Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and off-course activities. With dedicated coaches in Rachel Ingram and Jason DeJiacomo, 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.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, July 17th. Check-out from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, July 21st.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. 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.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories 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.
Nike Golf Schools and Jr. Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
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.
Note: Nike Golf Camp is individually operated and is not sponsored by Samford University.
Highland Park Golf Course
Alabama's Highland Park Golf Course was originally established in 1903 as the Country Club of Birmingham, making it the oldest golf course in Alabama. Highland Park has been the site of many important golf events including one of renowned golfer Bobby Jones’s first victories. The Highland Park facilities - golf course, adjoining tennis club, clubhouse facilities, etc. - are all located in the heart of one of Birmingham's favorite neighborhoods. Highland Park was rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, and "Best Greens" and "Best Public Course" in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake-up and breakfast
- 8:15am Depart to Highland Park GC
- 8:45am Skills demonstrations
- 9:00am - Noon Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch and relaxation
- 12:45 - 5:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner at Samford
- 7:00 - 9:00pm Evening activities
- 10:15pm Lights out