First Tee — Greater Tyler
Woldert Park Facility

Our plan…

Woldert Park Facility will be used to conduct First Tee Camps and Classes.  These will be offered to Tyler ISD students as well as other students in the community.  Our goal is to see at least 100 students go through the 2021 summer and fall programs.

Coaches trained by our Program Director, Starlia Skinner, will interact with the students teaching them the basics of golf and basic social life skills.  Our coaches build relationships and many times turn into mentors for the youth that enter our programs.

The facility can be used by Tyler ISD for its First Tee School Program by providing an open space to conduct the courses and paving an avenue for students to visit a golf facility.

Teaching life skills and healthy habits to youth in our community will have an impact for years to come and the Woldert Park Facility will play an important role in reaching these students and their families.


Our mission…

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

Through generous donations from the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Women’s Fund of Smith County, and other wonderful donors, we are able to hold our grand opening for the facility on July 17, 2021. 

Phase I: Summer 2019  Facility Layout

  • Build chipping green
  • Build putting green
  • Build tee line for driving range/hitting bays
  • Fence perimeter
  • Gain access to water and electricity

Phase II: Spring 2020

  • Place/construct building (1000 sq ft)
  • Construct pavilion
  • Improve parking area
  • Obtain sponsor ads and display on fence…. More Info

Spring and Summer 2021

  • Obtain Certificate of Occupancy
  • Complete Parking Lot
  • Grand Opening
  • Start Camps and Classes


We have started a campaign, “Better with a Banner”, to help in raising funds to sustain the Woldert Park Facility.  If you or your business would like to display a banner or pin flag at this location, please visit our banner page.

As with our current programs, we will also rely on generous donations from members right here in our community.  Donations made to First Tee — Greater Tyler stay in East Texas to ensure our youth are receiving experiences of a lifetime through our programs. Be a part of this growing organization and donate today!

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Join us for the grand opening of the Woldert Park Facililty.
July 17, 2021
11am – 2pm
Come and go!
Food trucks, door prizes, and fun!

First Tee — Greater Tyler
Woldert Park Facility
509 W. 32nd St.
Tyler, Texas  75702
Across from Promise Academy (the old Boys and Girls Club)