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About the Club

Dataw Island Club, Inc

100 Dataw Club Road
St Helena Island, SC 29920

This club uses CMAA's General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Concept.
Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
39 1100 65 Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
$13,000,000.00 $6,700,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $800,000.00

Golf Facilities

  • 36 hole course
Dataw Island has two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills

Tennis Facilities

  • 8 outdoor lighted Hard courts

Swimming Facilities

  • 1 Indoor
  • 1 Outdoor

Dining Facilities

  • 1 Casual Dining Room that seats 135
  • 1 Formal Dining Room that seats 35
  • 1 Snack Bar that seats 0
  • 1 Ballroom that seats 300
  • 1 Banquet Room that seats 50

Special Club Features

Dataw Island is a truly magnificent 870 acre gated residential community located just outside the antebellum town of Beaufort, SC. Selected by Southern Living Magazine as the “Best Small Southern Town,” Beaufort is approximately 1 hour away from Savannah and 2 hours from Charleston, SC. Additional information can be located on,,, and .

Facilities Overview
Dataw Island is a private, secluded sea island located 6 miles outside of historic Beaufort, SC. Dataw Island has two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills. Few private country club communities can boast of such an ideal location and two championship golf courses. Dataw Island is designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. Dataw Island Club has a very active golfing membership and over 65,000 rounds are played per year. There are 1,100 club members. A majority of the membership is retired. The elegant 42,000 square foot clubhouse contains formal and informal dining areas and a golf pro shop. Additional facilities include practice facility and putting green, 8 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, tennis pro shop, snack facility, swimming pool, croquet courts, bocce courts and miles of leisure trails. The freestanding 16,000 square foot Community Center offers a quality fitness and activity center with an indoor pool and spa, fitness room, aerobic studio, conference room, massage facilities and arts and crafts studio. All sports facilities have full-time professionals in place. Gross revenues for Dataw Island Club are $13 Million, dues revenue totals $6.7 Million, food and beverage sales total $2.8 Million. Food sales comprise over two million of that total, with 70% of those sales coming from the a la carte outlets. The club operates 12 months per year, 6 days per week. A full-service marina with easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean is also located on the island and currently under renovation. Please visit the Dataw website for additional information.

Food and Beverage Outlets
The Club has three dining outlets. There is a free-standing deli operation near the pool, golf and tennis amenities and two other restaurant concepts inside the clubhouse; The Pub and The Dining Room. The busy and popular Pub is a 100-seat outlet with an upscale casual pub menu and service style. The Dining Room is a 2-3 night per week outlet where reservations are required for the 35 seats. This fine dining operation offers frequently changing, small and crafted menus focusing on locally sourced products. The service style is informative to the diner, elegant and deliberate. The dining outlets enjoy panoramic views of the golf course, croquet lawns and tidal marsh. There is an outdoor terrace with a fireplace that also services the membership’s dining needs. These dining areas represent as fine and comfortable dining ambiance as there is in the Lowcountry.
The 5,000 square –foot Carolina Ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests for large affairs while our more intimate Tabby Room can serve an occasion for 50. Both venues overlook sweeping views of the marshes, golf courses and croquet lawns.

Club is open 6 days per week, 12 months per year.

About the Job

Date Posted


Job Title

Manager-in-Training (MIT)

Job Type


Brief Job Description

Program Description:

The Dataw Island Manager in Training (MIT) program is a 12-month on-the-job training program that includes a series of modules on topics related to competencies required to be successful in the Club management field. This program will expose the candidate to all areas of operations with a concentration on various elements of Club operations and management. Working with key staff members, the MIT candidates will gain an understanding of Club operations through hands-on involvement, special projects, ongoing education, and participation in Club operations with cross-departmental exposure. At the end of the 12 months, each successful MIT candidate will be offered a management position at Dataw Island, a letter of recommendation, and assistance with job placement, should a suitable position not be available or should the candidate choose to relocate.


Candidate Qualifications

Successful candidates will have an interest and willingness to learn, a hands-on “can do” attitude, and be comfortable as team members as well as in management roles.


Date Position Available


Other Benefits

• Competitive compensation

• Subsidized housing (Club to pay 1/3 rent at an off-site apartment complex; assistance finding housing and financing up-front costs/deposits)

• Guaranteed management position upon successful completion of program

• 50% tuition share for CMAA Education Credits

• Variety in your work

• Responsibility/ownership of area or project(s)

• Proactive managers who will assure that your experience is educational,    

  growth-focused, and will prepare you for success in the culinary field

• Exposure/time with General Manager; insights into Club culture

• Exposure to various departments and overall Club management

• Opportunity to attend industry networking/education events

• End of program letter of recommendation


To apply, contact:

Corky Demers

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