Welcome to The First Tee of Hampton Roads

What We Do:

The First Tee of Hampton Roads is a youth development golf program. We are a chapter of the National Organization of The First Tee and program of the YMCA. Our main location is our 55-acre facility in Va. Beach, including a nine-hole walking course, driving range, newly expanded putting green, practice area and Learning Center/ Clubhouse.

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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 Hampton Roads

2015 Program Guide

The New 2015 Program Guide for The First Tee of Hampton Roads is here!  Everything you need to know is inside...take a look!


Year End Giving

Please consider a gift to our charity...If you're a participant, a member, a supporter or a past donor, I would like to ask you to give to our Welcome to the Game Campaign. Any level is welcome and every donation counts!!!! We are striving towards a matching grant from Johnson & Johnson, so whether you give $5, $500 or $5,000...every gift gets us one step closer!

The First Tee Character Education Program

Happy New Year! The Next Session of classes begins Jan. 19th! 
The First Tee Character Education Golf Certification Program offers progressive levels of instruction in golf as well as important life skills in a fun outdoor setting. Each child participates in group lessons and moves through various levels of golf and life skills.
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Hours Of Operation

Hours of Operation for the Virginia Beach Facility:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  Saturday 9a-5p, Sunday 9a-5pm. Range closes at 4:30pm. During the weeks where there are no classes, Sat. has open play. Note: Christmas Eve and New Years Eve we will close at 3pm. Christmas Day and New Years Day, we are closed. Download the YMCASHR App, call ahead or visit us for details. Questions, call 563-8990. 

New ways to donate equipment

Looking to donate equipment to our chapter?  Check out 2nd Swing for details on making a donation. (See donation page) We have moved to this service due to our restrictions with storage and the amount of unusable clubs. Please make your donations using 2nd Swing...the shipping is free and our chapter earns money that we will use to help a child learn the game of golf! If you have clubs & equipment that is 5 years old or newer, please bring them directly to our VB facility. Any questions, please call 757.563.8990

YMCA Conference Facilities

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads has two amazing conference venues to use for your next company outing, family reunion, wedding or simply to host a great party!  Watch this video to learn more. 


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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