Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to the date of your first day of a session, you will receive a full refund of programming fee minus a $5.00 fee. No refunds will be given to those parties who cancel within 7 days of their registered session. There are no refunds/credits for missed/sick days. We do not prorate for any missed session days. All refund requests must be submitted in e-mail ([email protected]) NO EXCEPTIONS.

First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee reserves the right to change the specifics of a class or activity, or to cancel a class. First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee operates at the discretion of the golf courses that generously allow us to use their facilities. Some locations will close in the event of inclement weather, and we will have to cancel class. Due to the (sometimes) unpredictable weather in Florida we may have to cancel more than one class in a given season. First Tee will utilize all resources and make every effort to provide make-up classes to accommodate for cancelled classes. Please note, that due to weather, daylight, and schedules it is NOT A GUARANTEE that make-up classes will be offered. We will CREDIT your account if there are 3 or more classes canceled (due to weather) in the 8 or 9 week session. 


All requests to transfer your registered dates are subject to availability. There is no fee for transferring your dates of registration. All transfers must be made at least 2 days prior to program start date (within the same season). There will be NO MORE than 2 credit transfers; after that no refund/credits.

Weather Policy

For the 2024/2025 season you may check the status of all programming on our website and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TFTSM ). All updates will be made (1) hour prior to the start of every session IF NECESSARY and will be communicated via text by the Executive or Program Director.

  • First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee’s policy is to hold programs unless weather conditions affect the safety of our participants.
  • Classes will be held even when forecasts call for showers or cold or warm temperatures.
  • Classes may be cancelled using the above timeline in circumstances where forecasts call for heavy, persistent rain or thunder and lightning.
  • AT ALL TIMES, while participants are in session classes will be suspended (on a location-by-location basis) if thunder and lightning are present in the area.
  • Some of our facilities offer an indoor setting that allow us to both keep participants safe from weather conditions and also to continue exposing them to components of the First Tee’s Life Skills Experience during these times.

We would like all participants to come prepared for current weather conditions using a combination of the following items:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or visor
  • Water Bottle
  • Jacket or Sweatshirt

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!