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

ARMS Foundation Golf Invitational

We are honored to be part of the 2015 ARMS Foundation Golf Invitational Tournament, July 14th. Thank you to Kent Bazemore, The ARMS Foundation and Gray Area Management for choosing to support youth golf and The First Tee of Hampton Roads. If you're interested in putting in a team or sponsoring the event, please see the tournament information for details. This should be an amazing event with the star athletes expected to attend...make plans to join us!

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Camp at The First Tee

Looking for a fun way for your kids to learn the game of golf? Try one of our youth golf camps! Weekly Summer Camps begin June 22 for ages 8+ and half day camps begin June 29 for kids ages 5-7. Read about our camps in the 2015 Program Guide and to register directly online, visit the link below:


Please note: Birth certificate, physical forms, recent shot records and medical authorization (if needed) are required for camp!

Golf-A-Thon for The First Tee

Gerry Jones has elected The First Tee of Hampton Roads to be the recipient of his Golf-A-Thon fundraiser on August 28th. Please consider supporting this amazing young man and aspiring golfer in his quest to play as many holes as possible! Pledge per hole or a general donation...all proceeds will be matched by the USGA.
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The First Tee Character Education Golf Program

The Next Session of classes begins the week of August 3rd!
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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Give to The First Tee of Hampton Roads

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...Whether you give $5, $500 or $5,000...every gift helps us serve more children through our mission of The First Tee...join us today!

The 2015 Claude King Memorial Golf Tournament

We are so pleased to welcome Bay Disposal/Johns Brothers as a Title Sponsor for this year's tournament. Join us on Monday October 12th as Bay Disposal/Johns Brothers present The 2015 Claude King Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting The First Tee of Hampton Roads. This year's event will take place at both The Princess Anne Country Club and The Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club and can host a max of 60 teams. We have many other levels of sponsorship, if your company is interested, please contact Nancy Moore at nmoore@ymcashr.org. 

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!


Hours Of Operation

Hours of Operation for the Virginia Beach Facility, as of July 1, 2015:

Beginning Monday, 7/1/15: Monday-Friday 7am-8:30pm.  Saturday 7a-8:30p, Sunday 9a-8:30pm. Range closes at 7:30pm, Tues- Sunday and on Monday range closes at 5pm. Also, please note Sat mornings, we are closed until 1pm for youth classes. Check Facebook regularly, download the YMCASHR App or call ahead for details: 563-8990. 

Sat July 4th: 9a-6pm...No Classes, Open Play available. 

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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