Nike Junior Golf Camps, Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps in Orange County, CA at Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center are dedicated to helping juniors improve their skills, enjoy golf, and increase their passion for the game.
Full Day Camps
The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. Under the watchful eye of the staff, campers practice all aspects of their games - putting, chipping, bunker play and full-swing. The morning session is followed by lunch and afternoon course play with the staff. Full Day Camps run from 10:00am - 4:00pm each day. Lunch is provided for full day campers each day.
Half Day Camps
Our half day programs are designed to create interest and foster development in beginners and intermediate golfers. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game. Half Day Camps run from 10:00am - 1:00pm each day.
Designed for players (ages 10-17) who play competitive golf or who are looking to start playing competitively, our Advanced Players Camp takes the camp experience to the next level. Players receive individualized instruction with a low 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Emphasis is on short game instruction, tournament preparation, and course management techniques. Daily course play is designed to elevate players' games to a more competitive level.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from experienced teaching professionals
- Daily course play with the staff (Full Day and Adv Camp only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Mike Kruse
Mike Kruse serves as Director of Instruction at Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center and camp director for Nike Junior Golf Camps.View Mike's Bio ⟩
Mike started playing golf at the age of 4 and began playing competitively in high school. He started his golf career in club manufacturing while playing golf in junior college. Finding his passion for the game he has worked in every facet of the golf industry. Mike has been teaching golf for over 10 years both privately and in group settings. Working with all ages, his passion for the game is infectious. His motto is, “golf is a game and games are meant to be fun”.
The Nike Junior Golf Camp staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 10:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- 12:30pm Lunch (included in camp price, day campers depart)
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. Focus on strategy, course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart
Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center
Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center offers a fun and friendly atmosphere for all types of golfers. Our charming 9-hole executive golf course is beautifully set among orange groves, mature trees and two sparkling lakes. The course layout is easily walkable and offers a perfect introduction to golf for beginning golfers and juniors, while still delivering a challenge to the seasoned player. The course is also lit, which offers a chance to play after work or spend an evening with friends.
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"Ryan loved kick golf and had a great time. The variations were great. He loves golf."
— Sheila S. Parent
"My son looked forward for the next day. Slept on time and woke up in excitement. The coach encouraged him which gave him the confidence and willingness to get on the course more."
— Kush B. Parent
Camp Was A Blast
"My two kids had a blast. They were able to go over all the basics of golfing in only four days. They liked being able to challenge themselves against the other campers."
— Anne L. Parent
Best Week Ever
"My son had the best week ever & learned so many new skills!!! It was very organized & the Director was awesome!"
— Bree T. Parent
I Loved Camp
"I loved the friends I made. I also loved afternoon scrambles, because I felt like I got to play “real golf.” "
— Ali P. Camper
So much fun!
"The camp was great! My son came out of camp very enthusiastic about golf. It was great they were able to play the entire course every day."
— Bill E. Parent
"I highly recommend this camp. We will definitely return next year!"
— Heidi V. Parent
Coach Juan had a great personality
"Coach Juan had such a great personality and I loved all his jokes!"
— Marcus M. Camper
Highly Recommendthis Camp
"I have attended numerous Nike Golf Camps over the years. Every camp has been enjoyable and Lake Forest was no different. I highly recommend this camp for any junior golfer."
— Henry A. Junior Day Camper
Lake Forest Really Helped Their Games
"Hands-down best summer camp experience for an athlete. My kids have attended multiple sports camps through Nike and the golf camp at Lake Forest really helped their games!"
— Melissa H. Parent
"Our son enjoyed the camp very much. He came away being very excited about the game. Thanks!"
— Cameron P. Parent
Coming Back Next Year
"My dad took me to the driving range a few times before I came, but I am new to golf. By the third day of camp, I hit a birdie. Coach taught me new things everyday. I'm definitely coming back next year."
— Brandon Camper
Loves Every Aspect of Camp!
"Brian and staff do a great job with the kids. Our son had a wonderful time. He enjoyed every aspect of camp and plans on participating next summer. Everyone was very supportive, attentive and enthusiastic toward our son! He cannot wait to do the full day camp next year."
— Priya K. Parent of Day Camper
"Our boys loved the experience and they finished the camp excited about golf!"
— George M. Parent
"My grandsons took the camp for two weeks last summer and this summer. There has been a significant improvement in their games because of the camps. I will be looking into the advanced camps for them for next year. Instructor were great and the feed back from my grandsons were outstanding. Thank you....this was money well spent."
— Mary F. Grandparent
Learned A Lot
"The camp was very fun and I learned a lot."
— Matt O. Camper
"Brian and his staff were outstanding."
— Ashely W. Parent
Definitely Will Return
"This was our sons second year. He enjoyed it very much again this year. We will definitely return next year."
— Olsen A. Parent
"Spencer had a great first week and is doing his second week this week. It is a great program! Thanks."
— Kimberly P. Parent