First Tee – Waveland

This newly renovated youth development facility provides a welcoming clubhouse for kids to cultivate strong character through golf. 

First Tee Greater Chicago, an organization committed to improving youth’s lives through golf, has partnered with LJC, golf course architect Lohmann Quitno, PGA Tour Player Luke Donald, and Northwestern’s Pat Goss to bring its Waveland Capital Project to life. Based on the belief that every kid deserves a safe place to play and learn, First Tee’s newest home at Waveland Park, adjacent to the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, provides a welcoming space to help kids cultivate strong character through play.

The newly renovated facility allows First Tee – Waveland to expand to full-day programming and reach hundreds of more kids through mentoring, tutoring, physical education, and character education. Designed in collaboration with PGA Tour player Luke Donald, the Waveland Capital Project sets First Tee up for a broader, long-lasting impact throughout greater Chicago.


First Tee Greater Chicago


Chicago, IL


1,250 SF Interiors
1,000 SF Terrace


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture