Rochester, MN The First Tee

Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center

Mission Statement: To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. 
  The First Tee’s Nine Core Values: 
Honesty     Integrity     Sportsmanship     Respect 
Confidence     Responsibility     Perseverance 
Courtesy     Judgment
Life Skills & Nine Healthy Habits
The First Tee Life Skills Experience promotes character development to enhance personnal and social growth. Along with The Life Skills experience The First Tee also promotes healthy living through The Nine Healthy Habits, which are in three categories;

Physical Health
  • Play-regular physical activity
  •  Energy-proper diet and nutrition
  • Safety-safe practices and physical recovery
Emotional Health
  • Mind-emotional and psychological well being
  •  Family- contribute to healthy home
  • Vision-preparing for the future
Social Health
  • Friends-maintaining healthy relationships
  • School-obtaining knowledge
  • Community-participate in extended social opportunities
National School Program
  • The National School Program has been growing every year since 2004. It is in over 3,400 schools, 350 school districts across the country and has impacted more than 1.6 million elementary students. 
  • Program Focus: Safety, Character education, motor skill development and concept learning, developmental approach to teaching and learning, motor skills, and the Nine Core Values in each lesson.
  • The First Tee of Rochester has introduced the National School Program to the first school in the Rochester area in 2011, Lincoln Choice K-8. Over 300 kids have been exposed to this program. In 2012, NSP will reach out to thirteen schools in the Rochester area and will expose up to 4000 kids to the program.  Those schools are: Byron Elementary, Central Intermediate,Folwell, Lincoln Choice, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francis,St. Pius, St. Johns, Holy Spirit, Gage, John Adams and Bamber Valley.
Summer with The First Tee
Have fun at Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center with The First Tee Target Outreach Saturdays: May 12th, May 19th and June 2nd . Learn Golf through The First Tee, incorporating life enhancing values. Bring your family and your pals and see what The First Tee Rochester has to offer to you through our FREE Target Outreach Saturdays.
Target Outreach Saturdays
May 12, 2012 Hadley Creek 12pm-2pm Free 
May 19, 2012 Eastwood 12pm-2pm Free 
June 2, 2012 Northern Hills 2pm-3pm Free

Session IA June 11th-27th Mon./Wed. 8:30-10:00 PLAYer 1
Session IB June 12th-28th Tues./Thur. 8:30-10:00 PLAYer 1
Session IC June 11th-27th Mon./Wed. 10:30-12:00 PLAYer 1
Session ID June 12th-28th Tues./Thur. 10:30-12:00 Par age7-10
Session IE June 12th-28th Tues./Thur. 12:30-2:00 Par age11-15
Session IIA July 9th-25th Mon./Wed. 8:00-9:30 PLAYer I
Session IIB July 10th-26th Tue./Thur. 8:00-9:30 Par age 7-10
Session IIC July 9th-25th Mon./Wed. 10:00-11:30 PLAYer II
Session IID July 10th-26th Tue./Thur. 10:00-11:30 Par age11-15
Session IIE July 9th-18th Mon./Wed. 12:00-1:00 Wee age 4-6
          **Session II Camp July 30th-Aug. 3rd Mon.-Fri.9:00-11:30
 This First Tee Camp is designed for youth between the ages of 11-17 as a PLAYer Q-School. The camp will take the participants through PLAYer I and PLAYer II levels in one week, and introduce the participants to the par level of The First Tee program.  

Session IIIA Aug. 6th-22nd Mon./Wed. 8:00-9:30 PLAYer I
Session IIIB Aug. 7th-23rd Tue./Thur. 8:00-9:30 PLAYer II
Session IIIC Aug, 6th-22nd Mon./Wed. 10:00-11:30 Par age7-15
Session IIID Aug. 7th-23rd Tue./Thur. 10:00-11:30 Par age7-15
Session IIIE Aug. 6th-22nd Mon./Wed. 1:00-2:30 Birdie

Class Registration  
  All participants new to The First Tee, regardless of golf skill must start with the PLAYer I or Q-School Camp.
  •    PLAYer I Ages 7-17.
  •    PLAYer II Ages 7-17; completion of PLAYer I.
  •    Par-Ages 8-17: must be PLAYer certified .
  •    Birdie- Ages 11-17; must be Par certified.
  •    Eagle- Ages 14-17; must be Birdie certified.
Participant Cost
  •   $40.00 per session, (families with two or more, $30.00 each)
  •  Camp $75.00 per player **
  • Wee Level-$25.00 per player
Financial assistance is availible, just inquire.     
Information about The First Tee Rochester is available at the Park and Recreation Department office at 201 4th Street SE (City Hall) or after April 1st at Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center at 2427 Hadley Valley Road NE.  For more information contact Bill Watson @ office phone 328-2536, or email

Contact Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center today at 507-529-4119, or browse the website for more information about camps, classes and lessons or membership information.

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