Welcome to The First Tee of the Coachella Valley

What We Do:

The mission statement of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of the Coachella Valley

Upcoming 2016 Fall Session

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NEW! Evening Summer Series at The First Tee

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Participant Permission Form and Parent Handbook

You can download the Participant Application and Handbook here!
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Ricky Fowler Shoots Commercial Featuring The First Tee of the Coachella Valley

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The First Tee Volunteer Wins 2016 CARPD Outstanding Volunteer Award!

Congratulations to our own, Coach Andrea Owad, recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD)
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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Program

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley has wrapped up its 2015 - 2016 Season. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and coaches who made the season a success! The new season will resume October 17th, 2016. Stay tuned for the 2016 - 2017 schedule. All girls between the ages of 7-17 are eligible. Click on the link below to "learn more" about the upcoming program and to download the application!

The fall 2016 rate will be available September 15, 2016.

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Volunteer - It's A Life Changing Experience

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with The First Tee of the Coachella Valley, a program of the Desert Recreation District. While volunteering is encouraged for many programs throughout Desert Recreation District, the volunteer opportunities with our chapter of The First Tee include: coaching golf and life skills to our youth, and many other valuable roles.
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2015 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations Coach Don Oren for becoming the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for The First Tee of the Coachella Valley!
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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