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


*Matches are open to all participants enrolled in First Tee, not just the Player Development Academy.


This program serves as a supplement to the Life Skills Experience Classes – All participants must be enrolled in The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience classes prior to enrolling in the Player Development Academy.

View spring schedules for The First Tee Life Skills Experience Program:



Division I & II: $80 per participant for 8-weeks

Division III+: $120 per participant for 8-weeks

Matches: $120 per participant for 6-weeks

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 Sterling Simmons: