Camp Info / FAQ
Camp Information / FAQ
Below we've listed common questions about our camp but we'd love to talk with you over the phone or via email about specific questions you may have. Feel free to reach out to Luke Nelson at WGolfCamp@utexas.edu or (512) 232-8447. If you leave a voice message, please mention that you are calling about the girls golf camp.
When is Camp in 2020?
Due to high demand and a commitment to a low camper-to-staff ratio, we host two camp sessions:
Session 1: Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 4, 2020
Session 2: Monday, June 8 - Thursday, June 11, 2020
Who Can Attend?
Girls, ages 9-18 of all skill levels. Campers are grouped according to age and ability so that they feel comfortable interacting with other campers and our coaching staff.
"Our camp caters to all types of players. Players who play regularly, who want to learn more about what's next in their game, who just started, and who possibly enjoy s'mores and going to the pool just as much as the golf. We always have a diverse group of campers and it makes for a great week."- Coach Murphy
This camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. NCAA guidelines prohibit payment of camp expenses (e.g., transportation, camp fees, spending money, etc.) by a representative of The University of Texas' athletics interest. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced camp admission for prospects (9th grade and above).
Instruction focuses on improving the student's swing, short game, bunker play, chipping, putting, and course management, as well as the mental and physical aspects of the game. Campers are grouped by age and skill level with a camper-to-coach ratio of 5:1. All instruction takes place at The University of Texas Golf Club. Campers have access to the golf course, the new Spieth Lower 40 wedge area and UT's private practice facility and academy.
Work Hard, Play Hard. We go big!
We're a golf camp that carves out time each day to work on your game on the course and on our practice facilities but we also set aside time to have some fun. It's important to us that campers experience campus, enjoy some ice cream, swim, spend time with new friends and familiar faces and more. In 2018, campers were treated to a live musical performance from Jack Ingram and a lesson from PGA Tour Player and Texas Ex, Dylan Frittelli.
"It's fun to see familiar faces each year at camp and meet new young players from all over the country. To see a player's face light up when something clicks or she realizes she can do something she thought she couldn't is the most rewarding part of the week. The end of camp talent show is always one of my highlights. It's one of those things that you just gotta be there to understand but these campers never cease to amaze us with their many talents and personalities." - Coach Golden
Tuition covers all instruction, room, board, green fees and practice expenses. Campers will also receive a link to a private instructional database made by Texas Coaches Ryan Murphy and Kate Golden.We offer lower price points for early registrants. The pricing tier is below:
$1,250 If registering between December 1 - January 31, 2020
$1,350 If registering between February 1 - March 31, 2020
$1,450 If registering between April - camp start date (if spots are available)
MAJOR CHAMPION EXPERIENCE -*package details below
$1,800 If registering between December 1 - January 31, 2020
$1,900 If registering between February 1 - March 31, 2020
$2,000 If registering between April - camp start date (if spots are available)
$800 If registering between December 1 - January 31, 2020
$900 If registering between February 1 - March 31, 2020
$1,000 If registering between April - camp start date (if spots are available)
Discounts are available!
We offer a sibling discount: families save $200 per additional sibling. The discount will appear at checkout during registration. If you'd like to attend as a day camper, please contact our camp for pricing information and options.
Major Champion Experience
In addition to the receiving the same instruction listed above, a Major Champion camper will receive the following exclusive camp experiences and merchandise:
- Trackman combine session with UT Coaching Staff (Trackman is a launch monitor used by the team as well as most touring professionals to hone in their numbers and better understand their game)
- Special experience on campus
- Texas Ping pencil (golf) bag (only opportunity to get this)
Team issue hat & head cover (only opportunity to get this)
A $250 non-refundable deposit per session (which is applied to camp fee) must accompany each application. Upon receipt of the application and deposit, a confirmation packet and all necessary forms and information are sent directly via email. (Deposits are non-refundable and may not be put towards future camp dates). Merchandise must be paid at time of checkout.
Full payment is due one month prior to the camp start date, unless the camp is not yet sold out. Once the camp sells out, anyone with a balance will be given opportunity to pay or risk losing their spot to a wait-listed individual.
EVERY camper needs to complete the medical forms. Medical forms must be submitted prior to your arrival to camp! Participants must have completed a physical within the last 14 months. Forms are completed using DocuSign. A link will be sent to you.
