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.

About First Tee – Phoenix

First Tee-Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Maricopa County from all walks of life – particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play. It was designed to serve as a place for participants to learn valuable life skills and character lessons through creative activities and instructional programs that incorporate the fundamental teachings of golf.

The goal of First Tee-Phoenix is to incorporate responsibility, courtesy, honesty, and integrity – all values inherent in the game of golf – into the daily lives of those who participate. By using the fundamentals of golf, First Tee-Phoenix equips youth with the skills needed to follow their dreams, advance academically and athletically, strengthen their social abilities and become productive members of their local community.

First Tee-Phoenix is privileged to have the active support of The Thunderbirds, an extraordinary group of local community-oriented individuals with a common focus to positively impact the lives of young people. Through the years, the proceeds of events staged by The Thunderbirds – most notably the Phoenix Open – have been spent to benefit numerous organizations and individuals. 

Application & New Member Information

Do you have a child and would like to enroll him/her in our programming?  You can join at any time during our 4 programming sessions. Class times and days vary by location. Each member will fill out an application and pay the $155 yearly fee online. Call us for more information. 602-305-7655. See you soon!