Class Schedule

First Tee - Greater Akron offers classes at 6 program locations: Mud Run, Raintree, Brookledge, BigShots Golf Firestone, Lake Anna YMCA and Riverfront YMCA.

Curriculum is age-based and kids will be placed into classes based on the following ages:

  • Age 5-6
  • Age 7-9
  • Age 10-11
  • Age 12-13
  • Age 14+
Questions? Contact our Program Director, Michael Clark, at [email protected] or (330) 375-2638.

Our youth development organization is more than just youth golf lessons, we use the game of golf to teach kids/teens life skills. Our mission is to impact the lives of young people in Summit County by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges.

We seamlessly integrate the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, thus creating active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. Our work at First Tee is not about improving your golf score… it’s about strengthening what you bring to everything you do, including golf!​

We believe every kid deserves the chance to build inner strength before the world demands it, to find the joy that comes with feeling confident in their own skin before the world makes it feel impossible, and to access experiences and spaces where personal growth happens.

As an organization, we reached 18,716 kids/teens in 2023!