Nike Junior Golf Camps, Peacock Gap Golf Club
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps in Marin are hosted at Peacock Gap which is located a few minutes from San Pablo Bay in San Rafael. The facilities include a recently renovated practice area which makes it an ideal location for a Nike Junior Golf Camp.
Full Day Camps 9:00am-4:00pm
These camps are an excellent opportunity for junior golfers to improve their skills and their course management at the same time. Students enjoy three hours of instruction each morning and work on all facets of the game to prepare the junior player for the course. After a lunch it’s off to the first tee. During course play our professionals teach strategy, etiquette and course management. The Full Day Camp is designed to create complete golfers and raise their game to the next level. Lunch is included for full day campers each day.
Half Day Camps 9:00am-12:00pm/1:00pm-4:00pm
Half Day campers receive three hours of instruction each day on all different aspects of the game, including putting, chipping, bunker play and full swing. Campers rotate between stations and participate in drills, skills challenges, and other games. These are great camps for anyone who wants to improve.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio
- Course play with the staff focusing on course management, shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette (when available, Full Day only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate (fall campers receive a sleeve of golf balls, Nike hat, and drawstring bag)
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Director Val Verhunce
Val is a Class A PGA Professional & Sonoma State Univ. Head Golf CoachView Val's Bio ⟩
The 2022-23 season will be the 20th for Val Verhunce since starting the Sonoma State men’s golf program in 2004. He has been head coach of the women’s team, as well, since its inception in 2007-08.
Verhunce has led the men's program to 11 NCAA Regional appearances and seven NCAA Championship appearances, coaching six student-athletes to 13 All-American honors, including one who earned the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year award twice in his career (Jarin Todd).
On the women's side, Verhunce has guided the Seawolves to eight NCAA Regional qualifications and two NCAA Championship showings, as well as coaching a four-time All-American in Spencer Heller, who was just the third student-athlete in the history of Sonoma State to earn the All-America distinction four times.
A PGA Professional with over 25 years of experience and a Class “A” member of the Professional Golfers Association of America, Verhunce has supported golfers in realizing their goals along in addition to providing them with a high level of motivation.
The former men’s head golf coach at St. Vincent’s High School in Petaluma, Verhunce, a proven team player and leader is currently operating at Adobe Creek CC, and Peacock Gap. Verhunce is the owner and director of instruction for the Val Verhunce Golf Improvement Centers. Prior to that, he was the director of instruction at Rooster Run.
Co-Director Eric Frazzetta
Eric Frazzetta is the Head coach at Holy Names University and serves as Co-Director for Nike Junior Golf Camps at Peacock Gap.View Eric's Bio ⟩
Coach Eric is the Head coach at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA in his first year. Eric was the assistant coach at Sonoma State University from 2018-2021. At first starting as the men’s assistant from 2018 -2020, he later took over duties for the women’s team as well from 2020-2021. During his tenure at Sonoma State he helped guide the team to consecutive NCAA National Championship berths. He was an important part of developing game plans, practice routines, and course management. During Frazzetta’s time at Sonoma State he helped develop 2 All-Americans, and 8 Academic All-Americans during his span.
Before joining the Sonoma State coaching staff, Eric played professionally on various mini tours around the world. During his five-year stint of playing professionally he traveled to 23 states and 3 different countries. He would play on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, as well as the China Tour in 2015.
His career really started while playing at Chico State from 2008-2012. Eric would become one of the programs only 2x All-American and 2x Academic All-American his junior and senior year. During his career at Chico State, he would help lead the team to a 3rd place and runner up finish at the National Championship.
He has taught Jr Camps at Peacock Gap, Bennett Valley and Foxtail for the past 4 years.
Co-Director Chris Oetinger
Chris Oetinger rejoined the Cal State East Bay men's and women's golf programs during the 2021-22 season as Assistant Golf CoachView Chris's Bio ⟩
Oetinger, a former Pioneer golfer, was voted CSUEB Male Athlete of the Year in 2012.
Oetinger returns to East Bay after spending nearly four years as Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach and Admissions Liasion for Athletics at Holy Names University. Oetinger led the Hawks to 2021 Regionals Men's Selection. In 2019, Oetinger coached HNU men's golf team to the 2019 PacWest Championship and earned the 2019 Regional Automatic Qualifier. During the 2018 season, Oetinger coached the men's golf program to a second place finish in the PacWest, a third place finish in the Regional championship and a 15th place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Oetinger was named named HNU Coach of the Year for three consecutive years (2017-2019). He also earned 2018 GCAA DII West Region Coach of the Year and 2019 PacWest COach of the Year. Oetinger coached 12 student-athletes that earned PacWast, West Region or All-American honors during his tenure.
