The Future Talent of Silicon Valley DBA The First Tee of Silicon Valley is a nonprofit public benefit corporation (501 c3). As such the purpose of our classes is to serve the youth of our area and build our community’s future. It is because of generous donors who believe in the potential of our program and our youth that this education may occur at an affordable price. The cost of a full season is only $120, with financial aid and sibling discounts available. Class locations are in Palo Alto, San Jose, Gilroy and Mountain View (Moffett Field).


2018 Spring Registration is currently open for new participants!

2018 Spring Registration Dates

Wednesday, January 10th – Opens for NEW Participants at 10am
Wednesday, February 7th – Opens for RETURNING Participants at 10am
Tuesday, February 27th– Closes for ALL Participants at midnight

2018 Spring Schedules

New Participants– All Locations – PLAYer Part 1, PLAYer Pre-Teen (entry level for all)
Returning Participants– All Locations – All Classes
*dates/times are subject to change

Returning Participants – please visit the Participant Private Page to view upcoming events, policies, and more.


Our classes introduce participants to the game of golf through which they build character, embrace life-enhancing values, and learn to make healthy choices. The First Tee Golf and Life Skills curriculum is divided into levels where students spend six to twelve years learning and applying The First Tee Nine Core Values, the 27 Core Life Lessons, and 10 Golf Skills. Through this process participants learn to appreciate diversity, resolve conflicts, build confidence and set goals for their future.

We create a safe environment that gives our participants the chance to explore the game on their own and with others. As our students progress through levels, they learn self-management skills and interpersonal skills. They learn about goal setting and become successful planners in order to reach those goals. Participants become active volunteers in their community and are tutored through the college application process.

Locations – View which golf course offers classes closest to you.

Who Can Join

The First Tee of Silicon Valley has an open door policy. Any individual 1st through 12th grade can participate regardless of physical ability, behavioral issues, or family finances. We see that funds are made available to families in need of financial assistance and we also provide all the equipment needed for a beginning golfer. If you are concerned about unique circumstances that may prevent your son or daughter from participating, please contact us and we will work with you to make our program available.

For questions, please reach out to a member of our staff listed below by location during our office hours, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Moffett Field & Palo Alto – Matt Sheppard – or 408-508-4883
South County & Gilroy – Manny or 408-508-4887
San Jose – Armando or 408-508-4884
San Jose – Ashley or 408-508-4885
General Inquiries – or 408-288-2934

Instructors at The First Tee of Silicon Valley begin as volunteer coaches until they attend a multi-day training. At training, they learn the basics of safety and the curriculum, as well as the finer points of teaching and mentoring. The First Tee of Silicon Valley incentivizes coaches to attend more training sessions to raise the quality of our programs.

Get Your Child Started!

The First Tee of Silicon Valley hosts classes with each season. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons have 8 days of class over 9 weeks. Click REGISTER in the top right-hand corner of the page to register online or contact us with any questions you have regarding the program or registration process.

In the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter we offer nine week sessions. There are a total of eight classes per session that occur once a week and are 90 minutes each. Every season has one week with no classes (except Winter, which has a two week break).


Parents’ Guide
– The First Tee publishes a Parents’ Guide with detailed info on our curriculum, approach, outreach, and much more. Learn more by visiting our Parents’ Guide pages.