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.
Half Day Camps 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm
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
- Daily course play with the staff focusing on course management, shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette (Full Day 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 Val Verhunce
Val Verhunce is the founding head coach of the Sonoma State men’s golf program. He has been head coach of the women’s team, as well, since its inception in 2007-08.View Val Verhunce's Bio ⟩
Verhunce has led the men's program to eight NCAA Regional appearances and five NCAA Championship appearances, coaching five student-athletes to 11 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 five NCAA Regional qualifications and one NCAA Championship showing, 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 20+ years of experience and a Class 'A' member of the Professional Golfers Association of America, Verhunce has supported golfers in realizing their goals along with providing them with a high level of motivation.
Co-Director Rod Ghilarducci
Rod serves as head golf professional at Peacock Gap Golf Club and brings over 15 years of junior golf teaching experience to Nike Golf Camps.View Rod Ghilarducci's Bio ⟩
As a director of junior golf camps for five years at Meadow Club in Fairfax, Ca, Rod graduated hundreds of junior golfers and equipped them with the tools needed continue their growth as students of the game. He believes in developing a curriculum that provides fundamental golf instruction in combination with a multitude of exciting athletic activities that encompass the skills necessary to be the best athlete you can be on the golf course. The end result is a learning environment that is engaging and fun for all.
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 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, morning half 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
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.
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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
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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