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 – Virginia Peninsula serves local youth ages 5 – 17. It is a collaboration between local area golf courses and the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. This program provides an environment for youth to learn valuable life skills through playing the game of golf.

First Tee – Virginia Peninsula began with limited programming in the fall of 2011 at The Hamptons Golf Course. They now have 4 additional program sites including, The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green Courses), Kiskiack Golf Club, Colonial Heritage Golf Club and Ford’s Colony Country Club. Through their Life and Golf Skills classes, National School Program, and Outreach Program, over 11,000 children throughout the Peninsula have been introduced to Core Values and Life Skills inherent to the game of golf.


Our vision is to make the game of golf accessible to all youth and positively impact their lives through programs that promote life skills, character development, and healthy choices.