About Us

First Tee - Greater Portland is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) youth development organization dedicated to providing programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values in youth through the game of golf. Learn more about us below!

What Makes Us Unique

Thanks to a team of dedicated coaches, volunteers, staff and board members, we are able to offer year-round junior golf programs at golf-courses (in both Portland and Eugene), in-schools and through community partnerships. Participants include golfers of all skill levels, ages 5 and up! Financial aid is always available.

Ultimately, 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 a life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

Where Our Story Starts

Duncan Campbell and his wife Cindy had a dream – to create a golf course that would be dedicated to children. The Children’s Course was born from this vision. 

The Children’s Course opened for operations in 1996 and became home to First Tee – Greater Portland in 2000. Nestled beautifully between the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers in Gladstone, OR, the property today includes a 9-hole par 3 course, outdoor Learning Facility, indoor Youth Learning Center, Event Space and Corporate Office home to First Tee.