Club Details

The Country Club

2825 Lander Road
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
133 630 60 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
The William Flynn designed golf course is the centerpiece of Country; the course is scheduled for a renovation by Gil Hanse in 2022. Its par 72 layout is just over 7,000 yards from the tips and provides an outstanding test of golf abilities. The beautiful use of the natural land, a thoughtful routing, wide fairways, landform greens and strategic bunkers all combine to make Country one of Flynn’s finest works!

Tennis Facilities

  • 8 outdoor Har-Tru courts

Swimming Facilities

  • 1 Outdoor
New facility opened in 2017

Other Athletic Facilities

Skeet Shooting Range, 4 paddle tennis courts and has begun a new racquet sports complex that is set to open in 2021/2022

Dining Facilities

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.

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.  

The Club completed a significant clubhouse renovation in 2016/2017 that included a new pool, an outdoor three-season bar, and dining area, and has begun a new racquet sports complex that is set to open in 2021/2022. The William Flynn designed golf course is the centerpiece of Country; the course is scheduled for a renovation by Gil Hanse in 2022. Its par 72 layout is just over 7,000 yards from the tips and provides an outstanding test of golf abilities. The beautiful use of the natural land, a thoughtful routing, wide fairways, landform greens and strategic bunkers all combine to make Country one of Flynn’s finest works!

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

Job Details

Date Posted

10/13/2021

Job Title

Intern

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 70 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 Sophomores, 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 Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

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 80 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 team and culinary team 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 a service assistant, expediter, 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 educational opportunities.  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:

  • Must be a team player and maintain a positive attitude
  • 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
  • Follow proper serving techniques per The Country Club standards
  • Work with fellow interns to plan and execute the 2022 Summer Employee Party
  • Must complete a Club of the Future Project and book readings
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned at any time

Educational Requirements

  • Enrolled in a 4-year Hospitality Program
  • CMAA involvement is preferred

Date Position Available

May, 2022

Other Benefits

  • Local CMAA functions: You will be encouraged to attend all Greater Cleveland Chapter Club Managers Association of America events and meetings. The Country Club will cover the expenses for all functions during your employment.
  • Fully furnished housing will be provided at TBD.  A housing agreement will need to be signed prior to moving in. Housing may cost up to $100 per bi-weekly pay period.
  • Other: Meals consumed on-premises and customary TCC employee privileges.
  • Some uniform materials will be provided.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Ohio TIPS Alcohol Training and ServSafe AllergenTraining will be provided and paid for by the The Country Club

Please send resumes to:

Jamie Walker
Food and Beverage Manager
2825 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
PHONE: 2168319200
jwalker@thecountryclub.com