Welcome to The First Tee of Lakeland

Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Lakeland

Central Florida Junior Golf Tour

The Central Florida Junior Golf Tour is a unique junior golf experience that allows youth between the ages of 8-18 the opportunity to play competitive golf.
The tour presents juniors a chance to showcase their skills and receive recognition while playing from age-appropriate yardages and prides itself on being a "Developmental Tour".
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Summer Camps

What to do for FUN this summer? Try our Golf Camps for youth ages 4 and older. Click "read more" for information.
Register today, camps are filling up quickly!
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The First Tee Classes, Program Schedule

2016 Sessions will be open for registration, one session at a time, starting the first week of January 2016. All current participants will be pre-enrolled into the first session of 2016 and open availability will be limited.

Please call to register and ask for our Program Coordinator, John Copeland
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Hours of Operation

YMCA Par 3 Course, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland Hours & Prices
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YMCA Par 3 Family FUN Days

Bring the whole golfing family to our Family FUN Days.
Saturday, May 14th - CELEBRATING MOM!
2 Person team Scramble-3 clubs & a putter *Sign up now!

Once a month, sometimes with a theme, we have FUN on the golf course with our families and friends. We couldn't think of a better place to be than at The First Tee of Lakeland on a Saturday morning.
Please click "read more" to see this month's format and date.
Our photos are in the "About Us" section, check us out!
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What We Do

Teach life skills through the game of golf to Lakeland area youth.
Provide off campus opportunities to our First Tee Class participants and program graduates to volunteer and engage in other golf related areas.
Educate boys and girls through golf by teaching The First Tee 9 Core Values & Nine Healthy Habits, that are inherent to the game.
Provide affordable access to golf instruction and play.
Build relationships with kids and families in our community.
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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