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We Are Hiring, Come Join Our Team!
Located in the center of the Coachella Valley between Palm Springs and Indio, California, Palm Desert is the retail hub and business center for the entire California Desert. Desert Willow Golf Resort is a world-class public premium municipal facility featuring 36 holes of Championship golf designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and tour consultant John Cook.  Desert Willow provides an upscale “Private Club” experience. The 33,000 square foot clubhouse hosts golf events, wedding parties, special events, a scenic restaurant and bar, all in a spectacular setting with endless views of the mountains surrounding the desert. The location and professional staff of Desert Willow Golf Resort provides a dramatic, friendly and comfortable atmosphere for our guests. 

Available Positions

Assists server in providing an exceptional dining experience for resort guests through “Best in Class” customer service.
Wash and clean tableware, pots, pans and cooking equipment. Keep the dish room and equipment clean and organized.
Accurately and efficiently cook meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other hot food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.
Clubhouse Housekeeping
Responsible for cleaning interior of clubhouse, including restrooms, public rooms, hallways and restrooms on the golf course, as well as cob web knockdown.
Banquet Server
Provide friendly, responsive service to create an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests. Each server’s primary objective is to show our guests such a marvelous time so they will want to return again and again.
Equipment Operator
Equipment Operator, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent or Foreman, perform routine manual labor involved in golf course maintenance; do semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; and occasionally perform work involving large equipment such as tractors, loaders and gang mowers. Each greens keeper may be assigned responsibility for the care and maintenance of several designated holes on the golf course and does related work as required.
Golf Shop Associate
The Golf Shop Associate assists with all golf shop activities and is responsible for ensuring that members and guests receive outstanding True Service™ customer service. The Golf Shop Associate is instrumental in organizing tee times, checking guests in, managing phones, organizing the merchandise in our golf shop, and assisting with other golf programs designed to support the friendliest golf experience in the Coachella Valley.
Assistant Golf Professional
The Assistant Golf Professional assists with all golf shop activities and outside services operations and is responsible for ensuring that members and guests receive outstanding True Service™ customer service. The Assistant Golf Professional is instrumental in organizing and implementing golf events, tournaments, outings, leagues, teaching clinics, and other golf programs designed to support our team of PGA Professionals and award winning golf experience.
Restaurant Server
Provides an exceptional dining experience for resort guests through “Best in Class” customer service.
Food Runner
Assists server in providing an exceptional dining experience for resort guests through “Best in Class” customer service.
Banquet Houseman
Responsible for set up and breakdown of banquet events

If you would like to apply for one of the open positions listed above, please complete the below form or fill out an employment application and submit your resume to Roberta Olden at [email protected].

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Meet Our Team

Derek White
General Manager
Roberta Olden
Human Resources


Course and Grounds
Chris Bien


Golf Operations + Instruction
Ryan Szydlowski, PGA
Director of Golf
Jason Wilkinson, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Jeffrey Grant, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional
Paul Bucy, PGA
Director of Instruction


Sales + Marketing
Brian Simpson
Sales and Marketing Director
Jodi Shaver
Marketing Manager
Robbie Lomes
Director of Catering Sales


Food + Beverage Operations
Francois Gaertner
Executive Chef

Team Values
We will be honest, have strong moral principles and always do what’s right even when it is difficult
We will take ownership of any and all responsibilities required for the entire team to succeed
We will provide quality experiences each and every time guests come on property
We will have fun and enjoy our jobs striving to improve ourselves and our company
We will treat our guests and fellow staff members professionally at all times even during disagreements
We are committed to improvement through the creation and adoption of new ideas
We will serve our guests and staff thankfully, graciously and with compassion

Comprehensive Medical Benefits*

  • Medical
  • Prescription
  • Basic Life + Accidental Death Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health + Wellness Advocate
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • 401 (k) Retirement Savings (company match)

*Full time year round positions only

  KemperSports Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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