The First Tee of Aiken was established in August 2009 and is a locally owned and operated nonprofit organization. The First Tee of Aiken is located at Houndslake Country Club, a 27-hole championship course designed in 1974 by Joe Lee, who planned Doral, La Costa and Disney World. The First Tee of Aiken features a 9-hole course rotating with the three available, practice range, putting green, clubhouse/teaching facility, concession area and PGA Professionals. Students enrolled in The First Tee of Aiken receive quality life skills and golf instruction, $1 green fees and 50¢ range balls, free use of golf equipment, supervised practice privileges, tournament opportunities and more. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting low to moderate-income youth, minorities, girls, at-risk youth, students with disabilities and youth that might not have otherwise been exposed to the game and its positive values. No student or group will be turned away based on their inability to pay. Although The First Tee of Aiken is located at Houndslake Country Club, a private club, youth programming is our first priority.