Golf Professional Staff


Phil Smiley, PGA Head Golf Professional

A Virginia native, Phil is a 2006 graduate of Methodist University where he earned his degree in Business Administration through their PGA Professional Golf Management program. He served internships at four prominent Clubs in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, plus has been an Assistant Professional at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, The Club at Osprey Cove in St. Mary’s GA, Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, NC, and Royal New Kent Golf Club in Providence Forge, VA. He comes to us from the Wilmington, North Carolina Area where he was the Head Golf Professional for the past 7 years at Carolina National Golf Club.  Through those diverse assignments Phil has gained outstanding experience in customer service, event development and promotion, along with excellent teaching and merchandising skills.

Corey Fitzgerald, Assistant Golf Professional

A native of Central New York, Corey was introduced to the game at an early age by his father and grandfather.  As a junior he played in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt and qualified for the Regional and National levels.  Playing well in High School, Corey earned a full scholarship to Dominican College just north of New York City.  After his freshmen year of college, Corey decided to serve his country and joined the U.S. Army where he spent 5 years serving all over the world.  While serving he finished his college degree and once back in the states started playing golf by competing in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and at local state events.   He took a job as Assistant Golf Professional at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Delaware where he learned customer service, tournament operations, and began his love for teaching beginners and juniors.  Corey is currently enrolled in the PGA PGM Program - Level 1.  Coming to us from the Philadelphia area, Corey is joined by his wife Catlin.  Corey enjoys cycling, motocross, and playing competitive golf.