Prior to Holy Names, Oetinger spent nearly three seasons as Volunteer Coach at Cal State East Bay. While at East Bay focused on recruiting and player skill development. Oetinger was a member of the coaching staff of the 2016 CCAA Tournament Champions that finished sixth at the West Regionals as well as the 2015 CCAA Runner-Ups whom also place sixth at the West Regioanls that year.
Prior to becoming at Volunteer Coach at CSUEB, Oetinger was a member of the Cal State East men's golf team. During his two seasons as Pioneer, Oetinger was 2012 CSUEB Male Athlete of the Year, three-time CCAA Player of the Week, two-time (2012 & 2013) All-American Scholar Athlete, two-time CCAA Academic Award honoree (2012-2013), two-time Hal Charnofsky Award winner (2012 & 2013), an All-CCAA and All-West Region selection in 2013 and a 2013 West/Central All-Preview Team selection.
After two years at Butte Community College, Oetinger graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Cal State East Bay in June of 2013. Oetinger is currently earning his Master's in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology from Holy Names University.
This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 5-15 (Half Day) and 10-15 (Full Day). The 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: Camps available, June - August
- Full Day: June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28
- Morning Half Day: June 12-16, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 31-August 4
- Afternoon Half Day: June 12-16, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 31-August 4
- Age Group: 5-15 (varies by program)
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Full Day, Morning & Afternoon Half Day Camps Available
- Full Day: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
- Morning Half Day: 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday
- Afternoon Half Day: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
- Check-In: 15 minutes prior to camp start time
- Lunch: Lunch is included for full day campers each day.
- 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: Daily instruction and course play (for full day campers only)
- Lunch: Lunch is included for full day campers each day.
- 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.
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: Peacock Gap Golf Club
- 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
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*
- 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.
NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our golf camps please see our FAQ page.Show Less See More Camp Details
Please note: Camp schedules may be subject to change.
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, morning half day campers depart)
- 1:00pm Course play with staff when available. Focus on strategy, course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart
Peacock Gap Golf Course
Classic golf course architecture is defined by fairways that invite but challenge and greens that creep beyond where the player thinks they end. This is the intrigue of classic golf and the foundation of Peacock Gap Golf Course. Sheltered from the fog and blessed with sunny weather, this corner of Marin County provides a terrific environment for a great round of golf.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
Both of my kids loved camp
"Both of my kids loved camp - they thought the trophies on the last day were the best."
— Alison G. Parent
super excited to develop his skill set
"Cody had a great time and was super excited to develop his skill set. We are looking forward to next year where he will be old enough to do the entire day camp!"
— Karen C. Parent
coaches were fun and encouraging
"Henry learned helpful tips each day and the coaches were fun and encouraging. He really appreciated learning the mechanics of various swings and clubs. They also loved the snacks and candy! Although he is 13…they still love sweets!"
— Jennifer L. Parent
we’ll definitely be back next year
"It was a great week of camp - TJ really enjoyed it and we’ll definitely be back next year, thank you!"
— Molly F. Parent
Thanks for a wonderful experience
"Matthew had such a great week. He was so excited to go every morning. And we can’t believe how much better he got!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience, he will definitely be back next year!"
— Jessica W. Parent
Overall, Great experience
"Meeting new friends; the freedom of playing the course and improving my golf skills’"
— Ryan R. Parent
one on one instruction every day
'She enjoyed getting out on the course the most. She also said she had one on one instruction every day which contributed to making this camp enjoyable and effective."
— Ann J
loved learning new skills
“I loved learning how to putt and driving and chipping too”
— Bodhi O. Camper
his first experience with learning golf
"Had fun and was his first experience with learning golf. He improved and gained confidence and likes the game."
— Elisa K. Parent
strengthened his interest in continuing golf!
"Henry had a wonderful time and really enjoyed all of the coaches and activities. This experience has strengthened his interest in continuing golf! The coaches knew how to make it fun for the kids...twizzlers was a hit!"
— Jennifer L. Parent
Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience
"My son loved his first experience playing golf so much that he’s been watching golf on tv all weekend. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience."
— Jolie W. Parent
Also seeing some amazing shots and accuracy from him.
"Seeing the outcome of the camp and the practice and how much he improves each time. Also seeing some amazing shots and accuracy from him".
— Sarah E. Parent
Thomas loved the golf tournaments
"Thomas loved the golf tournaments. He also really liked getting the Nike hat and Nike “goodie” bag. The staff made Thomas feel confident and successful at his first attempt at golf lessons. Thanks Nike Golf Camp. We’ll be back!"
— Kelly S. Parent
Loved It !
"My son absolutely loved it! All of it! He also loved getting a trophy at the end."
— Kasey J. Parent
"Peacock Gap is a great course and a nice setting for the kids to learn/improve their golf skills"
— Amy W. Parent
"It really improved his level of enjoyment of the game. He jumped out of bed every morning at 8am to go to the camp -- not an easy achievement on a summer morning for a 13-year-old! Well done!"
