Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


 Mission Statement: To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. 


 Congratulations to Joseph Scipture and Shelby Leitz

These two First Tee Birdie participants were chosen to represent Minnesota

in the upcoming Irwin Cup.

This match play event between MN, Wisc.Iowa and the Dakotas

will be held at The Jewel in Lake City

on Aug. 5th and 6th.




The First Tee’s Nine Core Values:

Honesty  Integrity  Sportsmanship  Respect
Confidence  Responsibility  Perseverance

Courtesy  Judgment
Life Skills & Nine Healthy Habits
The First Tee Life Skills Experience promotes character development to enhance personal and social growth. Along with The Life Skills experience The First Tee also promotes healthy living through The Nine Healthy Habits, which are in three categories;
Physical Health
  • Play-regular physical activity
  •  Energy-proper diet and nutrition
  • Safety-safe practices and physical recovery
Emotional Health
  • Mind-emotional and psychological well being
  •  Family- contribute to healthy home
  • Vision-preparing for the future
Social Health
  • Friends-maintaining healthy relationships
  • School-obtaining knowledge
  • Community-participate in extended social opportunities
National School Program
  • The National School Program has been growing every year since 2004. It is in over 3,400 schools, 350 school districts across the country and has impacted more than 1.6 million elementary students.
  • Program Focus: Safety, Character education,  concept learning, developmental approach to teaching and learning, motor skills, and the Nine Core Values in each lesson.
  • The First Tee of Rochester introduced the National School Program to the first school in the Rochester area in 2011, Lincoln Choice K-8. Over 300 kids were introduced to this program. In 2013, NSP expanded to thirteen schools in the Rochester area and 4000+ kids participated in the program. Those schools are: Byron Elementary, Central Intermediate, Folwell, Lincoln Choice, Jefferson, Washington, St. Francis, St. Pius, St. Johns, Holy Spirit, Gage, John Adams and Bamber Valley.
  • New schools for 2015 are: Pinewood, Longfellow, and Riverside.

Target Outreach with The First Tee
Have fun with The First Tee Target Outreach Saturdays:

May5th at Eastwood ,

May12th at Northern Hills

and May 19th at Soldiers Field.

Learn Golf through The First Tee, incorporating  life enhancing values. Bring  your family and your friends, between 10am-12pm on these dates and see what The First Tee Rochester has to offer to you-through our FREE Target Outreach Saturdays.


Participants Yearly  Cost

           Individual - $60.00 per session,  (yearly max $120.00)     

           Family -(2 or more children)  (yearly max of $175.00 per family)

           Wee Level -$30.00

           Scholarships are available, inquire at Hadley Creek


Class Registration:  ****Register Online****

 Online registration will begin-

February 20th 2018 and ends one week prior to each class


  All participants new to The First Tee, regardless of golf skill must start with the PLAYer level. 
  •    PLAYer 1, 2, 3  Ages 7-17.
  •    Par I-Ages 9-17: must be PLAYer certified .
  •    Par II-Ages 9-17: must be Par I certified
  •    Par III-Ages 10-17: must be Par II certified
  •    Birdie- Ages 11-17; must be Par certified.
  •    Eagle- Ages 14-17; must be Birdie certified.


       2018 Summer Schedule

2018   Player Weekly sessions:


Session 1   June 11th  thru 14th    Player1       8-9:30    
Session 2   June 11th  thru 14th    Player2      10-11:30  
Session 3   June 11th thru 14th     Player3      12- 1:30
Session 4   June 25th thru 28th     PLayer1      8-9:30         


Session 5  July 9th thru 12th        Player2       9:30-11

Session 6  July 9th thru 12th        Player3      11:30-1

Session 7 July 23rd thru 26th       Player1       8-9:30

Session 8 July 23rd thru 26th       Player2      10-11:30

Session 9 July 23rd thru 26th       Player3      12-1:30

Session 10 Aug. 6th thru 9th        Player3       9-10:30


   2018   Par Level Sessions:


Session PR1  June 18th thru 21st        Par1      9:30-11:00     
Session PR2  June 25th thru 28th        Par2     11:30-1    
Session PR3  June 25th thru 28th        Par3     12-1:30     


Session PR4  July 9th thru 12th            Par1        1:30-3 
Session PR5  July 16th thru 19th          Par2        8-9:30

Session PR6  July 16th thru 19th          Par3       10-11:30

Session PR7  July 30th thru Aug. 2nd   Par1        8-9:30

Session PR8  July 24th thru Aug. 2nd   Par2       10-11:30

Session PR9 July 30th thru Aug.2nd     Par3       12-1:30


Session PR10 Aug  6th thru 19h            Par3       10:30-12



  2018   Birdie Level Sessions
Session BR1 June 18th thru 21st       12-2:00
Session BR2 July 16th thru  19th       12-2:00
Session BR3 Aug. 6th  thru   9th        12-2:00 
   2018   Wee-Tee Sessions (ages 5 and 6)
Wee-Tee1 June 18th thru 21st            8-9:00 
Wee-Tee2 July 9th thru 12th               8 -9:00 


Additional Information


Fri. July 6th -9am Open to all First Tee Participants

Play either 5 or 9 holes

Sign up by calling the Hadley Creek Golf Shop 507-529-4119

  • Incase of inclement weather, we will schedule make up days on Fridays.     
  • A minimal of 4 and a limit of 24 participants per session.
  • Schedules subject to change.
  • Certification from one level to the next will be held on Fridays, at 8,9 or 10am-You must register for certification.
  • FREE  PRACTICE SESSIONS-- JULY 2nd and 3rd FROM 10-12
  • Remember . First Tee participants may play anytime with an adult for only $3 at Hadley Creek. 
Information about The First Tee Rochester is available at the Park and Recreation Department office at 201 4th Street SE (City Hall) or after April 1st at Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center at 2427 Hadley Valley Road NE.Phone 507-529-4119  For more information contact W.W.(Watty) Watson: email