The mission of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans is to positively impact the lives of our local youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices, through the game of golf.

Did you know?

  • There are nearly 60 elementary schools enrolled in our National School Program locally, impacting over over 30,000 local K-5th grade students per year!
  • Through our Life Skills Experience, we reach over 1,300 youth and teens with our First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits. Nearly 80% of the students who participate in our programs are qualified for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch, and are able to participate at no cost through donor provided scholarships.
  • Our Chapter partners with local youth development organizations, including: NORD, Trinity Community Christian Church, Son of a Saint, Excite All-Stars, Elevate New Orleans, Southern University New Orleans – Healthy Minds & Bodies, Discovery Fest, Dillard University Sports Camp, and The Boys and Girls Club. Through these partnerships, we’re able to introduce students to The First Tee DRIVE program.

The Power of Relationships

The First Tee coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire youth to discover their individual potential. Our programs help young people build confidence, develop respect, and appreciate the value of giving back to our community – all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.

Our Partner Golf courses

Audubon Golf Club, Joseph Bartholomew Golf Course, Bayou Oaks at City Park, English Turn Country Club, Lakewood Golf Course, Chateau Golf & Country Club, Flagstick Golf, Stonebridge Golf Club of New Orleans, TPC Louisiana, Timberlane Country Club, Grand Ridge Golf Club, LaTour Golf Club and Oak Harbor Golf Club.