Welcome to The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

What We Do

Impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

2014 Special Events Schedule

See our 2014 Special Events for volunteer opportunities!
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GolfMania Fundraiser INVEST..PLAY..WIN

How about a fundraiser that doesn't add calories to your waistline, or more stuff to find a place in a closet for, or requires kids to do door-to-door? And, did we mention you can play fantasy golf with us during the four major golf championships this year and have 72 chances to win? That's what GOLFMANIA is all about. READ MORE to find out how you can get involved by having fun and raising much needed funds for our Angel Scholarship Program...
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Inclement Weather Policy Explained

April showers bring...cancelled classes. Please READ MORE to review our procedures for cancelling classes and how we attempt to get you the message when we need to cancel a class.
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MAY Session Registration NOW Underway

Registration for our MAY classes is NOW available. Your participant must have a 2014 annual registration (it can be included with your class registration) to register for classes. For those wishing to view the May Schedule of Classes in preparation for registration please click on READ MORE
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Press Release: The First Tee “Angels” Get Their Wings

LOWELL, ARK. (March 3, 2014) The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas (TFTNWA) is pleased to announce that its 2014 Angel Scholarship Program has recruited 10 “Angel” schools in its first week of operation.
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The First Tee Sponsor: Raymond James

Raymond James in Fayetteville and Rogers are the newest sponsors of The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas!!
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2014 First Tee Learning Center Fee Schedule

Our 2014 Tyson First Tee Learning Center Fee Schedule is now in effect. The Learning Center features a full-length driving range, a short game center, a large putting green and the "G" Links three-hole golf course. The facility is ALWAYS open for golfers of ALL AGES to practice their golf games!!
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Annual Registration for 2014 is NOW Underway

A 2014 ANNUAL REGISTRATIONIS REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES. Your registration also provides valuable discounts for the participant and the participant's family. Please READ MORE
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Certification Assessment Times Scheduled

With our renewed emphasis on Certification, in 2014, we have scheduled times for participants who wish to assess their golf and life skills, in hopes of achieving a higher First Tee level of certification. To learn all about it, Read More.
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INDIVIDUAL Lessons for Participants to be Offered

NEW THIS YEAR!! We have been repeatedly asked, over the years, if Individual Lessons were offered. In 2014, the answer is finally YES. To learn more about the Individual Lesson Program, Read More.
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The First Tee National Opportunities - Applications NOW Available

The First Tee has some exciting participant opportunities for our 13 years and older participants. Applications and guidelines are NOW available for several of the opportunities.Read More to learn more.
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2014 Programming Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2014 programming and schedule. Dates for our seven sessions of Golf and Life Skills programming, our League Play program, Summer Golf Camps, "Let's Go Golfing" series and our POWERADE Summer Golf Tour are included in this announcement.
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Program Changes Announced for 2014

Changes have been announced to the program structure for the 2014 Season. Seven and eight year olds will make up our PLAYer level. Nine year olds will join our 10 and 11 year olds in the BUILDer level and be able to seek PAR certification. The entry level for those 12 and over will be the PAR level. Please click on READ MORE for further details.
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Looking for a way to support our efforts? The 2014 Associate Member Program provides four levels of support and discounts at our Tyson Foods First Tee Learning Center. All Associate Member funds will be used to fund our Angel Scholarship Program. In addition, those becoming Associate Members prior to February 28, 2014 will be eligible to purchase a "5 for $25" card for just $10.00.
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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program fort their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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