Fort Wayne, IN 
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Uploaded By: KGB84 Hole #8 (Taken 12/2011)
3 / 265ft.   3 / 287ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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Good Beginner Course

5+    6/9/2017   6/19/2017
Review By: JAgasgrill
Played: 52  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.6 Years
Pros: Wide Open
Multiple shot options
Mowed and maintained by the parks department
Adding some extra holes in the near future, as well as,the alternate pin placement.
Cons: Very Simple
No real room for error
Trees have fallen recently and made it even easier
Park can become full with other patrons
Driving paths at times are a constant flow
Other Thoughts: Worth your time playing. With future changes, this course has some potential to bring in new players.

 Good options

5+    7/17/2011   7/17/2011
Review By: yoshi_jockey
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice mix of lengths, especially with the new recently installed alternate tees.

The cement tees offer a pretty standard course, which is good for beginners to learn on.

The front 9 is slightly wooded, and offers some shots that require accuracy

The alternate course definitely adds some challenge for more serious disc golfers
Cons: The cement tees in the back 9 are basically wide open shots, which can be too daunting to new players (because of the length) and too boring for advanced players (because of the lack of obstacles to avoid).

The front 9 is also built along a pavilion, which often houses gigantic parties, allowing children to run wildly through the course without parental supervision. This is especially bad on holes 5-9, which are also by a playground and splash pad. It can be very frustrating trying to play a round when someone has dragged a picnic table into the fairway, or when there are a group of teenagers randomly sitting right where you need to throw.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I enjoy this course because it is easy enough to play regardless of skill level, especially since the alt tees have been put in that lead to the same baskets. Therefore, I can play from the regular tees, and my husband can play from the alts, but we still end up at the same spot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 It's Shoaff!

2-4    3/18/2010   3/18/2010
Review By: Kramer
Played: 37  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of Lanes, some good runs for aces, great places for some alts for the tourneys. It is a feel good course... cause most the time you can recover nicely on an upshot.
Cons: Lots of non-disc golf traffic... some Tee's right next to playground, and weekends means people eating next to you while you are throwing.

Challenge isn't the highest... but the fun is there.
Other Thoughts: No water, but that doesn't mean you can't lose one. Like on the golf course across the road.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/24/2010   3/18/2010
Review By: Zigzaggler
Played: 42  Reviewed: 14
This review was updated on 5/25/2011
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Long drives, concrete launch pads. Pretty forgiving second shot attempts if you happen to throw a not so good drive. Alternate tees have been put in to add to the course!!!..
Cons: Most of the back nine is in the open..
Other Thoughts: Nice open park if long shots are what you like to throw. ..A great place to check out some new molds as there is a nice shop that sells descent plastic just across the street!!..This is always a good time course to stop in and play!!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Mature Growth Only

5+    3/22/2009   5/18/2009
Review By: zud00
Played: 145  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 9.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a decent variety of holes including left turning/right turning, long/short, wooded/open. Nice big concrete tee pads and nice baskets. A great course for beginnners with no water obstacles.
Cons: Course can be fairly easy for the advanced player. Tee signs are a bit dated, however, they still provide accurate distances. The back 9 holes are a almost too open. Some tee boxes are difficult to find for the first timer.
Other Thoughts: This course almost plays as two different 9 hole courses...the front nine play through thin mature growth while the back 9 holes play through an open area with some mature growth. In addition, the front 9 holes play shorter than the back 9 holes.

For the front 9 holes, you will want to have an accurate drive to score well. Most holes are deuceable with a drive that doesn't get tangled up in the trees. The first 9 holes also take advantage of the rolling terrain that the park offers.

On the back 9 holes (your arm should be loose), you will need long accurate drives to score well. But even with a bad drive, a 3 is still very makeable with the lack of obstacles. The road plays O.B. and comes into play on a few holes which can add a few strokes to your score.

This course is a great course for casual play and for beginners. It is located on the north side of FW so I would play this course before heading to Swinney Park. Updated/more detailed tee signs would help make this coures rate .5 higher.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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