General Program Information

First Tee of Metro Atlanta teaches life skills and golf to children ages 8 to 18 years old. Membership is open to youth throughout metro Atlanta on a first come, first served basis. Participants attend weekly classes at one of our 6 Program Locations. Most classes are held on Saturdays, but day of week and time vary by location.


FTMA coaches are trained to create positive relationships that inspire kids to discover their individual potential. Our programs help kids and teens build confidence, develop respect and appreciate the value of giving back to their community all while learning the lifelong sport of golf.

Golf training spans introductory to advanced level. The life skills curriculum includes training on interpersonal, self-management and goal setting skills. Instructors teach golf and life skills in a seamless fashion. Training is conducted on the range and golf course (please see below for Junior Access Policies.) Children do not have to own golf clubs to participate in the program. All new participants must begin at PLAYer level, regardless of golf ability. Participants can advance from PLAYer to ACE level based on their performance, certification tests and length of time in the program.

For many, golf instruction is a major draw to our program; however, it is important to note that the focus of the First Tee of Metro Atlanta is to help young people cultivate our Nine Core Values™ ( Honesty | Integrity | Sportsmanship | Respect | Confidence | Responsibility | Perseverance | Courtesy | Judgment ) and apply those values in all aspects of their lives.

For information on how to join the First Tee of Metro Atlanta, please see the Registration page on the left side bar under Programs & Instruction. GET SOCIAL WITH US! See current news, stories, updates and events, by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Junior Range Access Policy

The range at John A. White Golf Course is big and spacious, with multiple targets, a practice green, and sand trap. The range is open to the public as well as members of The First Tee of Metro Atlanta. Follow the link to learn more about the junior access policy.
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Junior Course Access Policy

John A. White Golf Course is home to The First Tee of Metro Atlanta. The nine hole golf course is open to the public as well as to members of The First Tee of Metro Atlanta. Follow the link for information on the course access policy for junior golfers.
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