2018 FALL Program

The First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 5 to 17 regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, The First Tee helps youth become good golfers and even better people.

Fall classes meet twice a week, for an hour and 45 minutes, and run for 4.5 weeks. The session is $75 for PLAYer and PAR level youth, and $150 for BIRDIE and EAGLE.

The First Tee of Yakima also provides scholarships when needed.

Target Registered (for ages 5 to 7) meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:15 beginning September 10.

PLAYer/PAR Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:45 PM, beginning September 10.

PAR/BIRDIE/EAGLE Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:45 PM, beginning September 11.

Please note: The First Tee of Yakima is now using the online registration platform known as Salesforce. This new platform will help us track your child’s progression throughout The First Tee program, allow an easy way to navigate and register for classes, and a seamless check out process. Along with all of our participant information, the platform will also help us keep record of our coaches and their progress within the chapter, as well as coach training. 

New Participants:   If you are NEW to The First Tee, please create a NEW ACCOUNT using the registration button provided below. Should you experience any difficulty, please call the office at 509-949-6349.


Returning Participants:

If you are a returning parent/participant, you will need to login using the email address you last used on a paper registration form. You will need to use the FORGOT PASSWORD link in the Log In section in order to help you finalize the set up of your account. By using this link, you will receive an email link that will allow you to create a new password. Please check your SPAM/JUNK folder if you don’t receive it. For more information or for a step-by-step break down of this process, please use the registration instructions provided below.



Click Registration button below.


From the login page, click “Forgot Password?” hyperlink.


Enter your login email address: <enter email address> and click Submit.


Open your email and click on the new hyperlink provided to set up a new password.


You may now register for the 2018 Fall Session.


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION, please contact Christina McCarthy at 509-949-6349 or christinam@thefirstteeyakima.org

Youth Program Unlike Any Other

The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Advancing through the Program

From age 7 through 18, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of The First Tee is completing Ace.

  • Target (5 and 6 year olds) – Introduce your little one to the game in a low stress, high fun atmosphere using over sized equipment and belco targets.
  • PLAYer (required minimum age 7) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and The First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
  • Par (recommended minimum age 9) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course.
  • Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality.
  • Eagle (recommended minimum age13) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning.
  • Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.


Ask us about scholarships for financial need.

The Power of Relationships

“I consider my coaches at The First Tee to be some of the most important mentors I had growing up.” –alumnus

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.