Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Seattle

What We Do

To positively impact the lives of young people from all backgrounds by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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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 Greater Seattle

Junior Golf-a-Thon

June 28th to June 30th
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For the first time ever, The First Tee of Greater Seattle is holding a Youth Golf Marathon! Tee it up with other players from your level in the program at 9:00 a.m., and play as many holes as you can before the sun sets. Play contests, win prizes, and raise funds for the program!

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Quick Links

For more information about the program, please follow these links:

Our Programs: upcoming events and opportunities.

Registration: sign up for the next session of youth programming.

FAQ for Parents: membership, tournaments, instruction, equipment.

Volunteering: learn more about joining us for special events or coaching.

Summer Orientations

Registered for summer classes?

All new and returning members are invited to join us for Orientation Week!

View the full schedule HERE and select your orientation time.


Learn more about The First Tee education, opportunities, and membership benefits. Parents and players participate together in a group field-day format, including short game and full swing activities, as well as Q&A session with a staff member.

Adult Golf Clinics

Parents - your children and grandchildren are learning to play golf, and now it's your turn!

Between June 28 - July 1, we invite you to participate in a 1-hour golf skills clinic at your home facility.


Only times visible on the signup form are available!

Our highly qualified instruction team is comprised of licensed teaching professionals with The First Tee, the PGA, and the LPGA, among other accreditations.

Ideal for beginning and intermediate players. All equipment provided. Cost is only $30, and scholarships are available.

Coach-Junior Shootout

Coaches and participants of The First Tee team up for some fun, friendly competition on the Par-3 course (regulation course for the Eagle level). 

Saturday, July 2nd @ Jefferson Park GC

12:00Reg. Course
Par & Birdie
Par-3 Course
4:00Par-3 Course


See The Secret Life of Pets and Benefit The First Tee

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Admiral Theater, West Seattle

10:00 a.m.


Join us for a special viewing of The Secret Life of Pets just for friends of The First Tee of Greater Seattle. Come watch one of the most anticipated movies of the summer while supporting programs of The First Tee with your ticket proceeds. 


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New Program Location

We are proud to announce our newest program location in beautiful Carnation, WA!

The Blue Heron Golf Course

Offering Saturday classes this summer at the following levels: TARGET, PLAYer, Par & Birdie.

Avoid traffic and drive east for class this summer!

Click HERE for the program schedule.

Parent's Guide

The 2015 Parents' Guide is here! Learn more about The First Tee, including the mission, curriculum and coaching philosophy, as well as national scholarship opportunities. Also available in Spanish.

Help The First Tee While You Grocery Shop

Support The First Tee during your weekly grocery shopping. Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The First Tee of Greater Seattle and you will be helping the program earn a donation from Fred Meyer! Its simple.

1. Visit  the Community Rewards section of the Fred Meyer website

2. Click "Link Your Card Now"

3. Sign in to or set-up a rewards card account (set-up will only take 2 minutes).

4. Type in "The First Tee of Greater Seattle" under Find Your Organization and click Enroll

5. Do your regularly shopping! It's that easy.

Thanks for your support.

Apply for Employment

We are actively hiring coaches for 2016!

Coaches are at the heart of The First Tee's mission. They represent a diversity of ages, backgrounds, and professional experience, but they all share a passion for golf, teamwork, having fun, and making a difference.

If you are interested in being considered for a coaching position, please download the application and the Coach Handbook then submit that and an updated resume to Evan Johnsen, Program Director. This is a part-time position, and applications will be accepted on a seasonal and rolling basis.

More Than A Game

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 such as 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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