Fort Wayne, IN 
East Swinney Park Share
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 Work in progress

5+    10/14/2008   11/14/2008
Review By: discflinger
Played: 142  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 13.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: OB makes course more difficult than it seems. Water can be found on half the holes and most is irretrievable. Many of the new holes incorporate path OB and features one island hole in the middle of such sidewalks. Features Al Pier baskets w/ some bird cages mixed in. Some good length on a couple holes, 18 is around 500', but mostly kept around 300' or less. Concrete tees on all old holes. A couple holes are tightly wooded, but most play around mature growth. Right across the river from West Swinney.
Cons: Not well marked, yet, as 6 new holes have just been added to make full 18. If you hate water you will hate this course. No fountain, restroom or trashcans. #9's tee is on the bridge and difficult to find. Some of the locals may be a bit too friendly.
Other Thoughts: This course gave me my first ace and the area used to be an important post for native americans. With the river winding around here, it is no wonder. I believe a map can be found by googling Fort Wayne disc club and going to their site. I think Kyle is trying to update the site and it may prove to be more helpful.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A lot of OB

1    11/5/2008   11/6/2008
Review By: SigmaChris
Played: 47  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 19.8 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice urban park in the middle of Fort Wayne that plays around a large pond / small lake. There is a lot of OB that may be good or bad depending on the skill of the player. Half of the OB is water either the pond or the 2 rivers that border the park. The other half of the OB is paths, parking lots, and a busy street. Tight pin placements on a few holes that are a few feet away from a path which is considered OB. Fly your approach 5 feet past the basket on some holes and you will be OB.

Some holes played out in the open around the pond or in the middle of the green space around mature trees. There were 3 holes that played in the woods right next to the river.
Cons: Half the tees were cement and half were dirt / grass.

There was no par rating on the holes. Holes ranged from 230' to 400'.

Tough to find some holes, there were signs on two-thirds of the tee boxes which directed you to the next hole, but if a sign was missing it was tough to find the hole. Signs were just paper that was laminated so it is easy to see why signs were removed or blown away by the elements.
Other Thoughts: I played East Swinney and if I had time I would have liked to play the West course. After hole #10 on the East course there is a bridge you can take over the river to the West Course. I believe there is another 18 to play over there.

Better signage would have me giving this course a 2.5, but since I missed 2 holes because I couldn't find them it got downgraded to a 1.5.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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