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.

Who We Are

First Tee – Greater Chicago offers our core Life Skills Experience programming in the city at Chicago Park District facilities and Harborside International Golf Center, Glenwoodie GC in Glenwood, and in Waukegan through the Waukegan Park Districts. First Tee – Greater Chicago strives to instill in participants First Tee Nine Core Values – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Young people who become members of First Tee – Greater Chicago enjoy a variety of opportunities to learn life skills that can help them grow as individuals and prepare for the future.