The First Tee of Central Iowa is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and healthy habits through the game of golf.

Since our inception, in 2007, we have positively impacted the lives of over 10,000 youth annually in Central Iowa through our Summer Certification Program, National School Program, DRIVE Programs, Wendy Carlson Girls Golf Program and community outreach.

No child is ever turned away – scholarships are available to those unable to afford the cost of the certification program.

The First Tee of Central Iowa holds programming at Warrior Run Golf Course, Woodland Hills Golf Course, Des Moines Driving Range, West Grand Golf, Coldwater Golf Links (Ames) and Grinnell College Golf Course.

We don’t just build better golfers.  We build character.


Become a Coach or Volunteer

We are looking for Coaches and Volunteers for this year’s Summer Session of our Certification Program.

For additional information or questions, please contact Philip Conover, Program Director, at 515-480-4209 or