Nike Junior Golf Camp, Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps in Pinehurst, North Carolina are once again hosted by Pinewild Country Club for another great year. Join Gus Ulrich, PGA, and the Pinewild Golf Academy staff for a week of great golf instruction and fun!
Nike Camp participants are housed at nearby Homewood Suites. Campers reside in four-person suites and have access to the resort's amenities. Pinewild Country Club also offers an Advanced Golf Camp for competitive players looking to take their game to the next level. To learn more about our Advanced Camp visit Nike Advanced Golf Camp, Pinewild Country Club.
- Daily instruction from experienced PGA professionals and staff
- Supervised course play at all three Pinewild CC courses
- Low student/teacher ratio, approximately 6:1
- Video swing analysis using JC Video System and club evaluation/recommendation
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Fun off-course evening activities each night
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Camp Director Gus Ulrich
PGA Professional and former Nationwide Tour player, Gus Ulrich, is one of the most respected players and teachers in the Carolinas PGA section. Gus won the 2011 Carolinas PGA Section Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s 7,346-yard Ocean Course which qualified him for the National PGA Club Pro Championship.View Gus Ulrich's Bio ⟩
He currently serves as head instructor for the Pinewild Golf Academy. The Pinewild Golf Academy focuses on creating consistency via the fundamentals of golf. Gus and his staff of PGA/LPGA professionals are passionate about helping every camper improve during camp.
Gus has been directing Nike Junior Golf Camps since 2008. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Annie, and sons Kristofer and Kyle.
- Golf Digest top teachers in each state ranking #9
- Played in 2015 and 2016 US Senior Opens
- Played in 2017 Senior PGA Championship( and will be competeing in 2018 in May )
- Carolinas PGA Senior Player of the Year 2016 and 2017
- Coached the Sandhills Comunity College mens golf team to a NJCAA D3 National Championship in 2014, with runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015
Assistant Coach Kamito Hirai
Coach Hirai played college golf at Winthrop University from 2009-2013. Some of his accomplishments in college golf include participating in two NCAA Division I Regionals as an individual (2012, 2013) and being part of the Big South Conference All Conference Team (2010, 2011, 2013).View Kamito's Bio ⟩
After graduation he played amateur golf for a year and made it to US Open Sectionals (2013, 2014) and also played in the Japan Open Championship in 2013. He finished as the second low amateur at the Japan Open.
As a junior golfer Kamito grew up mostly in the state of South Carolina and was ranked in the top 8 as a junior golfer in the state and represented SC in the SC-GA Team Matches, and the CAN-AM Team Matches. For the class of 2009, he was ranked in the top 100.
Combining the enthusiastic instruction of Coach Ulrich and his staff with the spectacular Pinewild Golf facilities, each camper has the opportunity to thrive at our Nike Junior Golf Camp regardless of their skill level. 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
The Overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, housing at Homewood Suites, evening activities, and all meals. The Day program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and includes golf instruction, lunch, and course play each day.
Check-In and Check-Out
Please refer to the registration packet (emailed in spring) for check-in/check-out details.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 7:15-7:45am Breakfast at Little River Golf Club and Resort
- 8:30-11:30am Skills training - campers rotate in groups working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- 11:30-Noon Lunch at Pinewild Clubhouse
- 12:30-6:00pm Course play (9-18 holes) - staff provides instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:30-7:00pm Dinner
- 7:00-9:00pm Evening activities - golf shoot-out, swimming, movies, volleyball
- 10:00pm Lights out
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst
The two championship golf courses, the Magnolia and the Holly, are both stunning and challenging to golfers of all skill levels. The Magnolia a 'traditional masterpiece', was designed by Gene Hamm, and has played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School, the LPGA’s Pinewild Championship in 1995, as well US Open Qualifying. The Holly, a Gary Player Signature Course, is fast becoming an area favorite, due to its panoramic beauty, 'risk reward' layout, and some of the best greens in the Sandhills. The Holly has played host to many USGA Qualifying events, as well as Carolinas PGA Championships. Whatever your choice of course, you are sure to enjoy the Bermuda grass blanketing the fairways, and velvet bent grass greens.
The Azalea course is a nine-hole par 3 course, which includes some of the more scenic holes on property. The remaining holes consist of three practice holes, which make up part of the world-class practice facility. Included in the practice facility are two large putting greens, a chipping green, a short-game complex and a magnificent range with greenside and fairway bunkers.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Gus and his staff were great! This was our son's second year and he plans to attend again!
— James A. Parent0
Had a Wonderful Time!
"Great camp! My son thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot!"
— Mark S. Parent0
"Great experience! Plan on attending next year as well!"
— Hunter M. Camper0
Learning Experience was Greatly Beneficial
"Mr. Gus Ulrich and his staff were professional, very knowledgeable and could teach kids in a positive, fun way. The learning experience was greatly beneficial."
— Tony C. Junior Overnight Camper
"The Pinewild camp was very fun. I would recommend it to any level of golfer who wants to improve their game."
— Brandon V. Junior Overnight Camper
Highlight of my Summer
"Nike Golf Camp at Pinewild was the highlight of my summer. I learned so much about my golf game and had a great time with all the activities. I plan on coming back next summer!"
— Karen C. Junior Overnight Camper
Thanks Nike Camp
"Thanks, Nike Camp, for an awesome camp week this summer. I had a blast with all of the games and activities throughout the week. Hope to see everyone next year!"
— Allen F. Overnight Camper
Loved Every Minute!
"My grandson LOVED the Nike Camp. He doesn't want us to move because he wants to come back next year. He has never done anything like this before so it was a great experience. The camp really gave him confidence in himself. He also learned to meet and be with other new kids. Thanks!"
— Judy V. Grandparent
"Great camp! Thanks to all the coaches for helping me with my game. I'll be recommending this to my friends for next year."
— Ashton P. Camper