How do I become a member of The First Tee of Atlanta?

Membership in The First Tee of Atlanta is open to children ages 8 to 17. (Weekday classes are open to children as young as 7 years old through partnership programs only. Children must be at least 8 years old to register for Saturday classes.) There are no restrictions on residency or family income. A parent or legal guardian must register the child by the posted registration date. Multiple sessions are held each year. Space is available in each session on a first come, first served basis. Registration dates are posted on the Registration web page under the Programs and Instruction tab. The Program Schedule is also available under the Programs and Instruction tab.

Is there a fee to join The First Tee of Atlanta?

There is a $75 registration fee for each session. The fee is paid at registration. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee. Please contact us at for scholarship procedure.

Where is The First Tee of Atlanta located?

The First Tee of Atlanta is located at John A. White Golf Course, 1053 Cascade Circle, SW, Atlanta, 30311. The 9-hole course is open to the public year round. There are two Par 5’s, three Par 4’s, and four Par 3’s. The greens are rated among the best in the City. Adult patrons are welcome!

Youth members attend scheduled classes which are held primarily on the range.

What is the greens fee for juniors to play John A. White Golf Course?

Green fees for youth members vary based on the level of certification attained in the program. For example, Eagle Certified members do not pay a fee to hit range balls.

Are First Tee juniors allowed to play the course without the accompaniment of an adult?

It depends on the degree of proficiency in golf etiquette and ability to play. Time of day and age of the child are also taken into consideration. Please see the Course and Range Access Policies under the Programs and Instruction tab.

When are PLAYer, Par, Birdie,and Eagle certification exams scheduled?

Testing is usually scheduled in the last week of each session.

What skills must my child display to achieve certification?

Participants must pass a written life skills test, golf skills test, and playing requirement test.

Is there an Atlanta residency requirements?

There are no restrictions on residency to participate in the First Tee of Atlanta Program.

Do I have to own golf club to join The First Tee of Atlanta?

Golf clubs are available for members to use during their assigned class. Also, members may use program clubs when playing the course. Sometimes The First Tee of Atlanta receives a donation of youth clubs to give to members.

What is the purpose of The First Tee of Atlanta?

The First Tee of Atlanta is a youth development organization that teaches life skills to young people according to the curriculum developed by The First Tee. The game of golf is used as the platform to deliver the training.

What is the source of funding for The First Tee of Atlanta?

Revenue is generated through the collection of greens fees at John A. White Golf Course. However, this revenue is not sufficient to cover the expenses of maintaining the course and the youth program. Contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations are needed to support The First Tee of Atlanta. A list of donors is available under the Contributions Tab.

Is there another First Tee Chapter located in metropolitan Atlanta?

There is a Chapter located in the East Lake Community. The website is Go to to see locations of other Chapters in Georgia.