Tregnan Golf Academy

Best Golf Camp, August 2008

Get your kid off grand theft Auto and into the great outdoors with golf. Typically classes for children can run upwards of 50 bucks for a two-hour session, not counting the cost of clubs. At Tregnan Golf Academy, a mere $35 gets you a ten-week course on one of the finest kids-only facilities in Southern California—and the school throws in the use of clubs. Child phenoms from Marco Fortades (Loyola High standout) to Alison Lee (eight-and-under junior world champ) have graduated from the program, which operates on a ten-acre spread in Griffith Park and includes sessions on chipping, putting, and course etiquette. In a post-wildfire rehabilitation, the academy extended the driving range to PGA specs.