Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula
Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula

Nike Junior Golf Camps in Pebble Beach, CA represent America’s premier junior golf experience! The Flagship Location for Nike Junior Golf Camps, this one-of-a-kind program returns in 2017 for the 24th consecutive year.

Overnight Camps

Located at the Stevenson School, camp participants 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, Poppy Hills 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!

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. Looking to become a master green reader and make more putts? We also offer one-day short game schools which take place on Saturdays and run from 9:30am - 5:00pm at award-winning Poppy Hills. Visit Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps, Monterey Peninsula or Nike Junior Short Game Camps, Monterey Peninsula for more information and to register. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from internationally recognized teaching professionals
  • Three hours of daily instruction and 9-18 holes with the staff. Course play includes Poppy Hills, Del Monte, Spanish Bay, and Peter Hay
  • Sports psychology, golf fitness, nutrition and dream-building clinics, professional video analysis and personalized online game plan
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • Fun, supervised off-course activities including field trips to Carmel Beach and downtown Carmel
  • Accommodations at the prestigious Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, steps away from the 18th tee at Spyglass Hill Golf Course
  • Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jeff Ritter
Camp Director

Jeff Ritter

Jeff Ritter is National Director of Instruction for Nike Junior Golf Camps. An accomplished coach, author and motivational speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. 

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His 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 Punk Magazine in the United Kingdom and POP Golf Mexico. 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". He is CEO/Founder of MTT Performance which operates at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA.

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Kerrod Gray
Coach

Kerrod Gray

Kerrod is the spearhead of a new generation of golf coaches. In an industry which is being driven by science and technology there’s always the need for those who can understand...

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Kerrod is the spearhead of a new generation of golf coaches. In an industry which is being driven by science and technology there’s always the need for those who can understand the information in its complexity in order to break it down and explain it in its simplicity.

Born and raised in Margaret River, a small surfing town in Western Australia, Kerrod first discovered golf at age eight while he was vacationing in New Zealand. After a successful junior and amateur career Kerrod undertook a three-year PGA traineeship at the Nedlands Golf Club. During this time, Kerrod improved his knowledge of the game exponentially and after 3 years of dedication and hard work he graduated as the top trainee in Australia and won the National PGA Trainee Excellence Award in 2013.

Kerrod is driven to improve himself constantly, he thinks of himself as a student of the game, always seeking out new information and people from whom he can learn. His passion for furthering his knowledge has led him to gain world recognised certifications and personally learn from a number of Top-100 coaches, including Dave Phillips, James Sieckman, Jeff Ritter, and Cameron McCormick (Jordan Speith’s coach).

Kerrod still plays in tournaments however his focus and passion is coaching. He works hard to stay abreast of the latest golf technology and information so that he as a coach can guide players to be the best that they can be by improving their game in a holistic fashion.

Age: 26
Where you live currently: Australia
What’s your hometown: Margaret River
What’s your favorite golf course: Jacks Point, Queenstown, New Zealand
Hobbies: Body surfing, fitness, obstacle endurance races.
I am an Advanced Coach of the PGA of Australia and Head Professional of the Busselton Golf Club.
I still play in tournaments however my true passion is helping players of all levels achieve and surpass their personal goals. 
I work hard to stay abreast of the latest golf technology and information so that I am equipped with the best knowledge and tools to guide my players and improve their game in a holistic fashion.
Passion and enthusiasm are infectious, and as such I try to pass on my love for golf through every interaction and every lesson.
Achievements:
2016 West Australian PGA Professional of the Year. 
2013 Australian PGA Trainee Professional of the Year. 
Represented Australia as a junior.  
Won numerous tournaments as a Professional, Amateur and Junior.

Jackie LeMarr
Coach

Jackie LeMarr

Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ From: Scottsdale, AZ Favorite course: Forest Highlands Hobbies: blogging, surf, writing, volunteering, golfing, reporting on the local sports station, Delta Gamma...

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Lives in: Flagstaff, AZ
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Favorite course: Forest Highlands
Hobbies: blogging, surf, writing, volunteering, golfing, reporting on the local sports station, Delta Gamma Phoenix chapter, executive director of Dance Marathon

I’m a recent sports journalism graduate of NAU where I was an active sports writer and leader on the women’s golf team. I’m excited to return for my second season with Nike Junior Golf camps in Pebble Beach. I was a Nike Golf camper for 4 years when I was younger and love to teach kids the awesome game of golf!

Following this summer, I’m planning on studying sports law at Arizona State University law school.

Special skills: Journalism, putting from the fringe, website design

Chris Felix
Coach

Chris Felix

Lives in: Phoenix, AZ From: Phoenix, AZ Favorite course: Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, AZ Hobbies: golfing, watching/playing soccer, hiking, ultimate frisbee, tennis, bowling, softball,...

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Lives in: Phoenix, AZ
From: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite course: Quintero Golf Club in Peoria, AZ
Hobbies: golfing, watching/playing soccer, hiking, ultimate frisbee, tennis, bowling, softball, basketball, cornhole, hanging out with friends

Hi y'all! I 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, I attended Mountain Pointe High School 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, MA. I tied my career low round with a 66 at The Wigwam Gold Course to qualify.

