Pro Staff

Matt is originally from Delaware and started out in the golf business as Assistant Professional at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. In 1990 he joined the Space Coast Tour with the intention of playing golf for a living. After nearly a year of good play, but very few checks, Matt returned to the operations end of the golf business. Since then, Matt earned his “Class A” membership with the PGA of America in 1994 and has received numerous awards and honors. He is involved in the North Florida PGA both as an officer and a member. In 1995 he was Director of the Florida Special Olympic Golf Event and works each summer with Heinz and the NFL Alumni running tournaments to benefit several charities.
Matt Auen
Director of Golf

Craig Edwards
Head Golf Professional
Craig started at our club in 2002 as an Assistant Teaching Professional and then was promoted to Head Professional in January 2008. Craig graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1992. After college he managed an off-course golf retail outlet for 5 years and was Assistant Professional at Longboat Key Club for two years before joining the Laurel Oak family.  In November of 2006, Craig was elected to membership in the PGA.