Our chapter of The First Tee was founded in 2007 as a non-profit entity of The Golf Foundation of Iowa.
Since our inception we have impacted the lives of over 3,500 youth of Central Iowa through our summer certification program, National School Program, and community outreach. No child is ever turned away - scholarships are available to those unable to afford the cost of the summer program.
The home location for The First Tee of Central Iowa is located at Bright Grandview Golf Course. The facility is owned by the City of Des Moines and managed by C Corporation who provides all the maintenance and course improvements. The property is a municipal 18-hole course located on the East Side, in a middle income neighborhood. It is one of the oldest courses in the country and celebrating its 100th year in 2002. We also hold programming at the other two City-owned facilities: Waveland Golf Course and A. H. Blank Golf Course.