Junior Golf Programs

Nike Junior Golf School

This summer the Sugarloaf Golf Club is once again proud to host Maine's only location for Nike Junior Golf Camps. These camps provide up and coming young golfers with the tools to excel in the sport of golf for a lifetime. The Nike Junior Golf Camps at Sugarloaf incorporate PGA instruction, course play, and evening activities. These camps offer a healthy blend of time on the course and time spent relaxing and socializing with other campers. Best of all, campers walk away with a full goodie-bag, compliments of Nike.


Campers will be staying at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.  The Hotel is the premier property at Sugarloaf and is the perfect location for campers to reside during the camp.  The hotel rooms are upgraded with flat panel televisions, new furniture and new bedding - perfect after a long day on the links.  Plus, it features a workout facility, hot tubs, the Double Diamond Restaurant and a 24-hour front desk if any needs would arise..

Director and Staff

Sugarloaf's Head Golf Pro, Zach Zondlo, serves as the Camp Director. The camp coaching will be supported by the staff of certified teaching professionals at Sugarloaf.

Information and Registration

Camp Schedule


2:00 - 2:30PM           Introductions and golf setting for the week (coaches and students)
2:30 - 3:30PM Grip, stand and setup introduction/demonstration
3:30 - 4:30PM Full swing instruction
4:30 - 5:00PM Guided practice and contest
5:00 - 6:00PM Dinner
7:00 - 9:00PM Evening activity


7:30 - 8:30AM   Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00AM Video analysis with full swing, group and individual instruction
10:15 - 11:00AM Full swing contest
11:00 - 12:00PM  Putting introduction, instruction, etiquette, and practice
12:00 - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00PM One hole rule and etiquette/safety
2:00 - 3:00PM Chipping introduction and guided practice
2:00 - 2:30PM Chipping contest
3:00 - 5:00PM Etiquette quiz and play
5:00 - 6:00PM Dinner
7:00 - 9:00PM Evening activity


8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30AM Full swing guided practice
10:45 - 12:00PM Putting drills and games
12:00 - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00PM Chipping review and introduction to pitching
2:30 - 3:00PM Pitching competition (with targets)
3:00 - 5:00PM Etiquette and play
5:00 - 6:00PM Dinner
7:00 - 9:00PM Evening activity


7:30 - 8:30AM Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30AM Final swing video analysis
10:45 - 12:00PM Basic rules of golf etiquette
12:00 - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00PM Specialty shots (camper's choice) or sand/side hill lies/trouble shots
2:00 - 2:30PM Discussion of goals
2:30 - 3:00PM Big putting contest with prizes
3:00 - 5:00PM Etiquette quiz and play
5:00 - 6:00PM Dinner
7:00 - 9:00PM Evening activity


7:30 - 8:30AM Breakfast
8:45 - 12:00PM Tournament

Alden McDonald Sports Academy

In memory of the late Alden MacDonald, a longtime resident of Carrabassett Valley and one of the town's founding fathers, the Alden MacDonald sports academy provides local children, ages 5-18, the opportunity to learn the game of golf on Maine's premier course. With the assistance from the Town of Carrabassett Valley, this summer's session will consist of three different instructional programs; each includes instructional time with Sugarloaf Golf Professionals, free clubs, unlimited play during class sessions, use of the driving range, and an end of season awards cook-out.  

Click here to download the 2016 Alden MacDonald Sport Academy Registration form. 

Please call the Pro Shop at 207-237-6812, if you have any questions.


Juniors Play Free

From clubs, to lessons, and greens fees, the financial hurdles of introducing youngsters to the game of golf can be quite daunting. However, with one of the top rated courses in the state of Maine located in our back yard, there's no reason why juniors should have to sit out. So, to help foster a passion for the sport of golf, and encourage kids to spend more time on the links during the summer months, we offer free golf for all juniors (18 and under) all season long after 2pm, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Give us a call in the Pro Shop at 207-237-6812, if you have any questions, or to make tee time reservations.