Welcome to The First Tee of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties

What We Do:

To impact the lives of young people in Spartanburg by creating affordable and accessible golf facilities primarily to serve those who have not previously had exposure to the game and its positive values...

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 Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties

Register Today for Fall Programming

FALL 2016 programming begins the week of August 22nd at The Creek (Spartanburg), Woodfin Ridge (Boiling Springs/Inman), Cherokee National (Gaffney) and Willow Creek (Greer) Life Skills & Golf Skills programming conducted once weekly for youth ages 5 and up. Easy, secure Online Registration and Payment available as well as downloadable application.
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Maggie Smith selected Perfect Sense Digital Pro-Am Challenge

Congratulations Maggie Smith, 1 of 18 The First Tee participants selected to play on Monday, June 20th in the Perfect Sense Digital Pro-Am Challenge at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda MD, host to three US Opens.
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Spartanburg chapter hosts STEM Links program

The First Tee STEM Links Field Guide program takes place on October 17th at The Country Club of Spartanburg. 53 fifth-grade students from Houston Elementary will spend the school day learning about the golf course ecosystem and how golf courses sustain and conserve their environments.
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The First Tee 2016 Golf Passport

Pack your (Golf) Bag, your 2016 Golf Passport is available!

Back by Popular Demand, The First Tee Golf Passport!
18 "Free" Greens Fees, 9 Golf Courses, Cart Rental Required
Valid January 1 - December 31, 2016
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Got Golf Clubs or Balls to Donate?

You can help The First Tee of Spartanburg by bringing new or used golf clubs/balls to The First Tee Learning Center at 640 Keltner Avenue (located at The Creek Golf Club). Some equipment can be modified for student use; some can be sold to help further The First Tee of Spartanburg mission. "In kind" donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting The First Tee of Spartanburg!

Carolinas Golf Association

South Carolina Junior Golf Association

Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association

Upstate Turfgrass Association

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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