Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, CA
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With a 4.5 Star rating and regarded by Golf Digest as the 'Best Place to Play' in the Bay Area, Metropolitan is a great place for junior golfers to learn the game.
This Oakland public golf course features vistas of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline, Oakland Hills and the Peninsula, but views aren't the only reason golfers in Oakland and the Bay Area make Metropolitan Golf Links their choice for golf. With one of the only all-grass driving ranges in the Bay Area, Metropolitan is the perfect place for golfers of all skill levels to practice their full swing technique while the short game practice areas offer a perfect place to practice chipping, pitching and bunker play.
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Metropolitan Golf Links
Metropolitan Golf Links
Metropolitan Golf Links
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 at the beginning of their journey and further the development of those playing at a beginner to intermediate level. Camps will cover golf fundamentals including posture, grip, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and simple rules and etiquette. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and age to create a favorable and fun learning environment. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

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.

Gene Bakkum
Gene Bakkum, PGA - Camp Director
Gene is a Class "A" PGA Professional, a Golf Digest Best Teachers In California 2022-2023, winner of the NCPGA 2022 Youth Player Development Award, and winner of the NCPGA 2021 Player Development Award. Gene was on the coaching staff for the UC Berkeley Men's Golf team from 2002-2016. Taking the lead on player development and skill analysis, Gene helped lead the Golden Bears to their first NCAA National Championship title in 2004. Gene also served as assistant coach for the UC Davis Men's Golf Team from 2000-2002, where he led the team to the number one ranked position in the Country for Division II Men's Golf. Gene has taken his coaching background and applied it to his ...More teaching and coaching at Metropolitan Golf Links since 2004, and NorCal Golf Academy since 2016.


Gene Bakkum
Howard Oliver, PGA Associate, Camp Co-Director
Howard is a product of Oakland, California and Bay Area junior golf. He played high school and college golf locally for St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High School, Alameda and Cal-State Hayward. Upon graduation, Howard ventured to pursue his dream of becoming a professional golfer and moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Long known to be the PGA/LPGA Tour’s West Coast proving ground, it was here he learned the intricacies of the game at the world-class level. He worked with, trained, and competed against highly touted amateurs and professionals from all over the globe. Howard competed in the 2015 USGA Mid-Amateur Golf Tournament. Coach Howard is in his 10th season as Head Coach of the Piedmont High School ...More varsity boy's and girl's teams. He is also both Level One US Kids and ADM (American Development Model) certified.

Camp Dates and Pricing

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

June 17 - June 21
Half Day Camp


6 to 15 yrs


July 15 - July 19
Half Day Camp


6 to 15 yrs


Location Details
10051 Doolittle Dr
Oakland, CA 94603
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Morning 6am to 11:59am
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Full Day Camp 9am to 3pm.

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