The First Tee of Essex County


The 2019 Summer Session starts Sunday, July 7th and ends Sunday, August 18th

Tiny Tees (Pee-Wee) from 1:00-2:00 pm
PLAYer from 2:15-3:15 pm 
an overflow PLAYer class will be available Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-6:30pm
Par from 3:30-4:30 pm
Even Par from 4:00-6:00 pm
Birdie from 4:00-6:00 pm
Eagle from 4:00-6:00 pm
Ace from 4:00-6:00 pm

Monday evenings starting July 8th
$10 Parent Clinic from 5:30-6:30 pm
Open Play from 5:30-7:0 0pm

Tuesdays evenings starting July 9th
(an overflow) PLAYer Class from 5:30-6:30 pm
Open Play from 5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesdays starting July 10th
Open Practice with a Drive, Chip, Putt focus from 5:00-7:00 pm
Open Play 5:30-7:00 pm

Thursdays starting July 11th
Open Practice 5:00-7:00 pm
Open Play 5:30-7:00 pm

*Registration for the Summer Season is currently open! 

Katie’s Golf Academy (Golf Intensive Summer Camp)

Eligibility Requirements must be meet prior to registration; Please contact Katie Brenny-Rudolph for more information at or call 1(919) 637-7537.

The following camp options are available:

-Full Day KGA  -Full Day Jr. KGA 
Drop-off time is between 8-9 am, camp will start promptly at 9 am and conclude at 5 pm, Pick-up time is between 4-6 pm. The following is included: Morning Snack, Full Lunch, and an Afternoon Snack.

-1/2 AM KGA 
Drop-off time is between 8-9 am, camp will start promptly at 9 am and conclude at 12 noon, Pick-Up is directly after lunch at 1pm. The following is included: Morning Snack and a Full Lunch.

-1/2 PM KGA 
Drop-off time is at 12 noon, lunch will be served, the camp will conclude at 5pm, and Pick-up time is between 4-6 pm. The following is included: Full Lunch and an Afternoon Snack.

Week 1  – July 8th to July 11th
Week 2 – July 15th to July 18th
Week 3- July 22nd to July 25th
Week 5 – August 5th to August 8th
Week 4 – July 29th to August 1st
Week 6 – August 12th to August 15th
Week 7 – August 19th to August 22nd

*Registration for Katie’s Golf Academy is currently open! 

*Class dates and time are subject to change at any time.*



In August of 2006, The First Tee of Essex County was formed through a partnership between the Metropolitan Golf Association, the New Jersey PGA, the New Jersey State Golf Association, and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Located in the heart of Newark’s South Ward inside Weequahic Park, our facility is adjacent to the historic Weequahic Golf Course. Our organization converted a blighted former dumping site into a beautiful outdoor Junior Learning Facility to serve the youth of Essex County and surrounding towns. This outdoor space offers a versatile practice area that can be used for short game instruction, limited flight driving range, or as a three-hole short course to introduce youth people to the game and its positive values.

In March of 2012, an indoor Junior Learning Facility was added as an extension of the Weequahic Golf Course Clubhouse to give us the amazing opportunity to operate year-round. Inside, we review our First Tee curriculum via projected power points in a classroom setting. We offer private lessons with PGA certified coaches that take place in one of our two hitting bays. We also have a golf simulator equipped with a driving range feature and several highly ranked golf courses that can be played from start to finish digitally. In this we also hold our SAT Prep classes and Individual Tutoring sessions with two amazing tutors from Parliament Tutors.