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2017 marks the sixth consecutive year of junior golf camps in Birmingham, Alabama. Join Samford University Women's Head Coach, Rachel Ingram, and her dedicated staff for a week of golf instruction and fun this summer!

Overnight Camp

Nike junior golfers are housed in double rooms on campus at Samford and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at Highland Park Golf Course (rated 4 stars by Golf Digest) which is a perfect environment to improve your game. Each day consists of breakfast, morning range instruction, lunch, afternoon course play, dinner, and evening activities.  

Day Camp

The Day Camp option runs from 8:30am - 5:00pm each day. This includes all golf instruction, lunch, and afternoon course play with the staff. 

Highlights Include
  • Small group instruction from Division I college coaches, teaching pros and college players
  • Daily course play at Highland Park Golf Course
  • Fun competitions, skills challenges, scrambles and more
  • Campers reside on campus of Samford University
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • Safe, fun and healthy learning environment
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Golf Camps Rachel Ingram

    Camp Director Rachel Ingram

    Rachel Ingram enters her fourth season as the head women’s golf coach at Samford University. On Aug. 26, 2013, she was officially named to the position after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University. 

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  • Nike Golf Camps Mike Wilson

    Coach Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson serves as head men's golf coach for the UAB Blazers and is in his first year at the helm. Wilson spent the previous nine years at Charleston Southern. He was the head women’s

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Camp Details

Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and off-course activities.  With dedicated coaches at the helm, 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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Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in occurs from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday, July 9th. Check-out from 12:30 - 1:00pm on Thursday, July 13th.

Program Options

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.

Supervision

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.

Transportation

Nike Junior Golf 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.

Registration Packet

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.

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

Nike Golf Camps Samford

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.

Samford University

Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university with nationally ranked academic programs rooted in the university’s Christian mission. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    Loved this camp

    "Everyone on the staff was great. Loved this camp."

    — Camper

    • 4/5.
    Awesome Week

    "Thanks for an awesome week. It was a good mix of golf and relaxing activities on campus."

    — Jessica S. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Camp

    "Great camp again this year!"

    — Brock B. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Beautiful Campus

    "My son couldn't have been more excited about golf when I picked him up from camp. The campus is beautiful and the coaches were extremely nice to him. Look forward to next year."

    — Aaron H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience

    "Garrett had an awesome experience at Nike Golf Camp. There was a great balance between golf instruction and fun activities for the kids. I plan on sending my other son next year, as well."

    — Thomas P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Perfect Fit

    "This was the perfect fit for me this summer. I learned a lot from the coaches and met some new friends from my town. Thanks for a great week!"

    — Andrew N. Day Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience

    "A great experience and excellent confidence builder!"

    — Dan S. Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Five Stars!

    "It was a fun time. I enjoyed spending one on one time with the coaches. I loved hearing their advice and getting to know them personally. It was also really fun to get to know the other campers."

    — Halle B. Overnight Camper

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Nike Junior Golf Camp, Samford University

Rachel Ingram, Camp Director
Samford University

800 Lakeshore Dr.

Birmingham, Alabama 35229

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