Cal Junior Golf Camp at UC Berkeley
Improve Your Skills And Have Fun
at Cal Golf Camp
Come to Cal Junior Golf Camp in Berkeley, CA for a week of golf instruction this summer. Junior golfers have the privilege of learning from Cal Women's Head Coach Nancy McDaniel, and her staff. Our junior camps at Cal are open to campers ages 10 - 17 and focus on creating better golfers. Golf activities take place at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, home of the Cal Varsity Golf teams.
Day Camps begin on Monday morning each week and run from 8:45am - 4:00pm. The program includes three hours of range instruction in the morning followed by lunch and 9 - 18 holes of golf in the afternoon.
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.
- Small group instruction at the SCORING Zone (home of Cal Golf) from nationally recognized college coaches and players
- Daily course play at Metropolitan Golf Links
- Campers will receive a custom Cal T-shirt
- Campers leave with newly acquired skills, fun ways to practice with friends and a new appreciation for the game!
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Co-Director Nancy McDaniel
Coach Nancy McDaniel serves as the head women's golf coach at Cal. She was recently inducted into the Women’s College Golf Association Hall of Fame in December 2016.View Nancy McDaniel's Bio ⟩
Coach McDaniel, the founding coach of the California Bears Women's Golf Program, is entering her 27th season in 2019. She has led her team to 19 consecutive NCAA Regional and ten NCAA Finals as well as two Pac-12 Conference Championships. She has been WGCA National Coach of the year and 2-time Pac-10 Coach of the year.
“Coach McD. challenged me and pushed me to reach my full potential. Without her guidance and encouragement, I would not have been able to achieve the success that I had during my career at Cal.” Sarah Huarte Glynn (NCAA Individual Champion 2004)
As a player McDaniel earned All-American honors and 2 collegiate wins at the University of Washington. As a professional she played in the 1992 U.S. Women’s Open and finished 13th in the Order of Merit on the Ladies Asian Tour.
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.
Assistant Women's Golf Coach, UC Berkeley Beverly Terry
Coach Beverly Terry serves as Assistant Women's Golf Coach for the Cal women's team and coach for Cal Junior Golf Camp.View Beverly's Bio ⟩
Terry helped the Bears to three straight NCAA Regional appearances and a team appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2017. The Bears finished in a tie for 14th in 2017. In 2016 Marianne Li qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual. Marthe Wold followed suit in 2018 as she took third place in the San Francisco Regional.
A standout player at UC Davis, Beverly earned Freshman of the Year for the Big West Conference after winning the conference championship individually. In her career as an Aggie she led her team to 4 straight Big West Team Championships and two NCAA Championship qualifications.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17. 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: 2024 Camp Dates Coming Soon
- Age Group: 10-17
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Full Day Camps Available
- Full Day: 8:45am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
- Check-In: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
- Lunch: Lunch is provided for full day campers.
- Program: The All Abilities program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for golf; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing and course etiquette. Upon arrival, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning instruction and afternoon course play (for full day and advanced campers only)
- Lunch: Lunch is provided for full day campers.
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio.
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own golf clubs, glove, golf balls, and tees.
- Facility: Metropolitan Golf Links
- Medical Protocol: Camp will have on-site staff to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
US Sports Camps, UC Berkeley and Metropolitan Golf Links are NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money. Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. We recommend that you do not send unnecessary items of clothing, which can get lost. Camper bags may be inspected upon check in or at any time during camp to ensure no drugs, alcohol or other improper substances are brought to camp.
- Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Golf clubs
- Golf Balls/tees/glove
- Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
- Collared shirt (recommended)
- Water bottle*
- Hat/visor (Campers receive hat with amenity package)
- Snacks (optional)
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.
*All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.Show Less See More Camp Details
Metropolitan Golf Links
10051 Doolittle Dr., Oakland, CA 94603
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am 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)
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."
She enjoyed herself
I loved golfing with friends and people my same age. I learned so much!"
— Alex S. Camper
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."
— Penny C. Parent
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."
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!"
— Rachel J. Parent
"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."
— Jessica Camper
"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!"
— Anna K. Parent
"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!"
— Lilly M. Camper
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!"
— Jennie O. Camper
This camp is not only really helpful but also extremely fun and really allows me to enjoy the sport even more. I love how it also educates about college golf and hearing about the experiences from current college players is a really amazing opportunity for me. I like how well all the coaches teach but they still find time for one on one coaching. This camp is always been my favorite and I also really enjoyed the overnight portion as well. - Penny
— Penny C. Camper
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.