Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club in Spearfish, SD
 
 
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Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club wants to help the future of golf become great!
Nestled on the side of a mountain, Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club is a modern championship 18-hole golf course featuring breathtaking views of the historic Centennial Valley and the Polo Creek Canyon. A fun and inviting atmosphere is the key to offering all levels of players an educational and helpful learning environment. Elkhorn Ridge’s practice facilities are an excellent place for any level of player to work on their skills featuring a double-ended driving range, two putting greens with green side and fairway practice bunkers, and multiple target greens. Golf is a great lifelong sport, and we encourage kids to start learning young!
Everything you need to know about camp
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club
Camp Highlights:
  • Action-packed camps include hands-on instruction led by certified PGA Professionals.
  • Signature PGA camp curriculum focuses on developing golf skills (full swing, short game, rules and etiquette) while keeping the experience fun and engaging (games and activities).
  • A fun, safe and educational environment designed with your child's well being in mind.
  • Low student to instructor ratio (approximately 6:1)

Half Day Camps are designed to inspire new golfers and further the development of those playing at a beginner to intermediate level. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and age in order to create a favorable learning environment. For three hours each day, campers learn and hone their skills with a strong emphasis placed on golf's fundamentals while having fun!

Full Day Camps provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced junior golfers to continue to improve their skills as well as develop better course management expertise. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their ability level and age in order to create a favorable learning environment. Following lunch, campers head to the course for supervised play emphasizing course management, shot selection and rules.

The Instructors
To be the best, you must learn from the best. That's why every junior golf camp instructor has been trained and tested in all aspects of the game by the PGA of America. Our promise - is to support, encourage, and respect each and every one of our campers and authentically inspire them to reach their full potential, both on and off the golf course.

Mike Mendelson
Mike Mendelson, PGA - Camp Director
Mike is a native of Colorado and has been in the golf business since 1995. He was "bit by the golf bug" in High School and was attracted to the social aspects of the game as well. As a shy 16-year old, golf helped him become more outgoing and he made the Varsity golf team as a Junior. Mike started working at Lincoln Park Golf Course then after three years he moved to Bookcliff Country Club where he was introduced to a whole new golf world. He loved the private atmosphere and developed a love of teaching. After graduating Cum Laude from Mesa State College, Mike pursued a golf career and achieved his PGA certification in February of 2008 and ...More became the Director of Golf for the City of Grand Junction, Colorado. Mike has worked in the golf industry for over 18 years, and has received multiple awards including Assistant Golf Professional of the year in 2001 for the West Chapter of the Colorado Section, 2011 as the Colorado Section PGA West Chapter Junior Golf Leader of the Year and in 2013 as the Colorado Section PGA West Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. In 2018 Mike and his family moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota where he is currently employed as the Head Golf Professional at Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club. Mike has a passion for teaching junior golfers and has taught some of the top junior golfers in the state of Colorado and has helped coach many high school and collegiate golfers.


 


Mike Mendelson
Gabe Dirksen, Camp Co-Director
Gabe is a Deadwood, SD native and has worked in the golf business since 2008. He has been the Assistant Golf Professional at Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club since 2017. Gabe started played his first tournament at age 9 and was hooked. Gabe grew up playing golf around the area on the SDGA Junior Tour until he was 18, while playing for the Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers. He was a 6-time letter winner with the Golddiggers, he qualifying for state each year. He capped off his career with a state championship in 2012. Gabe went on to play collegiately for Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. He played golf and ran track all 4 years. After college he has spent his time pursuing ...More a life-long career in the golf world. He became a PGA Apprentice in 2018. Gabe’s true passion is teaching the game, especially to beginners and juniors. His goal is to develop a lifelong lover of the game in all his students.
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Camp Dates and Pricing

Please Note: Camp price does not include a non-refundable, annual registration fee.

June 17 - June 21
Half Day Camp

9:00AM-12:00PM

6 to 13 yrs

$250

July 8 - July 12
Half Day Camp

9:00AM-12:00PM

6 to 13 yrs

$250

July 8 - July 12
Full Day Camp

9:00AM-4:00PM

9 to 16 yrs

$425

Location Details
6845 St. Onge Oil Road
Spearfish, SD 57783
The PGA Junior Golf Camps Difference
We have camps for all age groups and abilities, and our best-in-class PGA instruction ensures your child learns from the best.

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