Nike Junior Golf Camps, Tilden Park Golf Course
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Tilden Park Golf Course hosts junior golf camps in the Bay Area throughout the summer and has established itself as one of the most popular camp locations in Northern California. Register today and get better this summer!
Full Day Camp
These camps are an excellent opportunity for junior golfers (ages 9-15) to improve their skills and their course management at the same time.
Half Day Camp
Half Day Camps are designed to create interest and foster development in beginners and intermediate golfers (ages 7-13).
Designed for players (ages 9-15) who play competitive golf or who are looking to start playing competitively, our Advanced Golf Camp takes the camp experience to the next level.
- Extensive practice each day on all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching and full-swing
- Daily course play with staff (full day camps only)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
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Camp Director Trish Hinze
Trish Hinze started the Nike Junior Golf Camps at Tilden Park in 1999 and they have grown to over 300 campers per summer. She has been teaching golf to adults and juniors of all levels for over 20 years and started playing golf herself at the age of eight.View Trish Hinze's Bio ⟩
The Bay Area Golf Learning Center programs at Tilden, which have group and private lesson instruction for all players and ages, were started under her direction in 1998. As a result, Tilden Park has become known as one of the best places to learn how to play golf.
This program is designed for boys and girls ages of 7 - 13 (half day) and 9 - 15 (full day & advanced). 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.Show Less See More Camp Details
Full Day Camp
Each morning begins with three hours of instruction which covers all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. Morning instruction is followed by lunch and course play where the staff teaches strategy, etiquette, shot selection and course management. The camps run Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.
Half Day Camp
The camps run Monday-Thursday and include 16 hours of instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals-stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules and etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by the end of camp, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in their golf game. Lunch and course play is not included.
Players receive individualized instruction with a low 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Emphasis is on short game instruction, tournament preparation, course management techniques, club fitting, and full swing video instruction. Daily course play is designed to elevate players' games to a more competitive level.
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.
If your child does not have their own set of golf clubs, the Tilden Park Golf Course provides them free of charge! Please list in the notes of your registration if you do not have your own set.
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, half day campers depart)
- 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 4:00pm Full Day campers depart
Tilden Park Golf Course
Tilden Park Golf Course offers golfers an experience you won't find anywhere else in the Bay Area. Located in the scenic Berkeley Hills, just minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus, this William Park Bell Jr. design features a challenging 18-hole, par 70 course. Tilden Park’s signature first hole, a 420-yard par 4 straight uphill to an elevated green, is considered to be one of toughest starting holes in the Bay Area. Set amongst rolling hills and tree lined fairways, Tilden Park Golf Course is truly one of a kind. Tilden Park Golf Course also features a three-tiered driving range with over 60 stalls, two practice putting greens, and a practice bunker area.
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Found his passion for golf!
"Love this camp! Our son has developed a love for golf and is hoping to compete in tournaments, thank you for being a great spring board."
— Lisa R. Parent
"My son has attended a Nike camp at Tilden a few summers ago and this year blew us away! The staff was amazing - what an improvement! My son loved the camp so much that he wants to return again this summer. Great job."
— Linda G. Parent
Coaches were amazing
"My son Rhys speaks so highly of coach David. He was a great coach and really helped Rhys have lots of fun and really helped his golf game. Thanks!"
— Jill M. Parent
Our son loves golf now!
"Will Dougherty loved the experience of Nike Golf Camp. His father purchased him his own bag and clubs and they have been hitting buckets of balls and putting weekly. We will definitely sign up next year for the full day camp. Thank you."
— Diana N. Parent
Positive and fun atmosphere
"The camp really was great for my daughter and now she is very excited to do more lessons. There was a very positive and fun atmosphere, while she learned a lot."
— Victoria N. Parent
Camp was too easy for his level of play
"My son felt that the camp was too easy for his level of play. He was disappointed that there was not more instruction geared toward his skills."
— Josh A. Parent
LOVE this camp
"We LOVE this camp and Tilden Park. It is great fun and we tell everyone to try it."
