Club Details

The Ford Field & River Club

48 Ford Way
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


This club uses CMAA's General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Concept.
Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
20 245 60 Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
$10,000,000.00 $6,500,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $500,000.00

Golf Facilities

  • 18 hole course, designed by Pete Dye

Tennis Facilities

  • 3 outdoor Har-Tru courts

Swimming Facilities

  • 1 Outdoor
  • 1 Outdoor

Other Athletic Facilities

Deep Water Marina, 20-stall Equestrian Center, Fitness Center, Naturalist Program, Sporting, and Spa.

Dining Facilities

  • Formal Dining Room
  • Member's Grill
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Casual Dining Room
  • Private Function Room

Special Club Features

The Ford Field & River Club is a private sporting community of elegant homes, incredible natural beauty, and extraordinary amenities 18 miles southeast of Savannah in Richmond Hill, GA.  It is a gated, bundled community. The property consists of 1,800 acres along the Ogeechee River and includes an 18-hole Pete Dye designed golf course, a deep water marina, golf clubhouse,  equestrian center, fitness center, three Har-Tru tennis courts, two pools, spa, and 10 miles of hiking trails.  

The Main House is the focal piece of this sporting club community, which was built in the 1930s, was Henry Ford’s winter estate home. 

The six distinct neighborhoods are sensitively developed and all have unique characteristics.  Of the 400 single family homes planned, about 170 homes are built to date with another 10 under construction.  

The neighborhood plan encourages a sense of community and preserves the estate’s wooded parklands and scenic vistas.  Architectural guidelines encourage the friendly scale and unpretentious elegance of small-town coastal Georgia and historic homes like The Main House.  Current membership stands at approximately 245.
Club is open 7 days per week, 12 months per year. 

Club is open 7 days per week, 12 months per year.

Job Details

Date Posted

11/23/2021

Job Title

Director of Outdoor Pursuits

Brief Job Description

To provide a unique and positive personalized outdoor experience through fishing / shooting sports, and naturalist activities for the members and guests of the Club.  Responsible for managing a marina, a retail store, as well as wildlife and wildlife habitats including fisheries. 

  • Design and implement year-round programs and tournaments for fishing (inshore, offshore and fly) and shooting (clay, wing and bow) opportunities for members, families and guests. This includes annual opportunities for outside hunting, fishing and naturalist adventures.
  • Coordinate and oversee all fish stocking activities in community lakes, bi-annual census of fish population and related management of fish in in community lakes.
  • Manage wildlife and wildlife habitats.  Control the populations of white-tailed deer and wild pigs (cull, trap and remove) and facilitate the removal of nuisance alligators as required.
  • Negotiate the annual lease program with Dorchester.
  • Maintain and oversee care for all of the ODP assets including but not limited to:  boats, marina, fishing rod/reels, guns, ammunition, store, inventory, community wildlife, etc.
  • Coordinate fishing activities and clinics for members and guests and accompanies members and guests on hunting and fishing trips when appropriate.
  • Oversee Harbormaster duties at the marina facility.
  • Responsible for all ODP retail sales and ordering of merchandise at the marina store, budgeted sales targets, and financial performance.
  • Exercises supervision over Naturalist and directs programming consistent with member expectation (i.e. kids’ camp, off-site tours, wildlife husbandry, etc.).
  • Periodically publish communications to keep members updated on the progress of the program and any new programing.
  • Provide timely photographs of fishing clinics, relevant outdoor events and outings for the newsletter.
  • Hire, train, direct and supervise all staff within Outdoor Pursuits.
  • Ensures that all members, guests and co-workers are treated in a friendly and respectful manner in accordance with the standards of excellence of The Ford Field and River Club.
  • Completes all other relevant job duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Level 1 certification as a shooting instructor or equivalent.
  • Must be able to acquire all licenses required by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United States Coast Guard.
  • Captains License issued by State of Georgia.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years guided fishing experience in the coastal region.

Date Position Available

11/23/2021

Other Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • PTO
  • Bonus

Please send resumes to:

Sarah Hockaday
Human Resources Manager
48 Ford Way
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
PHONE: 912-756-5715
FAX: 912-756-5689
shockaday@fordfieldandriverclub.com