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Matthew L. Gordon, PGA

Academy Director


PGA Crest

Wilmington, NC
Magnolia Greens Golf Course, Leland, NC

About Matthew

Matthew Gordon, PGA Director of Instruction I began the game of golf at the age 3 and have since dedicated over twenty years to working with others to help make golf more enjoyable. I started my career assisting with the opening of Hartefeld National in 1995 in beautiful Avondale, PA. This is where my passion for teaching developed. In 2000 my first golf academy opened at Chisel Creek in Landenberg, PA and remained until 2007 when my wife and I decided to move south to enjoy golf (and the beach) more year round.

Since moving from Wilmington, DE to Wilmington, NC, I had the privilege to work at the esteemed Bald Head Island Country Club which led me to the fabulous teaching facility at Magnolia Greens in Leland, NC which is now my “home away from home”.

When I’m not on the course, I’m enjoying time with my family at the beach, outside playing lacrosse or golf with my kids and just enjoying living in beautiful southeastern coastal Carolina.

Matthew in Action

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I have learned a lot and know that I have much more to learn. However, in the past four months, I have gained enough skills and confidence to get out and play with other people and every time I do, I learn a little bit more. Thank you!

Trish P.

Matthew's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Matthew's Facilities

Magnolia Greens Golf Course

Leland NC


Thank you for taking the time to inquire about our golfer development programs! The game of golf can be a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable sport that you can play for a lifetime. Our mission is to “MAKE GOLF MORE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE”. Within our website you will find several options to help you improve your game and fit your budget. No matter what your ability level, we guarantee that together we can achieve your goals. Be sure to check out our instructional videos of which we will be continuing to add fresh content and tips as well as Upcoming Events for the latest offerings. I look forward to working with you! Cheers!

*Coaching available to public


1800 Linkwoods Cir E, Leland, NC 28451

Facility Offerings
Practice Facility

Driving Range, Chipping Green & Putting Green

Video analysis

Seamless video and picture sharing with students utilizing ThrivSports.


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