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Last Updated: 2015-12-17

Administration Office
1209 Admiral Street
Richmond, VA 23220-1701

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Phone: (804)646-5733,
Inclement Weather Line Number: (804)646-0751

The city's Youth Golf Program is for youth between the ages of 8 and 15. The program has over 350 participants. Registration starts in June at most of the community centers.

The golf program is held during the weekdays and ends in August. There are two golf levels: Introductory Level and the Challenged Golf League. For more information on the golf program, call (804)646-1115.

Hook-A-Kid on Golf

Hook-A-Kid on Golf is a component of the Department's Golf Program. This program is co-sponsored by the Richmond Recreation & Parks Foundation. Register at your local community center or call (804)646-1115.

Challenge Golf League

This league is for former Hook-A-Kid on Golf participants. The league typically starts in June. For more information, call (804)646-1115.

First Tee Course

The First Tee of Richmond sponsors the Elson Redmond Memorial Golf Facility, conveniently located just north of the Interstate Highways (I-64 & I-95) off of the Chamberlayne Avenue exit. For directions or more information, call (804)646-4074.

First Tee Youth Golf Course
400 School Street
Richmond, VA 23222

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Features of the year-round facility include:

  • A driving range with multiple grass tees
  • 18 heated covered tees
  • A practice putting green and chipping green with sand trap
  • A six-hole (par three) adult course
  • A clubhouse with a pro-shop
  • Snack shop and an indoor instructional tee.

It is open from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for some Sundays. Winter hours start December 1st and are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Individual Fees: $6.50 for a small basket of balls and $11.00 for a large basket of balls.

A variety of programs that include life skills as well as golf skills will by offered for children, taught by Professional Golf Association ( PGA ) members. Discount card and memberships are also available.

First Tee youth seasonal schedule of programs

First Tee Golf Levels, Descriptions and Practice Requirements
Level Level Name Age Group Performance Cost $ Practice Required
I Little Legends 5 - 6 Basic Introduction Skills $60 per season 2 - 3 days per week
II PLAYer 7 - 9 Beginning Fundamentals $75 per season 2 - 3 days per week
III Player 10+ 10 - 17 Basic Fundamentals $75 per season 2 - 3 days per week
IV Par All age groups Must meet skill expectations $75 per season 2 - 3 days per week
V Birdie All age groups Must meet skill expectations $75 per season 1 - 2 days per week
VI Eagle All age groups Must meet skill expectations $75 per season 1 - 2 days per week
VII Ace All age groups Must meet skill expectations $75 per season 1 - 2 days per week
First Tee Golf Schedule (Seasonal)
Level / Type Day Begin Time End Time
Little Legends Tuesday 5:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Little Legends Saturday 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
PLAYer Tuesday 6:45 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
PLAYer Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
PLAYer Saturday 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Player 10+ Thursday 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Par Wednesday 5:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Par Saturday 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
Birdie / Eagle / Ace Saturday 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Skills Practice (Any Level) Thursday 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Skills Practice (Any Level) Saturday 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Call (804)646-4074 or (804)646-1115 for more information.

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