The program is facilitated by National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter. One of the world’s most prominent coaches, Ritter is a constant force in the world of golf media and is ranked by Golf Digest Magazine as one the “Best Young Teachers in America!” An accomplished coach, author and compelling motivational speaker, his unique approach to teaching has made his program a favorite amongst campers for over a decade.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in will take place on Sunday at the Robert Louis Stevenson school from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Check-out will take place on Friday at Atwood Dorm at 1:00pm following a brief graduation ceremony.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing, and meals. Extended Day option available for commuters - price includes all golf activities, lunch, dinner and participation in evening activities.
Weekend stayover option available for campers staying multiple weeks ($250 fee).
Nike Golf Schools and Jr. Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp. It is recommended that campers fly into either San Jose International Airport or Monterey Airport. Parents are responsible for making arrangements with a shuttle service to drive campers to camp. The Monterey Airbus offers service from both airports to camp: http://www.montereyairbus.com/
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring.
World Class Golf Courses
The Links at Spanish Bay - Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept for the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, in their creation of a true links golf course. Links is an old Scottish word for sandy wasteland, usually near the sea, with bristly grasses and ever prevailing wind. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.
Rancho Canada Golf Course - Each day, coaches and staff provide campers with three hours of expert instruction at the beautiful Rancho Canada Golf Course located in the heart of the fabled Monterey Peninsula. Campers can take full advantage of the course's 36 Championship holes and premier practice facilities to improve their golf skills.
Poppy Hills Golf Course - Poppy Hills is the first golf course to be owned and operated by a regional golf association in the country. Built in 1986 by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills hosted the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 through 2009.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Hosts the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as qualifying rounds for the California State Amateur. Opened in 1966, Spyglass Hill Golf Course features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging you to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot.
Bayonet Golf Course - With 7,104 yards of oak and cypress-lined fairways, Bayonet Golf Course was designed in 1954 by General Robert McClure, the Commanding Officer of the post at that time. Gen. McClure, a left-handed golfer with a severe slice, designed the course to fit his game. Notoriously known for its magnificently manicured, long, and narrow fairways, Bayonet is one tough, but rewarding 18-hole adventure.
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Campers are housed at the prestigious Stevenson School, located in Pebble Beach, California. RLS is a beautiful college prep school. The dorms are nestled in the Del Monte Forest a quarter of a mile down the road from the first tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links and just steps from the eighteenth tee at Spyglass Golf Links. It is the most beautiful location to hold a golf camp in the world!
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:00am Daily discussion at practice facility and skills demonstrations from staff covering each facet of the game
- 8:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch/relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play including course management, club/shot selection, mental toughness and much more
- 6:00pm Dinner, relax, free-time
- 8:00pm Evening session - roundtable discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf. Guest speakers, topics to include sports psychology, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- 10:00pm Lights out