The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa today announces the addition of Craig Bunker as the director of golf instruction to its team of experience golf professionals.
A Class A member of the PGA of America for 34 years, Mr. Bunker will oversee all aspects of golf instruction at the Camelback Golf Club, which offers 36 holes of championship golf as its Padre Course and Indian Bend Course, reopening in October 2013 following expensive renovations.
Mr. Bunker began his career as a golf professional working at various country clubs throughout the U.S. before settling in Arizona in 1991, where he worked as the director of Instruction at John Jacob’ Golf Schools in Mesa.
It was here that he was recognized as one of the 50 Best Teachers in America by Golf Magazine. Most recently, Bunker served as the General Manager of the Hillcrest Golf Club in Sun City West.
“Craig Bunker’s many years of experience as a golf professional, both managing as well as instructing, make him a valuable addition to the team,” said Jim Rose, general manager of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.
The JW Marriott Camelback Inn’s Indian Bend Golf Course is undergoing a complete overhaul, including creating a new course typography, restructuring individual holes, alternating tee locations, and re-configuring golf cart paths. The project will create a new 150-acre, 18-hole course designed with a Hurdzan Fry Environmental Golf Design.
- Article featured in Paradise Valley Independent Newspaper