First Tee Program

At First Tee – Orange County, we’re Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens to be the best version of themselves.

About the Program

At each age group, participants engage with the 5 Key Commitments: Pursuing Goals, Growing through Challenge, Collaborating with Others, Building Positive Self-Identity, and Using Good Judgement, while focusing on mastering golf fundamentals and building upon a golf skill foundation as they advance within the program.

Dates for 2024 Registration/Sessions/Camps*:

Winter: Registration 1/8, classes 1/14-3/16
Spring: Registration 3/13, classes 4/1-6/3 (no class on Memorial Day 5/27)
Summer: Registration 6/10, classes 6/23-8/24 (no class on 4th of July- make up on 8/29)
Fall: Registration 9/12, classes 9/30-12/8 (no classes week of Thanksgiving 11/25-12/1)

Summer Camps: Registration 4/10, camps run 8 weeks of 6/10-8/2
Back to School Camps: Registration 8/8, 2 five-day camps, weeks of 9/9 & 9/16
Thanksgiving Camps: Registration 10/17, 1 three-day camp, 11/25-27

*PLEASE NOTE: Schedules subject to change.

Advancing Through the Program:

Age 4-6

  • Be active and have fun with peers in a safe and encouraging manner
  • Introduction to the game of golf

Age 7-9

  • Be active and have fun with peers in a safe and encouraging manner
  • Build inner strength and self-confidence
  • Learn to play golf
  • Focus on building relationships with other players while exploring the game of golf

Age 10-11

  • Explore character concepts in active and collaborative ways that are valuable on and off the course
  • Develop golf skills and enthusiasm for the game
  • Support positive Game Changing behaviors in fun and meaningful ways

Age 12-13

  • Explore both golf skills and characters commitments while having fun with peers
  • Provide opportunities to demonstrate mastery and growth in golf skills and abilities
  • Support growth and development of early adolescents

Age 14+

  • Build character and support personal development
  • Develop additional golf skills and abilities
  • Look toward their future and plan their own paths
  • Evaluate, reflect, and apply their understanding of life and golf skills to new situations on and off the course