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About Us

 

A new name for a new experience

The trees are the only thing that stayed the same. The sequoia and western red cedar trees lining the fairways are the same ones planted when the Glen Alder Golf Course opened in 1959. They matured as the course grew to 18 holes and the name changed to Sequoia Springs. Now, as the course begins its new life as the Campbell River Golf & Country Club we’re introducing not only a brand new golf course, but a new idea of what a golf course and country club is supposed to be.

A different kind of country club

This is not the country club of the movies. It’s the kind of club that welcomes everyone, whether you golf or not. Our driving range is as much a virtual reality experience as it is a practice range. We embrace technology and anything that makes the game fun. Our course is playable by beginners and a challenge for scratch golfers.  No membership needed and no out-of-date rules, just a pleasant experience.  Our restaurant and bar are going to blow you away. We’re bringing the modern game of golf to Vancouver Island. You’re going to love it.

A new kind of driving range

With lounge seats, and radar technology the Driving Range brings twice as much excitement. You can still hit balls to warm up for a round. But what’s new is that you can also watch the game, hang out with friends, and with the Toptracer technology, play courses all over the world, drive for show and analyse your swing. It’s a new kind of entertainment everyone will enjoy.

The local connection

The Mailman family is behind the revival of golf on the North Island. Kris Mailman Sr. grew up in Campbell River as part of a family tree that goes back to the earliest settlers in the area. He started his home building business in town before expanding it into one of the largest residential builders in western Canada under the Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific banners. The head office for both companies is now in downtown Campbell River, just a five minute drive from the golf course. The family is bringing decades of experience and more to the project of creating a new kind of golf course. They see it as a way of giving back to the community that has given them so much.

This is just the beginning

We’ve got big plans for the Campbell River Golf & Country Club. A hotel, spa, and a brand new club house, restaurant and convention centre are in the works. The transformation will be constant and continuous. We’re never going to sit still.

Who We Are

Reinventing the golf course takes a special group of people and a “hole” lot of hard work.

Amanda Raleigh - General Manager

Amanda Raleigh hails from Campbell River pioneers. Her great grandparents were some of the first settlers in the area. Her dad, Kris Mailman, started his building career in town, constructing family homes before turning Seymour Pacific and Broadstreet Properties into western Canada’s premier multi-unit home builders. Her dad bought the golf course as a passion project -a way to give back to the community that gave so much to his family.

“We do everything as a family,” says Amanda. “We each have our own skills and we rely on each other to look at problems from different points of view. I’ve always been the one passionate about the tourism industry”

She took on managing the Campbell River Golf & Country Club, beginning with a massive transformation.

“I want to break down the old school mentality of the game,” she says. “I want to shoot 110 and it doesn’t matter. I want it to be social and active, not stuffy. I want the person having the most fun to win.”

To that end they rebuilt the golf course.  Next up is a new concept driving range then a new club house.  After that, something new for Campbell River: a high-end hotel and spa.

“People are always saying Campbell River isn’t ready,” she says. “I think Campbell River is ready. This town is blossoming. We’re not just a logging town, any more. And this isn’t just a golf course.”

Greg Austin - Golf Course Superintendent

Greg Austin is a turf nerd. He can talk bunker design for hours, the minutia of drainage and irrigation for days and don’t even get him started on grass. After 28 years working on golf courses throughout B.C., including a current stint as Vice President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, he knows just about everything there is to know about the game. “Joining the Campbell River Golf and Country Club is a dream project for me,” he says. “It’s rare to get the chance to create a new course like this.”

But it also required him to turn his back on a lot of experience.

“I had to relearn how to build a course and how to manage people,” he says. “We approached everything in a totally different way. It made sense because we’re looking at the game in a totally different way.”

His goal is to create something family friendly that breaks down the barriers to playing golf. The course is designed to be a nice walk with lots of variety. Where other clubs resist technology, he’s embracing it, both as part of the game and how he maintains the course. The irrigation system is powered by an app on his phone and connected to a weather station. If he programs five millimetres of water and it rains three, the irrigation system adjusts accordingly.

Austin is tasked with bringing golf in Campbell River into the present and future. This means reimagining the golf experience while satisfying those who already love the game. This challenge is the culmination of a career spent on golf courses and the most exciting job he can imagine.

