Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

Lesson Schedule

First Tee – Lake County is located at several courses throughout Lake County. Each location offers different levels of programming based on experience. Levels are broken up into age-based groups. They are ages 5-8, ages 9-13, and ages 14 and up. Each age level has access to Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced golf instruction. Ages 5-8 will have a life skills component that teach our core values and instill respect. Ages 9-13 will have a life skills component that teaches how to deal with your emotions as well as using healthy habits. Ages 14 and up will have a life skills component that teaches goal-setting and creating a goal ladder to achieve their dreams. Here at First Tee – Lake County we want our participants to be great people on and off of the golf course!

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf

We believe girls can do anything they set their minds to, which is why we can teach them more than just the game of golf, we inspire them for the game of life too. The “Five E’s” support our mission and give Girls Golf programs the opportunity to focus on teaching vital life skills that are specific to development for participants like developing confidence, finding their own voice, identifying their talents, and inspiring them to live active and healthy lifestyles. For more information on our girls golf initiative please click read more.

Teen Events

First The – Lake County promote program and its benefits to other youth within and outside First Tee – Lake County. Organize and manage the community service assistance of participants. Events for our teens help encourage the First Tee’s Nine Core Values by bringing teens together to have a positive impact on the community. For more information on our teen programs, please click read more.


The Ray Kenda Nine Core Values Leadership Award/Internship was established as a way to recognize our former Board Member Mr. Ray Kenda. This Award allows one high school student to opportunity to serve as an intern during the summer. They receive a stipend leadership training and valuable work experience to prepare them for life after High School. To learn about First Tee – Lake County’s past recipients please click read more.

Special Events For Adults & Participants

First Tee – Lake County offers events year round open to not only our participants, but adults as well. To see our events and upcoming event please click read more.