Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Monterey Peninsula
Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Advanced Golf Schools in Pebble Beach represent America’s premier junior golf experience! Your child will enjoy an exciting and competitive learning environment conducted on a rotation of Monterey's most breathtaking courses.

Overnight Camps

The flagship location for Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps, this one of a kind experience has been developed with a mindset towards innovation and creativity meeting the needs of tournament-level junior golfers. This program is designed for those players looking to elevate their games to a more competitive level. Come see for yourself why the Nike Advanced Golf Schools in Monterey are the highest rated Nike programs each and every year. For our programs geared towards all skill levels, please visit Nike Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula.

Short Game Schools

Looking to become a master green reader and make more putts? Want to understand the secrets behind contact, trajectory and spin to produce any shot? This is a special opportunity for both lesson tee and on-course coaching to help elevate your performance while providing practical real-game experience. These one-day programs take place on Saturdays and run from 9:30am - 5:00pm at award-winning Poppy Hills. Visit Nike Short Game Schools, Monterey Peninsula for more information and to register. 

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
  • Instruction from internationally recognized teaching professionals
  • 9-18 holes daily at some of the most challenging and prestigious golf courses in the world: Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay, Rancho Canada, Del Monte, Poppy Hills and Peter Hay
  • Clinics and discussions on tournament preparation, sports psychology, opportunities for college golf and golf fitness
  • Accommodations at the prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, steps away from the 18th tee at Spyglass Hill Golf Course
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, a camp workbook, bag tag and other great prizes
  • Field trips to Carmel Beach and downtown Carmel
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jeff Ritter
Camp Director

Jeff Ritter

Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA From: Lancaster, PA In addition to acting as National Director for Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps, Jeff Ritter is the CEO/Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance, A Golf Channel Academy at Poppy Hills G.C. in Pebble Beach, California.

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An accomplished coach, author and speaker, his passion for high performance living has set him apart as one of the game’s most respected leaders. A Golf Digest Top Ranked Teacher, Golf Tips Magazine Top 30 Teacher, and Golf Channel on air talent, his lessons provide players across the globe with the tools and inspiration to perform their very best.

A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff’s articles appear in Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Channel Digital and Golf Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom. He has also been seen and heard on ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio, The Golf Channel's Lesson Tee Live, Swing Fix and Morning Drive. In 2014 he created and produced the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series on Golf Digest TV, which was seen by 20 million viewers. In 2016 Jeff was featured on Golf Channel as host of National Instruction Day where he presented a full day of live coaching to viewers around the world.

For more information about Jeff visit www.mttperformance.com

More Coaches
Langley Bell Vannoy
Coach

Langley Bell Vannoy

Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ From: Pensacola, FL I am the assistant Women’s Golf coach at Northern Arizona University where I am also getting a Master’s Degree in Educational...

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Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ

From: Pensacola, FL

I am the assistant Women’s Golf coach at Northern Arizona University where I am also getting a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

I graduated from Troy University in Alabama, where I played four years of Division 1 golf in the Sun Belt Conference. While at Troy, I helped lead my team to two Sun Belt Conference Championships in 2014 and 2015 while earning third place individual honors in 2015 and attending NCAA Regionals both seasons.

Notable awards include: NCAA Women of the Year Nominee, Sun Belt Leadership Team, the Director of Athletics Trojan Way Leadership Award, National Strength and Conditioning All-American, and National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) four-year academic all-American.

I love pursuing my passion of coaching and teaching. Adventure and the outdoors hold a special place in my heart!

Chris Felix
Coach

Chris Felix

Lives in Phoenix, AZ From: Phoenix, AZ Hi y'all! I recently graduated from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley with a bachelors degree in Marketing. While at UTRGV I played...

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Lives in Phoenix, AZ

From: Phoenix, AZ

Hi y'all! I recently graduated from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley with a bachelors degree in Marketing. While at UTRGV I played on the men's golf team all four years and was also a part of the American Marketing Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Prior to college in South Texas, I went to high school at Mountain Pointe in Phoenix, AZ where I lettered in golf all four years and one year in track (pole vault). My biggest golf achievement thus far is playing in the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts; I tied my career low round with a 66 at The Wigwam Gold Course to qualify. 

I am looking forward to a fun filled summer with aspirations of passing on some instruction to help your golf game, life lessons, and an overall great experience!

Trey Aguirre
Coach

Trey Aguirre

Lives in: Bowling Green, KY From: Navarre, FL My name is Joseph Aguirre, but everyone calls me Trey. I am graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Biology degree and a minor in...

