About Us

At First Tee, we believe in developing experiences that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes next. Our programs seamlessly integrate the game of golf with a life skills curriculum to create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience.

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. We’ve all heard “it takes a village.” The First Tee – Greater Charleston Family is one heck-of-a village, and together, we’re Building Game Changers.

Our Impact