Montana Rural Health Initiative

Mineral Community Hospital Disc Golf Course

This past year the Mineral Community Hospital Foundation partnered with Superior High school to design and install a disc golf course on the hospital campus.  The goal of this project was to offer Mineral County residents a unique recreation venue to engage with family and friends.

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The disc golf course project began in the spring of 2012 and was completed by the summer of 2012. The hospital foundation worked with volunteers from the P.E. class at Superior High School to develop and install the disc golf course. The students who volunteered enjoyed the opportunity to design something for their community. After the course was completed, community members enjoyed it for the rest of the summer.

One of the nine holes on the hospital campus disc golf course

Many different groups got great usage out of the course this past summer including Cub and Boy Scout troops. It served as a place where families could go and spend time together learning a new sport and enjoying the fresh air. The hospital encourages all community members to come out and get into disc golf. The hospital has other plans for the course as well. In the future they intend to use the disc golf course for fundraising events as well as hospital wellness promotion activities, like interdepartmental challenges.

High School P.E. Class

Superior High School students who helped develop and install the disc golf course

The hospital maintenance staff designed signs for each of the nine holes on the course. The signs are wooden and have the Mineral Community Hospital logo incorporated into the design. The hospital foundation plans to ask local businesses to sponsor holes and have the business’s names placed on the holes they sponsor. The funding for this project came from donations and enabled the hospital to purchase quality equipment that will last for years to come.

Contact information: Steve Carty, scarty@mchospital.net