2023 Golf Marathon

It’s that time of the year again! Our golf marathon season is right around the corner and we are anxious to get started.

What is Our Golf Marathon

The golf marathon is First Tee – West Michigan’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Every year, we host our marathons at both private and public courses across West Michigan, raising money for our students on scholarship so more kids & teens in West Michigan can access our program for free.

How Does it Work

Marathoners raise money by receiving pledges from their friends, family, coworkers, etc. Pledges can either come in flat donations or other incentives like number of holes played, eagles, birdies, pars, and sometimes ace’s. On the day of the marathon, golfers play as many holes they can in one day and try to raise as much money as they can depending on pledges received. For example, if a marathoner is worth $6 a hole and play 108 holes, they’ve raised $648.

Fundraising Information

We ask marathoners to raise at least $2,000. Don’t worry! We’ll help you along the way by giving you tips, best practices, and other resources to help you reach that goal. You don’t have to worry about collecting money, we’ll provide you a link you share with your network so they can pledge directly to you!

List of 2023 Marathon Locations and Dates

Below is a list of our upcoming marathon dates and locations. Country Club marathons are only open to members of that club. We have public locations in all four of the communities we serve!

Interested in Playing?

Follow the link below to fill out where you want to play. We’ll reach out to you and help you get started! Have any questions? Feel free to email us at [email protected]

Pledge to a Marathoner

Want to pledge to a marathoner? Follow the button below and select the marathoner you want to make a pledge to!

Youth Marathon

The marathons are not only for our adults. We also host a youth marathon and want our participant to get involved! We’re not asking our participants to play a crazy amount of holes or raise as much money as the adults. We want them to come out and play however many holes they can, receive at least five pledges of any amount, and most importantly, have fun! Some youth marathoners have a goal of playing 15 holes, while others want to play over 50. It is completely up to you! Here’s the best part. For every $100 raised, you’ll receive $20 credit to be used in the First Tee Store!

Youth Marathon Dates and Locations

Grand Rapids: Gracewil Country Club – Friday, June 23rd

Holland: Three Fires Golf Club – Friday, June 16th

Kalamazoo: Eastern Hills Golf Club – Friday, June 23rd

Muskegon: Bent Pine Golf Club – Saturday, August 5th