Frequently Asked Questions

If my participant is new to First Tee, how should they start?
New participants will be in age-based instruction (based on age at the start of the program). They will develop and enhance golf skills throughout the program, with lessons tailored to their age development.

Is experience necessary to participate?
No experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know!

How is First Tee connected to the Y?
First Tee — Hampton Roads is a nine-hole golf course that is owned and operated by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. This facility is one of nine multi-purpose chapters in First Tee's national network.

What is the cost for programs?
First Tee offers membership and many different programs options. For current pricing and to register online, visit our registration portal.

How do I register and pay for programs?
There are several ways to register for programs. You can visit us at 2400 Tournament Drive for a tour of the learning center and to sign up in-person, call us at (757) 563-8990, or review program details and register online.

Where do we meet for our program?
Virginia Beach programs meet in the First Tee classroom, unless otherwise specified.

How do we know if class is cancelled for weather?
Classes are rarely cancelled at First Tee — Hampton Roads because we have an indoor facility in Virginia Beach. However, at our Virginia Beach location and program locations, if we deem the weather impacts course conditions to the point where we're unable to hold classes, we will send you an email and a text message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. To opt in for text messages, please text GOLFLESSONS to 1-833-222-2118.

What should my participant wear to class?
Participants should wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Also, make sure your participant is wearing athletic footwear. We recommend hats and sunscreen for protection.

Does my child need golf clubs?
If you do not have your own golf clubs, we have plenty for participants to use at no additional cost!

If my child cannot attend my normal scheduled class, can we attend another class during the week?
We do not offer makeup classes, but you can contact our Director of Golf for accommodations.

As a parent, what should I do during class?
Parents are welcome to stay and observe in the lobby or under the pavilion. We ask that you refrain from participating in the class, kids and teens can get distracted by parents or feel left out if their peer's parents are present and not their own. This allows our participants o give the volunteers and coaches their full, undivided attention. You are also welcome your child off and return before the end of class for pick up.

We need volunteers! Should you be interested in volunteering, please contact us for more information.

How can I support the organization?
Please donate! Your gift in any amount will prepare kids and teens for their futures. We also take equipment donations! This can be used for the youth and adults who do not have their own equipment or sold to further contribute to our mission of making golf accessible for everyone.