Nike Junior Golf Camps, Monarch Bay Golf Club
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Enroll in junior golf camp in the beautiful Bay Area for a week of instruction designed to improve your game, regardless of skill level. Monarch Bay is situated just 15 minutes from Oakland with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay.
Full Day Camps
Students in the full day camp enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. All aspects of the game are addressed during morning instruction and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After lunch, it’s off to the first tee. During course play the staff teaches strategy, etiquette and course management. The Full Day Camp is designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level.
Half Day Camps
This program offers campers of all abilities the opportunity to work on and improve every aspect of their game. Half day campers receive three hours of instruction each day including putting, chipping, bunker play and full swing. From beginner players to advanced, these are great camps for anyone who wants to improve.
Advanced Players Camps
Monarch Bay offers Advanced Players Camps for the experienced junior golfer. The atmosphere is golf-intensive and the focus is placed squarely on improvement. The curriculum includes course play with staff each morning - a tournament-like setting with focus on tracking & improving all aspects of competitive play including skill techniques, game/shot management, mental toughness techniques and much more. Afternoons are spent on the driving range and short game area with the staff - focus is placed on putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers, and full swing techniques. This camp is limited to ten (10) students to ensure a high-quality student-to-teacher ratio and intimate instructional sessions.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from experienced teaching professionals
- Daily course play with the staff (Full Day Camps only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Rick Laforet
Rick has built a career teaching at well known golf academies in Northern California. At NIKE Golf Learning Center at Summitpointe in Milpitas, he launched the NIKE junior camps and academy.View Rick Laforet's Bio ⟩
At Seaver Golf Academy, Poppy Ridge Livermore, he built the personal golf coach program that had 4 student holes-in-one and 2 amateur champions in the first year. At Brentwoods PGA, Brentwood, he launched the RED ZONE Short Game 1-day golf school helping a number of college and high school students realize their golf team goals. Rick has spent over 15 years helping students realize their golfing potential in a fun learning environment with his PGA, USGTF and New Rules of golf Instruction certifications.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18 (depending on program type). The staff is on hand to provide campers with top quality instruction each day. At Nike Junior Golf Camps we accommodate all skill levels and, 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
- 9:00am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
- Noon 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
Monarch Bay Golf Club
At Monarch Bay Golf Club, you will discover the atmosphere of a fine golf venue, one that ensures your day will be a memorable occasion. Set just feet from the San Francisco Bay, the Monarch Bay Golf Course provides ideal course conditions, stunning views of the Peninsula and 18 challenging holes of golf making it one of the best values in the Bay Area. Our mission is to provide first-class facilities and services to the golf community and operate with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
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Great Director and Staff
"Coach Rick is really great with the kids. My son got a lot out of this camp- this is his 3rd year and he has developed a great love for the game."
— John C. Parent
"My daughter had a wonderful time and improved her swing. The instructors were all knowledgeable and highly engaged with the children. Thank you for a fun experience!"
Would do the camp again
"My son had a good time and seemed to learn quite a bit. I don't get much feedback from him - he said he would do the camp again."
— Kai U. Parent
My daughter got a birdie
"My daughter got a birdie and 2 Pars on her tourney right after the camp. Got 2nd place!"
Camp is not played on the 18 hole course
"You should make it very apparent in the camp description that the camp is not played on the 18 hole course."
Instruction was Great
"What a beautiful setting for a golf camp. The views are incredible and the instruction was great. My daughter really enjoyed her time there and I thank everyone at camp who made it possible."
— Joey C. Parent of Day Camper
Teachers were Awesome
"My 13 year olf daughter enjoyed the camp and she really liked the staff. Thank you!"
— Dustin G. Parent
"Real great staff and would be happy for my child to return as well as recommend to other families."
— Dale E. Parent
Wonderful Introduction to Golf
"My child had a wonderful introduction to golf. She was always looking forward to the next day's activities. Staff was friendly and shared the day's experience with enthusiasm. Will likely return in the future."
— Patrick Parent
My Son Can't Wait to Golf this Weekend!
"Thanks , my son had a great week. Steve and Katherine are both terrific. He learned so much. He can't wait to go golfing this weekend and he already wants to return next year!"
— Beverley H. Parent
One Happy Camper!
"Super great camp. My 7 year-old was and is very happy with his experience. I would send him again. Steve and Linda did a great job!"
— Shannon O. Parent
Both Boys Love Monarch!
"We had both boys at the Nike Golf Camp at Monarch Bay. We were extremely pleased and impressed by the program and will definitely return."
— Shilo V. Parent
"My girls had a lot of fun!"
— April J. Parent