About Us

We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.


Welcome to First Tee — Foothills, the home of junior golf in western North Carolina. Located at the River Bend YMCA Golf Course, we are a year round program that introduces kids to the challenges and rewards of the game of golf.

First Tee — Foothills includes an 18-hole course, driving range, putting green, short-game practice area and learning center/clubhouse. Our program includes First Tee certification program, summer golf camps, Summer Junior Golf Tour and after-school programming.

Children between the ages of 6-17 can participate in First Tee — Foothills programs. For more details about our programs, please contact our offices at (704) 482-4286 or email us at [email protected]