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Karen E. Tucker, PGA

PGA Golf Instructor/Coach


PGA Crest

Nepwort Becach, CA
Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Coast, CA

About Karen

Karen Tucker is an award winning, PGA Golf Instructor that has been teaching for over 20 years. She was elected as a PGA Member in 1997 and LPGA Member later in 2014. Her most recent accolades include the 2020 PGA Player Development Award for the Southern California Section, that shows exemplary achievements in player development and growing the game. Her past Awards include 2010 Club Fitter of the Year, Southern California, Metropolitan Chapter and 2009 Club Fitter of the Year for the entire Southern California Section. She is a current National Teacher’s Choice for Also known for individual, semi-private and group instruction, she has been an instrumental part of the Pelican Hill Resort weekly and monthly clinics, private group events and Corporate events. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business-Marketing-Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan in 1996. After graduation Karen Tucker traveled the Country from Michigan to Florida then Alabama, Illinois and finally settling in California. During all of those travels she was blessed with public and private Country Club positions as well as The Leadbetter Golf Academy in Naples, Florida and notably, The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California. During College she enjoyed being Captain of her Golf Team and just recently shared the same happiness Coaching for the Mater Dei High School Golf Team’s. She expresses a true enjoyment for teaching all levels of golfers from tournament players to beginners. "My passion for building confidence in my students through fundamentals, proper equipment choices, teaching aids and drills, video analysis and on-course playing lessons, keep my students improving and helps me build a stronger team relationship between the students and myself." You may find Karen Tucker in some Southern California PGA Instructional video’s found on YouTube that can help different aspects of your game. She looks forward to having a conversation with her students prior to their lesson to collaborate their golf goal’s.

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Karen in Action

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Karen in Action

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Karen's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

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 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Karen's Facilities

Pelican Hill Golf Club

Newport Coast CA


There are plenty of courses where one can simply play golf. But for those looking to experience golf in all its glory, there’s Pelican Hill Golf Club®. With the Ocean North and Ocean South Courses, Tom Fazio’s vision has been brought to life in its purest form. These 36 holes of world-class golf weave their way through stunning terrain and breathtaking vistas, with every lie, every shot and every hole designed to perfectly complement the natural landscape. When jaw-dropping scenery is par for the course, you’ll need to remind yourself to keep your eye on the ball. This is more than just a round of golf. It’s a two-course feast to make you feel as if golf is your sole reason for being. And from the moment you tee off, it absolutely is.

*Coaching available to public

22800 Pelican Hill Rd S, Newport Coast, CA 92657-2007

Facility Offerings
Individual and Group Lessons

Lessons include video analysis, clubs if needed a drill and lesson video

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