Fort Wayne, IN 
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Hole #14 Short Tee Sign

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 Cosmetic touch-ups would help

5+    1/22/2009   1/23/2009
Review By: zud00
Played: 145  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 9.6 Years
This review was updated on 4/8/2010
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers a decent variety of holes, ranging from short to long, dogleg lefts and rights, over water, next to the river, in the open, in the woods. Some tees are conrete and there are a few really nice spider baskets. The park is well maintained.
Cons: Navigating can be difficult and confusing (especially for a first timer), only temporary tee signage (some tees were informationless), some natural tees, trash cans are sparse, some old rickety baskets.
Other Thoughts: A challenging course is made more challenging by using sidewalks, rivers, and a pond as OB. One unique hole (5) requires a drive to land in the island (of the surrounding sidewalks), otherwise a penalty stroke is to be taken and a putt for par from a designated spot within the island. The river comes into play on multiple holes and the pond on 2 holes.

The variety of holes is definiltely a plus to this course. Short dogleg holes, short straight holes, long bombing holes and long doglegs. There are two wooded holes, one short and the other a bit longer (250'ish). This variety of holes will make you pull multiple shots out of your bag.

I've enjoyed this course thoroughly, but a few cosmetic touches would help tremendously. Permant tee signs would be a plus as well as replacing a few baskets and making all 18 tees concrete pads. Navigation signs will also help a great amount; the holes do not play in the order that you would think they would.

Being that this course is only across the river from West Swinney, one should definitley play it. Just be prepared to lose a disc to the pond or river or the thick brush next to the river. It would definitely be advantagous to play with a local.

Edit*****The old rickety baskets have been replaced by new baskets making the course aesthetically more pleasing.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Work in progress

5+    10/14/2008   11/14/2008
Review By: discflinger
Played: 143  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 13.7 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: 20.5 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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