Nike Junior Golf Camp at Charleston Southern University
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Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps return to Charleston, South Carolina for another great summer! Campers have the privilege of staying on campus at Charleston Southern University and receive top-notch instruction from collegiate coaches and teaching professionals.
Now in it's fourth year, Charleston Southern University offers both an overnight and day camp option for junior golfers looking to take their game to the next level. Camp Director and Head Women's Coach, Matthew Cram-Smith, is excited to help each junior golfers game, regardless of skill level and experience. Coach Cram-Smith is joined by other teaching pros and college players during the camp week. Campers participate in golf activities at local Westcott Golf Course as well as enjoy a one-day trip to Kiawah Island.
- Instruction from experienced college coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised daily course play at Wescott Plantation
- Accommodations at Charleston Southern University
- Day trip to spectacular Kiawah Island, SC (Oak Point Golf Course)
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook, drawstring bag and graduation certificate
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
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Camp Director Matthew Cram-Smith
Matthew Cram-Smith serves as the head coach of the Charleston Southern women’s golf team. CSU continues to improve and move toward a Big South Championship in each season under Cram-Smith.View Matthew Cram-Smith's Bio ⟩
The Buccaneers finished a solid third at the 2016 Big South Championships to highlight the seaso. Sophomore Hayley McNeill had CSU's second individual title in as many seasons for the Bucs, captuing medalist honors at The Bison at Boulder Creek in Las Vegas last February. Cram-Smith took over the CSU women's program in the fall of 2012 after assisting both the men's and women's teams in 2011-12. He served as the lead assistant professional at the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C. from 2008-2012.
Nike campers are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your game. Campers also have the privilege of playing on famed Kiawah Island one day during the week. Each camp day consists of breakfast, morning range instruction, lunch, afternoon course play, dinner, and evening activities. 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
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs on Sunday, June 18th from 1:00-2:00pm. Camp graduation is on Thursday, June 22nd at 1:00pm.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Extended Day option includes all golf instruction, lunch, course play, dinner, and evening activities. Extended Day campers will be dropped off and picked up on campus each day.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories 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.
Nike Junior Golf Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
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 and breakfast
- 8:45am Skills demonstrations by the staff
- 9:00am Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette (day campers depart following course play)
- 6:00pm Dinner on campus
- 7:30pm Evening activities (swimming, movies, campus tour etc.)
- 10:30pm Lights out
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation
Wescott Golf Club is located in the heart of the lowcountry just minutes from Charleston International Airport, historic plantations and gardens, and beautiful beaches. Course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan designed this 27-hole course with his trademark environmental sensitivity. Set among centuries old live oaks and built on one of the lowcountries oldest plantations, the design captures the traditional flavor of low flowing earthworks and classic bunkering.
Oak Point Golf Course
The resort purchased Oak Point in 1997, rounding out the championship rotation of five courses that makes Kiawah Island Golf Resort one of the world’s great golf destinations. Clyde Johnston, a noted Southeastern golf course architect, designed Oak Point on the grounds of former cotton and indigo plantation. With its close proximity to the Kiawah River and the Haulover Creek, with its surrounding maritime forest, Johnston was able to mold the rolling landscape into a first-class layout. Undulating fairways and challenging greens are some of the unique features of Oak Point.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
"I really appreciate the impact you had on my son. He's golfing every day."
— Steve C. Parent
"I had a great time at camp this year - my second to attend. Mike and the counselers could not have been better and I improved my game."
— Cooper S. Camper
Coach Wilson was great
"Coach Wilson was great. I look forward to attending the camp again next year."
"Camper interaction required more supervision at times."
"I had a great time at Nike Golf Camp - exceeded all expectations!"
— Jonathan Overnight Camper
Recommend this Camp
"My daughter's experience at Nike Camp was unparalleled. She received some good individual instruction and also enjoyed the group drills and games throughout the week. We would recommend this to any level golfer as it's a good mix of fun and golf instruction."
— Allison Parent
"This was an amazing camp. The golfing was great and I definitely improved my game. Looking forward to returning next year."
— Ryan F. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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