The First Tee

of Harrisonburg

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

We have a 4 County territory, which includes, Rockingham, Augusta, Page, and Shenandoah Counties.  As well as the Cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  Through our various Programs, we are constantly expanding our efforts to increase the junior golf population in our area.  Those Programs include:  Certification classes, Outreach, National School Program, DRIVE, and our Juvenile Diversion Program.  We also work with several local schools by hosting field trips, helping lead PE classes, as well as after school activities.

The First Tee of Harrisonburg is a non-profit tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to The First Tee of Harrisonburg are deductible by donors as provided in section 170 of the code.

The First Tee of Harrisonburg Tax Id number is 26-3826410.

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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COVID-19 & Building Update

8th Annual Michael L. Carrier Golf Tournament

Tournament Information

2020 Spring Schedule is Available

First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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