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The First Tee

The First Tee

First Tee — Greater Philadelphia helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf.

Welcome to John F. Byrne Golf Course

First Tee—Greater Philadelphia manages the John F Byrne Golf Club to provide affordable access to golf and life skills education for the kids in northeast Philadelphia. First Tee saved the course from permanently closing for good so that kids and the community can be best served. Having a facility where students and golfers have access 364 days a year is paramount to enhance learning, skills, and recreational resources for people of all backgrounds.
We are excited to announce our plans for the future including a renovated clubhouse with an indoor classroom and simulator designed by Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, and a First Tee Practice area designed by Ernie Els Design Team. Through generous support from donors, these plans will become a reality. John F. Byrne Golf Club will be a true asset for kids and all public golf.

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John F. Byrne Golf Course is one of the most respected courses in Philadelphia. Purchased by the City in the early 1960s, it was renamed after famous Philadelphia councilman, John F. Byrne. The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia has taken over operating the course as of November 1st.

To continue to ensure equal access and opportunity for our community members, The First Tee will invest over $600,000 of funds in John F. Byrne plus an additional $400,000 of in-kind work/service into the property over the next 3 years. During this time, you will see dramatic change and progress to provide players with an enjoyable experience and one the community, City of Philadelphia and First Tee are proud of. Any donations will help us reach our goals.  Together and with your support, more children in the area will graduate high school and continue on to post-secondary education.


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Find Us 9550 Leon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19114 | Reservations: 215.632.8666| jfbgolf@firsteephila.org