First Tee

of Coastal Carolinas


The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

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 What We Do

In 2020,  First Tee of Coastal Carolinas encompasses;

the grand strand, brunswick county, & Eastern north carolina

will be working from a solid platform to expand our Life Skills Experience programs throughout our footprint in partnership with our schools, volunteers, golf industry leaders and the business community at large. Our goal is to reach at least 30,000 youth in 2020.

Our Nine Core Values™

Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Responsibility, Courtesy, Confidence, Judgment and Perseverance

– are embedded in all The First Tee programs.



We provide these Character Building Lessons across the Carolinas in through 3 main program types:


The National School Program is taught by Elementary School Physical Education teachers across our counties and is prevalent among many of The First Tee chapters across the United States. The program is taught by Physical Education teachers because it is conducted within the schools during scheduled weeks of P.E class, grades K-5.


The School Day Program takes place once a week for 4 weeks in the Fall and 5 weeks in the Spring. The difference between this and The National School Program is that this program is done by fourth graders, and taught by trained The First Tee local coaches at green grass facilities. Fourth graders from each school are bussed out during school to receive 90 minute programs of Core Values, Golf Activities, & most importantly FUN!

the after school programs

The After School Programs are offered in all 3 of our regions. They consist of 8 sessions in the Spring and Fall, which consist of  face to face character building activities geared to providing a fun, life improving experience utilizing golf as an outlet in educating youth on our patented 9 Core Values. Click your region below to find programs near you.

the grand strand, brunswick county, & Eastern north carolina


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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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