The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach Announces New General Manager

Craig Hanlin Swings into Action at Hombre Golf Club

November 18, 2010

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach announced that Craig Hanlin has joined the company as general manager of golf at Hombre Golf Club. Hanlin's primary responsibility will be to supervise staff and ensure all guest needs are met, as well as planning and budgeting for all club related events. The Resort Collection is a property management company representing six beachfront resorts, one championship golf course, a shopping center, and real estate organization.

"We value Craig's expertise in the golf industry," said John Ward, vice president of resort activities. "We are honored to have him on our team."

The Hombre opened in December 1989 with 18 holes and hosted its first PGA Tour event in 1990, The Panama City Beach Classic. In 2001, Hombre added the "Good" nine holes (3170 yards, par 35) to complement the original course's "Bad" and "Ugly." With three separate nine-hole courses-"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"-Hombre offers three different 18-hole options.

Prior to joining The Resort Collection, Hanlin held multiple positions including head golf professional at The Club at Osprey Cove in St. Mary's, Georgia, and director of resort golf and head golf professional at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.

"I am excited to join The Resort Collection team," said Hanlin. "Hombre has three exceptional courses and a great staff."

Dan McGrath, former general manager of Hombre for 20 twenty years, has taken a position with the accounting team at The Resort Collection. "We value Dan's dedication and are thrilled he will remain with the company in his new role as accounting manager," said Mike Stange, chief operating officer for The Resort Collection.

About The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach includes the family-friendly Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the intimate Majestic Beach Resort, the new luxuriously appointed Emerald Beach Resort, the relaxing Long Beach Resort, the exclusive En Soleil, sophisticated Grand Panama Beach Resort, and the distinctive Marina Landing - all properties managed by The Edgewater Beach Resort Management, Inc. They boast more than 1,000 full-service gulf-front suites and golf villas, 90,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, 6 Plexicushion tennis courts, multiple upscale retail shops, boutiques, eateries, coffee shops, state-of-the-art fitness rooms, an outdoor basketball court, batting cages, 23 luxurious pools, a 9-hole executive golf course, and 27 holes of championship golf at the Hombre Golf Club on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. For information on The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, call 866.203.1164 or visit The Resort Collection.


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