Nike Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula Pebble Beach, California
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Nike Golf Camps in Pebble Beach, CA represent America’s premier junior golf experience! Thousands of junior golfers have attended our programs since 1994 and we are poised for our best year yet in 2014. Located at the Robert Louis Stevenson School, your child will enjoy an exciting, fun-filled learning environment conducted on a rotation of some of the world’s most breathtaking courses including The Links at Spanish Bay and other great Pebble Beach courses! Join National Director of Instruction, Jeff Ritter, and his amazing staff of teaching professionals for a camp experience you won't forget!
The Flagship Location for Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps, this one of a kind experience has been developed with a mindset towards innovation and creativity meeting the needs of all young golfers regardless of skill level or age group. Nike Camp participants will have the privilege of playing Monterey's finest courses including The Links at Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Del Monte Golf Course, Rancho Canada Golf Course, and Peter Hay Par 3.
Programs in Pebble Beach, CA run eight weeks throughout the summer with four weeks dedicated to players of all ability levels and four weeks designed specifically for advanced players who have their sights set on honing their skills for serious competition in high school, college or beyond! To learn more about our Nike Advanced Golf Schools, CLICK HERE.
- Instruction from internationally recognized teaching professionals
- Three hours of daily instruction and 9-18 holes with the staff
- Sports psychology, golf fitness, nutrition and dream-building clinics
- Professional video analysis and personalized online game plan
- Course play includes Rancho Canada, Del Monte, Spanish Bay, and Peter Hay
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun, supervised off-course activities including field trips to Carmel Beach and downtown Carmel
- Accommodations at the prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, steps away from the 18th tee at Spyglass Hill Golf Course
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
World Class Golf Courses
Rancho Canada - Each day, our staff provides 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. In addition to the daily instruction, Nike Golf campers travel to nearby golf courses with the staff where they can take their newly acquired skills to the links.
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.
Del Monte - Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century.
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.
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Campers are housed at the prestigious Robert Louis 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!Meet your coaching staff
Jeff Ritter is one of the world's most prominent golf instructors with a presence that reaches all corners of the globe. Hailed for his unique approach to coaching, Jeff’s method of communication utilizes creative concepts from all walks of life in a manner that inspires his students and makes this difficult game seem effortless. He credits his passion for: inspiration, body health and “mental flexibility” for the reputation that has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well, but living well.
A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff’s articles appear in Golf Digest Magazine, Golf Tips Magazine,Golf Infuzion Magazine, Golf Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom, The A Position and the Arizona Republic. He has also been seen and heard on ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio and The Golf Channel. In 2010 Jeff was named by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the "Best Young Teachers in America"! His latest book “Your Kid Ate a Divot! Eighteen Life Lessons From the Links” is available at Barnes and Noble.Read Full Bio
Before striking out on his own in 2000, Jeff was formerly an instructor with the Golf Digest Schools and the acclaimed Dave Pelz Short Game School. In addition, he has found success with players ranging from new golfers, top amateurs, and collegiate standouts as well as players from the PGA and LPGA Tours. In addition to acting as Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps National Director of Instruction, Jeff also runs programs throughout the year from his Jeff Ritter Golf Academy located at The Raven Golf Club - Phoenix.
"Jeff Ritter truly is one of the young stars in our game"
Peter Morrice - Senior Editor, Golf Digest Magazine
"The game's most creative coach"
Charlie Schroeder - Editor, Golf Tips Magazine
"One of the bright young minds in golf instruction"
David Denunzio - Editor, Golf Magazine
Respected for his dedication to the development of young competitive players, Aaron has been an integral component to the success of Junior and High School golf programs across the country. Due to his commitment to Juniors, Aaron was awarded the position of Assistant Camp Director for Nike Junior Golf Monterey Peninsula.
Prior to joining the Nike Camp Staff, Aaron had spent years honing his skills with the help of some of the game’s top coaches, most notably being strongly influenced by PGA Tour Instructors Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett. A dedicated player himself, Aaron has enjoyed success competing both on the collegiate and professional levels and finds that his experiences in competition form some of the greatest lessons he imparts to his students.
Jim Waldron is from southeast Nebraska and has been in Scottsdale, Arizona for five years. Jim Graduated from the Golf Academy of America in December of 2009 with an Associates Degree in Golf Complex Operations, and is certified in Teaching, Tournament Operations, and Club Repair and Fitting. Jim has experience working as a personal trainer, training and helping individuals with their physical fitness and nutrition. In 2012, he pushed the limits on distance and competed in RE/MAX World Long Drive qualifiers and regional events. Jim believes in setting a solid foundation for junior and new golfers, mastering the key fundamentals to play golf and have fun doing it!
Courtney Mahon is in her fifth season as a professional golfer, competing on the LPGA Symetra Tour. Her highest career finish was at the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Championship in Leawood, Kansas where she placed 12th. This year Mahon made it to the Final Stage of LPGA Qualifying School.
Her amateur career is highlighted with six consecutive Women’s State Championship titles in a five year span; three in Kansas and three in Missouri. She also racked up two individual collegiate titles while competing for the University of Arkansas. Mahon was part of the University of Arkansas team that was ranked as high as fifth in the nation and placed 10th in two NCAA National Championships.
Courtney’s competitive background, positive energy, and understanding of the golf swing have made her a tremendous golf instructor. She became a Division I Head Golf Coach at the University of Missouri, Kansas City straight out of college. Courtney made a tremendous impact on her players, improving each player’s stroke average by at least three shots. UMKC won their first team title and had two players win individually under Mahon’s direction.
Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey is proud to showcase heath and nutritional coaching from top nutritionist Cate Munroe. 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!
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.
The program is facilitated by Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps 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 all meals. Extended Day option available for commuters. Price includes all golf activities, lunch, dinner and participation in evening activities.
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/
Weekend stayover option available for campers staying multiple weeks ($250 fee).
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 6:45am Wake-Up
- 7:15-8:00am Breakfast
- 8:30am-Noon Skills Training- campers spend one hour at three different stations, putting & chipping, pitching & bunker, and full swing
- Noon-12:30 Lunch at golf course
- 12:45-5:15 Course play which includes instruction on course management, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 6:00-6:30 Dinner at RLS
- 6:30-9:30 Evening Activities (Two-club camp tournament, trip to downtown Carmel, beach excursion, tour of Pebble Beach Golf Links and much more!)
- 10:00 Lights Out