I’m looking forward to returning to Pebble Beach for another fun-filled summer with aspirations of passing on some instruction to help your golf game, life lessons, and an overall great experience!
Special skills: parallel parking, knowing the lines to multiple tv shows/movies, can recite every state in a song in alphabetical order.

Nick Swanson
Coach

Nick Swanson

Lives in: Santa Barbara, CA Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Favorite Course: Sandpiper Hobbies: weightlifting, biking, snowboarding, cooking, surfing and investing Special Skill: I love to...

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Lives in: Santa Barbara, CA
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Favorite Course: Sandpiper
Hobbies: weightlifting, biking, snowboarding, cooking, surfing and investing
Special Skill: I love to go on spontaneous adventures.
I play Division I golf at UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference where I am currently a junior studying economics and accounting. I have recorded two top ten finishes in the 2017 season and earned conference player of the month honors. I have competed in two USGA Amateur Championships: in 2014 at Atlanta Athletic Club and in 2016 at Oakland Hills. I attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA, where I was a four year letter winner and named the league MVP.
I have an extensive background in junior golf. I have competed in countless national junior golf events with the AJGA and other tours. I also have experience coaching junior golfers; for three summers I instructed junior golf clinics at my local golf course.

When I am not studying or traveling to college tournaments, I work for the Southern California PGA Junior Tour running golf tournaments of all levels for both girls and boys. This has allowed me to learn a great deal more about junior golf and the college recruiting process. With my experience working at SCPGA and playing college golf, I have an extensive knowledge about what it takes to be a successful golfer. I can't wait to share my experience and help junior golfers reach new levels! 

Aaron Olson
Coach

Aaron Olson

Lives in: Pacific Grove, CA Golf Instructor at MAKE THE TURN PERFORMANCE in Pebble Beach, CA. I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs...

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Lives in: Pacific Grove, CA
Golf Instructor at MAKE THE TURN PERFORMANCE in Pebble Beach, CA.

I’ve been working with Jeff Ritter assisting and running Nike Junior Golf Programs across the globe for six seasons.

Samantha Garcia
Coach

Samantha Garcia

Age: 25  Where you live currently: McAllen, TX What’s your hometown: McAllen What’s your favorite golf course: TPC San Antonio Hobbies: Yoga, Travel, Reading...

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Age: 25 

Where you live currently: McAllen, TX

What’s your hometown: McAllen

What’s your favorite golf course: TPC San Antonio

Hobbies: Yoga, Travel, Reading (expanding the mind), and shooting

Special skills: long off the tee

I am currently pursuing a professional golf career and a masters degree in Business Administration. I graduated from the University of Texas- Pan American, now known as UT Rio Grande Valley, with a degree in Economics and Communications. This is where I played four years of Division 1 golf in the Great West and WAC conferences.  During my years at UTPA, I helped my team win the PGA Collegiate Minority Championship at Port St. Lucie twice and placed top 5 individually for the three years I attended.

I am so grateful for golf in my life because of the morals and lessons the game has taught me. It has truly shaped who I am today. I look forward to passing on this knowledge and a great summer.

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!

Penny Ritter
Staff

Penny Ritter

Camp Dog Age: 1 Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA Favorite course: Poppy Hills Hobbies: beach walks, swimming in the ocean, digging holes, carrying extra large sticks, catching my ball, and...

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Camp Dog
Age: 1
Lives in: Pebble Beach, CA
Favorite course: Poppy Hills
Hobbies: beach walks, swimming in the ocean, digging holes, carrying extra large sticks, catching my ball, and mischief

Penny’s favorite camp activity is Carmel Beach Night. 
Extremely playful, Penny is notorious for chasing tennis balls, stealing fuzzy head covers, and licking campers faces. She’s the most positive member on staff with a natural ability to bring a smile to those in her presence. 

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. The program is facilitated by Nike Junior Golf 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.

More Important Camp Details

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in will take place on Sunday at the 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 all meals. Extended Day option available for commuters.  Price includes all golf activities, lunch, dinner and participation in evening activities.

Transportation

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 

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

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 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.

Facilities

World Class Golf Courses

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.

Bayonet Golf Course - Bayonet, with its narrow playing corridors and steep, penal bunkering, has long been considered the most difficult test of golf on the Monterey Peninsula. The par-72, 7,104-yard course has retained its famous bite after the recent renovation by award-winning architect Gene Bates, but playability and strategic options have been greatly improved.

The Stevenson School

Campers are housed at the prestigious Stevenson School, located in Pebble Beach, California. The Stevenson School 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

  • 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 Stevenson School
  • 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

Camper Reviews

Janie Z.Parent

  • 4/5.
Top notch!

"Smooth and well organized. A lot of camps are chaotic, particularly at drop-off. This was very well run."

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Georgia M.Parent

  • 5/5.
Big thanks!

"Thank you to Coach Jeff and Coach Langley for making my daughter's second year at Nike camp simply amazing. The attention to detail and instruction as well as making my husband and I feel that her safety is most important makes this camp just wonderful. Looking forward to next year."

