The Boulders Announces New Teaching Professional

New Women’s Golf Programs Scheduled for Upcoming Season

Jean Ashley CrawfordThe Boulders Resort and Golden Door® Spa, Arizona’s only “Platinum Medal” winning golf course, has announced the arrival of new golf professional, Jean Ashley Crawford.

In her position, Crawford will be sharing responsibilities for the development and implementation of the Boulders Golf Academy in addition to other private instruction programs for resort guests and club members hosted at the resort’s championship courses. Crawford will be one of the four seasoned teaching professionals including Donald Crawley, Geoffrey Smith, and Judith Roer. Crawford also plans new golf programs, specifically designed for women, for the upcoming season.

Jean brings an outstanding background to her position including a past national women’s championship and teaching instruction at two nationally acclaimed golf schools. As one of the most well-respected women in her field, Crawford’s prized accolades include former United States Amateur Champion (twice runner-up), Captain of the United States Curtis Cup Team, Curtis Cup Playing Member (on three separate occasions), winner in the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame, and Class A LPGA Member. Crawford also served on the USGA Women’s Committee.  

Her background and experience includes John Jacob’s Golf Schools where she was an instructor for five years.  Earlier, Crawford was a teaching professional at Greenbrier Hotel’s Sam Snead Golf Academy for four years in addition to holding the position of Executive Instructor with Golf Simplified Golf Schools for six years. 

Boulders GC with PlayersHeralded as one of the finest golf courses worldwide, The Boulders features two 18-hole, par 72 championship golf courses that are considered to be among the most demanding in the Southwest and are known for their rugged beauty and breathtaking desert panoramas. 

The golf courses were designed by Jay Morrish and have won some of the industry’s highest accolades including Golf Magazine’s “Platinum Medal award,” just announced in the 2009 March issue. Other accolades include Golf Digest’s “Top 25 U.S. Resorts,” & Links’ “Top Five - Best of the West.”

An exclusive desert hideaway, The Boulders features 160 guest casitas and 55 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, seven restaurants and a lounge, two championship  golf courses, eight tennis courts including three classic clay surfaces, five premier cushion courts and a full-service Golden Door Spa. The Boulders Resort
For more information/reservations about The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, call 480-4889-009 or visit


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