Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

On the Golf Course

Junior golf is just part of First Tee. Through our program that strengthens character, kids will learn life skills that stay with them into the rest of their lives, like:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

Participants progress through levels by demonstrating inner strength, character, and the life and golf skills they have learned. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level.

  • Introduction to the First Tee program (ages 4 -6)
  • PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee it up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct
  • Par (recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course
  • Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality
  • Eagle (recommended minimum age 13) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning
  • Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community

Golf Course Locations

  • Clifton Park Golf Course: 2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
  • Forest Park Golf Course: 2900 Hillsdale Road, Baltimore, MD 21207
  • Mount Pleasant Golf Course: 6001 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Carroll Park Golf Course: 2100 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

2021-2022 Winter Programming

Winter Programming begins December 4, 2021 at Perform Fit Cockeysville. Click on “Register My Child” to sign up. Please email Program Director, March Klein, at [email protected], with any questions.

Spring 2022 Programming

The Spring 2022 schedule will be released in late January. Classes will begin in mid-March.

Baltimore Caddie Academy

The vision of the academy is to help young people gain a better understanding of the game of golf, learn valuable life lessons, and help develop youth into leaders on and off the golf course.

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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Programming

Registration for Girls Golf Winter Programming is open for ages 10-18 at Five Iron Golf Baltimore. Click on “Register My Child” for more information. Please contact Girls Golf Site Director, March Klein, at [email protected] with any questions.

Become a Coach!

Our team is looking for coaches to help us throughout the year! Golf experience is a plus, but not required. Interested?

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