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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Golf
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Golf Course & Clubhouse

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: PGA Professional, Certified Assistants
  • Staff Certification:Recreational Therapist

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 5 to 100

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Specialized golf carts, clubs, gloves, tee devices

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : There is a minimum charge for classes; yearly memberships available; financial assistance available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Challenge Golf Course and Driving Range was the first golf facility built in the nation for individuals with disabilities. Located on the Hospital's main campus, the course has wheelchair-accessible paths, handrails on the tees and slopes with inclines of 8% or less.

The Challenge Golf program at Edwin Shaw Hospital has been recognized nationally and internationally as a model for therapeutic recreation programs. Classes taught by a PGA professional help golfers (beginning and experienced) adapt after an illness or injury.

Thousands of individuals with disabilities have demonstrated that golf can be played by individuals with amputations, visual impairment, arthritis, stroke, spinal cord injury and other neuromuscular injuries.

Challenge Golf is a program of the Edwin Shaw Hospital Development Foundation and receives no Hospital or tax-levy monies. For more information on the Challenge Golf Program, please call the Challenge Golf Course.