A +1 handicap amateur member of Deeside GC, he announced his decision to turn pro at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, near Aberdeen.
The former Robert Gordon's College pupil will have three main sponsors: Aberdeen Asset Management, Hunting Energy (both are long-term supporters of his father) and M I Swaco, part of the Schlumberger group.
Lawrie Jr plans to play on a variety of pro circuits next year, including the PGA EuroPro, EPD (German PGA) and Alps Tours, and will represent the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre where he practises daily.
"I feel I've really improved in the last six to 12 months and the experience I've gained playing with dad in practice rounds as well as at his Invitational event in September and alongside Peter Baker in the British Par-3 championship will all help," he said. "I know how difficult it will be and how high the standard is at the top level but I am prepared to work hard and see what comes."
His father said: "I've always encouraged both of our boys to play the game but never pushed them in one direction or another. Craig is certainly a better golfer than I was at 18."