Welk Resort Golf

Welk Resort Golf

5.0 (3)
25 employees
23 years in business

About this pro

Hello! My name is Josh Karp and I have delivered well over 1,000 private and group golf lessons at the Welk Resort over the past 17 years. With over 90% of our students being beginners, I have extensive experience helping novice golfers get the ball consistently off the ground and toward their intended target. I've also been playing the game of golf for over 25 years and carry a 3 handicap which helps to relate to advance players. My specialty is putting but I can give lessons on any aspect of the game and take pride in my students progress.My teaching philosophy is simple. Learn the student's goals. Deliver "Keep it Simple" keys to improvement. Help him/her build a practice and playing schedule to achieve his/her goals. Finally, teach the student how to be their own teacher. That is, I want my students recovering from adversity even when I'm not present.See you out at the golf course!

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Escondido, CA 92026
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3 Reviews


  • Paul Underwood

    Josh is a great instructor. He has made a noticeable difference in my game. He can evaluate your swing and identify faults by just watching you a few times. I would highly recommend Josh for anyone looking to improve.

  • Kelly Vecchiato

    I have had several golf lessons from Josh and he has been great. He keeps it simple and he has helped me tremendously. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

  • Tricia Fonseca

    I first stared taking golf lessons from Josh one year ago. I had never played golf before and was very impressed by his patience with my lack of knowledge regarding the game. Josh took the time to explain techniques for holding/swinging the club and the outcome it would have on where the ball would travel and/or land. I have continuously taken lesson with Josh in a monthly basis and it has greatly improved my game.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I'd like to know about your golf background (if any) and what are your goals?  Then, I want to help you create a realistic path toward these goals.  Next, where do you typically miss the ball (right/left/low/high) and what is the 'one' thing you hope to improve most?  Golf improvement comes in chunks, so let's tackle the biggest issues first, so you can begin enjoying the game more!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy in 1998 however teaching lessons and clinics at Welk Resort to mostly beginners for almost 18 years is where I've gained the expertise that will have students rapidly improving their golf game.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $60 per hour, however, the price is reduced to $50 per hour for multiple lessons and there is no additional charge for more students.  That is, 1 student or 5 students is still the same price of $60 per hour.  This makes it pretty common to get groups of 2-3 students splitting the cost to make it more affordable.

How did you get started teaching?

Have played the game of golf for almost 30 years and after playing competitively in high school and college, attended the SD Golf Academy and discovered the great reward in helping others improve their golf game.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all types of students however I have extensive experience in teaching kids, couples, ladies and beginners.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Here at the Welk Resort, we've offered lesson packages where students can follow up their lesson with playing the Oaks Par 3 golf course.  It's a great opportunity that most students don't have at a regulation facility.  In fact, I like to take my students out on the course so they can see their improvements on the course as opposed to on a range.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Inform the instructor of what you would like to improve and ask him/her their plan to make these improvements.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I hope to improve most?

Driving? Ball flight? Accuracy? Scoring better?

How much time can I commit to making this improvement?

What is my specific next goal?

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