Kyle Stoudt - Head Golf Pro

Kyle’s love of the game started young and hasn’t let up. As a kid growing up in Campbell River he spent his summers on the course. He’d ride his bike 45 minutes every morning, golf all day and then ride home in the dark. Out of high school he went to Camosun College for Golf Management and then worked his way around the province at different courses including Big Sky Golf Course, The Club at Tower Ranch, Christina Lake Golf Club At 24 he became one of the youngest head pros in the country when he returned home to work at Storey Creek Golf Course south of Campbell River. There he built a junior program from 30 kids to more than 200. He’s proud of what he accomplished there but couldn’t resist the chance to join the Campbell River Golf and Country Club.

“To be part of building the course from the ground up got me extremely excited,” he says.

He wants to create a new atmosphere around the game, one that’s more casual and focused on technology and innovation. And he thinks the course is even better positioned to nurture a new generation of golfers.

“There are very few golf courses in the country that are a five minute drive from the downtown core,” he notes. “We have a unique opportunity to introduce the game to new people.”

Beyond building another successful junior program, he wants to use the driving range to help all levels and ages of golfers improve their game.

“With the new technology developed in the last five years how we teach the game has changed,” he says. “In our our innovative driving range we can use radar to analyse the swing in ways we never could before. It’s really going to make a difference to how we can help anyone with their game.

Lindsay Trumbley - Food and Beverage Manager

For a decade Lindsay Trumbley didn’t entertain any other job offers; she was happy managing Moxie’s Bar & Grill in Campbell River. But when Amanda Raleigh offered her the chance to join the newly acquired Campbell River Golf & Country Club, Lindsay saw an opportunity to take her skill set somewhere new.

“Being apart of it from the beginning, when it is fresh and new, to help make and mould it, is what got me interested,” she says. “I have this image in my head of what we can do here. The plans the owners have are thrilling. This is an opportunity to create something new and unique and see it through from inception to finish. ”

She brings a diverse background to the Food & Beverage Manager position. Lindsay was born and raised in Campbell River, but she lived all over North America with her husband, who played professional hockey. When he retired, they returned to Campbell River and started a family.

Their three kids, two boys and a girl, are a huge focus for Lindsay. And it won’t be long before they are a fixture at the club, too. All three are young golfers and the two oldest will probably join the junior program at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club once it starts up.

Throughout the years down south and off season at home she worked in the hospitality industry, including 16 years at Moxie’s.

“Moxie’s gave me a really good base, and I learned a tremendous amount” she says. “Being a chain restaurant there’s a lot of policy and procedures to follow and learn from.”

She knows how to make dining and a night out a consistently great experience, but joining the golf resort set her free to make it memorable too. Whether it’s dining in the club house, an intimate wedding or drinks with friends in the driving range sports lounge, everything food and drink related is going to be a unforgettable.
“It’s going to be a really unique experience and something Campbell River has never seen before,” she says. “It will be classy, inclusive and family friendly. A golf resort for all ages and all occasions”

Scott Ballhorn - Marketing Coordinator

As a teen growing up in central Alberta, Scott had a choice to make. He could follow: the Canadian dream and play hockey, stick to his farming roots and dive deep into ranching and rodeo, or pursue his love of golf. He started playing golf as a kid, competed in tournaments across Alberta and even worked on the course teaching and maintaining the grounds.

But Scott’s not one to be boxed in. He kept doing them all and then added mountain biking, snowboarding and whitewater paddling. He went to college and then university studying marketing and outdoor education. As part of his degree he helped a remote region of Chile establish a tourism industry. He worked as a rafting guide and then at Strathcona Park Lodge, leading wilderness trips and running their marketing program. And he joined the Campbell River Search and Rescue.

Throughout he kept playing golf. But joining the Campbell River Golf & Country Club means more than the chance to work on his game.

“I’m excited to be part of a great local business giving back to the community with a positive project,” he says. “This is a passion project for a family that loves Campbell River.”

As the marketing coordinator Scott’s taken on an interesting challenge: how to bring a centuries old game in line with the times.

“The stereotype of golf is out of date,” he says. “We’re introducing a new style of the game. We’re not exclusive or serious. We’re going to appeal to everyone because we’re going to make golf fun for everyone.”