Baynes B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Thrilled

Jeff Ritter and his staff put on an excellent program at the Nike Golf Camp - Pebble Beach. The coaches were not only great golfers and patient with the campers, they were outstanding role models for life as well. My son was involved in the "Extended Day Program" and every day he would gush about how "really fun" the day had been, how great the food was and how much he was looking forward to the next days training and activities. When the week was over, we asked him if he would want to go back again. He quickly relied, "I'd go again next week!" Thanks to the entire staff for an outstanding week that my son will remember as a highlight forever.

Joseph H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Absolutely loved camp

"Joseph absolutely loved camp. He said this was his best year at Nike Camp, Pebble Beach. Thank you for your excellent instruction and for keeping the kids safe and engaged."

Cooper A.Parent

  • 4/5.
Incredible week

"My son had an incredible week. He already said he wants to go back for 2 weeks next summer! He thrived on the format you've structured and loved every minute (except for maybe the french dip dinner). Thank you!"

Juliann C.Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it

"Loved it. Great instruction and follow up. Enjoyed the other campers immensely. Good that there was a division between beginners and more advanced players. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!"

Tyler H.Parent

  • 4/5.
My children had a great time

"My children had a great time playing various courses at Pebble Beach. I signed them up mainly to play different courses thinking that the instruction would not be very good as most summer camps do not have good instruction (We have not had good experiences at other specialty sport camps). However, we were wrong about that! Jeff Ritter and his staff gave great feedback to my boys about their swing mechanics. In fact, the feedback he gave my children was similar to the feedback their home golf instruction gave them as well. They enjoyed playing the courses. The children loved watching the long swing golfer break a watermelon. One suggestion I would give is that boarding school have a more allergen friendly meal plan and that the school and the golf course provide a meal menu with allergen information, especially since so many children have food allergies. Last, I would give very positive feedback to Langley who carried my son's epipen all week-- thank you to her! We appreciated all her help."

Nick T.Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing camp

"This was a very amazing camp I want to come back as soon as possible!"

Patricio G.Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you

"Thank you for the experience!"

Travis M. Monterey Peninsula Junior Overnight Camp

  • 5/5.
Teaching Kids in a Positive Way

"The staff was professional, very knowledgeable and could teach kids in a positive, fun way. The learning experience was greatly beneficial."

Jessica W.Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Excellent Experience

"I have been coming to Nike Golf Camps for years for the fun atmosphere and great instruction.  This year was no different.  Excellent experience!"

Allan R.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Phenomenal Program!

"Great facilities, excellent coaching, phenomenal program!"

Jack S.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

"Thanks for a great week with my friends! I learned a lot and can't wait to come back next summer!"

Alexis F.Parent

  • 5/5.
Wonderful Experience

"I want to thank you for giving my son a wonderful experience of going aaway from home to camp. He enjoyed every course and is excited to hit our local courses to show us what he has learned. His passion for golf is high and you have kept his interest in the sport as well as given him hope to play in high school and college. He will be returning next year. Thank you"

Mary M.Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Instruction was Amazing

"The level of instruction was amazing!"

Jerry H.Parent

  • 5/5.
Loved It!

"My son is from Mississippi and loved it. He wants to come back again next year."

Barbara G.Parent

  • 5/5.
Son Loved the Camp

"My son loved the camp. He especially loved the rotations and playing the different courses. He'll be back next year for sure."

Julia S.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved My Game Immensely

"I had a lot of fun attending the camp. The kids and staff were very welcoming and kind. I improved my game immensely by attending Nike Golf Camp, and I would highly recommend it to friends!! I can't wait to come back next year!"

Abbie K.Parent

  • 4/5.
Learned So Much

"My daughter had so much fun during the camp and learned so much!"

Ted D.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

"Thank you for a great experience for my son! He had a fantastic time and hopes to come back again!"

Courtney L. Parent

  • 4/5.
Staff was Incredible

"My daughter and her best friend attended together & we were concerned about two ten your old girls being out of place & overwhlemed. They were the youngest campers and 2 of only three girls. However, we were extremely surprised by the level of care, concern and supervision the staff showed towards them. The entire staff tailored things to their level of golf & stamina making them extremely comfortable being 1600 miles away from home The entire staff was just incredibly accommodating & yet ran a disciplined,very well organized, professional event. They can't wait to go back next year!"

Matt H.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Incredible Experience

"Can't wait to take the advanced camp next summer. Incredible experience!"

Annie K. Parent

  • 5/5.
Outstanding

"Outstanding camp once again we have recommended to everyone we know."

Kevin L.Parent

  • 5/5.
Looking Forward to Next year

"Jeff and his staff did an outstanding job in every facet. I was impressed with the itinerary, the teachings, and the fun incorporated in the daily activities. My daughter loved this experience and is already wanting to come back. Thanks for everything... we look forward to coming back next year!"

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 9am-9pm $1,495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,925.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 9am-9pm $1,495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,925.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended Day 9am-9pm $1,495.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,925.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.