Lion Golf Academy at Balboa Park Golf Course in San Diego, CA
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Balboa Park Golf Course features a challenging 18-hole golf course, where Sam Snead holds the course record, and a nine-hole executive course!
Balboa Park Golf Course is the closest golf course to downtown San Diego, conveniently located near the state Route 94 and Interstate 5 freeways. The course has stellar views of downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean. The oldest public golf facility in San Diego, Balboa Park Golf Course also offers a driving range, pro shop, and practice putting greens!
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Lion Golf Academy at Balboa Park Golf Course
Lion Golf Academy at Balboa Park Golf Course
Lion Golf Academy at Balboa Park Golf Course
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)

Advanced Camps are designed for junior golfers who want to advance their game to a more competitive level. Stroke play, match play and other competitions are simulated each day with the end goal being overall game improvement. Lunch and course play is included unless otherwise noted. Skill Level: Advanced.

Lion Golf Academy at Balboa Park UPDATED Advanced Camp Description: Advanced Camps are designed for junior golfers who want to advance their game to a more competitive level. Students will work with the coaching staff on skillset development paired with stat taking to identify weaknesses and strengths in their current ability. The coaching staff will then work with the student each day on identifying their cause and effect of the golf swing, ball flight fundamentals, mental awareness, and other modalities to assist the students personal growth. Skill Level: Advanced.
Please Note: Course play is NOT included. Lunch is not provided for advanced camps.

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.

Tony Brooks
Tony Brooks, PGA - Camp Director
Tony Brooks is the owner of the 5 Lion Golf Academy facilities located around Southern California. He is one of only 350 PGA Master Professionals in the country. His specialty for his Masters program was teaching and instruction. He is the recipient of the 2018, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Golf Range Association of America Top 100 Growth of the Game Award. Tony began playing golf at the tender age of 5 in his native homeland of South Africa.. He began his teaching career at the elite Riveria Country Club in Pacific Palisades. He enjoys not only teaching his students the fundamentals of the game, but showing them that golf is not about just hitting a ball, but rather about what ...More you can achieve in life through golf. He is proud to share his knowledge gained through the more than 30,000 lessons he's given since turning professional in 1996. Highlights include:
  • 2023, 2022, 2021, 2018 – GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Professionals in the U.S.
  • 2022 – Voted “Best Golf Instructor in Palm Desert”
  • 2020 – ADM Certified
  • 2017 PGA Legacy Master Professional
  • 2013 CPP 2.0 Certification through the PGA Specializing in Instruction
  • 2006 TPI Certified
  • 2004 Elected Class A PGA Member
Contributor to Golf Magazine, Southland Golf Magazine, Golf Champion Magazine Recurring Panelist Golf Talk Live.


Tony Brooks
Mike Swanson, Lead Assistant
Mike is a former tour professional and former PGA tour instructor. Mike has been instructing golfers since 1991 to students of all levels and abilities. Mike specializes in new player development, and emphasizes the importance of correct practice and developing a solid foundation in the life and skillset of his students. He is a great coach to have in your corner as he brings years of experience to the table.

Camp Dates and Pricing

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

July 23 - July 26
Advanced Half Day Camp


12 to 16 yrs


Location Details
2600 Golf Course Drive
San Diego, CA 92102
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