About Us

We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

First Tee – Metro Atlanta Highlights

About our Youth Program

We serve young people throughout metropolitan Atlanta without restrictions for residency or socioeconomic status. Our youth program provides life skills and golf training for children ages 7-17. Children seven years old, participate through partnership programs. Otherwise, age eight is the minimum age for registration. Please visit the Registration page for more information.

Each year we conduct three sessions and summer camp programming with Camp Best Friends. Sessions consists of several weeks of golf and life skills classes. Registration is held prior to the start of each session. Currently, we are heading into Summer (Session II) of the 2021 Program Year. Please keep an eye on our website for more information and for all updates.

About our Home Course

John A. White Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation golf course with some of the best greens to be found in the city of Atlanta. There are two Par 5’s, four Par 4’s, and three Par 3’s for a total yardage of 2,842. The course is open to the public on a year round basis. The range is an excellent practice facility with several marked target greens, a bunker and a putting green.

For hours and fees, click on John A. White Golf Course.

Our Mission & Core Values

The mission of First Tee – Metro Atlanta is to positively impact the lives of Atlanta’s young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

The organization works to instill the following First Tee Nine Core Values in each participant:



Through the generous donation of time by volunteer instructors, we serve several hundred children each year. To learn more about how you can volunteer, click Visit our Volunteer page.


Several youth participants in our program have gone on to play in numerous tournaments and on collegiate golf teams. But more importantly, through the life skills curriculum of First Tee – Metro Atlanta, children have learned to apply life skills and model our core values on a daily basis.

Financial Support

First Tee – Metro Atlanta receives financial support through corporate and individual donations, grants and the greens fees collected at the John A. White Golf Course. For a list ways to donate, click visit our Get Involved page.