Club Details

The Country Club

2825 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124


This club uses CMAA's General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Concept.
Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
131 650 57 Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
$12,000,000.00 $4,250,000.00 $2,100,000.00 $900,000.00

Golf Facilities

  • 18 hole course, par 72, designed by William Flynn

Tennis Facilities

  • 8 outdoor Har-Tru courts

Swimming Facilities

  • 1 Outdoor
New facility was opened in 2017

Other Athletic Facilities

Skeet Shooting Range and 4 Paddle Tennis Courts

Dining Facilities

See Description

Special Club Features

Exceptional opportunities are available for highly-engaged students with a passion for excellence in club management at one of the country’s premier family-oriented country clubs.  Founded in 1889, The Country Club is located outside of Cleveland, Ohio, in the attractive suburb of Pepper Pike. We are a nationally recognized Platinum Club and have a long tradition of excellence that continues today. 

The Club’s golf course is a highly regarded William Flynn design and has played a part in many important golf events, including the 1935 US Amateur Championship won by Lawson Little and the 2012 US Women’s Amateur Championship, won by Lydia Ko.  Our sports facilities include the 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, paddle tennis, fitness center and skeet range.  Dining facilities include 160 seats of casual dining, 250 seat banquet room, outdoor dining terraces, children’s snack bar and several private dining rooms with total food and beverage sales of $3 million. Gross revenues total approximately $12 million and the Club has just over 600 total members. 

In recent years, The Country Club has completed a significant clubhouse renovation including a new pool, outdoor bar and dining room, and is in the planning stage for a new racquet sports complex.

Club is open 6 days per week, 11 months per year.

Job Details

Date Posted

1/28/2021

Job Title

Intern

Brief Job Description

The Area

The Cleveland area enjoys an outstanding quality of life, with diverse neighborhoods, reasonable cost of living and big city amenities with a small town friendliness.  The city rose to prominence thanks to booming industry and manufacturing that benefited from Cleveland’s location to major waterways.  Many of those who reaped the financial rewards of Cleveland’s stance as an industry powerhouse built beautiful homes and shared their largesse with area museums and cultural institutions, setting them up for long-term success.  While the steel and manufacturing industries still exist to some extent in Cleveland, the area has undergone a revival, with new economic engines that include health care, financial services, technology, academics, and related industries.  Downtown Cleveland is undergoing a renaissance and is now receiving accolades for its diverse food scene thanks to a mix of traditional, ethnic and creative chef-driven restaurants. 

Cleveland is also proud of its music scene, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Severance Hall, where the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra plays, to the many indie concert venues around town. 

 

Brief Job Description

The Country Cub has four internship programs designed for Hospitality students who are interested in gaining experience in Club Management at a world-class facility.  In the interest of providing a well-rounded and useful experience, all interns will be rotated through several different departments throughout the internship.  Each experience will be intertwined with related hands-on opportunities to fully understand the club experience.  In addition to Food and Beverage education/experience, all interns will gain experience in Golf operations, Golf Course Maintenance, Tennis operations, Children’s Activities, Aquatics and Fitness operations, Clubhouse operations, and Accounting practices. 

The Club Management Internship is similar to a Manager-In Training Program.  The intern will work as a Food and Beverage Manager on a daily basis.  This is a hands-on learning experience type of internship.  The intern will work closely with the other Food and Beverage Managers and Assistant General Manager to learn how to manage a service team that exceeds 60 employees during the peak season.  You will be expected to lead the staff on a daily basis for banquet and club functions and/or a la carte operations.  The intern will learn the day-to-day operations of a food and beverage department, as well as rotating to other departments to learn about their methods and procedures.  The intern will gain an overview of a private club organization and the necessary insight into how departments relate to each other. This internship is ideal for Juniors and Seniors.

The Special Events and Catering Internship is a direct hands-on experience working with our Director of Special Events and Catering.  The intern will work closely with our Director of Special Events and Catering and Executive Chef on a daily basis to learn the necessary steps involved to plan and execute a private member banquet or club function.  The intern will be expected to understand budgets, club traditions, and display an accommodating attitude necessary in planning events for the Club.  The intern will rotate to other departments to help broaden their knowledge to better equip them for the next level.  You will gain an overview of a private club organization and the necessary insight into how departments relate to each other.  This internship is ideal for Juniors and Seniors, as there is potential to parlay this opportunity into a full-time entry level management position. 

The Food and Beverage Management Internship is a great internship to kickstart your management experience.  The intern will be responsible of all aspects of a soda grill that seats 40 and an outside eating area that has over 70 seats.  The intern will be responsible for: scheduling, budgeting, daily inventory, and leading a team of over a dozen employees.  The intern will be responsible for communicating with the clubhouse staff and kitchen staff for any items that will be needed, food preparation, and most importantly, providing world-class service to our members and their families. This internship is ideal for a student looking for management experience.

The Food and Beverage Rotational Internship is an introductory internship perfect for a freshman or sophomore looking for more Food and Beverage experience.  This intern will gain experience as server, bartender, and manager with rotations to every department with the club.  This internship will focus on the following: service and hospitality basics, Food and Beverage operations, leadership principles, country club operations, plus many other areas.  This internship is designed to prepare a student for a management internship in the future.  

 

Candidate Qualifications

A successful candidate will be highly motivated and interested in developing a career in the Hospitality field. The Country Club expects all candidates to meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a 4-year Hospitality Program
  • Optimistic attitude towards work
  • CMAA involvement is preferred
  • Strong desire to improve themselves and fellow team members
  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Desire to exceed every expectation from any member and/or guest
  • Strong work ethic and ability to execute skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and first-class service
  • Maintain a professional demeanor inside and outside of The Country Club.
  • Must be able to continuously stand, walk, and perform repetitive actions for extended periods of time
  • Work with fellow interns to plan and execute the 2021 Summer Employee Party

Educational Requirements

Date Position Available

May 2021

Other Benefits

  • Involvement with CMAA
  • Competitive pay structure
  • Mentorship and guidance
  • Free daily meals
  • Off-site housing

Please send resumes to:

Jamie Walker
Food and Beverage Manager
2825 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
PHONE: 216-831-9200 ext. 186
jwalker@thecountryclub.com