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Building Game Changers.

Center For Youth Development

TriGolf Is Now Open

The Future Center for Youth Development

In January of 2020, First Tee — Triangle acquired the TriGolf location in Northwest Raleigh as a future home base for the thousands of students & volunteers the program supports every year.

We Still Need Your Help

Thanks to the generous support of our founding investors this new home facility is expected to serve an additional 800 students annually. Join our effort to bring First Tee — Triangle kids a place they can call home.

Our Founding Investors

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Funds Raised For The Center
$3.5 Million
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Future plans for the site include a 9-hole short course, designed by world-renowned architect Gil Hanse, a short game practice area, in addition to a learning center with integrated classroom areas for students. All practice facilities will be open to the general public & local community.

Gil Hanse Designed Par-3 Course

We’re thrilled to partner with one of the world’s finest golf course architects, Gil Hanse, to build our 9-hole short course, featuring holes ranging from 50-110 yards.

Hanse has designed and renovated some of the most famous golf courses in the world, including the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro (host of the 2016 Olympic Games), Streamsong Resort’s Black Course, Pinehurst No. 4, and The Cradle, Pinehurst Resort’s new 9-hole short course.

With all of the great golf facilities in the Triangle, we will look back a generation from now and realize that this project was the most important one.
Gary Williams, Golf Channel

Making a Difference

First Tee — Triangle is a youth development organization that impacts the lives of local youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. 1,637 kids were served in 2019 and over 12,000 kids have been served since the organization’s inception in 2004.

Nine Core Values


Building Game Changers

Since 2004

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High School Graduation Rate for Those Who Completed Program

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Young People Impacted by The Game of Golf

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Of Participants Feel More Empowered

How First Tee — Triangle brought the Youth Development Center to life

January 2018
Gil Hanse agrees to partner with First Tee on Center for Youth Development
June 2018
Discussions begin with current owners to acquire Triangle Golf
December 2018
First Tee Board approves purchase agreement of TGC
Diligence completed, over 3.5M raised, and nine in-kind partners committed to building the Center for Youth Development
October 2019
Gil speaks at Night FORE Champions to make the first public announcement of the project
January 2020
First Tee — Triangle completes the purchase of Triangle Golf Complex
March 2020
First Volunteer Service Day @ TGC in preparation of spring programs
June 2020
Programs launch at Triangle Golf facility
September 2020
Triangle Golf Complex renamed TriGolf and begins operations under First Tee management
February 2022
Anticipated groundbreaking
Fall 2022
Peter Millar Par-3 Course will open
Winter 2022
Center for Youth Development will begin programming

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