Nike Golf Camps, Fresh Meadow Golf Club

Nike Golf Camps, Fresh Meadow Golf Club
Nike Golf Camps, Fresh Meadow Golf Club

Register for Nike Golf Camp in Hillside, IL this summer and see why thousands of golfers have attended this junior golf program. These camps have provided junior golfers top-notch instruction for over a decade and we look forward to a great 2016!

Full Day Camp

These camps run Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00 pm. Under the watchful eye of the staff, campers practice all aspects of their games for three hours each morning. Putting, chipping, bunker play and full-swing are all addressed throughout the week. Morning instruction is followed by lunch and afternoon course play. 

Half Day Camp

Our half day programs are designed to create interest and foster development in beginner and intermediate golfers. The camps run Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00pm and include fifteen hours of total range instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!  

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from dedicated golf professionals with low student/teacher ratio
  • Three hours of practice with the Nike camp staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
  • Daily on-course instruction with the staff (full day camps only)
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, a camp workbook, bag tag and other great prizes
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jake Thurm
Camp Director

Jake Thurm

Jake is the assistant general manager and lead instructor at the Fresh Meadow Golf Club Learning Center. 

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Jake was personally trained by Dr. Jim Suttie, the #1 teacher in Illinois and former PGA National Teacher of the Year. He oversees the Nike Camps at Fresh Meadow and runs additional golf schools at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club and the Athletico Golf Performance Center in Oak Brook. 

Jake also writes a summer series for The Daily Chronicle in the Chicagoland Golf Section. Jake has coached on the PGA Tour (2014 Open Championship, 2014 John Deere Classic, 2013 BMW Championship) & LPGA Tour (2011 State Farm Classic). His students have won Professional & High School State Championships, College Tournaments, Local and National Amatuer Tournaments, earned College Scholarships, & have become Professionals themselves. 


"Jake Thurm is a close friend of mine and his knowledge of the game and the golf swing is unquestionable. His dedication and passion for teaching rivals any young instructor in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy sharing secrets and stories from the Tour with Jake every trip back home!"

Kevin Streelman 
PGA Tour Winner: 2013 Tampa Bay Championship, 2014 Travelers Championship, 2009 Kodak Challenge 


"Jake Thurm is one of the brightest young teachers in the state of Illinois. If you really want to improve your game, Jake is the guy to see. I personally use him to help teach in my own golf schools and I can say from first hand experience that he gets great results with people.”

Dr. Jim Suttie
2000 PGA National Teacher of the Year, #1 Ranked Teacher in Illinois, TOP 15 Instructor Golf Digest

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Assisting Jake this summer will be Fresh Meadow teaching professionals Dan Howe (Class A PGA professional), and Jay Miller (23 years of coaching experience). Craig Young will also help...

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Assisting Jake this summer will be Fresh Meadow teaching professionals Dan Howe (Class A PGA professional), and Jay Miller (23 years of coaching experience). Craig Young will also help Jake this year and brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the Nike Golf Camp.

Camp Details

These programs are designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17. The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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Registration Packets

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.


Fresh Meadow Golf Club

Fresh Meadow Golf Club is the closest 18-Hole Daily Fee golf course west of Downtown Chicago. Fresh Meadow Golf Club is an 18-Hole Championship layout. The course is Parkland in style with water in play on four holes in addition to 34 greenside bunkers. The greens are push-up style, fairly large and sloped making this a challenging, yet enjoyable course for golfers.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
  • Noon Lunch (included in camp price, half day campers depart)
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 4:00pm Full day campers depart

Camper Reviews


  • 4/5.
Loving Golf Now

"My son had a great experience and is really enjoying golf because of the camp."

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  • 4/5.
Improved Greatly!

"Thank you for another great Nike summer camp. My son loved it (except for the unusually hot weather for that time of year) and improved his score quite a bit!"


  • 5/5.
Had a Great Time

"I had a great time and it was fun hanging out with my friends and being able to be in the same group as them!"


  • 5/5.
Looking Forward to Next Year

"My son has developed a strong love of golf from just the 2 weeks of camp he attended. We look forward to full day camps next year!"


  • 5/5.
Very Pleased

"I am so pleased with the nike golf camp. My seven year-old had never touched a golf club in his life and after one week fell completely in love with the sport. Thank you!!"


  • 3/5.
Too Expensive

"Wish it wasn't quite so expensive."

David C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Camp was fantastic

"Camp was fantastic. It was my son's first introduction to golf and it really increased his interest and he loved it."

Trevor R.Parent

  • 4/5.
Good beginner course

"I think it was a good beginner course and it had a positive effect on my son's attitude towards golf."


  • 4/5.
Tough experience due to rain

"We had a tough experience due to rain, but the kids still enjoyed it."


  • 3/5.
Instruction was good

"Instruction was good, but I still see some bad habits from my 10 year old. I would have liked them to tell him he is holding his club too low and to not break your wrists."


  • 5/5.
Camp was wonderful and safe

"This camp was wonderful and safe. I was very impressed overall."

Alan T.Junior Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved my Game

"The Fresh Meadow camp was perfect for me this summer. I had fun, met new friends and improved my game.  Coming back next year would be awesome!"

Spencer L. Junior Day Camper

  • 5/5.

"Outstanding camp.  Couldn't ask for a better experience.  I felt much more confident in my game after the week."

Taryn G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Loved Every Minute of It

"Connor loved every minute of it and wanted to take the camp again the following week!"

Anna F.Parent

  • 5/5.
Money Well Spent

"My daughter absolutely loved Nike Golf Camp at Fresh Meadows in Illinois. The instructors were fantastic, extremely positive and it was money well spent. It is top on my daughter's list for next summer! Thank you!"

Jared A.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best Camp of the Summer

"My son thought it was the best camp of his summer this year, which included several baseball and basketball camps."

Amanda T. Parent

  • 4/5.
More Confidence in the Game

"My son Jack really enjoyed the camp and said he would like to attend every week! It helped him to learn many fundamentals of the game. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and now has more confidence and excitement for the game."

Jeff B. Parent

  • 5/5.
Dramatic Improvements!

"My son is only 7 and he has improved his game dramatically, thanks to camp. Jake Thurm runs a great camp at Fresh Meadow. I have seen enrollment in the program grow over the past 2 summers my son has been in attendance, which is terrific!"

Gerry H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best Camp for Beginners

"My two little ones needed a good introduction to golf and this couldn't have been a more positive experience for them. They came home each day excited about golf and eager to go back the next day. Thanks to everyone at Fresh Meadow for making the sport so fun for my kids."

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.