First Tee – Metro Atlanta Highlights
About our Youth Program
We serve kids and teens throughout an 8 county metropolitan Atlanta area without restrictions for residency or socioeconomic status. Our youth program provides life skills and golf training for children ages 7-17.
Each year we conduct three programming sessions; Spring, Summer and Fall. Sessions consists of 8 weeks of golf and life skills classes. Registration is held prior the month prior to the start of each session. Please visit our Schedule Page for more detailed information.
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.
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.
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.
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.