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First Tee – Indiana in Northwest Director Nancy Bender will offer the following classes at The Course at Aberdeen, Creekside Golf Course, Curtis Creek Golf Course, Legacy Hills Golf Club, Scherwood Golf Course, and Valparaiso Country Club in the Northwest area.   Please contact Coach Bender if you have any questions regarding class placement or other inquires. Nancy Bender at [email protected].

Creekside Golf Course

First Tee – Indiana in Northwest Coaches Jeff Swanson, Art Grimes , Jacob Gaghan, Barb Smith, Tim McGee, Rob Hansen, Art Gallardo, Joel Pera will offer the following classes at Creekside Golf Course in Valparaiso.    Email Nancy Bender at [email protected] with questions about these classes!

Winter Refresher ClassesWednesdays, January 3-March 274:00-6:00pmHigh School
Thursdays, January 4-March 284:15-5:15pm11-14
Saturdays, January 6-March 301:00-1:45pm4-6
Saturdays, January 6-March 30 2:00-3:00pm7-11
Saturdays, January 6-March 302:00-4:00pm13-18
Summer Refresher ClassesWednesdays, June  5 – August 143:00-5:00pmHigh School
Thursdays, June 6 – August 154:00-5:00pm10-14
Saturdays, June 1 – August 311:00-1:453-6
Saturdays, June 1 – August 311:00-2:006-8
Saturdays, June 1 – August 312:00-3:009-12
Saturdays, June 1 – August 312:00-4:0012 & up

Creekside Golf Course Playing Leagues

Email Nancy Bender at [email protected] to register for these great playing league opportunities!

Summer Playing LeagueWednesdays June 5-July 318:15am5-14
In choosing the appropriate number of holes you should play consider ability first; then age secondly. There are 3 divisions: 3 holes, 6 holes and 9 holes.
# of HolesTee Off AreaGolf Ability/SkillAgeGreen Fee
9 holesYellow/ Green TeesScore 60 or lessAge 10-14$8 weekly
6 holesOrange/Yellow TeesCan keep scoreAge 7-10$6 weekly
3 holesOrange/Yellow TeesNeeds AssistanceAge 5-7$4 weekly
There are 8 weeks of play with 2 scheduled make-up days. Junior will receive a polo shirt and an opportunity to earn the title “PLAYER of the YEAR.”

The Course at Aberdeen

First Tee – Indiana at Northwest Coach Art Grimes will offer the following classes at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso.       


June SessionMonday-Friday, June 17th-June 21st9-10:30am7-12
July SessionMonday-Friday, July 15th-July 19th9-10:30am7-12

Curtis Creek Golf Course

First Tee – Indiana in Northwest Coaches Eric Nowlin and members of the high school golf team will offer the following classes at Curtis Creek Golf Course in Rennselear.              

Summer 2024May 28, 29, 30, June 3, 48:00-9:30am7-17

Legacy Hills Golf Club

First Tee – Indiana in Northwest is excited to offer new class sessions at Legacy Hills Golf Club in LaPorte that will be coached by Jacob Gaghan. Contact Nancy Bender at [email protected] for more information.

Summer Session Mondays & Tuesdays, July 15-303:30-5:00pm7-12

Scherwood Golf Course 

First Tee – Indiana in Northwest Coaches Jeff Zurawicz and Donna Hays will offer the following classes at Scherwood Golf Course. 

Session DatesTimeAges
Summer 2024Monday-Friday, June 17 – June 21*9:00-10:30am6-9
Monday-Friday, June 17 – June 21*11:00-12:00pm10-12
Monday-Friday, July 15 – July 19*9:00-10:30am6-9
Monday-Friday, July 15 – July 19*11:00-12:30pm10-12
Class on Monday-Thursday will be held at the time listed. The Friday class of each session will be a scramble on the golf course from 9:00am-12:00pm for all age groups.

Valparaiso Country Club         

First Tee – Indiana in Northwest Coaches Vince Lazar, Marley Caine, Melissa Stoltzfus will offer the following classes at Valparaiso Country Club. 

Session DatesTimeAges
Summer 2024Tuesdays, June 4 – July 309:00-10:00am7-11
Tuesdays, June 4 – July 3010:30-11:30am12-18