Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

What makes The First Tee of Central Arkansas effective in building positive character traits in young people is The First Tee Life Skills Experience™, curriculum developed with the help of academic, sport psychology, youth development and golf experts to proactively teach these lessons for life. The Life Skills Experience is delivered by trained coaches. Through this experience, participants learn to apply life skills and transfer the positive values of golf to everyday life.

Fundraisers and Events

The First Tee Classic is a fundraising event held to raise awareness and funds for our program and facility that benefit the children of Central Arkansas. The Classic is a four-person scramble and will take place Friday, Oct. 28 (lunch and awards reception included). Visit our website, TheFirstTeeAR.org, to register your team for The First Tee Classic ($1,000 per team). Additional information is available on the homepage, events and tournaments.

Giving Opportunities

$240 will “Sponsor a Child” through our Life Skills Experience programming.

$300 will teach 25 at-risk youth the Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits.

$500 will give 7 children with disabilities access to the values delivered through the game of golf over a 6-week period.

$1,000 will deliver The First Tee curriculum to 100 elementary school students.

Funding Sources


Executive Director: Laura Nix (Email)
Employees: 9
Service area: Pulaski, Saline, Faulkner, Garland, Pope, Perry, Hot Spring, Jefferson Counties
Established: 2001

1 First Tee Way
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 562-4653


Chloe White, Ava White, Miranda Palacios, & Coach Monica Blake.

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