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.

First Tee of Aiken

First Tee – Aiken was established in August 2009 and is a locally owned and operated nonprofit organization. Students enrolled in the First Tee – Aiken receive quality life skills and golf instruction, free use of golf equipment, supervised practice privileges, tournament opportunities and more. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting low to moderate-income youth, minorities, girls, at-risk youth, students with disabilities and youth that might not have otherwise been exposed to the game and its positive values. No student or group will be turned away based on their inability to pay. At the First Tee – Aiken, youth programming is our first priority.

Our Learning Center is located on campus at UofSC Aiken – 1208 Gregg Hwy, Aiken, SC 29801.