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University of Minnesota is pleased to offer day camps for intermediate and advanced players, ages 10-17, looking to take their game to the next level. Join Camp Director and Assistant Women's Golf Coach, Matt Higgins, Head Men’s Golf Coach, Justin Smith, and members of the women's and men's coaching staff for this unique Division I golf camp experience in Minneapolis.


The full day program includes instruction from Division I coaches, lunch, daily course play and a curriculum structured for intermediate players with previous golf experience. Each day of camp consists of work in three primary areas: driving/full swing, short game (chipping, pitching and bunker play) and putting. During course play, the camp staff teaches strategy, etiquette and course management. The camp runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Wednesday.


The advanced camp is specifically designed for competitive junior golfers who wish to play college golf and improve their tournament results. It is open to all skill levels of young men and women, but the curriculum is geared towards players who are playing competitively. The camp follows the practice habits of the University of Minnesota Men's Golf team and includes Trackman sessions each day, a low student-to-coach ratio with a dedicated head or assistant coach per group, and an optional one-hour Q&A with the staff at the end of camp for all parents and players. Course play takes place each day at the Les Bolstad Golf Course where players will receive exposure to real playing conditions in a tournament setting.

If you're a beginner and interested in half day camps at the University of Minnesota, please see the link for Nike Junior Golf Camps, University of Minnesota.

This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).

Highlights Include
  • Instruction from nationally recognized college coaches and players
  • Daily course play under staff supervision
  • Educational sessions on fitness, nutrition, course management and more
  • Video analysis for each player
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Coaches

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    Assistant Women's Golf Coach, University of Minnesota Matt Higgins

    Matt Higgins serves as the Camp Director for our Full Day Nike Junior Golf Camps at the University of Minnesota.

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    Head Men's Golf Coach, University of Minnesota Justin Smith

    One of the most decorated players in the history of the Minnesota men's golf program, Justin Smith was named head coach of the Gophers on June 24, 2019.

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Camp Details

Nike Junior Golf Camp at University of Minnesota provides young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction and course play. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. With University of Minnesota's Men's Golf coaches leading the programs, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game.


*Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023.* You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.


  • Dates:
    • Full Day/Advanced: June 24-26
  • Age Group: 10-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Full Day & Advanced Camps Available
  • Schedule:
    • Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday
    • Advanced: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday
  • Check-In: 15 minutes prior to camp start time.
  • Lunch: Lunch is included on all days of camp.
  • Program:
    • The All Abilities program is designed to improve the fundamental skills needed for golf including putting, chipping, bunker play, and full-swing. On the first day of camp, all participants will be evaluated by the instructors and placed into groups based on age and ability level in various individual, small group and full group settings.
    • The Advanced Camp is designed for the high-school or tournament-level player looking for a competitive experience. All aspects of the game are addressed and there is a strong emphasis on tournament preparation, course management, mental toughness and scoring improvements.

Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.


  • Instruction: Morning instruction and afternoon course play.
  • Lunch: Lunch is included on all days of camp.
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
  • Camper Amenity Package: Campers will receive an amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate.


  • 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: John W. Mooty Golf Facility & Les Bolstad Golf Course
  • 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.


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!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

  • Athletic clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf Balls/tees/glove
  • Golf shoes or tennis/athletic shoes
  • Collared shirt (recommended)
  • Water bottle*
  • Sunscreen**
  • Hat/visor (Campers receive Nike 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.


For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.

The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by US Sports Camps on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and US Sports Camps is solely that of licensor and licensee.

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  • Check-in for all campers takes place on Monday from 8:45-9:00am at John W. Mooty Golf Facility.
  • Graduation: 3:00pm at the John W. Mooty Golf Facility. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Check-out for day campers takes place at 1:30pm following the ceremony

*Subject to change, please see information packet for final details.

Program Options

Day Camp includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off at the John W. Mooty Golf Facility and picked up at the Les Bolstad Golf Course each day.

Information Packets

A detailed camper information 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.

This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).


Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45-9:00am Check-in at John W. Mooty Golf Facility
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Instruction and video analysis - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
  • 12:00pm Lunch and rest
  • 1:15pm On course instruction focusing on course management, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
  • 4:00pm Day campers depart

Les Bolstad Golf Course

Established in 1929, the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course is a classic, 18 hole championship course boasting a tree-lined path through the history of Minnesota golf. Designed to focus on short game, the team practice facility has six separate putting surfaces.

John W. Mooty Golf Facility

The John W. Mooty Golf Facility is the new state-of-the-art training center for the University of Minnesota Golf Team. The facility officially opened its doors in January, 2019. Despite being one of the Big Ten's elite golf programs with an NCAA Championship and several Big Ten titles, Minnesota has not previously had any indoor golf training space, something other programs across the Big Ten and the nation have enjoyed for decades. Knowing this facility was a need to ensure continued success and growth of both programs, the athletics department successfully raised enough private contributions to fully fund the facility's construction.

The new men's and women's facility features heated indoor hitting bays for golfers to practice full swings in all weather conditions, as well as indoor practice greens for putting and chipping. It also includes locker rooms for both teams, offices for the coaching staffs of both teams, a lounge for students to relax, study, and bond as a team, and a Hall of Fame area to celebrate the achievements of both programs.

The new facility is located on the University's St. Paul campus, immediately adjacent to the historic Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 5, 2022: My son really enjoyed playing golf with new people. He also liked the coaches/staff.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    We can't wait to go next year

    — Anonymous

Nike Junior Golf Camp at the University of Minnesota

Matt Higgins, Assistant Women's Golf Coach, University of Minnesota
John W. Mooty Golf Facility
1741 Cleveland Ave N

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 55113
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

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