Premier Golf Academy Junior Camps, San Diego
SERIOUS TRAINING FOR SERIOUS GOLFERS
Premier Golf Academy Junior Camps, held at the Tour Training Facility at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Diego, CA, offer weekly programs year-round for elite junior golfers looking for the highest level of training and coaching available. Our team includes the nation’s top PGA professionals, college coaches, and athletic development instructors to produce the best camp experience in the world.
During camp, students have access to the best training facilities, golf courses, and safe, comfortable housing accommodations. Our experienced and passionate coaches are among the most respected and accomplished coaches in the U.S. and bring the perfect blend of serious training and fun to our program.
The overnight option includes all weekly training, accommodations, meals and transportation. Students will stay at the Palomar Station Luxury Condos, just a five minute drive from our facility. Rooming is double occupancy. We do accept roommate requests for students coming to camp with a friend. Otherwise, players are grouped by gender and age. This program is for students 12 years of age and older.
Local players or those staying in separate accommodations with their families may choose the non-boarding program. This option includes all training and lunch each day. Players staying in separate locations must provide their own transportation to and from camp each day. However, daily pickup is available from our partner hotel, Residence Inn Marriott, San Marcos. Discounted room rates are available through Premier Golf Academy.
- Custom instruction tailored to student’s age and skill level
- Personalized improvement plan for each student
- Camp program includes weekly: Technical, Physical, Mental, Personal Development, and On-Course instruction
- Instruction from top-ranked PGA Professionals, college coaches, sports psychologists and physical trainers
- 40 hours of structured training per week
- Small group and 1-on-1 instruction with a low student/instructor ratio at 4:1
- Premier Golf Academy gear package for each camper (packages vary based on number of weeks attended)
- Multi-week students are invited to sign up for weekend tournaments and training (not always included in camp cost)
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Camp Co-Director Bret Knutson
Bret Knutson is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and Academy Director at Premier Golf Academy.View Bret's Bio ⟩
Bret has the accreditation of Certified PGA Instructor with the PGA of America and was named Top 10 Instructor in China by Golf Magazine since 2012. Bret is also an experienced player having competed professionally on the Austrian, Challenge, and European Tours. With more than 20 years of experience, Bret has a h3 background in both playing and teaching the game of golf. His passion and dedication to junior golf show in the success of his students. Bret’s students include PGA Tour winners and top amateurs, with more than 30 students having received scholarships to play college golf. As a former player and coach at the University of Wisconsin, Bret knows how to guide juniors through the process and the training it takes to reach that level.
Camp Co-Director Greg Ehlert
Greg Ehlert is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and Academy Director at Premier Golf Academy.View Greg's Bio ⟩
Greg has received awards from China Golf Channel and appeared in many golf publications for instruction. Greg has a passion for golf instruction and specializes in developing the youth golf athlete. Greg is a sought out instructor frequently working with top athletes and celebrities. Greg has developed some of the best junior players in China and has a proven training and practice program that accelerates his student’s improvement. Many of Greg’s students have gone on to compete at the top collegiate and professional levels. Greg has the highest level of education and training in the industry. In his career, Greg has competed professionally in nearly a dozen countries throughout Asia, the USA, and Europe.
Senior Instructor Dan Anselmo
Dan Anselmo is an accomplished and dedicated instructor that has been teaching for the past 30 years.View Dan's Bio ⟩
From 2009 to 2016, Dan worked for AGA Academy in Beijing, training instructors worldwide and sharing his passion and instruction expertise with juniors and adults. As Director of Golf for Premier Golf Academy, Dan shares Bret and Greg’s passion and philosophy on junior development. Dan has also been a major contributor to many major golf magazines in China.
Assistant Instructor Jeff Bartley
Jeff Bartley is a PGA of America Apprentice and golf instructor at Premier Golf Academy. Jeff attended the world famous Golf Academy of America University where he graduated #1 in his class.View Jeff's Bio ⟩
In 2016, Jeff was awarded with the Advanced Teaching Certification for his years of study and work in the San Diego area. Jeff has also been recognized for his mastery with club fitting and adjustments with a Master Fitting Certification. Jeff is determined and committed to the training athletes at the highest level for the highest form of competition, developing juniors into the best athlete they can be.
