The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range is located in the heart of downtown Richmond behind Virginia Commonwealth University off of Chamberlayne Avenue: 400 School Street, Richmond, VA 23222


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All participants must be placed into a division in one of the two following ways-

  1. Complete Academy Bootcamp – a 2.5 hour class and course play with an academy coach to learn and focus on golf fundamentals, skills, and techniques. It serves as an opportunity to be placed in proper Op36 division for the following week’s academy start.
  2. Fill out your player profile & attend a 30-minute consultation with the Player Development Coach, Sterling Simmons.


5-week program


10-week program


A founding purpose of The First Tee is to make golf more accessible to all youth, particularly young people who otherwise may not have an opportunity to learn and play the game. Our policy is to provide access to programs regardless of a participant’s ability to play. Our financial aid program is funded by generous donors. Parents/guardians may apply for financial aid as part of the online registration process. Once you have applied for financial aid through the online registration, you will receive an email notification and can then complete the registration.

  • ​We cannot offer any ​prorated pricing for ​the ​Life Skills Experience Classes or Summer Camps.
  • Refunds ​will be subject to a $​15​.00 administrative fee.
  • Participants receiving financial aid are ​expected to have attendance records in good standing to ​remain eligible for future aid.

For further information, please contact Berkley Jackson: