First Tee – Harborside

First Tee—Greater Chicago aims to empower kids and teens through golf. After LJC’s resounding success partnering on the First Tee—Waveland project, First Tee—Greater Chicago tapped LJC to keep the momentum going with First Tee—Harborside. 

The new undertaking renovates the Youth Learning Center at Harborside International Golf Center providing a top-notch facility and learning space for the youth on Chicago’s South Side.

These updates make the Harborside Center the first and only dedicated indoor First Tee facility on the City’s South Side, allowing for golf instruction enrichment year-round, no matter the season or weather. The renovation includes installing new flooring, adding new furniture, and refreshing the aesthetics to make the students feel welcome and allow them to engage with their new space. In addition to a general refresh, the building upgrades include improvements to an existing indoor putting green and feature a state-of-the-art ForeSight Golf Simulator for top-notch hands-on learning.

The indoor learning facility continues First Tee—Greater Chicago’s mission to support kids and teens by creating a new space that is as fun as it is functional to facilitate learning and enrichment.


First Tee of Greater Chicago


Chicago, IL


1,000 SF


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design