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.

About First Tee — Columbia

On November 13, 1997 in New York City, former President George Bush joined executives from Augusta National Golf Club, The Ladies Professional Golf Association, the PGA of America, the PGA Tour and The United States Golf Association to launch The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation. Now nearly 10 years later, The First Tee has made a positive impact on over 3.5 million young people around the world.

The First Tee Columbia became an official Chapter of The First Tee in October 2004, through the vision of City of Columbia officials exploring opportunities to bring new programming to Columbia’s youth. The City of Columbia Golf Center (now The James Clyburn Golf Center) was named the official home of The First Tee Columbia and has served thousands of kids through the years. Over the years, participants have enjoyed much success playing golf events throughout the Southeast as well as being involved with charitable organizations through area Church, College and Civic groups. Some have gone on to be successful Collegiate Student/ Athletes and all have left the program more prepared to be successful young adults and strong contributors to their communities.

The First Tee Columbia and it’s facility are available to outside groups for clinics, outings etc, at a very reasonable, per person rate. For more information you can call us at 803 255-8920.