Welcome to The First Tee of Hampton Roads

What We Do:

It's our 15th Anniversary! 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, 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

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! Questions, please call 757.563.8990

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!

Thank You for Giving!

What better way to say Thank You, than through the eyes of our children. This video was sent to every player, sponsor & partner, volunteer, etc...that supported us in this year's Claude King Memorial Golf Tournament....This is The First Tee!


The First Tee Character Education Program

The Next Session Begin in February! 
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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2014 Program Guide

Welcome to The First Tee of Hampton Roads!  Below is the 2014 Program Guide to inform you and your family of our curriculum, classes, camps, special events, ways to get involved and how to support our chapter.  We look forward to serving you here at The Tee!


Hours Of Operation

Hours of Operation for the Virginia Beach Facility:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  Saturday 8a-5p, Sunday 9a-5pm. Mon-Thurs, we will close at 5:30 to accommodate class. Range: Mondays range closes at 4pm; Tuesday-Sun, range closes about 4:30pm.  On Saturdays, the facility opens up at 1pm for general play. Download the YMCASHR App, call ahead or visit us for details. Questions, call 563-8990. Please plan accordingly and thanks for your cooperation. 

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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