— Amy F. Parent
Golfer for life!
"Adam loved every minute of the camp! He loved the skills practice, playing the course and learning the rules of the game. He is a golfer for life!"
— Jennifer S. Parent
Thanks for such a great camp
"Head Coach Val and all of his team members made all of the children feel welcome and comfortable. They were extremely friendly and attentive to any questions/concerns I had. My children were excited each morning to go to camp and immediately took off as soon as they arrived. In addition to learning many new golf skills, they loved to share stories about the coaches' sense of humor and rapport with the kids. It was the perfect combination of skill-building and fun! Thank you!"
— Jennifer L. Parent
Offer More Please!
"Open up a few more spots for full day in Marin. The camp sells out so fast we could only do 1/2 day!"
— Katie P. Parent
Loved every minute
Great camp and staff! My son enjoyed attending the camp and has a renewed interest in golf! I usually have to persuade him to attend camp but not this one!
— Sharon M. Parent
Going back for a third!
"This is our son's second year. He will sign up again next year as he enjoys it so much and learns a lot."
— Andrea P. Parent
"Val does a great job with this program. Both my boys love the camp -- in fact, this is the fourth year my older son has attended -- and they want to return next year. Thank you, Val!"
— Jim R. Parent
Great intro to golf!
"My son is now in love with golf - thank you for a great intro!"
— Gina M. Parent
"Our 3 kids had a GREAT time! Thank you!"
— Will H. Parent
"This is our 2nd year; and we will be doing this camp again. Coach Val is awesome and my son also really liked Coach Haylee. Thanks."
"This is the second year in a row that we have tried the Nike Golf Camp at Peacock Gap. I was not thrilled last year, but my son was new to golf and I thought maybe that was the issue. This year, however, I was disappointed again. The level of instruction seems minimal to non-existent. While my son says he had fun, to me, it felt more like a place where you drop your kid off to keep them safe and mildly entertained for the day."
"Excellent Camp! Frankie will do it again next year!"
— Frankie P. Parent
I did not feel that this was a strong camp
"I did not feel that this was a strong camp at all and because my son was not enjoying it, I observed part of the time on several days. I did not think the instructors seemed enthusiastic about the job, nor did I observe more than a base level of individual attention to campers. The camp struck me as dull, uninspired and the trophy that my son earned with the instructor's name on it was odd."
Wish it was longer
"Wish it was a little longer."
Loved the Nike Camp at Peacock
"I loved the Nike Camp at Peacock. The coaches were great and I had a fun time with the other campers. I certainly improved my course play and my swing feels much smoother. Thanks Nike Golf Camps!"
— Andrew D. Junior Day Camper
Thanks for Such a Positive Camp
"My daughter couldn't stop raving about the time she had at golf camp. She was a beginner before entering camp but did well absorbing the information the coaches gave her. Thanks for such a positive camp!"
— Carter E. Parent of Day Camper
Recommend this Camp
"Would and have recommended this camp to my friends!"
— Angela O. Camper
"I'd like to thank the staff for being so accommodating with my children throughout the week. They had an incredible time with the coaches and other campers and we look forward to next summer at Peacock!"
— Terry E. Parent
New Favorite Sport:Golf!!!
"My son's new "favorite sport is golf!" after this camp. Val and team were positive and effective teachers. My son had an absolutely fantastic time and the facilities are gorgeous. We will definitely be signing up for camp next year! Thank you!"
— Burke G. Parent
Skills Work Really Helped!
"My son thoroughly enjoyed the Nike golf camp with Val and Bailey. We noticed a big improvement in his skills after just 5 days! His grip and body posture definitelty improved. I would recommend your camp. Thank you!"
— Zack W. Parent
Wish it was Year-round!
"Charlie LOVED it! Great counselors and great instruction! Thank you...we would do it year-round."
— Brandon P. Parent
Not Even One Complaint!
"Jack had a great time at camp and couldn't wait to play 9 holes with his stepdad afterward. He has really improved in just 5 days! He didn't have one complaint, just all positive comments. Thank you!"
— Dana W. Parent
Thankful to Camp
"Val was great with the kids. They were able to ignite a passion for the sport in my son and I'm thankful to them for it."
— Ed J. Parent
"I am writing on behalf of my 8 year old son who attended the program. He loved it, and I intend to enroll both of my boys next summer. I'm not a golfer, so I haven't seen him golf yet, but I'm sure he has improved. Thank you, for a great week of camp! We will definitely recommend your camp to friends in the future."
— Kelly B. Parent
Coming Back Next Summer!
"My 10 year old daughter had a great time and her game improved. We will come back next summer. Val and his team were great."
— Kevin D. Parent
"I have already recommended this camp to several people. My daughter had fun, learned a lot, and I was really impressed by how well it was run. The whole staff was very enthusiastic and encouraging while maintaining order. Great camp!"
— Jenny G. Parent
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.