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! 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! 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, Del Monte Golf Course, Rancho Canada Golf Course, and Peter Hay Par 3. Please see the details page for more information on each week's course lineup.
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.
Pacific Grove Golf Links - Situated on the tip of the scenic Monterey Peninsula, overlooking Point Pinos and the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Grove Golf Links is a historic, 18-hole golf course featuring both parkland and links-style nines.
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.
Dennis Sales is one of the Nation's most respected teachers, recently being named the #1 coach in New England by New England Golf Monthly Magazine! Due to his passion for junior player development, Dennis was highly sought after as a key component to the Nike Camp team. His years of running highly successful junior programs in New England along with his many certifications with the Titleist Performance Institute in youth fitness, learning and development provides campers with the tools to succeed on every level.
During the winter months, Dennis is an educational "road warrior" consistently traveling to workshops and seminars across country in pursuit of the most cutting edge modalities to enhance his coaching acumen. A favorite spot of influence has been spending time with the Mike Bender Golf Academy, shadowing 2006 LPGA National Teacher of the Year Cheryl Anderson and 2009 National PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender whose stable of students includes Masters Champion Zach Johnson.
Zach Baron is one of the bright young minds in golf instruction. Educated through the PGA of America's Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University, he has built a program that inspires players of all levels. A dedicated student of the game, Zach has spent time learning from some of the top instructors in the world, most recently as a staff member at Hank Haney's International Junior Academy in Hilton Head South Carolina. By creating a personal plan which integrates all levels of human performance, Zach's curriculum quickly enhances your learning curve and reveals your maximum potential as a golfer. We're excited to have Zach as part of our distinguished staff and know his valuable insights will provide inspiration for all campers.
Susana Contreras Saenz
Susana Contreras Saenz is among the brightest young coaches in the game. A graduate of Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monterey in 2000 and former top junior player, Susana is dedicated to sharing her wealth of experience as a competitor and teacher to the next generation of aspiring golfers. As a highly ranked player in her native Mexico, she won 15 events on the Mexican Junior Tour, along with claiming second place in the 2006 Latin American Open. Her strong play took her to America where she spent two years honing her skills at the acclaimed David Leadbetter Academy in Orlando Florida. Since her competitive days, Susana has been a staunch student of the game now blazing a career path in the world of coaching. Her good nature, attention to detail and first hand knowledge of what it takes to be great, make Susana the perfect asset to our stellar Nike Junior Golf Camp Staff!
Neely Robertson has a passion for encouraging students to improve in every aspect of their game. Based in Phoenix, Arizona Neely brings to the Nike Junior Golf Camps a wealth of knowledge as a competitive player and coach. Since his playing days, he has dedicated himself fully to the art of teaching, learning from some of the top names in the business, including the 2011 National PGA Teacher of the Year, Mike Malaska. A favorite amongst his junior players, his philosophy focuses on helping kids systematically reach their personal goals, while inspiring possibility as to the true potential that exists within them.
Andy Griffiths joins the Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camp staff traveling all the way from Birmingham, England. His education includes coaching certifications with the PGA as well as a degree in Applied Golf Management Studies at the University of Birmingham England. His unique expertise lies in developing players through golf fitness and the use of biomechanics to fully analyze movement patterns to ascertain how to most efficiently enhance performance. In addition to Andy's formal education, he has spent time coaching with the Evian Masters Academy in France as well as assisting Golf Digest "Top 4 Greatest Teacher" Jim Mclean, with instructional programs at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Florida.
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.
Course Schedule by Week:
Sessions I-III: Rancho Canada, Del Monte, Spanish Bay, Peter Hay
Session IV: Rancho Canada, Del Monte, Pacific Grove, Peter Hay
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
- 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.
- 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/
- The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and all meals.
- 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.