Director of Education Caroline Chen
Caroline has a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus on language development and multi-cultural education. Caroline has been dedicated in the studies of parenting, bilingual development, and education for over 30 years.View Caroline's Bio ⟩
Caroline’s work experience includes the Director of Operations at Beijing Zhongde School and VP of Operations at the Chinese American School. She is also an accomplished author having published three books on the subject of education and parenting.
Director of Athletic Performance Jason Huntley
Jason is a highly sought after athletic performance specialist with more than 20 years of experience coaching and developing athletes from the youth to professional levels.View Jason's Bio ⟩
He leads a team of passionate and experienced Performance Coaches who integrate advanced training, with mindset formation, nutritional discipline and enhanced recovery protocols to empower our athletes to truly maximize potential. His students include top amateur, professional, and Olympic athletes.
Master Advisory Member John Anselmo
John Anselmo is a legend in the world of instruction and for the last 65 years, he has been doing what he loves most- sharing his passion for teaching the game he loves. In his amazing teaching career, he has personally taught over 10,000 students and has given more than 100,000 golf lessons.View John's Bio ⟩
In 1986, Earl Woods entrusted Anselmo with his then 10 year old son, Tiger. For the next eight years, Anselmo guided Tiger Woods through his historic amateur career including three Junior World Championships and three US Amateur Championship. Anselmo’s influence and instruction no doubt helped to shape his game to become one of the most successful golfers ever.
At Premier Golf Academy camps, each player is evaluated individually, allowing us to create a one of a kind training plan for each student. Within a small group setting, students work through their development plans with the Premier team on a daily basis. Students also receive weekly evaluations and one on one instruction time each week in our high tech center.
Parents will be sent a registration packet via email prior to camp with conclusive information and health forms.
If you are registering for more than two weeks of camp, please call our 1-800 number and we will be happy to take your registration and discounts over the phone.
Weekend Stay: For campers signed up for multiple sessions, housing is included for the weekends between sessions along with transportation to and from the Tour Training Center for practice. Campers registered in multiple weeks may also sign up for tournaments (info below) for an additional cost of $200 per one-day tournament and $400 per two-day tournament. Tournaments occur on the second and fourth weekend of each month and the number of days depend on the given schedule.
Discounts: Students staying 3-6 weeks receive a 10% discount as well as a Premier Golf Academy logo package (3 logo shirts, 2 logo caps, and logo backpack). Students staying 7+ weeks receive a Premier Golf Academy logo package and a custom embroidered Taylor Made stand bag from Z Customization.
Premier Golf Academy is located in one of the best cities on the West Coast and the best climates in the world. Set in Southern California, San Diego posses’ unmatched weather with average highs in the winter months of 70 degrees and in the summer months of 78 degrees. Low rainfall, low humidity, and an average 283 sunny days per year make the area the best place in America to train and play golf.
San Diego area is considered the hotbed for golf in America and is headquarters to famous golf brands Taylor Made, Callaway, Cobra, Titleist, and Odyssey. The area has produced some of the world’s best golfers including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Fowler, who all call the area home. San Diego junior golf tours are the strongest in the USA, hosting events every week year round, including the three World Junior Championship events held each year in July.
Premier Golf Academy is located in the heart of this environment at Twin Oaks Golf Club in the San Diego suburb of San Marcos. Our Academy is perfectly located between San Diego and Los Angeles, just 30 minutes North of San Diego International Airport (SAN) and 90 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
When a camper stays two weeks or more they will have the opportunity to travel with our team and compete in Junior Tournaments. For older children wishing to pursue a college career, it is vital that they establish a record of competition and make the contacts they will need to pursue a university golf scholarship. Students will receive full tournament coaching including course management, mental preparedness, as well as create pre- and post-tournament improvement plans.
PGA Junior Development Tour (12 & under) - 9 hole beginner level
Future Champions Tour (8 to 18 years old) - 18 hole intermediate to advanced
PGA Players Tour (12 to 18 years old) - 18-36 hole Championship Events
AJGA Tour (12 to 18 years old) - 36-72 hole Elite Level Events
English Language Learning (ESL)
For international students ages 8-18 attending our golf school, Premier Golf Academy offers ESL-certified English courses for students wanting to improve their English skills while working on their golf game. Please call the academy directly if you would like more information about ESL.
For more specific inquiries, please feel free to call Premier Golf Academy directly at 1-760-744-2601.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Breakfast
- 7:45am Bus to Tour Training Center (non-boarding campers arrive)
- 8:00am Sports performance training
- 9:00am Short game exercises
- 11:00am Full swing/video analysis
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Mental strength training and course management strategy
- 2:00pm Supervised course play with the Premier camp staff
- 4:00pm Depart from the golf course (non-boarding campers depart)
- 5:00pm Free-time/relaxation
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Evening activity
- 10:00pm Lights out
Premier Golf Academy - Tour Training Center
The Tour Training Facility at PGA is a world class training facility custom designed to provide our students with best possible situation to learn, practice, and improve their golf. Our students are able to train with the most advance high tech equipment available in golf and practice in the conditions they will face in tournament play. Students play at Twin Oaks Golf Club, our Championship 18 hole golf course on-site, and have access to 8 other academy courses all within 30 minutes.
Our private practice area:
- 4 putting greens
- 3 short game practice areas
- 2 full swing grass practice tees
- Fairway and Greenside practice bunkers
- High Tech Indoor/Outdoor Teaching Studio
- High Tech Indoor/ Outdoor Putting Studio
- Taylor Made Fitting Studio
- Twin Oaks GC and 8 other Courses for play
The High Tech Center at PGA:
- Flight Scope X3
- Sam Putt Lab
- V1 HD - 4 Camera Tour Video System
- Focus band
- Perfect Putting Machine
- Arccoss 360
- Blast Motion
Twin Oaks Golf Course
Located at Premier Golf Academy Head Quarters, Twin Oaks Golf Course is a picturesque Championship 18 hole golf course set in the rolling hills and valleys just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. At 6800 yards with narrow fairways and well-bunkered, fast greens, Twin Oaks offers a challenge to every level player. Twin Oaks is a popular golf course for the Junior Tours and host many elite level junior events including World Championship Qualifiers, Regional High School Championships, US Junior Amateur Qualifiers, and several College Golf Tournaments each year. Students have daily access to Twin Oaks as well as 8 other academy courses all within 30 minutes drive.
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My Golf Game Improved Greatly!
I spent 8 weeks at Premier Golf Academy Summer program. It was the most fun I ever had and my golf game really good now. My driver was only 130 yards when I arrived and because of their training I can now reach 200 yards on most drives. It is really exciting. I love it here.
— Miya A. - Camper
Wonderful Program With Excellent Results!
My son Leo attended the Summer program at Premier Golf Academy. I am so happy with his improvement and with the care and attention of the Premier golf Academy staff. These guys are really professional and the student’s results are amazing. Leo had never broken 80 before going to Premier Golf Academy and by the end of the summer he was always under 80 including 2 tournament wins and a all time best score of 2 under, 70. Wow!
— Lee - Parent
Training with Premier Golf Academy is amazing. We had technique lessons, fitness lessons, mental lessons, on course instruction, tournament play, and so much more. Every day I learned and improved so much. I can’t wait to come back, this place is awesome.
— Jeremiah - Camper
Made Me Feel Like A Pro!
My time spent at the Premier Golf Academy was the greatest gift my parents could have given me to help me achieve my goals in golf. The Premier Golf Academy training was unlike anything I have experienced. I feel like they trained me like the professional train. It was alot of hard work but super fun and inspirational. I am more motivated than ever to practice, continue using their training techniques, and look forward to returning next summer.
— Kevin - Camper
Best Instruction Experience Ever
My experience at Premier Golf Academy was great. I spent seven weeks in their summer program and my improvement was drastic. I was able to play in several tournaments and shot my all time low score winning one of the tournaments.
— Hayden - Camper