Nike Junior Golf Camps, University of San Diego
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Our junior golf camps in San Diego, California are the premier programs for instruction and fun for all skill levels. USD Head Coach and former PGA Tour Professional, Chris Riley, and USD Assistant Coach, Logan Goulding, invite you to one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States.
Campers reside on campus at University of San Diego in residence halls. For golf instruction and afternoon course play, Nike campers play a wide variety of courses in the San Diego area. In addition to incredible golf instruction, campers participate in a range of non-golf, evening activities.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio with experienced coaches and players
- Daily course play with the staff focusing on course management, shot/club selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- Variety of courses in the San Diego area
- Beautiful accommodations at University of San Diego
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
- Evening outings (TBD)
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Co-Director Chris Riley
Chris Riley is in his first year as head coach for the University of San Diego Men's Golf program. He spent 13 seasons on the PGA Tour prior to his position at USD.View Chris's Bio ⟩
Riley competed in over 330 PGA Tour events in 13 seasons and was a member of the 2004 Ryder Cup for Team USA. A San Diego native and resident, Riley served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, UNLV, the past two seasons. He becomes the Toreros' seventh head coach in program history.
Riley turned pro in 1996 and became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 after spending time on the Web.com Tour. He reached a world ranking as high as No. 21 and captured two tournament wins as a professional, including the 2002 PGA Tour Barracuda Championship.
In his career, Riley finished second four times, in the top-ten 33 times and in the top-25 on 88 occasions. He played in 16 major championships with a best finish of third place in the 2002 PGA Championship.
Riley attended UNLV (1992-96) where he became the school's first four-time All-American in any sport, leaving the storied program as one of its greatest golfers ever.
Riley graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1996 and was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. He also is in the Southern Nevada Golf Hall of Fame (2004) and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame (2014).
Riley lives in Point Loma with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Taylor and Rose.
Co-Director Logan Goulding
Logan Goulding is in his first year as assistant coach for the University of San Diego Men's Golf program. Goulding comes to USD from Hawaii Pacific University where he was the head coach for both the men's and women's golf programs this past season.View Logan's Bio ⟩
Prior to Hawaii Pacific, Goulding worked as a professional caddy. He worked with LPGA TOUR player Karen Chung, and with PGA tour Canada player Byron Meth. Prior to that, Goulding was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of the Pacific, in charge of player development and course management.
Goulding played college golf at the University of Hawaii-Hilo from 2006-2010. As a student-athlete, he was named to the PacWest All-Conference team three times. After graduating with a degree in communications, Goulding returned home to California to pursue professional golf from 2010-2012. He was the NCPGA Apprentice Match Play Champion, the NCGA Valley Amateur Champion, and the Antioch City Championship Champion. He is currently working on his Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration through Concordia University.
Goulding and his wife Carley were recently married in August, 2017.
Campers live on the beautiful and popular USD campus and enjoy dining in the cafeteria. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With the experience and dedication of our staff, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game. 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
Why Choose This Camp?
- Fantastic weather - rarely rains, never too hot
- Activities - fun evening activities planned each night
- Wide variety of course play at San Diego facilities
- High quality instruction each day
- Great staff - Good players and instructors, caring and friendly
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in takes place on the first day of camp on the USD campus from 1:00-2:30 pm. Graduation takes place on the last day of camp at 11:30am followed by check out at 12:00 pm.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, housing and all meals. Extended Day option available for commuters. Price includes all golf activities, lunch, and dinner.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. For shuttle information to and from San Diego Airport visit www.san.org.
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
- 7:30am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:30am Camp meeting at practice facility, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
- 8:30-Noon Instruction - campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00-5:00pm Course play - staff to provide on course instruction on course management, club and shot selection
- 6:00pm Dinner, free time
- 8:00pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out in dorm rooms
This program is unique in that participants get to play a variety of courses during their stay. Details about the golf courses are listed below.
Mission Bay Golf Course (New in 2018)
Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center is an 18-hole executive course designed by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Measuring 2,719 yards, it sits on 46 acres in the heart of the City. It is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting. (Campers participate in night golf on the first night of camp!)
Stadium Golf Center
Stadium Golf Center is a "Top-10 Range" according to Golf Digest. This facility provides the perfect environment for campers to practice and improve their games with 72 natural grass and artificial hitting stations, three chipping/pitching greens with practice bunkers, and an 8,000 square foot putting green.
Riverwalk Golf Club
Steeped in a rich tradition of golf legends past, Riverwalk Golf Club offers a classic golfing experience like no other. Formerly known as the Stardust Country Club, the course entertained a myriad of golf's legends while hosting the PGA tour during the 50s and 60s. Campers utilize Riverwalk's golf course on the final morning of camp before check-out.
