Join the first tee and learn more than a game


What can my child do at The First tee of north florida?

besides golf, What will my child learn?

  • Character development by exploring The Nine Core Values. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • How to properly introduce themselves to someone new
  • Ways to stay cool under pressure
  • Tools to handle conflict resolution
  • The difference between dreams and goals
  • The importance of planning for the future
  • Why it is important to appreciate diversity

What are the program levels?

All participants that are new to The First Tee must begin at the TARGET or PLAYer Level based on their age.

  • TARGET Level (5 & 6 year olds) – Serves as an introduction to The First Tee Life Skills Experience.
  • PLAYer Level (Ages 7 & Up) – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and The First Tee Code of Conduct.
  • Par Level – Focuses on interpersonal communications and self-management skills on and off the golf course.
  • Birdie Level – Emphasis on goal setting and making them a reality.
  • Eagle Level – Learn resilience skills, conflict resolution, and planning for the future.
  • Ace Level  – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.

When are classes held?

The Golf and Life Skills Experience is offered in five week sessions with two each in the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. During each five week session, participants will meet for their scheduled program once per week for one to 1.5 hours. Parents may register their children for Sessions I & II at the same time.

2019 Program Dates:

Registration Opens Session I Starts Session I Ends Session II Starts Session II Ends
Spring Monday, January 7th Monday, February 4th Saturday, March 9th Monday, March 18th Saturday, April 20th
Summer Monday, April 22nd Monday, June 3rd Saturday, June 29th Monday, July 8th Saturday, August 3rd
Fall Monday, July 29th Monday, September 9th Saturday, October 12th Monday, October 21st Saturday, November 23rd

click here to view program schedule and to register

How Does my Child Advance through the Levels?

Eligible participants may advance to their next level by completing the following:

  • Meet the minimum programming hours requirement for current level
  • Complete the Yardage Book for current level
  • Pass a written Life Skills assessment
  • Pass a written golf knowledge assessment
  • Take a golf skill assessment

Each participant seeking to move to a higher level must demonstrate their understanding of the core golf and life skills. They will show their ability to apply the lessons learned both on and off the golf course.

NOTE: Each level of the program is designed so that the children who meet the minimum age requirement can understand the curriculum. Therefore older participants that are new to the program may be able to progress through the earlier levels without meeting the programming hours requirement. For more information, please contact our Director of Programming, Ron Castillo, at