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Lives in: Bowling Green, KY

From: Navarre, FL

My name is Joseph Aguirre, but everyone calls me Trey. I am graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Biology degree and a minor in Chemistry. I was a 4-year letter winner at WKU and played in over 35 tournaments for the team. The game of golf is a true passion of mine that I hope to share with everyone I possibly can!

Jacquie LeMarr
Coach

Jacquie LeMarr

Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ From: Scottsdale, AZ I am an aspiring sports writer and on the NAU women’s golf team. I was a Nike camper for 4 years when I was younger and love to teach...

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Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ

From: Scottsdale, AZ

I am an aspiring sports writer and on the NAU women’s golf team. I was a Nike camper for 4 years when I was younger and love to teach kids the awesome game of golf! I am a senior majoring in sports journalism and creative media design with my own golf blog!

Robby Rowe
Coach

Robby Rowe

Lives in: Lancaster, PA From: Lancaster, PA I love the game of golf. Through my four years of playing golf at Millersville University, I have experienced many successes and failures. I...

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Lives in: Lancaster, PA

From: Lancaster, PA

I love the game of golf. Through my four years of playing golf at Millersville University, I have experienced many successes and failures. I hope to share what I have learned throughout my young career to juniors all around the world. Whether teaching teammates, junior golfers, or giving hundreds of mini lessons at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay, I always enjoy working with people.

I believe that golfers don’t get confidence from how well they play, but how well they prepare. If players learn to improve their preparation and focus on things under their control, they will improve their experience within the game and become better players as a result.

I look forward to having a positive impact on the lives and games of the junior players this summer and helping them achieve their own goals.

Cate Ritter
Staff

Cate Ritter

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey is proud to showcase heath and nutritional coaching from top nutritionist Cate Ritter. The “go to” girl for for some of the world’s top...

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Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey is proud to showcase heath and nutritional coaching from top nutritionist Cate Ritter. The “go to” girl for for some of the world’s top publications, Cate’s road to nutrition was literally born on the links. A top ranked Northern California junior and standout collegiate athlete, Cate speaks the player’s language, clearly understanding the demands and rigors of tournament golf. Her passion for the game was the catalyst behind creating special programs dedicated to competitive players to better achieve their personal and professional performance goals.

Still an avid golfer, Cate’s golf-based nutrition tips have appeared in Golf Digest Woman, Golf Infuzion Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine, GolfPunk Magazine, the 19th Hole Magazine, The Arizona Republic as well as ABC TV. Cate's invaluable contribution to the Nike Junior Golf Camp experience serves to inspire kids in the simple ideas and principles behind living and playing your best for a lifetime! Cate is especially excited to be joining us this summer as she has fond memories a Pebble Beach. In fact, if you make your way to the Pebble Beach clubhouse you'll find her name on a perpetual trophy for her participation in the 1999 Tournament of Champions conducted by the Junior Golf Association of Northern California!

Camp Details

Built upon a holistic approach to achieving peak performance, our programs infuse clinics on nutrition, golf fitness, sports psychology, college golf and dream building into the camp experience. It’s this diversified approach to learning that provides kids with not only the skills to play better golf, but the tools take charge of their lives physically and emotionally as well.

More Important Camp Details

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.

Program Options

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 Supervision

Weekend stayover option available for campers staying multiple weeks ($300 fee).

Transportation

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/

Supervision

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.

Registration Packet

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.

Facilities

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

Camper Reviews

Amanda M.Parents of Junior Advanced Camper

  • 5/5.
Will be Back a Fourth Year

"They run a fantastic camp. My sons improved much more significantly through the Nike Advanced Camp than they ever had through individual instruction at our country club.  The advanced program is all about the golf and I can see the benefits in their games.  This is now my third year sending them and they will be back a fourth."

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Carl K. Junior Advanced Camper

  • 4/5.
Fine-Tuned my Game

"I used to love the Junior Overnight Camps at Pebble Beach.  As I started to become a better golfer, I wanted to take my game to a higher level.  The Advanced camp really helped me tackle important tournament strategy, work ethic and mental toughness.  They fine-tuned my game and got me ready for college golf."

Gary L. Junior Advanced Camper

  • 5/5.
Instruction was Fantastic

"Since becoming a competitive high school player, I had the desire to push myself further.  Attending the Nike Advanced Camp at Pebble Beach was the best thing for me and my golf game.  The instruction was fantastic and the courses were beautiful and extremely challenging.  Perfect preparation for my upcoming tournaments."

  • 5/5.
Best for Competitive Players

"This camp is best suited for competitive players looking to take their game to the next level. There is tons of golf each day, great discussion topics and excellent coaching. Very impressed with the program."

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.