The Harborside Youth Learning Center

Transforming youth golf on Chicago’s South Side

Key Features:

Key Features of our Harborside Youth Learning Center:

  • Simulator: Our state-of-the-art Foresight simulator is ready to take young golfers on virtual adventures and help them hone their skills in a fun and interactive way.
  • Dedicated Learning Space: We have a dedicated space for learning and development, ensuring that our youth have access to the best resources for growth.
  • Upgraded Technology: The facility boasts cutting-edge technology that will enhance the learning experience and enable our coaches to provide valuable insights to our young golfers.

This learning center is about more than just golf; it’s about providing a space for kids and teens to grow both as golfers and as individuals. We are proud to offer programming here five days a week, all year round, making it our first fully dedicated First Tee youth golf space on the south side.

The renovation is just one part of our broader investment. We are expanding our team, bringing our programs to a dozen local schools, and partnering with several local youth-serving organizations. Our goal is to reach underrepresented kids and teens from the surrounding community, providing them with exposure to the game of golf and life-enhancing skills.



Grand Opening:

August 15, 2023 marked the grand opening our Harborside Youth Learning Center. The event featured clinics led by PGA TOUR professionals Gary Woodland and Nick Hardy and unveiled a facility-wide technology upgrade provided by CDW.

Project Partners

  • Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • Skender Construction
  • Four Four Design
  • Kelso Burnett Co.


  • CDW

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our primary sponsor, CDW, for their unwavering support in empowering kids and teens and strengthening our impact on this community. With partners like CDW, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our youth.

  • Linda & Richard Price Family Fund
  • Wintrust
  • The Pritzker Organization
  • The Merrill Family
  • Katherine Jemsek
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Waddell
  • IMC Foundation
  • Bettinardi Golf
  • Old National Bank
  • Klaff Family Foundation
  • Todd & Sarah Simpson
  • The Cashman Family
  • Peggy & Kevin Callahan
  • Mike Brennan
  • Vensure HR
  • Vicki & Greg Bednar
  • The Seder Family
  • Emily A. Sobut

Harborside Youth Learning Center: 11001 S Doty Ave. East Chicago, IL 60628