Montana Tech adds Folf Course
A Frisbee golf course has been installed west of the Natural Resources Building on the Montana Tech campus. The 18-hole disc golf course is located within Montana Tech’s Whiskey Gulch Mountain Bike Skills Park, which is currently open but under construction. The project, which has been in the process for the last six months, is a collaboration between the Montana Tech Folf Club and the Mountain Bike Club along with students and faculty at Highlands College and in the Professional and Technical Communication Department, the Liberal Studies Department, the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology, and countless volunteers from the community.
All 18 baskets have been installed, as well as the tee boxes, and posts to mount the signage and maps for each hole, which are currently being designed by graduate students in the Technical Communication program at Montana Tech, and are expected to be up early this spring. The course, designated the Montana Tech Whiskey Gulch Folf Course, is still undergoing slight improvements, but is currently open and can be used by anyone who enjoys the sport.
The 30-member Montana Tech Folf Club plans to host tournaments and competitions at the site. “The addition of the course on campus will provide the opportunity for people in Butte to play a long, open, and challenging course right here in town, and contribute to the growth of the Montana Tech Folf Club, which is in its second year on campus,” noted Dr. Michael Masters, professor in the Liberal Studies Department and Folf Club faculty advisor. “We expect this course to help increase recruitment of students to Montana Tech and to help with the retention of our current students.” The addition of the disc golf course and the mountain bike skills park create excellent recreational opportunities for Tech students and the Butte Community. These are two examples of projects on the land to the northwest of campus, where a multi-use recreation area will provide numerous opportunities for students, faculty, and the Butte community to enjoy the beautiful views and unique terrain surrounding the Montana Tech campus.
For more information on the folf course or the Folf Club, please contact Dr. Masters at 406-496-4333. For information on the mountain bike skills course, please contact Dr. Rick Douglass at 406-496-4450.