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Junior golfers of all ability levels are invited to our golf camp in Durham, NC held at Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club. Campers enjoy top-notch instruction during the week under the direction of Camp Director, Dan Ruyle.

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. The students in the full day camp enjoy three hours of instruction each morning. This instruction works on all facets of the game and prepares the junior player for the challenges of the course. After a lunch, which is included in the price of the camp, it’s off to play the course. During course play 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

Half Day Camps run Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-Noon and include twelve hours of total instruction on the practice range and short game areas. For three hours each day, campers sharpen their skills with strong emphasis on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc.

Highlights Include
  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from experienced teaching professionals and coaches
  • Three hours of daily practice with our experienced staff covering all facets of the game; putting, chipping/pitching, full-swing
  • Daily course play with staff (full day camp 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 improve and enjoy the game of golf!
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Camp Coaches

  • Dan Ruyle

    Camp Director Dan Ruyle

    Dan Ruyle is in his second year with the Tar Heels after 15 years as head men’s and women’s golf coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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  • Nike Golf Camps Jon Whithaus

    Camp Director Jon Whithaus

    Jon is in his third season as the Assistant Women's Golf Coach at Duke University and also owns and operates Elite Level Golf.  He has extensive experience working with players to help them to move from one level to the next level in their careers.  He has worked in various capacities with amateur players and professional players, having experience with players who have competed on The European Tour, The LPGA Tour, The Symetra Tour, The Challenge Tour and The Sunshine Tour.

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  • Nike Golf Camps Vince Lazar

    Co-Director Vince Lazar

    Vince Lazar enters his 19th season as DePauw’s head men’s and women’s golf coach and was named the National Golf Coaches Association’s Women's Division III Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2011. 

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Camp Details

This program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. Our 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.

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REGISTRATION PACKET

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 - fundamental skills training; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
  • 12:00pm Lunch (included in full day camp price, half day campers depart)
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff. On-course instruction on club selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • 4:00pm Full day campers depart

Nike Golf Camp Umstead Pines

Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club

Designed by golf course architect, George Cobb, construction on the golf course began in 1957. Total 18 hole construction was completed in 1962. The stunning 18 hole layout challenges the experienced golfer, while its clever yet classic design make the course enjoyable for all players, scratch to novice.  The practice areas consisting of a driving range and separate areas for putting and chipping/pitching provide ample opportunity for all players to develop their games.  Umstead Pines’ family oriented environment makes this a perfect venue for all levels of players to hone their skills and enjoy the great game of golf.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.75 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Awesome experience!

    "Great camp! We just wish it was a full 5 days instead of 4 days. Would love to see it offered more than 1 week as well. We were very pleased with the instruction offered and will definitely return next year."

    — Ryan M. Parent

    • 5/5.

    "Great camp!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thanks!

    "Thanks for the director and coaches for helping me improve last week. I definitely learned a lot about my weaknesses and how to work on them during practice! Hopefully I can come back next year and show you how good I am!"

    — Mike R. Day Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Coach Brooks was Great

    "Coach Brooks was great - very knowledgeable and easy going with the kids. My daughter had a great experience at camp."

    — Alexa Parent

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Nike Junior Golf Camp, Umstead Pines Golf Club

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Dan Ruyle, Camp Director
Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club

253 Country Club Drive

Durham, North Carolina 27712

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