First Tee

of the Twin Cities

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.

Here’s a great article that came out today in Golf Digest on the First Tee Twin Cities and the current events today, and how we are using GOLF to address some of the core values for juniors and relating them to current events.  Please support our program by making a hitting the donate tab.  Thank you

The safety of participants, employees and volunteers is our top priority. We continue to monitor the rapidly changing developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including recommendations from Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and local health administrators.  We are hoping to meet all the State Guidelines to start Youth Programming in late June or early July for  summer programing. (Each Location will be different)   Click below on our Back to Golf Guidelines:

First Tee Twin Cities Back2Golf Programs Playbook.docx

Social Distancing Guidelines during Lessons: Back2Golf1page5.2020

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2020 Highland Junior Program (Camps, Leagues) at T Denny Sanford First Tee Learning Center Click Here

Hiawatha, Colombia, Gross & Theo Wirth First Tee Camps Lessons Leagues Click Here

or Please go to LOCATIONS tab to view all Program Locations, Junior Schedules, & Registration, Thank You!

Make a Memorial Donation for  (In-Memory Donation) Click Here

Donations will be applied for Junior Scholarships at First Tee Locations in Minneapolis & St Paul, Mn  (Highland, Hiawatha GC, Colombia GC, Theo Wirth GC, Gross National GC, and Urban Ventures Golf Program in South Minneapolis) Can type a note to the family after you type in donation amount, Thank You)

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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Golfers for Life

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Why Should Girls Play Sports Like Golf?

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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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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Our Local Sponsors

Fat Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta

Denny Sanford