.  Potentially a further $12k – $20k on top of the Salary above. Note: Private functions need to be costed out effectively for labour use and expenses, as if they do not make a profit, you do not receive any commission.


All events are run through the WGC systems, the facility can not be used for private catering use.


Current regular Private Functions:


Probus 3 Mondays per month

Rotary every Tuesday night, 6 – 9pm

Lions 2 Wednesday nights per month 6-9pm


The club also has at least one other private function per month, ie wedding, seminar, book launch, etc. These need to fit in around the golf and regular events.


To Apply for this role, please email up to date CV and contact phone no.s of 2 previous employers to    Please, we would prefer someone who has accommodation already set up in Wanaka and is able to commit to the role for at least 2 years. For more information, please contact Kim Badger 027 66 44 648