Nike Golf Camps, Tilden Park Golf Course Berkeley, California
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Nike Golf Camps at TIlden Park Golf Course host programs throughout the summer and has established its self as one of the most popular camp locations in Northern California. Over 300 juniors attend camps at Tilden Park each summer, returning year after year to get better and have a blast doing it!
Full Day Camp
These camps are an excellent opportunity for junior golfers (ages 9-15) to improve their skills and their course management at the same time. Each morning begins with three hours of instruction which covers all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. Morning instruction is followed by lunch and course play where the staff teaches strategy, etiquette, shot selection and course management. The camps run Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.
Half Day Camp
Our Half Day camps are designed to create interest and foster development in beginners and intermediate golfers (ages 7-13). The camps run Monday-Thursday and include 16 hours of instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals-stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules and etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by the end of camp, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in their golf game.
Designed for players (ages 9-15) who play competitive golf or who are looking to start playing competitively, our Advanced Golf School takes the camp experience to the next level. Players receive individualized instruction with a low 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Emphasis is on short game instruction, tournament preparation, course management techniques, club fitting, and full swing video instruction. Daily course play is designed to elevate players' games to a more competitive level.
- Small group instruction with our dedicated and experienced camp staff
- Three hours of practice each day working on all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching and the full-swing
- Daily course play with 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!
Trish Hinze started the Nike Golf Junior Camps at Tilden Park in 1999 and they have grown to over 300 campers per summer. She has been teaching golf to adults and juniors of all levels for over 20 years and started playing golf herself at the age of 8. The Bay Area Golf Learning Center programs at Tilden, which have group and private lesson instruction for all players and ages, were started under her direction in 1998. As a result, Tilden Park has become known as the place to learn how to play golf.
The main reason for the growth and positive reputation of Tilden's camps is due to the teaching staff. The majority of the instructors are PGA and teaching professionals who have taught the summer camps at Tilden for 4-10 years. Besides having fun in the camps, the juniors will come away with a greatly improved game due to the instructors' enthusiasm and commitment to their students.
Tilden Park Golf Course
Tilden Park Golf Course offers golfers an experience you won't find anywhere else in the Bay Area. Located in the scenic Berkeley Hills, just minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus, this William Park Bell Jr. design features a challenging 18-hole, par 70 course. Tilden Park’s signature first hole, a 420-yard par 4 straight uphill to an elevated green, is considered to be one of toughest starting holes in the Bay Area. Set amongst rolling hills and tree lined fairways, Tilden Park Golf Course is truly one of a kind. Tilden Park Golf Course also features a three-tiered driving range with over 60 stalls, two practice putting greens, and a practice bunker area.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
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
- 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, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart