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Travis C. Nelson, PGA

Teaching Professional

PGA Crest

Newport Beach, CA
Big Canyon Country Club

About Travis

It all started in Santa Barbara. After graduating from UCSB, I started in the bag room at Valley Club of Montecito. I soon became an Assistant Golf Professional at Rancho San Marcos Golf Club, followed by Journey at Pechanga, University of Texas Golf Club and currently Big Canyon Country Club and LOR Golf Lab. Since 2006, Teaching and Coaching has been the passion. Studying the best instructors and working on my own craft has lead me to a dream career where I get to compete, teach, and continue to learn and be a business owner. My time away from the game is dedicated to raising a family. My wife Erin and I have three children, Courtlynn (4), Jordy (2), and Bodie (5 months). We enjoy church, beach, or wherever life takes us.





Travis'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

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Skills & Tools

Improve with Travis.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
Travis's Facilities

Big Canyon Country Club

Newport Beach CA

Private Country Club

*Coaching available to public


1 Big Canyon Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-5202

Laguna Niguel CA

LOR Golf Lab is an all inclusive golf coaching and teaching experience. Private golf instruction is available in addition to memberships that have access to Swing Catalyst, Full Swing Simulator, K-Vest, gym, Pilates, Yoga, Orthopedic Rehab, Sports Lab, personal fitness training and stretching.

*Coaching available to public


31271 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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