More Important Camp Details
Cal Golf Camps provide 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 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.
The Overnight Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and includes overnight accommodations, meals, and all golf activities. The Day Camp option begins on the Monday morning following the start of the overnight camp, and includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers are dropped off and picked up at the golf course each day and participate in golf activities from 8:45am - 4:00pm.
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.
We recommend that campers flying to camp arrive at Oakland Airport or San Francisco Int'l Airport. Both airports have shuttle services and recommended ground transportation with routes to campus. Campers must secure their own transportation to and from the airport.
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.
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.
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley (voted the No. 1 public university in the world) is nestled in the hills of Berkeley, CA, overlooking the Oakland skyline and San Francisco beyond. It was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations."
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00-7:45am Wake-up/breakfast
- 8:00am Depart campus for Metropolitan Golf Links
- 8:45am Arrive at golf course (day campers arrive)
- 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 course (day campers picked up)
- 6:30pm Dinner
- 7:45-8:15pm Free time
- 8:15-10:00pm Supervised evening activities
- 10:15pm Lights out