Welcome to The First Tee of Chattanooga

What We Do:

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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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 Chattanooga

Mid-Summer Mini Series


We will be holding a Mini Series for the PLAYer Level during the month of July.

When:  July 9, 16, 23, & 30  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where:  Hixson Golf Range

Who:  Children ages 7 and older

What:  PLAYer Level (Learn to Putt, Chip, Pitch, and hit a Full Swing and some "playing" along with the first three of The First Tee Nine Core Values... Respect, Courtesy, and Responsibility)

Cost:  $ 50.

How to enroll:  

  1. Complete the on-line Registration form and submit on-line.  
  2. Then make payment during sign-up on Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 PM at The First Tee of Chattanooga, 2453 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga.
  3. Space is limited to the first 10 paid participants.  Payment will be accepted based on the date and time stamp on the completed Registration form.

Questions:  Either come to the Orientation Meeting on June 30 or contact Kathleen McCarthy at KMcCarthy@TheFirstTeeChattanooga.org

Now Seeking: Director of Development

The First Tee of Chattanooga is seeking a well qualified person to fill our Director of Development position. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please click this link: (Director of Development Job Description)  Submit cover letter and Resume to:  KMcCarthy@TheFirstTeeChattanooga.org

Orientation Meetings

Orientation Meetings are highly recommended for all the parents or associated adults of all new participants before participating in the program. Previous participants and their associated adults are encouraged to attend Orientation Meetings from time to time. There is a great deal to understand about the program and how to get the full benefit of what we have to offer. The more you know, the better we can serve you.


  • The First Tee Life Skills Experience
    • Levels, Subgroups, Curriculum
    • Expectations
    • Coaches
    • How we coach
    • How children advance
    • Importance of practice
  • Policies of The Player Development Complex will be introduced.

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Practice Facility Summer Hours of Operation


  • Tuesday - Friday early morning until 7 PM
  • Saturday early morning until 6 PM


  • Sunday and Monday
  • Good Friday, April 3, 2014
  • 4th of July
  • 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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