First Tee – Central Washington

In June, 2008, First Tee of Yakima began operating at two golf courses in Yakima: Suntides Golf Course, an 18 hole, par 70 course, with a complete practice area, and Fisher Golf Course, a 9 hole, par 3 course, which also offers practice chipping and putting greens. Beginner classes were also held at Kiwanis Park using “SNAG” introductory golf equipment. The following summer, several other Yakima city parks were added to the program.

During the summer of 2019, The First Tee of Yakima expanded to include Kittitas and Chelan Counties.  As part of this expansion, our name changed to First Tee – Central Washington to better reflect the region our program serves.

In Yakima County, we began offering classes at our new, dedicated, practice facility at the SOZO Sports Complex in the spring of 2021.  Programing also takes place at Suntides Golf Course, Fisher Golf Course, and Henry Beauchamp Community Center Park, in Yakima, and Mount Adams Golf Course in Toppenish.

Thanks to our expansion we now offer programing at Three Lakes Golf Club in Malaga, just outside of Wenatchee, in Chelan County.  We hope to begin offering programing in Kittitas County by 2022.

Our program is open to youth ages 5 to 18, and we provide all necessary equipment.  Full scholarships are also available for any child in need.

For additional information about First Tee – Central Washington and our program locations, please call 509-949-6349, or email us at