The First Tee of the East Bay is not just a golf program. It is a youth development program that positively impacts the lives of young people by offering research-based curriculum centered on life skills, core values and healthy choices taught through the game of golf. Our programs build character and teach skills that help participants face challenges at home, school and play in a constructive manner. The award-winning curriculum is offered at Lake Chabot Golf Course, Metropolitan Golf Links, Montclair Golf Club and Mission Hills of Hayward.

Who is Eligible: Participants must be between the ages 6-17.

Cost and Benefit: There is a $40 application fee, which covers the cost for the golf uniform, and $110 eight-week session. Scholarships are available. We will not turn anyone away. All equipment is provided free.

Equipment & Benefits: All equipment provided. The First Tee of the East Bay members who are eligible will receive a NCGA “Kids on Course” discount with existing affiliate facilities throughout the Northern California by displaying a current membership card.

Structure: Paralleling the structure of the golf instruction program, The First Tee Life Skills Curriculum is divided into three levels, starting with PLAYer (for beginners) and progressing through Par, Birdie and Eagle.

The PLAYer level focuses as the starting point for The First Tee Curriculum
The Par level focuses on the fundamental communication and self-management skills.
The Birdie level deals primarily with goal-setting.
The Eagle level gives participants advanced instruction and practice on mastering Par and Birdie level skills, as well as additional topics, such as conflict management, mentoring, and career planning.