About Us

We help young people build strength of character that will empower them through a lifetime. 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 and teens can carry to everything they do.

Background & Purpose

Established in 2008, First Tee – Greater Charleston is a local 501(c)(3) serving young people, ages 5-18, from all walks of life. We utilize on-course, in-school, and community programs to teach the game of golf and its inherent values to more than 17,000 children each year in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. 

But we’re more than a golf program… We’re a youth development organization backed by enthusiastic donors, coaches, and volunteers who want to give Charleston Area young people every possible advantage. Together, we’re Building Game Changers!

2023 Impact