— Rome J. Parent
Should provide assessment
"Should provide parents with assessment of child's aptitude and what the next steps are for their development/enjoyment of the game."
— Jack J. Parent
Do not see a significant improvement
"I did not feel that my child received enough direct one-on-one instruction and therefore do not see a significant improvement in his golf game."
"Living in Oakland this was the perfect camp for me. The instruction was great and they made it a fun atmosphere for us!"
— Chris D. Junior Day Camper
I recommend this Camp
"The camp was awesome. The format is great where we get to play on the course after the morning instruction. If you want to improve your golf I recommend this camp. The staff was great, too!"
— Kristen K. Junior Day Camper
"The Nike Golf Camp was exceptional. It was great and gave my daughter the tips and confidence she needed to make the cut for her Varsity High School Golf Team. She enjoyed her coaches and we have continued with coaching outside of the camp, yes using the same coaches. The coaches know technique, skill, patience and most of all how to explain/instruct so that player understands what is expected when they are on their own without the coach next to them. Thank you again for a job well done."
— M. Thomman Parent
Positive Role Models
"Ron, Chris and Chris were positive role models and instructors. Course play was most valuable to experience how golf rules apply to play."
— Chris. S Day Camper
"This camp is a great camp and is probaly one of the best camps I have attended."
— Ted O. Camper
"My son has enjoyed attending this camp with his golf buddies for the past 2-3 years. This camp is a very good camp, just the right mix of instruction, games and course playing time. The staff were great. They keep it fun while delivering top notch instruction. Thank you!"
— Sally F. Parent
Loved This Camp
"My son loved this camp--the half day--and has signed up to do the full day camp in July. It's the first time he's played golf and learned a tremendous amount in four days. Coach Adam was wonderful."
— John S. Parent
Chris is Just Amazing!
"We appreciated the attention the kids got, especially the little after-camp sessions on the green. That individual attention has an amazing impact. I met Chris, whose passion and love of teaching is a gift to all the players. My son's introduction to golfing has been a success! Thanks!"
— Claire B. Parent
Fudamentals were the Key
"Jack had an amazing time and the focus was on exactly the right things - fundamentals. My only wish is that you had an all-day camp for under 10s - I don't think Jack can wait until 10!"
— Jenna Y. Parent
"Thanks to all the coaches for all their help, I finally felt like I really started to improve my golf skills. Golf is so much more fun when you get better!"
— Brad G. Camper
My Son LOVED Camp!
"My son LOVED it and will be sure to attend next summer Thank you!''
— Jennifer E. Parent
We'll Be Back!
"Well done! We'll be back next summer."
— Amy V. Parent
Helped Me Improve
"I like coach Ron and Eric a lot and they really helped improve some areas where I needed help!"
— Ben M. Camper
"My daughter loved the camp. It was her first experience golfing and she now is very interested in going to the range and playing golf, etc. I would highly recommend the camp!"
— James O. Parent
"We love Chris. He is exceptional. My son gave him a 10 every single day. He has learned so much and had a lot of fun. I am impressed with Chris too by observing him working with the kids briefly and through conversations. He not only teaches the kids about golf, but also sportsmanship and their character. We will be back for sure."
— Michelle A. Parent
"The instructors were terrific and I really aprreciated how they worked with the kids. I think the education/etiquette portion of the camp was very appropriate and added to the overall experience."
— Robert O. Parent
"Our son enjoyed his experience! We have yet to golf with him since camp ended, so unable to personally assess our thoughts on whether he's improved with the camp... but, we like that he had a positive experience and he said he'd like to return next summer. Thank you!"
— Chris G. Parent
"My son loves the camp and staff that make it a fun way to learn and practice golf."
— Nick H. Parent
We'll Be Back!
"My son loved the camp so much that he came back for a 2nd week. Great job! He will definitely be back next year."
— Darin A. Parent
Tough course but fun!
"I had a good time and learned a lot. I enjoyed camp but the last holes were tiring."
— Tommy P. Camper