One end of the facility will be a practice area dedicated to the UTC Men’s and Women’s Golf teams. The other end will be home to The First Tee of Chattanooga.
Phase I of III will include a double-ended driving range, putting and chipping areas. It will be one of the finest practice areas servicing a collegiate athletics program as well as an elite facility for the children involved with The First Tee.
Phase I of the Player Development Complex is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2009. It will have an immediate impact on the men’s and women’s golf programs at UTC with each coming off 2009 NCAA Finals appearances, as well as the vital work The First Tee of Chattanooga provides to develop golf and life skills with the youth of the area.
Phases II and III will include additional putting and chipping greens, hitting bays, practice holes, learning centers, simulators, along with locker rooms, office and meeting rooms for the Chattanooga golf teams.
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Name: The Player Development Complex
Opening: Phase I of III is due to be completed Fall 2009.
Area: 28 Acres
Location: Site of old Hickory Valley Golf Course in
Occupants: The First Tee of Chattanooga and the
About The First Tee of Chattanooga, Inc.
The First Tee of Chattanooga is 501 c 3 youth development program that has been active in
We envision a day when the children who progress through our program will possess the necessary life skills and value system to be the well-rounded, balanced adults who choose to serve their communities as contributing members.
The City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The First Tee of Chattanooga and UTC to provide the land on which we are building The Player Development Complex. The First Tee of Chattanooga will gain flexibility in the way that we offer our program and children enrolled in the program will have a place to practice in an environment that was designed for them.