Palm Desert, CA Golf Shop
Job Type

Assistant Golf Professional 

Reports to: Director of Golf and Head Golf Professional



Education and/or Experience

  • Associate’s degree or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Knowledge and understanding of typical golf course procedures.
  • Fully knowledgeable of all opening and closeout procedures of the Golf Pro Shop.
  • Familiar with all aspects of tournament set-up, including scorecards, golf cart tags, proximities, staging area set-up and billing charges.
  • Keep Pro Shop counter and club repair area neat, clean and organized at all times.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of the handicapping system and all pertinent handicap information.
  • Stays up-dated and current on all upcoming club events.
  • Maintain playing ability and work to stay competent in all areas of the game.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe working environment, with emphasis on promoting employee health and safety.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role during emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of club fitting, golf instruction and stays current on golf equipment technology.

Job Summary (Essential Functions)

Assist Head Golf Professional with numerous activities relating to the management and operation of the club’s golf program.

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Assist Head Golf Professional in golf instruction, merchandising, tournament operations, golf car fleet management and personnel management responsibilities.
  • Maintains Pro Shop inventory control system.
  • Assists members by providing and interpreting golf policies, rules and regulations.
  • Conducts golf clinics.
  • Oversees Pro Shop inventory and periodically conducts physical counts of merchandise, including scorecards, tees, pencils, ball marks, golf car tags and tee sheets.
  • Maintains and inventories all stock items necessary for in-house club repair work.
  • Update all charges and credits for club repair work.
  • Assumes Golf Professional’s duties in his or her absence.
  • Manages the daily opening and closing of golf operations.
  • Assists in the coordination of tournaments and special events.
  • Ensures all tournament winners are properly entered into the credit book with correct dates and description of event.
  • Makes copies of tournament results and enters into the correct files and departments.
  • Assists in all daily scheduling of lessons for all teaching professionals.
  • Provides golf instruction.
  • Keeps updated on times needed for golf clinics and group lessons.
  • Makes copies of all lesson fees.
  • Performs starter or marshal duties as needed.
  • Manages USGA handicap system for members.
  • Ensures course is properly marked.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the Head Golf Professional.

Licenses and Special Requirements

  • Must be a member of the PGA or PGA Apprentice working to attain PGA Professional status.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Sufficient stamina to tolerate hot, cold, humid and rainy outdoor weather for several consecutive hours.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling. 
  • Frequent repetitive motions.
  • Continuous standing and walking.