The First Tee of the Sandhills is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization established to positively impact the lives of young people by providing structured educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.  Annually, thanks to the support of local donations from individuals, businesses and supporters we are able to reach more and more youth through programs, outreach and elementary schools. The First Tee of the Sandhills is grateful for the support that we continue to receive, but there is still much to be accomplished. Please support the continued success of our programs today! 


Volunteers of The First Tee are passionate about helping young people succeed. By contributing your time and talent, you can directly help further our mission. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE  or Contact Jamie Martin, Program Director, at or 910.255.3035


Businesses and individuals assist with in-kind donations of golf equipment, food, beverages and other budget-relieving items. These donations allow us to focus resources on providing the best opportunities for participants. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


By sponsoring a participant or a class through The First Tee of the Sandhills, your support will help offset the cost to operate our after school character education programs as well as provide a financial scholarship for The First Tee Participants in need. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


Over the last five years, The First Tee of the Sandhills has doubled its programming capacity and participation in the Life Skills Curriculum Program. But our mission does not stop there. Through our ‘no child left behind’ motto, we want to continue to grow our programs so that every child has the chance to hold a golf club, be part of a new experience, and learn positive life lessons to help them succeed both on and off the course. The Annual Fund helps bridge the gap in cost to deliver programs and the participant fee to attend an 8-week program. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 


Our multiyear strategic plan includes successful growth into a nine (9) county region of the Sandhills. But first, it will be necessary to build awareness in these regions through outreach opportunities. As we reach more youth, we will lay the foundation for a successful program that will surpass our time.  Financial support from the business community is a critical component to the success of The First Tee in our community. We feel that our goals will be attained through positive experiences of participants, word of mouth in the community and outreach programming. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE