Annually, the golf course provides classes for the Akron City After-School Program, Summer School Program and hosts an LPG/USGGA Girls Golf Program.
Other Programs Include:
University of Akron
About the Challenge Golf Course
Built in 1991 and opened in 1992, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute Challenge Golf Course was the first facility in the nation designed specifically for persons with disabilities. The entire program has been a model and information resource for similar programs, both nationally and internationally.
The three-hole Golf Course has three sets of tees each, allowing for a full nine-hole round. Special features include wheelchair-accessible paths, especially in the areas of tees and greens; handrails on the tees and in areas where access is critical, and slopes with incline of eight percent or less in areas where access is most critical.
The driving range is located on 12 acres across from the golf course. It features a 3,500-square-foot tee area for persons with disabilities and a putting green.
The Learning Center features an indoor hitting range are that allows classes to be taught year-around.
All areas are open to the public and both disabled and able-bodied golfers of all ages.
All equipment is provided by the Akron General Foundation. However, golfers can bring and use their own equipment.
The Challenge Golf Course is funded by the generous contributions of people like you. For more information on how you can become involved, contact the Akron General Foundation at 330-344-6888.
For more information about Challenge Golf at Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute call 330-784-5400.