First Tee – Benton Harbor at Harbor Shores Summer Session (Birdie, Eagle & ACE levels)


*Class schedules may change based on recommendations from the Berrien County Health Department, MDHHS – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



From age 5 through senior year of high school, youth progress through different levels by demonstrating First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of First Tee is completing Ace.

  • Target (Ages 5 & 6) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
  • PLAYer (Ages 7 & 8) – Tee up for the first time and learn the game of golf and First Tee’s Code of Conduct.
  • Par (Ages 9+) – Focus on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course.
  • Birdie (Ages 11+) – Emphasis on setting goals and making them a reality.
  • Eagle (Ages 13+) – Learn resilience, conflict resolution, and future planning.
  • Ace (Ages 14+ or entering 9th grade) – Put it all together and hone in on setting goals, career education, and giving back to the community.

Refund Policy: We are happy to issue a refund to all participants upon request. If you would like a refund please email so we can track accordingly. Please list all participants if you registered multiple in your email response to us.


  1. Click the “register here” button below or the “Register” button at the top of your screen
  2. Click “Login” button in the upper left part of the screen. *Please do not create a new account if you have an existing login. Email if you need a password reset
  3. Once logged in, click the “choose one” tab to select your participant (you will need to repeat steps 3-6 if you are registering multiple participants)
  4. Click “First Tee – Benton Harbor (2021 Summer: Session 1) and/or “First Tee – Benton Harbor (2021 Summer: Session 2) *Please be sure to select session 1 and/or 2 depending on what session(s) you’re registering for
  5. Select the class(es) you want for each participant(s)
  6. Click the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the screen
  7. Click the “Proceed to Checkout” button at the bottom of the screen and follow the next steps to complete registration

*Ask us about scholarships for financial need



First Tee – Benton Harbor emphasizes Ten Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, judgment and inclusion. Through golf and our core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:

  • Making proper introductions
  • Managing emotions
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Setting up step-by-step goals
  • Planning for the future
  • Appreciating diversity

First Tee – Benton Harbor uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 5 through senior year of high school regardless of background or previous experience. Teaming up with experts in positive youth development, First Tee – Benton Harbor helps youth become good golfers and even better people.

As I look back at my experience with First Tee – Benton Harbor, I’ve realized that the instructors, mentors, and volunteers at the program, played a huge part in who I am today. Because of First Tee – Benton Harbor, I’ve obtained the confidence to set goals for myself and believe that I have the potential to achieve them.” 

– Courtney Rooker, First Tee – Benton Harbor alumna

2021 First Tee – Benton Harbor at Harbor Shores Protocols