Who We Are

First Tee is a youth development initiative of the World Golf Foundation and is supported by the leading organizations in golf including the Masters Tournament, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and United States Golf Association. There are nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee located throughout the country and in five international locations. Based out of Chicago, IL, First Tee Greater Chicago chapter is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation dedicated to teaching the golf and life skills curriculum to young people in a service area that covers: I-355 east to Lake Michigan, north to the Wisconsin border and south to Interstate 80.

First Tee Greater Chicago offers our core Life Skills Experience programming in the city at Chicago Park District facilities and Harborside International Golf Center, at Foss Park Golf Course in North Chicago, Glenwoodie GC in Glenwood, Cog Hill in Lemont and in Waukegan through the Waukegan Park Districts. First Tee Greater Chicago strives to instill in participants First Tee Nine Core Values – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Young people who become members of First Tee Greater Chicago enjoy a variety of opportunities to learn life skills that can help them grow as individuals and prepare for the future.