About Us

We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

First Tee — Oakland is a youth development organization teaching young people positive values such as honesty, integrity, confidence and respect while using the game of golf as a tool.  First Tee lessons are taught at Metropolitan Golf Links and next year lessons will be taught through in-school programs.

More Than a Sports Program for Kids & Teens

At the First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.