Cal Golf Camp

Cal Golf Camp
Cal Golf Camp

Come to Cal Golf Camp in the East Bay for a week of top-notch golf instruction this summer. Campers have the privilege of learning from Cal Women's Head Coach, Nancy McDaniel, and Assistant Coach, Sofie Aagaard.

Day Camps

Nike Golf Camps hosted by the Cal Women's coaching staff offers a day camp from 8:45am - 4:00pm. The program includes two-three hours of range instruction in the morning followed by lunch and 9-18 holes of golf in the afternoon. Golf activities take place at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland. This program is open to golfers ages 10 - 17.

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction at the SCORING Zone (home of Cal Golf) with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches and players
  • Daily course play with the staff (9-18 holes) at Metropolitan Golf Links
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, camp workbook, bag tag, water bottle and other great prizes
  • Safe, healthy and fun learning environment for golfers of all skill levels
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Nancy McDaniel
Camp Director

Nancy McDaniel

Nancy McDaniel, the founding coach of the California women's golf team, enters her 21st season in 2015-16 directing one of the most nationally regarded golf programs in the country.

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During Cal's rise to the upper echelon of the collegiate women's golf landscape, McDaniel has led the Golden Bears to compete at seven NCAA Championships, highlighted by three top five showings from 2004-06, capped by 2004's program-best finish of fourth at the NCAA Championships. That year, Sarah Huarte won Cal's first NCAA individual title. Duke was the only other school during that span to register three straight top five national finishes. After the 2005-06 season, McDaniel was selected the LPGA Teaching Division Western Section Coach of the Year. Following four top five 2007 fall finishes, McDaniel was recognized as Golf World's Midseason Coach of the Year.

McDaniel’s coaching expertise and energy extends to junior golfers as a board member of the First Tee of Oakland as well as the First Tee Youth Golf Skills Committee.  She is also the co-founder of Collegiate Golf Academy.

One of the most successful players ever to compete at Washington, McDaniel was team captain as a senior in 1988 and earned one All-America and two Pac-10 All-Star team selections. During her career, she won individual titles at the 1987 Washington and BYU tournaments and finished in the top-10 at seven additional events. She was named to Washington's Pac-10 All-Decade team (1986-96) for women's golf and received her bachelor's degree in speech communications in 1988.

McDaniel came to Cal with five years of professional experience on the Women's European, Ladies Asian and Players West golf tours. One of the top players on the Ladies Asian Tour, she finished 13th on the Order of Merit in 1993 and ranked 20th during her final season in 1994. Prior to that, McDaniel won the Players West title at the 1992 Las Vegas Classic and won the LPGA sectional qualifier in Mission Hills later that year. She has been a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching Division for 18 years.

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Sofie Aagaard

Sofie Aagaard

Sofie is currently the assistant women's golf coach for the Cal Golf program. The 2006 Cal graduate was the first three-time All-American in program history.  Originally...

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Sofie is currently the assistant women's golf coach for the Cal Golf program. The 2006 Cal graduate was the first three-time All-American in program history.  Originally from Sweden, Aagaard began her college career as a freshman at Mississippi State University, earning SEC All-Conference Honors before transferring to Cal in 2003. While at Cal, she was a three- time All-American and a member of the team finishing in the top 5 at the NCAA Championships three years in a row (2004-2006). Aagaard finished her career with a school-record 74.2 average for the Bears.

Camp Details

Nike Golf Camps provides young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun!  With an outstanding coaching staff led by Nancy McDaniel, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. 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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Program Options

The Day Camp option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course each day. Beginner campers receive three hours of instruction each day and also participate in a "short course" playing atmosphere.

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.


Metropolitan Golf Links

In the tradition of the great links courses, The Metropolitan Golf Links is wide open. There's even some heather and clusters of native grasses to add to the ambiance. But the fairways are mostly open and the greens are large and receptive so that even the high-handicapper can get around expeditiously. Miller and Bliss have designed the course so that the low-handicapper will have to think his or her way around the course to score well. The Metropolitan Golf Links is strong enough from the back tees to serve the needs of the Cal Bears Golf Program.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45am Arrive at golf course
  • 9:00am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
  • Noon Lunch at course
  • 1:00pm On course instruction focusing on course management, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
  • 4:00pm Campers depart

Camper Reviews

Penny C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Best golf camp

"My daughter said this was the best golf camp she had ever been to. She liked that there were other golfers as enthusiastic about golf as she is. She also said the coaches were awesome."

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  • 5/5.
Walker made the camp fun

"My son enjoyed having Walker Huddy as a camp staff member. Walker made the camp fun and even adjusted my son's driver for a better fit."


  • 3/5.
Little one-on-one instruction

"The age range of the campers was too broad to meet the needs of all. There was very little one-on-one instruction given and the last 60-90 minutes of each day were spent on activities suited to a very young audience. It also appeared that the staff spent significantly more time with the younger female attendees, almost as if it was a future recruiting opportunity."

Rachel J.Parent

  • 5/5.
Talking About Next Year's Camp

"The Jackson girls had a great time, both with the other golfers and with the instruction. They feel they learned a lot and are excited to get out and practice/play. They are already talking about next year's camp!"

Jessica Camper

  • 5/5.

"Coach McDaniel, Coach Sofie, and Coach Jackie were an inspiration to me and it was an honor to have the opportunity to train with them."

Anna K. Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

"My son expressed how much he loved the camp and the instructors and wanted to participate again! This was his first golf camp and he was excited to go every morning. He did express how he was going to miss the camp, the kids, and especially the staff! It was a great experience for all! Keep up the great work and looking forward to more Cal Golf camps!"

Lilly M. Camper

  • 4/5.
Favorite Camp

"Cal Golf Camp was my favorite camp all summer. Working with the Cal coaches was so much fun and I can't wait to show them how much I've improved next summer!" 

Jennie O.Camper

  • 5/5.
It's a super helpful camp!

"I had so much fun at camp AGAIN. My golf game has improved and did really well at a US Kids Golf tournament the following week. Thank you again for a really great golf camp!"

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.