World Golf Village- St. Augustine, FL
First class facilities and instruction is what you can expect from The PGA TOUR Golf Academy Junior Camp at the World Golf Village. This is a one-of-a-kind, full-service game improvement facility. The PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village was the first academy beginning in the year 2000. Since opening its doors, this academy has become one of the most recognized instructional academies in the country, and serves as a training headquarters for all certified TOURAcademy instructors. The World Golf Village is home to the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire golf courses. This summer, have your junior golfer club fitted at any of our TOURAcademy locations using US Kids Golf equipment and technology.
King Bear Golf Course
King & Bear, named for its co-designers, World Golf Hall of Fame members Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, is the first-and-only course design collaboration between two of golf's most respected and well-known ambassadors. Palmer and Nicklaus set out to create the 7,279-yard course as an eminently playable and picturesque course with memorable par-5's amid lakes, loblolly pines and 200-year-old live oaks. King & Bear is also rated among Golf for Women's Top 50 Courses for Women.
Slammer Squire Golf Course
Hall of Fame members Sam (The Slammer) Snead and Gene (The Squire) Sarazen served as consultants to course architect Bobby Weed for Slammer & Squire. The 6,939-yard resort course offers views of the World Golf Hall of Fame from several holes and is distinguished by memorable par-3's, preserved woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty.
Directing the camp at the World Golf Village is Chris Holden. Chris has been enjoying the game of golf for twenty-five years. In 2003 he graduated from San Diego Golf Academy with a specialized business degree in golf management and complex operations. After he graduated, he started working with the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. For five years Chris led numerous clinics, golf schools, TOUR Academy on the Road traveling schools, countless private lessons, junior camps and corporate outings. From December of 2008 through June 2010 Chris was the lead golf school Instructor at the TOUR Academy at TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship. Currently, Chris is the Head Instructor and Manager of the one and only PGA TOUR Academy, World Golf Village.
During the PGA TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camp, Wes Owens will be assisted by a staff of PGA Professionals who will serve as the camp counselors. Each of our TOUR Academy instructors is a carefully selected career teaching professional who share a refreshing, effective and proven approach to the art of successful golf instruction. Golf instruction will focus on improving the camper’s swing, short game, putting, and course management. We are dedicated to improving not only the camper’s fundamentals, but their mental game as well.
Overnight and Elite campers will be housed 2 per room in the recently renovated Renaissance Resort. The "Official Resort of the World Golf Hall of Fame" and a member of Golf Digest's Top 75 and Conde Nast's Top 100 Golf Resorts lists, Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village is located just a pitching wedge away from the World Golf Hall of Fame and first tee of the Slammer & Squire golf course. Breakfast and dinner will be had at the hotel dining facilities while lunch will be taken everyday at the golf course. Campers are fully supervised 24 hours a day. Campers may also request roommates.
Overnight campers will check-in on Sunday between 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday at noon after the tournament at the PGA TOUR Academy clubhouse.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and all meals. The Commuter fee includes all of the above except housing and breakfast. Commuter campers may participate in the evening activities.
Campers arriving to the Jacksonville International Airport are to secure their own transportation to and from the airport. The preferred arrival and departure times are from 10:00am - 12:00pm on Sunday and 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday.
Full Day campers will check-in on Monday at 9:00 am. The camp will end at 4:00 pm each day, with the graduation ceremony taking place on Friday at 4:00 pm after the tournament at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy clubhouse.
Half Day campers will check-in on Monday at 9:00 am. The camp will end at 12:00 pm each day.