Employment

The Campbell River Golf & Country Club is hiring. We’re looking for dynamic and engaging people who want to be part of a team reinventing the game of golf on Vancouver Island. Think you’re up for the challenge?

Check out the open positions below. Then apply by emailing your resume as an attachment to employment@crgolf.ca There’s no need to include a cover letter, but please include your name and the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

Open Opportunities

Golf Course Technician

The Campbell River Golf & Country is a newly named and remodeled course, having gone through a course wide renovation in 2017. The Golf Course Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the golf course as well as the equipment. Each Technician is responsible for the care and maintenance of several designated holes on the golf course and undertakes related work as required.

Responsibilities

  • Operates mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, tees, banks and hillsides
  • Maintains sand bunkers and cart paths
  • Sets tee markers and cups on greens daily, maintains ball washers, replaces tee towels and flags when needed
  • Maintains fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment on a daily basis; reports equipment problems or failures
  • Returns all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility and cleans the maintenance areas
  • Waters and fertilizes tees, greens and fairways, and may spray chemicals on landscaped areas as required
  • Assists in the construction of new greens, tees and fairways
  • Installs forms and lays walks and paths using gravel and asphalt mixes; excavates and backfills ditches and trenches with hand tools; repairs and replaces pipe on irrigation systems

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment
  • Physical strength, stamina and agility
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Current pesticide application license and first-aid certification is an asset
  • Knowledge, methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work

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Kitchen Manager / Head Chef

The Campbell River Golf & Country Club is looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager/Head Chef to oversee food services for The Sandtrap Restaurant & Lounge. The role is responsible for directing all aspects of kitchen operations while maintaining high quality menu options and service levels. The ideal candidate is a motivated, energetic and results-focused individual with a passion for food.

Responsibilities:

  • Directing and controlling the food preparation process
  • Establish, implement and communicate menu recipe requirements
  • Order inventory and kitchen supplies, ensuring sufficient stock levels
  • Monitoring waste and proper food disposal
  • Maintaining appropriate inventory and supply levels
  • Managing, hiring, scheduling, and training kitchen staff in safety and food preparation
  • Fulfilling nutrition, sanitation, and safety standards to avoid cross-contamination and the spoiling of food and beverages
  • Following company guidelines by ensuring food is cooked and served effectively with consistent presentation and proportion sizes
  • Constructing menus with new or existing culinary creations by ensuring variety and quality while optimizing profit for the company
  • Interacting with customers in a friendly and courteous fashion
  • Notify Management of any repairs or maintenance required for kitchen appliances and equipment

Requirements:

  • Strong background in kitchen management
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a Head Chef
  • Ability to divide responsibilities among staff and monitor progress
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct a team.
  • Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Knowledge of cost analysis, fiscal management, and budgeting techniques
  • Food Safe certification
  • Understanding of culinary trends and kitchen processes
  • Professional communication skills

Benefits:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • $170 yearly fitness benefit
  • Registered Pension Plan

Job Type: Full-time

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Line / Prep Cook

Do you thrive in a fast-paced restaurant environment with the ability to stay focused on your task? Do you have great organization, team member, and multi-tasking skills? If so, the Sandtrap Restaurant & Lounge is currently seeking a Line / Prep Cook to join our team year-round!

The Line / Prep Cook is responsible for ensuring the proper amount of food is prepared to meet the daily and future demands of the restaurant. The Line / Prep Cook must also label, stock, and organize all prepared food effectively for easy identification and access.

Responsibilities

  • Daily preparation and restocking of food items in the pantry, stations, or other areas of the kitchen
  • Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines
  • Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications
  • Prepare sauces and garnishes for the assigned station
  • Ensure timely preparation of all meals
  • Serve food in the proper portion size and temperature
  • Daily preparation of food items such as washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, weighing and mixing ingredients.
  • Cleans and maintains station in practicing good safety, sanitation, organizational skills
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots or pans, using dishwasher or by hand
  • Perform other related duties as required

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 years of experience in a fast-paced kitchen
  • Current Food Safe certification
  • Must be able to stand for long periods at a time
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Early morning, day, evening, and night shifts may be required

Benefits

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • $170 yearly health & wellness benefit
  • Registered Pension Plan

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Host / Hostess

Are you an outgoing and friendly person with a passion for delivering excellent customer service? Do you pride yourself on your organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment? If the answer is yes, The Sandtrap Restaurant & Lounge is open for business year-round and is currently seeking enthusiastic Hosts & Hostesses to join our team!

Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests to the club house and take them to their seat
  • Provide guests with silverware and menus
  • Monitor tables to ensure fair distribution among servers
  • Keep track of which tables are cleared and ready for service
  • Assist servers by running food, cleaning tables and changing table linen as required to ensure dirty or damaged linen is not being used
  • Take reservations and provide wait times as required
  • Thank guests and invite them to return
  • Assist with workshops, banquets, and events held at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club

Requirements

  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and patient
  • Available early mornings, days, evenings, weekends

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Server / Bartender

Are you a people person with the gift of multi-tasking? Do you thrive in a fast-paced customer service environment? Are you attentive to others’ needs and able to keep calm under pressure? The Sandtrap Restaurant & Lounge is open for business year-round and we are currently seeking motivated and energetic Servers to join our team!

The Servers will be responsible for providing high-levels of customer service to all guests by providing prompt service, taking accurate orders, and maintaining a strong working knowledge of all menu items and daily specials. The Servers will perform customer service duties in a friendly and professional manner at all times, and ensure that guests have an enjoyable dining experience.

Responsibilities

  • Take food and beverage orders from customers and ensure these are given to the appropriate person to execute (i.e. kitchen staff, bartender, etc.)
  • Maintain familiarity with the composition of all menu items, including items available at the bar
  • Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Serve food and beverages in a professional, courteous manner
  • Enforce provincial liquor legislation and regulations
  • Clean designated areas, including opening and closing routines
  • Change table linen as required and ensure dirty or damaged linen is not being used
  • Set tables according to standards, ensuring that all items used are clean, undamaged and in a good state of repair.
  • Clean tables and ensure they are cleaned as soon as it is apparent that customers have finished their food or drink with an acceptable balance between speed, yet allowing customers to finish their meal without feeling rushed.
  • Assist with workshops, banquets, and events held at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club
  • At all times to be aware of and practice good customer service, assisting the guest in any way which does not adversely affect other customers.

Requirements

  • Serving it Right certificate
  • Experience serving
  • Shift supervisor experience considered an asset

Benefits (full-time employees)

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • $170 yearly health & wellness benefit
  • Registered Pension Plan

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Equipment Technician

The Campbell River Golf & Country is a newly named and remodeled course, having gone through a course wide renovation in 2017. The Equipment Technician is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining and repairing all tools and equipment while sharing preventative maintenance knowledge with other staff at the golf course.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a clean, organized and safe service area and maintenance facility
  • Oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program
  • Perform other duties as directed or required including golf course maintenance activities
  • Instructs and provides direction to staff the safe operation and care of all tools and equipment
  • Maintains accurate digital records of fleet history and of all supplies and parts inventories

Requirements:

  • Education, training and/or equivalent experience in golf course equipment maintenance and reel set-up
  • Set-up, maintain and provide on course adjustments to reel mowing equipment to the highest standard
  • Ability to weld and fabricate
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and provide clear and concise reports
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Excellent references and a demonstrated history of clean, well organized work spaces
  • Positive attitude, detail oriented and a very strong work ethic
  • Eager to exchange ideas, to learn and to teach, with a management team that is eager for the same

Benefits:

  • A highly competitive salary that is open for negotiation
  • Employer paid medical, dental, vision, pension plan, $170 yearly fitness benefit, and paid cell phone
  • You will assist in the design of your work spaces in a new, modern, maintenance facility

Job Type: Full-time

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Labourers
Do you have experience performing manual labour and are available to start immediately? We are currently looking for labourers to perform a variety of construction and landscape related tasks at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club. Candidates must be able to work 40 hours per week in all weather conditions.

Labour may include:

  • preparation of work areas
  • cleaning up rubble and debris
  • removal of waste materials
  • raking and digging
  • general landscaping duties

Benefits:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • $170 yearly fitness benefit
  • Registered Pension Plan

Job Type: Full-time

If this is you, we would like to hear from you. Apply today!

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