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Nike Junior Golf Camps

Our junior golf camps in Santa Rosa, CA are suited for golfers, ages 5- 10, of all skill levels. Join our staff of teaching pros, led by Sonoma State Head Coach, Val Verhunce, for a week of great golf instruction and fun!

These programs include 15 total hours of range instruction and are designed to create interest and foster development in golfers of all abilities. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. As the week unfolds, campers receive quality short-game instruction and by Friday, each Nike junior golfer will see improvement in his or her golf game!

Highlights Include
  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from accomplished college coach, Val Verhunce
  • Drills, games, and skills competitions each day
  • Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, and graduation certificate
  • Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
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Camp Coaches

  • Nike Junior Golf Camp Val Verhunce

    Camp Director Val Verhunce

    Val is a Class A PGA Professional & Sonoma State Univ. Head Golf Coach

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Camp Details

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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Information Packet

A detailed camper information 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

  • 8:50am Check-in
  • 9:00am Staff demonstrations/safety discussions
  • 9:15am Instruction - practice on skills and fundamentals; grip, stance, posture, pitching, putting, bunker play and full swing
  • 12:00pm Campers depart

Bennett Valley Golf Course

Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) opened in 1969 and is located at the base of Bennett Peak, where Matanzas Creek meanders throughout the tree-lined course. Native oak, redwood and pine trees enhance the course’s beauty and create a classic, natural setting. The par 72, 6,500 yard course (from the tips) is considered one of best maintained in the area. BVGC also features a driving range with both natural grass and artificial mats, as well as a large practice putting green.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.77 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    staff was welcoming, friendly and encouraging

    "Beau had a wonderful first experience at the Bennett Valley Nike Golf camp! The staff was welcoming, friendly and encouraging. We will be signing up for next year!"

    — Lauren C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Good etiquette guidance

    "Camaraderie among the campers. He really liked the putting green challenges. Good etiquette guidance."

    — Jesse B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved Camp

    "Evan loved meeting new friends and being camper of the day"

    — Sarah B. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    We will be back!

    "Corbin greatly enjoyed the camp and will definitely attend again."

    — John P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great week!

    "Keep these camps going! My daughter is shy and hesitant, but did so very well with the structure of the program and great coaches. Thank you for a great week!"

    — Krista H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed golf very much

    "Mason and Mitchell enjoyed golf very much. It was their first time with this experience and wanted me to buy them both sets of golf clubs. We will be playing golf as a family! Thank you, Nike Golf Camp!"

    — Mason P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excited to continue learning

    "This was my 7 year old son's first experience with golf. He is excited to continue learning and playing."

    — Nicolas L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    My First Real Golf Camp

    "This was my first REAL golf camp, and I had a great time and a lot of fun. My grandpa signed me up I am so glad he did!"

    — Day Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Staff

    "Great job keeping kids attention and lots of hands on teaching."

    — Hannah L. Day Camper

    • 5/5.
    Longer camp

    A full day option (9:00-3:00) would be even better!

    — John P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    critiquing his swing.

    Brandon really enjoyed the contests between campers. Also, the friendly instructions given when critiquing his swing.

    — Sean P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    truly enjoyed himself!

    He tends to be shy, but felt comfortable out there with two of his friends, he simply truly enjoyed himself!

    — Henry B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    excited about golf!

    Quinn and her brother were generally excited to go to camp each day. The coaches did a great job of reaching out to my son an extrovert and my daughter an introvert and making them feel excited about golf!

    — Bri M. Parent

Nike Junior Golf Camps, Bennett Valley Golf Course

Val Verhunce, Camp Director
Bennett Valley Golf Course
3330 Yulupa Ave

Santa Rosa, California 95405
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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