The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach announced that Craig Hanlin has joined the company as general manager of golf at Hombre Golf Club. Hanlinâ€™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.
â€œWe value Craigâ€™s expertise in the golf industry,â€ said John Ward, vice president of resort activities. â€œWe are honored to have him on our team.â€
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 â€œGoodâ€ nine holes (3170 yards, par 35) to complement the original courseâ€™s â€œBadâ€ and â€œUgly.â€ With three separate nine-hole coursesâ€”â€œThe Good, the Bad, and the Uglyâ€â€”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. Maryâ€™s, Georgia, and director of resort golf and head golf professional at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.
â€œI am excited to join The Resort Collection team,â€ said Hanlin. â€œHombre has three exceptional courses and a great staff.â€
Dan McGrath, former general manager of Hombre for 20 twenty years, has taken a position with the accounting team at The Resort Collection. â€œWe value Danâ€™s dedication and are thrilled he will remain with the company in his new role as accounting manager,â€ said Mike Stange, chief operating officer for The Resort Collection.