Campers are supervised at all times. Instructors as well as counselors and an athletic trainer stay in the dormitory with campers. In addition, our dormitory (the Callaway House Austin) provides 24hr security.
Pictures / Videos
See how your daughter is enjoying camp via our private picture and video database! Pictures and videos are uploaded daily from camp. Parents and campers are able to view and download pictures from the platform (FLICKR) free of charge. We provide a private link to the album. The platform is best accessed via computer. See some of our past pictures/videos here.
Pictures and videos are compiled into an end of camp video - shown at the talent show on the final night of camp.
What to Bring
Proper golf attire (no denim on the golf course), golf clubs, golf balls, golf hat, sun block, swim suit, toiletries, sheets and pillows (or sleeping bag), towels, and some spending money ($20-$25). NO linen packets are available for rent. Bed sizes will be extra long twin or extra long full.
Camp Check-In for the Juniors Girls' Golf Camp will be at The Callaway House Austin (Map here) between 12:30-2:00pm on the first day of camp. Staff will collect golf clubs from the parking garage at check-in and transport them to the University of Texas Golf Club for the girls. Parents are encouraged to help their daughters get their rooms set up and organized prior to our first camp meeting at 2:15pm. The group will meet in the theatre room to get introduced to the camp staff and rules. Afterwards, the group will depart for the golf course at approximately 2:45pm.
Camp Check-Out for the Junior Girls Golf Camp will be at the UT Golf Club (Map here) following the Competition and Camp Awards Presentation on the final day of camp at approximately 12:00pm. Parents will need to make sure to collect all their daughter's belongings at this time.
Aside from the golf, special activities are planned which include swimming at the on-campus pool at Gregory Gym, trips to the CO-OP and Tower and last but not least: "the best camp talent show EVER".
Final Play Day
On the final day of camp, campers are divided into different divisions based on age and ability. Some divisions are team-based, others the campers keep their own score. Parents are welcome to come and watch their daughters compete. Play begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. and camp concludes after the awards ceremony immediately following play.
Housing & Food
Resident campers reside in The Callaway House - Austin - one of The University of Texas' best housing facilities.
Campers will stay two or four to a room and roommates can be requested when registering online. Otherwise, roommates will be selected based on age. Please make sure that your camper and her preferred roommate have written each other down on their respective registration forms. We will do our best to accommodate everyone's request. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all resident campers. Day campers receive lunch and dinner.
Campers eat both at the course and at the dorm depending on the meal. Campers typically bring some spending money for ice-cream near the dorm or for additionally ordering pizza.
Parking is available at the Callaway House garage during orientation. There will be a golf bag drop-off on the first floor of the garage at The Callaway House. The golf bags are loaded and transported to the golf course for the remainder of the week. It won't be necessary to keep golf clubs in the rooms.
Transportation is provided for overnight campers from the Callaway House to the University of Texas Golf Club facility each day. Campers are assigned a transportation group and ride in vans/SUVs to/from the facility.
Day Campers will need to provide their own transportation to/from activities.
Every summer we welcome young ladies from all across the country and around the world. If your daughter is arriving at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport for camp, transportation is available. Simply select "airport transportation" during registration, and e-mail us with your info. A staff member will be on hand to meet your daughter upon arrival at the baggage claim area (or, if possible, the gate area). This summer we are offering our airport shuttle, FREE OF CHARGE. When booking your travel, it is best to select flights that arrive at AUS between 11am and 1pm on the first day of camp and depart between 2pm and 4 pm on the final day of camp. Please make sure to choose this option on your online registration account and e-mail WGolfCamp@utexas.edu with detailed flight itinerary.
Major champion campers receive exclusive access to certain team issued items. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt at check in. Our camp will hand out awards after the conclusion of the final day tournament. Some of these awards are team-issued merchandise/apparel. Campers will have the opportunity to visit the CO-OP (the University bookstore) to purchase UT gear. Merchandise is also available for purchase at the UT Golf Club pro-shop following the final day of camp.
An athletic trainer is on duty to administer to all minor injuries and sickness, as well as monitor levels of hydration. For serious problems, the UT Health Center is available.
Please contact Luke Nelson at WGolfCamp@utexas.edu or (512) 232-8447. If you leave a voice message, please mention that you are calling about the girls golf camp.