:Director of Golf
Keeton Park Head Golf Professional, Recipient of the 2009, 2007 & 2005 NTPGA Jr. Golf Leader Awards, NTPGA Jr. Golf Committee Chairman, NTPGA Board of Directors U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Instructor. Over 20 years of teaching experience from beginner to professional tour level players.
Tony Martinez grew up in Tucson, Arizona and took up golf at the age of eight. He attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix on a golf scholarship and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Communications. His professional career in golf started at Pine Top Country Club in Northern Arizona where he served as Assistant Pro for the ’91 season. He then returned to his home course, Fred Enke Municipal, where he went from Assistant Pro to interim Head Pro in less than two years. Tony earned his Class A Membership in the PGA in 1994 and was promptly recruited to help create the Signature Golf Academy at the Tournaments Players Club Starr Pass in Tucson.
He took his first job as Head Pro for the city of Eloy, Arizona in 1996. In less than a year he was recruited by one of his mentors to help develop and operate Hidden Oaks Golf Course in Granbury, Texas. During his tenure, Tony’s passion for teaching helped him create Tony Martinez School of Golf. His students range from juniors to college and professional level players. Tony is a recognized leader and a true ambassador for golf. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Northern Texas PGA and is the NTPGA Junior Golf Committee Chairman. He was the recipient of the prestigious Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Leader award at both the Chapter and Section levels in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Tony is the Head Professional at Keeton Park Golf Course in southeast Dallas. His instruction programs are available at Keeton Park.