Nike Junior Golf Camp at Denison University

Nike Junior Golf Camp at Denison University
Nike Junior Golf Camp at Denison University

Nike Junior Golf Camps return to Denison University, just outside of Columbus, Ohio, for its 10th consecutive year in 2017. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to join Director, Kyle Pottkotter, for a week of great golf instruction and fun!

This four-night, five-day experience promises to be rewarding for golfers ages 10 - 18 and all ability levels. All instruction and course play takes place at Granville Golf Course, located minutes from the Denison campus. Enjoy expert instruction from coach Kyle Pottkotter and the dedicated Nike Camp staff members!

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from college coaches and players
  • Daily on-course instruction (9-18 holes)
  • Video analysis provided using V1 System
  • Fun, supervised off-course activities (movie night, swimming, pizza night etc.)
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Kyle Pottkotter
Camp Director

Kyle Pottkotter

Coach Pottkotter, who currently serves as a special assistant for the men's golf team, is the former head coach for the Denison golf program. During his tenure, Pottkotter guided the Big Red to two NCAA Division III Championships, resulting in a 9th place finish as an assistant and a 14th place finish as head coach. 

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His teams produced 9 All-NCAC selections and four All-American selections. He is a 1999 alum of Denison, where he lettered as a member of the Big Red basketball team. In addition to his prior golf duties at Denison, Pottkotter served as assistant basketball coach and taught in the physical activities department. 

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Staff includes two well known and respected local golf pros, Brian Booher and Rodney Butt.  Rodney is also the current men's golf coach at Denison University. ...

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Staff includes two well known and respected local golf pros, Brian Booher and Rodney Butt.  Rodney is also the current men's golf coach at Denison University. 

Camp Details

Nike Junior Golf Camps at Denison University offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Coach Pottkotter and his staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors. It is our goal for every camper to leave Denison feeling passionate about the sport and more confident in their game. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

More Important Camp Details

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in will take place from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Sunday at Denison University. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday at 1:00 pm followed by departure from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Program Options

The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and all meals. Nike campers stay in residence hall rooms at Denison University, located in the quaint community of Granville. Meals are provided for campers in the dining halls each day. The Day Camp option runs 9:00am-5:00pm and includes morning instruction, lunch and afternoon course play.


Nike Junior Golf 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. 


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.


Granville Golf Course

All golf activities take place at nearby Granville Golf Course, designed in 1924 by famed Scottish Golf Course Architect, Donald Ross. Granville has long been considered one of the best golf courses in the midwest. The scenic layout features 63 well-placed bunkers, elevated and undulating greens, rolling wooded terrain and over 20,000 flowers. Golf Digest gave Granville G.C. four stars in its annual 'Best Places to Play.'

In additon to a fantastic golf course, Granville G.C. offers Nike campers an ideal setting for morning instruction. The practice area features a large driving range with grass tees, and two practice greens. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up
  • 7:30-8:00am Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30am Travel to golf course
  • 8:45-11:45am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch and free-time
  • 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff - instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner on campus
  • 6:30-9:00pm Evening activities
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.
Great time

"Plan to attend next year. Recommend to others wishing to improve their golf game. Great time and lots of fun!"

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Max R.Camper

  • 5/5.
Coming back

"I'm coming back."

Anna F. Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Mix of Instruction and Fun

"Best camp I have ever attended. It was a great mix of instruction and fun. Staff was great, food was great, I will certainly try to come back next summer!"

Jared C.Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.

"This was my 2nd time attending the Nike Golf Camp at Denison and I loved every moment of it. Awesome!"

Nick F. Parent of Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Camp

"They run a great camp. My sons improved much more significantly through the Nike Golf Camp than they ever had through individual instruction. This is now my third year sending them and they will be back a fourth."

Tracy A.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

"Thank you for such a wonderful experience for my son. He absolutely LOVED the camp and wants to come back next summer! Thanks!"

Kailee P. Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned So Much!

"I had a wonderful time and learned so much. The instructors and the other students were awesome. We will be back next year. Thank you!"

Kevin S.Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks Nike Golf Camps!

"I can't wait to return next year! Thanks Nike Golf Camps!"

Hank R.Day Camper

  • 3/5.
Overall Great Camp

"Organization was sometimes a problem. Some time that could have been spent playing was wasted because of poor organization. A little more emphasis could have been placed on improving long game. Otherwise the camp was great."

Camp Dates & Prices

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