After-School & Weekend Classes

Registration for our 2022 Winter Session will open Wednesday, December 1st, at 10am. Classes will run from January 15th to February 5th. This session will consist of four Saturday classes at four of our programming sites. Classes are age-based for this session, no previous golf experience required. Space is limited so make sure you have your site and class picked out in advance.

Session Fee: $50
The session fee covers four weeks of classes.

No Membership Fee Required for 2022 Winter Session.

Membership Fee: $35
The membership is required and is good for one calendar year. It includes a hat, polo, backpack, yardage book, membership card, and member discounts at local golf courses (specific discount varies by course).

Register for Classes

For more information about our regular programming through the spring, summer, and fall, please see below or check out our 2021 schedule.

Need help registering? Check out our step by step guide.

Classes of First Tee


A Youth Program Unlike Any Other

First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Through golf and our Nine Core Values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

Curriculum Levels

New to First Tee? Children ages 5 and 6 start at the TARGET level. Children 7-12 begin at PLAYer, and teenagers 13+ begin at Teen PLAYer.

TARGET: Promotes curiosity of the game of golf through a safe and fun environment and introduces the First Tee Life Skills Experience

  • Age – 5 & 6
  • Prerequisite – None

PLAYer: Focuses on interpersonal skills and lays the foundation of the Nine Core Values and Code of Conduct

  • Age – Required minimum age 7
  • Prerequisite – None

Advanced PLAYer: Continues focus on interpersonal skills and the Nine Core Values; golf activities will increase in difficulty

  • Age – 8
  • Experience – Minimum 1 session at PLAYer Level

 Par: Reviews the Nine Core Values and focuses on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course

  • Age – Recommended minimum age 9
  • Prerequisite – Minimum 2 sessions at PLAYer Level or Advanced PLAYer Level

 Advanced Par: Continues review of Nine Core Values and placing an emphasis of self-management skills with advanced golf activities

  • Age – Recommended minimum age 10
  • Perquisite – Minimum 1 session at Par Level

Teen PLAYer & Par: Designed for older golf novices; focuses on interpersonal skills, the Nine Core Values, and self-management

  • Age – Required minimum age 12
  • Prerequisite – TEEN PLAYer – None; if registering for TEEN Par, a minimum of 2 TEEN PLAYer Level or 2 regular PLAYer Level sessions must first be completed.

Birdie: Review of the Par curriculum with an emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality

  • Age – Recommended minimum age 11
  • Prerequisite – Minimum of 3 sessions at Par Level or Advanced Par Level

Eagle: Developing a healthy sense of self, learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning

  • Age – Recommended minimum age 13
  • Prerequisite – Minimum of 3 sessions at Birdie Level

Ace: Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community through service

  • Age – Required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade
  • Prerequisite – Minimum of 4 sessions at Eagle Level

Scholarships are available for families who have financial need.

COVID-19 Precautions: Safety is our priority! First Tee Greater New Orleans is running our classes following all recommendations from the LA Department of Education and LA Office of Public Health. Read about how we are Playing It Safe for more information, or email us with questions.


For learning and skill development to be effective at each level of the Life Skills Experience, coaches must allow sufficient time to ensure concepts are experienced, understood, explored and can be applied in different situations. The certification requirements at each level become progressively more challenging for participants in view of their increased commitment and capabilities. Coaches should keep in mind that, in general, participants should take a minimum of two years at each of the certification levels to master life skills, golf skills and healthy habits required to successfully complete certification.

Certification will be offered at the end of all Spring and Fall Sessions. However, coaches may invite a participant to take a Certification test at the end of any session if they believe the participant is ready to move on to the next level.