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.

First Tee – Contra Costa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Contra Costa County and Vallejo, from all walks of life – particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play. It was designed to serve as a place for participants to learn valuable life skills and character lessons through creative activities and instructional programs that incorporate the fundamental teachings of golf.

The goal of First Tee – Contra Costa is to incorporate responsibility, courtesy, honesty and integrity – all values inherent in the game of golf – into the daily lives of those who participate. By using the fundamentals of golf, First Tee – Contra Costa equips youth with the skills needed to follow their dreams, advance academically and athletically, strengthen their social abilities and become productive members of their local community.

The mission of First Tee – Contra Costa  is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing education programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.


The First Tee emphasizes 5 Key Commitments: Pursuing Goals, Growing Through Challenge, Collaborating with Others, Building Positive Self-Identity, and Using Good Judgment. Through golf and our key commitments, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

Making proper introductions
Managing emotions
Resolving conflicts
Setting up step-by-step goals
Planning for the future
Appreciating diversity

The East bay Golf Foundation DBA First Tee – Contra Costa is a nonprofit public organization (501 c3) – tax identification #01-0803067.

First Tee – Contra Costa
2290 Diamond Boulevard Suite 203
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-446-6701
Fax: 925-270-3088
[email protected]