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First Tee

First Tee — Triangle has served more than 12,000 children at locations all across the Triangle since its inception in 2004, but the one thing the organization has lacked is a place to call home – until now.

In early 2020, First Tee — Triangle acquired Triangle Golf Center, located at 12201 Leesville Road in Northwest Raleigh, with plans to develop a new Center For Youth Development.

The New Center

First Tee — Triangle Center for Youth Development will include a 9-hole par-3 course designed by world-renowned architect Gil Hanse, a driving range and short game practice area, and classroom spaces.

The 9-hole short course will offer a valuable resource to the greater Triangle community in addition to First Tee participants as a place for beginners to learn the game, experienced players to sharpen their skills, and bonds to be formed with family & friends.

With the home base and expanded capacity, First Tee — Triangle will be able to impact the lives of an additional 800 children every year through educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The one thing that we’ve lacked from day one is a place that our kids and families can call our own. Having our own facility to call home will be very important for our kids and for the community. Thank you to our supporters for allowing us to expand on our vision and make this project a reality.
Brandon Baker, President/CEO, First Tee — Triangle

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
2019
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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