Admiral Baker Golf Course
Admiral Baker, part of the San Diego Naval Base, has two 18-hole courses making it a great place to refine/learn the game with a complete short game area.
Tecolote Canyon Golf Course (New in 2018)
Tecolote Canyon is the only Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Sam Snead-designed golf course in San Diego. Situated in beautiful Tecolote Canyon, just minutes from Interstate 5 and less than 5 miles from Pacific Beach, downtown, SeaWorld, and Mission Beach, this 3,161-yard golf course includes hazards on almost every hole, providing an excellent tee-to-green experience. Tecolote Canyon Golf Course has been rated “Best Challenge at an Executive Golf Course” by Southland Golf magazine and included on their “Hot List” of best executive courses in California.
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course (New in 2018)
Encinitas Ranch is one of the few golf courses in Southern California that is located on a magnificent sweep of bluffs that has a constant view of the ocean throughout the golf course. There are only a few other courses in San Diego that offer a setting remotely close to the picturesque scenery of the Encinitas golf gourse. Golfers appreciate this Southern California golf course layout because of its many golf amenities – such as five sets of tees, open fairways, and bunkers. Everyone has a chance to post their low score when they play Encinitas Ranch!
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
So much fun!
"Everything was great. My son had tons of fun and got a lot of golf practice and good instruction as well."
— Alessandro R. Parent
Loves these camps!
"This is the second year my son has attended the camp! He loves it and had a great experience!!! Thank you!!! Great job!!!"
— Abby O. Parent
"Great camp! We will be back next year!"
— Janet E. Parent
I will surely remember it for the rest of my life
"I have been to many camps in the past and honestly this has been my favorite one yet! I got to meet many great people and learned some great new skills both on and off the golf course. The only minuscule factor about the camp that I was not completely fond about were the dorm rooms. The lack of air conditioning and air circulation was a bit frustrating, but again this is the only flaw in my experience. It was very sad having to leave at the conclusion of the camp, but I will surely remember it for the rest of my life."
— Hunter R. Camper
Nike Golf Camp was amazing
"Nike Golf Camp was amazing. I learned so much that will be helping me in practice as I tryout for my high school golf team. In all honesty the camp was as fun as it was because of the counselors. They were super encouraging and made learning hard things fun. I would for sure go back to this camp again!"
— Jordan Y. Camper
"It's a great camp with lots of walking! Make sure your kid is old enough to handle the long courses. Luckily mine said he kinda was."
Really enjoyed camp
"I had a great time and really enjoyed the camp. I would highly recommend it to any golfer. I learned a lot and loved learning more about the game."
— Abby C. Camper
"Liked it so much, signed up for another week for this summer. Had an awesome time!"
— Katie J. Camper
"This was a great experience for my son. He had a wonderful time and would like to go again next summer. He improved his game and made new friends. He got along very well with the instructors."
— Christopher M. Parent
Didn't feel like it provided improvement
"I didnt feel it provided improvement for top level golfers.It was great for the ones that needed lots of help, but did very little for a 3 handicap junior golfer."
— Mark W. Parent
"2nd time attending the Nike Golf Camp at San Diego and I loved every moment of it. Awesome!"
— Allison P. Junior Overnight Camper
"I absolutely loved the Nike Camp! It was a great experience and my golf skills greatly improved. I will definitely consider attending next summer!"
— Zachary D. Junior Overnight Camper
Staff was Fun and Energetic
"Nike Golf Camp in San Diego was a great experience. The staff was fun and energetic while teaching me how to become a better golfer. Hope to be back next year."
— Jonathan C. Junior Overnight Camper
Highly Recommend this Camp
"Coach Wydra and Terri were great to all of the campers. Camp counselors were always enthusiastic and taught my boys a lot during the week. I highly recommend this camp!"
— Tammy J. Parent
Will be Back
"I was a little nervous going into the camp but everyone made me feel so welcome and the attention I received from the staff was great. I learned so much. I will be back."
— Peter H. Camper
Really Enjoyed Myself
"I really enjoyed myself. It made me like golf more, and the activities were fun too!"
— James J. Overnight Camper
"My son enjoyed his time at the Nike Golf Camp in San Diego. Would love another oppurtunity to attend again."
— Walker P. Parent
"The camp was an awesome experience!"
— Larry S. Camper
Improved My Game
"The San Diego counselors did a great job of helping me improve my game!"
— Harry K. Camper
Positive Learning Experience
"I had a positive fun learning experience."
— Kara S. Camper
Felt very rushed
"Although the camp was great, we were very rushed. Out of all of the days we were only able to complete 1 full round of golf. Secondly, most dinners were rushed/short due to there not being enough time provided on the schedule in between the end of the day's golf match and the night activity."
— Eddie A. Camper