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.