Why Golf?

Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.

First Tee – Coastal Carolinas offers programs and instruction which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle.

 Programming Classes Available

8 week session cost is $60.  Classes start the week of March 7th. If you have questions regarding classes or your child needs clubs, please email [email protected]. If you have registration questions or issues, please email [email protected]

Day of WeekLocation AgeTimeCoach
MondayMagnolia Greens7 and Up4:30-6:00Coach Jack
TuesdayCinghiale Creek7-104:30-6:00Coach Chris
TuesdayCinghiale Creek11 and Up4:30-6:00Coach Roger
TuesdaySandpiper Bay9-124:30-6:00Coach Terry
Tuesday Carolina National10-134:30-6:00Coach Fran
WednesdayCarolina National7-104:30-6:00Coach Pete
WednesdayMagnolia Greens9-124:30-6:00Coach Mike
WednesdayMagnolia Greens13 and Up 4:30-6:00Coach Terry
ThursdayCinghiale Creek ACC7 and Up 3:30-5:00Coach Chris
ThursdayCinghiale Creek7 and Up 4:30-6:00Coach Paul
ThursdayCarolina National13 and Up 4:30-6:00Coach Terry
ThursdaySouth Harbor Par 37 and Up 4:30-6:00Coach Jerry
ThursdayThe Clubs at St. James9 and up4:30-6:00Coach Russ
ThursdayOlde Fort Golf Course7 and Up 4:30-6:00Coach Jack
FridayLil’ Linksters-Cinghiale Creek5 and 64:45-5:30Coach Terry
Friday LPGA Girls Golf-Cinghiale Creek 7 and Up 4:30-5:30Coach Susan
Saturday Cinghiale Creek 13 and Up 10:30-12Coach Terry
SaturdayCinghiale Creek 7 and Up2:00-3:30Coach Kirby

Open Practice 

If interested in playing, please email Coach Terry to sign up. These events are a great way to get some practice in and gear up for Spring Programming! 


7-9 Age Level Classes

This is the introductory level of The First Tee Life Skills Experience for children ages 7-9 year olds.   This level teaches participants how to play the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf, The First Tee Code of Conduct, and The First Tee Nine Core Values™.  These interpersonal and self-management skills will help out participants develop much more than their golf games.

10-11 Age Level Classes

This Level  introduces participants to life skills that will help them both on and off the golf course.  The main focus of the this level is to assist participants in acquiring several self-management techniques and interpersonal skills that will help them in managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to perform at their best both on and off the golf course.

12-13 Age Level Classes

Of all of the life skills addressed in The First Tee Life Skills Experience, goal-setting is one of the most important.  This level affords participants the opportunity to learn how to set and pursue their own goals.  This will provide participants with a greater sense of purpose, direction, and motivation in their lives.

14+ Age Level Classes
This age level participant will learn about wellness, diversity, building go-to teams, and conflict management.

Ace Level

The Ace Level offers advanced instruction and practice in many of the Golf and Life Skills introduced in the PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle levels.  Ace focuses on personal planning and reinforces interpersonal communication, self-management, goal-setting, self-coaching, and resilience skills that were applied in the earlier levels learned in The First Tee Life Skills Experience as they prepare for life after high school.


If your child needs golf clubs, please contact Terry at [email protected].