The FIRST TEE of the jersey shore

Golf Course programs

Our programs and lessons introduce kids to the great game of golf while simultaneously teaching them The First Tee Nine Core Values – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

We offer after-school and weekend classes in Spring, Summer and Fall.



The $85 fee includes use of equipment, program materials and weekly instruction. Classes meet 1x per week (about 1 hour each) for 8 weeks (weather permitting).


Sessions include a fun, small group (age appropriate) setting for youth ages 7 to 18.  Classes typically run about 1 hour depending on the level of instruction.  The First Tee helps kids to become good golfers, make friends, and to be good people both on and off the course.

A Youth GOLF Program Unlike Any Other

Golf and life lessons are seamlessly interwoven into The First Tee curriculums at every level of the program. From age 7 through 18, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. Every child begins at the PLAYer level – we group kids in age appropriate classes and adapt the curriculum accordingly.  Look for PLAYer 1 level classes if you are new to The First Tee.

PLAYer | required minimum age 7 * all kids start at this level in age appropriate classes Tee up for the first tee and learning 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 make them a reality.
Eagle | recommended minimum age 13 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

THE First Tee certified and Trained Coaching Staff

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

The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Coaches attend rigorous training in The First Tee curriculum, life skills experience and youth development focused programming.  Intense post-training reports, compliance documents and on-going training experiences allow our coaches to continuously learn and maintain good standing in the coaching program.

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