Welcome to The First Tee of Lakeland

What We Do:

Teach the game of golf to Lakeland area youth; Educate boys and girls through golf by teaching values that are inherent to the game; Provide affordable access to golf instruction and play; Build relationships with kids.

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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

2016 Barkley, Bean, Bryant & Friends

The 2016 Barkley, Bean, Bryant & Friends is just around the corner on Friday, February 26th. Special guest, Jack Nicklaus will be joining in on the FUN this year.
Do you have your tickets yet?
A limited number of advance tickets will be sold and they are available from any of our YMCA of West Central Florida locations: North Lakeland at Fontaine Gills Family YMCA, South Lakeland at Cleveland Heights Family YMCA and our location, the YMCA Par 3 on George Jenkins Blvd.

Adults tickets: $20.00
Youth 15 and under are FREE
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Hours of Operation

YMCA Par 3 Course, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland Hours & Prices
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Stories & Features

Exciting things are happening. We've been chosen to host a First Tee National Coach Training (for the second time)!
January 2016- click to read more and see the dates our facility will be closed.
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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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YMCA Par 3 Family FUN Days

Bring the whole golfing family to our Family FUN Days.
NOVEMBER 21st- GLOW BALL "Family & Friends" - 2 Person team *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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