Good Golfers. Better People.
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia is a youth development organization that provides youth with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Our professional staff has decades of experience working with young people and are expert teachers of the game of golf. They care about the participants and want to see them grow as people.
We currently serve youth at multiple locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, including our two teaching and playing facilities, FDR Golf Course (South Philadelphia) and Walnut Lane Golf Club (Roxborough), along with locations at City Line Golf and Woodcrest Country Club.
At FDR, our facility is located adjacent to the clubhouse. With over 4,000 sq. ft, our facility at FDR is a wonderful place to learn about the game. It houses our offices, 1000 sq. ft. putting/chipping green, two indoor hitting bays, a 10 station computer lab. Outside we have a synthetic putting green, a 12 station synthetic tee driving range and a short game area.
At Walnut Lane, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia manages the golf course, which is part of the Fairmount Park System in the Roxborough section of the city. Our goal in managing this facility is to provide our participants’ access to golf at little to no cost. Program is delivered inside the clubhouse and outside where we have a small driving range, a synthetic putting green, and a short game area.
In 2012, The First Tee of Philadelphia expanded its footprint from Philadelphia County to the eight-county metropolitan area that surrounds it. This includes Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties.