Welcome to The First Tee of Greater Knoxville

What We Do:


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.

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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 Greater Knoxville

Play a Round

The easiest way to get involved and support The First Tee of Greater Knoxville is to play golf here at Williams Creek Golf Course. 

We even have a Mentor Program where you can sign-up to play golf with one of our The First Tee participants. 

The facility is open to the public as a daily fee course or you can purchase a membership and play all year.  The course has proven to be a challenge for all skill levels, and the practice facility provides a perfect place to work on all parts of the game.

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 for 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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