About The First Tee of Greater Baltimore

The First Tee of Baltimore was conceptualized in 2002 by a group of Baltimore business leaders who understood the need for after school and summer educational programs for the City’s youth. Being golfers themselves and having learned about the good work done by The First Tee on a national basis, the plan was put in motion to establish a Chapter in Baltimore. On June 26, 2006 the dream of having a Chapter in Baltimore became reality as The First Tee of Baltimore officially opened.

Today, The First Tee of Baltimore operates from five Baltimore City facilities: Forest Park, Mt. Pleasant, Pine Ridge, Carroll Park, and Clifton Park Golf Courses. All courses, operated by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, provide a low-cost public course option for city golfers. The First Tee of Baltimore’s short game Learning Center located at Clifton Park Golf Course is home to the majority of educational and instructional programming. In addition to the golf course and Learning Center, The First Tee of Baltimore utilizes indoor classroom space, which is available in the historic Clifton Mansion that lies adjacent to the Learning Center.

In July 2015, the chapter broke ground at The First Tee of Baltimore Junior Golf Learning Center at Forest Park Golf Course. This new facility will feature 5 target greens, practice bunkers, putting green, and classroom. The Learning Center will provide the opportunity for hundreds more youth to be exposed the The First Tee Life Skills Experience, core values, and the game of golf.

For more information about the program:

Contact: Matt Bassler, Program Director
Email: mbassler@thefirstteebaltimore.org
Phone: 410-218-4616