Club Details

Desert Mountain Club

10550 East Desert Hills Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

This club uses CMAA's General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Concept.
Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
30 1860 68 Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
$60,000,000.00 $32,000,000.00 $5,840,000.00 $3,300,000.00

Golf Facilities

  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Renegade - Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Apache - Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Cochise - Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Geronimo - Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Chiricahua - Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by Outlaw - Jack Nicklaus
Only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses.

Tennis Facilities

  • 1 outdoor lighted Grass courts
  • 5 outdoor lighted Har-Tru courts
  • 3 outdoor lighted Hard courts
Nine USTA-regulation courts including Arizona's only stadium grass court, five clay courts and three two-toned green on green hard courts.

Swimming Facilities

  • 1 Outdoor
  • 1 Outdoor
The Sonoran Clubhouse features two year-round heated pools; a waveless lap pool for adults, a resort-style family pool as well as an outdoor jacuzzi.

Other Athletic Facilities

After a dramatic renovation in 2016, the 42,000 square foot fitness center has completely transformed from a regular gym to an inspirational fitness and wellness center.

Dining Facilities

  • 3 Casual Dining Room
  • 2 Formal Dining Room
  • 1 Men's Grill
  • 1 Snack Bar
  • 5 Lounge/Bar
  • 1 Private Function Room
Six distinctive Clubhouses with nine dining facilities including: Café Verde at our new fitness center, the Arizona Grill at Outlaw, the Apache Steakhouse, the Italian Constantino's, the Chiricahua Grill, and the Cochise-Geronimo snack bar, main dining room, men's grill and mixed grill.

Special Club Features

Other amenities:

Ranch with 12 stall stable and a kiva style, open air gathering space with rustic seating for presentation, programs and musical performances.

15-mile, award-winning trails system.

Overnight luxury camping facility featuring canvas tents with redwood floors, desk space, bath/shower with hot and cold running water. 

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

Job Details

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Brief Job Description

Desert Mountain Club’s Student Club Management Program provides hands-on experience throughout every department in order for our interns to experience all aspects of the Club. The program is customized to meet the individual needs and interests of our interns in order to best prepare them for a career in club or hospitality management.

Students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our CEO, Damon DiOrio. Students will also participate in regular meetings with the clubhouse managers and assistant clubhouse managers.

Students will participate in Management Training Sessions, Banquet & Catering Meetings and Food & Beverage Meetings. Students will gain a true understanding of the managerial experience as they are treated as part of the management team.

Please visit to view a video that showcases our program.

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Enrolled in a 4-year Hospitality Program

• Exceptional communication skills

• Detail-oriented, honest, respectful, dedicated, motivated, ethical, caring, positive and enthusiastic

• Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-end, professional environment

• Good listener

• Desire to make every member experience special, thus creating “Raving Fans”

Educational Requirements

Interns will attend the CMAA Southwest Chapter meeting in Phoenix and surrounding areas. Interns will also tour other area clubs in order to network and benchmark on a variety of topics and interests.


In order to receive a well-rounded experience, Desert Mountain Club makes an effort to expose our interns to as many  different types of Club events as possible, including formal and casual dining, weddings, business functions, receptions, committee meetings, wine tastings, cooking classes, golf tournaments and tennis tournaments. Therefore, we require a minimum 10-week commitment to our Internship Program.

Internships can be completed throughout the year and include a rotation with all of our Club Department Leaders in:

• Food & Beverage

• Culinary

• Catering

• Purchasing & Receiving

• Agronomy

• Marketing & Communications

• Accounting

• Human Resources

• Golf Pro Shops

• Tennis Pro Shop

Date Position Available

January 2019

Other Benefits


Interns will be paid on an hourly basis with overtime as applicable. Interns can anticipate working 30+ hours per week. Please note that the Club will provide educational costs for CMAA events.


Uniforms and name tags will be provided as required by the various departments of the Club, including shirts and formal uniforms for the clubhouse dining rooms.

Interns are responsible for providing pants, and comfortable shoes as required by each department.


Based on availability, Desert Mountain will provide apartment housing with shared bedrooms for those coming from out of state. Rent is deducted from each paycheck and varies depending on term lease. During our regular season (October through May) vanpool transportation is provided between the employee housing and Desert Mountain. The rate is deducted from each paycheck.


Desert Mountain Club will make every effort to accommodate any college or university requirements for school credit. Please check with your school to learn the specific requirements for internships.

Please send resumes to:

Stan Buscher
Banquet Manager / Intern Coordinator
10550 East Desert Hills Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
PHONE: 480-595-4122