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.



The First Tee of Greater Seattle was formed in 2001 through a collaboration between the Broadmoor Golf Club Foundation, First Tee, the Board of Municipal Golf of Seattle and the City of Seattle. We became the 106th chapter of First Tee on December 20, 2002. While our legal name is the Seattle Junior Golf Foundation, we do business as the First Tee of Greater Seattle.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. Experts in youth development, golf, and coaching came together to develop the First Tee Life Skills Curriculum. Through the curriculum, coaches seamlessly integrate golf and character building activities into each lesson. As a child progresses through the First Tee Life Skills Experience, the activities and life lessons become more involved, helping young people build character and become even more equipped to make good choices on and off the golf course.

We serve more than 2,000 young people annually at 12 different facilities in King and Snohomish counties. We also partner with more than 200 local elementary and middle schools to bring the game and its inherent core values to more than 100,000 students during the school day.

And it’s making a difference. Our programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities. Learn more about the First Tee of Greater Seattle in the video below: