The First Tee of Atlanta Highlights
About our Youth Program
We serve young people throughout metropolitan Atlanta without restrictions for residency or socioeconomic status. Our youth program provides life skills and golf training for children ages 8-17. Children seven years old, participate through partnership programs. Otherwise, age eight is the minimum age for registration. (see Registration webpage for more information).
Each year we conduct three sessions and summer camp programming with Camp Best Friends. Sessions consists of several weeks of golf and life skills classes. Registration is held prior to the start of each session. Currently, we are heading into our first session of the 2019 Program Year. Registration for Session I of the 2019 Program Year will open on Thursday, January 17th for both new and returning members. Please keep an eye on our website for more information and for all updates.
About our Home Course
John A. White Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation golf course with some of the best greens to be found in the city of Atlanta. There are two Par 5’s, four Par 4’s, and three Par 3’s for a total yardage of 2,842. The course is open to the public on a year round basis. The range is an excellent practice facility with several marked target greens, a bunker and a putting green.
For hours and fees, click on John A. White Golf Course.
Our Mission & Core Values
The First Tee of Atlanta’s mission is to positively impact the lives of Atlanta’s young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
The organization works to instill the following First Tee Nine Core Values in each participant:
Through the generous donation of time by volunteer instructors, we serve several hundred children each year. Our volunteers work under the guidance of Resident Instructor William Lewis, a two-time recipient of the Georgia Junior Golf Instructor of the Year award. To learn more about how you can volunteer, click on Volunteers & Involvement.
Several children in our program have gone on to play in numerous tournaments and on collegiate golf teams. But more importantly, through the life skills curriculum from The First Tee of Atlanta, children have learned to apply life skills and model our core values on a daily basis.
The First Tee of Atlanta receives financial support through corporate and individual donations, grants and the greens fees collected at the John A. White Golf Course. For a list of our donors, click on Donations & Contributions.