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Building Game Changers

3D Rendering of the New Center For Youth Development

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 Legacy Partners

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Funds Raised For The Center
$5. 6 Million
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. 1,723 kids were served in 2021 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
Summer 2022
Anticipated groundbreaking
Spring 2023
Peter Millar Par-3 Course will open and Center for Youth Development will begin programming

5-Star Google Ratings

Google reviews

Great local driving range & chipping/putting area. First Tee has really invested in updating the site and it shows – looks really good. Also recently had a club regripped by the shop and they did a great job. Excited to continue coming here in the future.
Paul B.
We had a birthday party for our 9 year old at First Tee and it was a huge success. The children were outside and had a great time. The use of the event tent was affordable and great for cake and water breaks as well as shade for the parents. Unlimited balls during our tee rental ensured that the children could be as active as they wanted to be, some hitting for the first time and others more experienced. We will be back!
Elizabeth S.
So incredibly glad I found TriGolf and booked our event here! Matt was extremely accommodating and easy to communicate with while setting up our event. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived: super spacious, easy parking, and a wholly accommodating facility. Matt had everything ready for us and went above and beyond to provide us a safe and enjoyable experience. We will be back!!!
Meredith B.
Perfect driving range to practice your distance. Many markers to shoot at and accurate distance marked at each bay. Friendly staff and very clean.
John S.

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