Chapter Programs at Golf Courses

First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 4 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, First Tee helps youth become good golfers and even better people.

A Youth Program Unlike Any Other

First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

From age 7 through 18, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of First Tee is completing Ace.

  • PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and The First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
  • Par (recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course.
  • Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality.
  • Eagle (recommended minimum age13) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning.
  • Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.

Ask us about scholarships for financial need.

The Power of Relationships

“I consider my coaches at The First Tee to be some of the most important mentors I had growing up.” –alumnus

The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Our programs help young people build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to our community all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.

 2021 Clinic Schedule  Memberships Available – Includes 6 (34 weeks) clinic sessions  and  1 week summer camp = 50% discount 

$280 for onsite clinics  $345 for offsite clinics


Volunteer Training – January 30 (9:00am-12pm)

4-week winter clinics February 16-March 13: $50 (onsite) $65 (offsite)


Spring 8-week clinics March 23- May 15: $100 (onsite) $130 (offsite)

Spring Break Camp March 16-18 (9-11am): $75 (Williams Creek Golf Course)

Spring League – TBA

Girls Golf Fiesta – TBA


Summer 4-week clinics June 1-June 26: $50 (onsite) $65 (offsite)

Summer 4-week clinics July 6-July 31: $50 (onsite) $65 (offsite)


Advanced Camp (Williams Creek Golf Course): June 8-11 (9-11am)

Elementary Camp (Williams Creek Golf Course): June 15-18 (9-11am)

Girls Golf Camp (Williams Creek Golf Course): June 22-25 (9-11am)

Elementary Camp 2 (Williams Creek Golf Course): July 13-16 (9-11am)

Knox Muni Camp (Knoxville Municipal): July 20-23 (9-11am)


Volunteer Training – TBA

Fall 8-week clinics Aug. 10- Oct. 2: $100 (onsite) $130 (offsite)

Fall Break Camp Oct. 12-14 (9-11am): $75 (Williams Creek Golf Course)

6-week winter clinics Oct. 19- Dec. 4: $75 (onsite) $100 (offsite)

LPGA Girls Golf

(Williams Creek Golf Course) Second Thursday of every month 4:30-6pm


Play Days

(Williams Creek Golf Course) Third Thursday of every month 4:30-6pm


March 11th March 18th
April 8th April 15th
May 13th May 20th
June 10th June 17th
July 8th July 15th
August 12th August 19th
September 9th September 16th
October 14th

October 21st