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 – Greater Charleston is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

Did you know?

  • With our on-course Core Golf & Life Skill program, we reach 1,000+ youth each year with our character building life skills.
  • There are currently 33 elementary schools in Charleston and Berkeley counties enrolled in our School Program, where 15,000+ local students learn golf and life skills every year.
  • Through Community Programs, our chapter partners with other area non-profits including the the City of Charleston Recreation Department, WINGS for Kids, Special Olympics, Lowcountry Autism, Camp Happy Days, and many others.

Check out our annual report below to read more or explore the options below to learn more about programs and curriculum!