Kids today…Role models tomorrow.

The First Tee of Fresno’s home office operates at Riverside Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a complete practice area. Our home office features The First Tee of Fresno’s learning center, complete with an artificial putting green and a private driving range for participants.

We have affiliate sites in Fresno and Madera.

 Fresno County:  Madera County:
  •  Airways Golf Course
  • Belmont Country Club
  • Bluff Pointe Golf Center
  • Riverside Golf Course
  •  Madera Municipal
  • River Park Learning Center


All locations graciously offer us access to their facilities so we can make our classes more available to the youth of the community.

Children, ages 7-17, can join The First Tee of Fresno. There are two payment options: 1) annual membership fee is $120 and is only available in the spring; 2) cost per one class session is $60. The fees enters them into The First Tee’s Life Skills Programs and any events throughout the year. For more information read our 2017 Parent Guide and 2017 Spanish Parent Guide.

For programming and volunteer information contact Megan Parayno at (559) 277-9565 or e-mail at mparayno@thefirstteefresno.org.


Our Programs

The First Tee of Fresno offers youth development programs, which focus on developing life skills using the game of golf as its vehicle. The minimum age to join weekly Life-Skills classes is 7 years old. As long as a child turns 7 during the current programming session (season), they can register. For example, if your child turns 7 in July, they can register for the summer session.

2019 Payment Options (only choose one)

Annual Membership Session to Session
  • Cost – $120
  • Must purchase membership by March 31st
  • Save $60 dollar for the year
  • Includes Spring, Summer, & Fall classes
  • Scholarships Available
  • Little Linksters not included
  • Cost – $60
  • Pay for each individual class session attended
    • Spring, Summer, or Fall class
  • Scholarships Available
  • Little Linksters – $40



Classes are divided into three, 7-8 week sessions in the summer, spring, and fall. The fee includes all educational materials, and instruction; we also provide equipment to participants who do not have golf clubs.

Golf and The First Tee’s Life-Skills are taught together using a fun, seamless method that encourages self-discovery.

All participants MUST begin in our PLAYer level class and work at their own pace to complete the certification requirements.

A minimum of three nine-week sessions (27 hours) at each level is mandatory, in order to properly understand and practice the Life-Skills portion of the curriculum. Participants can then certify upon the completion of three sessions – keeping in mind the age requirements for each level.

More Certification Information

Little Linksters Golf Academy

Children ages 4-6 are introduced to The First Tee’s Life Skills Curriculum. This 4-class, introductory level course is offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Age-appropriate equipment and activity-based lessons engage these young golfers, building their interest for the game of golf. Most importantly, they will learn The First Tee Code of Conduct: Respect for Self, Respect for Others, and Respect For Surroundings.

For information about current class offerings and locations, please return to the homepage for announcements, class schedules, and registration information.

Please email mparayno@thefirstteefresno.org with any further questions.