5 Helpful / 0 Not
Westside is the best side
Pros: *Very mature, well maintained park
*Some signature holes- hole 6 peninsula, neat line on 13, and hole 16. Probably forgetting some good ones.
*Lots of elevation for flat Northern Indiana
*Some updated tee signs
Cons: *Several holes with the basket close to other teepads or fairways
*Prone to flooding
*The tee signs that haven't been updated are mostly gone
*I crossed some fairways getting to the next tee
Lots of throwing over walking paths. Not a big deal in the winter though.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this was my favorite course on my Fort Wayne road trip. It was a lot of fun with several unique holes. While playing it, I couldn't help but think about how big tournaments are held here. There's just too many dangerous areas if you overthrow a basket by only TEN feet or miss your line by a few feet and fly over the next tee. I parked hole 16 on the mound. When I walked up to the basket, my thought was thankfully I parked it cause ten more feet I'd be sitting on 17's teepad!
I'd love to play here again. Just not during a big tournament with 80+ players.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Concrete tees
2) Some elevation changes
3) Multiple water hazards
4) Highlight Holes: 6, 7, 14, 15, 16
5) Scenic in parts. Front 9 and 14-17
6) Another 18 hole course right beside it
Cons: 1) Only 1 set of tees
2) Signs are old. Some are unreadable
3) Baskets are prone to spit outs. The inner chains are too short.
4) Canadian geese sitting/interfering on the holes and pooping everywhere
5) Holes 10-13 are boring, but I don't necessarily hold it against the designer because the land isn't as nice in this area. Still a con though.
Other Thoughts: This is a good destination for disc golf if you're in the Fort Wayne area. W Swinney has some fun holes to shoot. Holes 6 and 7 are really cool. 6 is on a mound with water on the left and behind and 7 has the water right behind it and a scenic view of the river on the right. 7 is cool because you have to club down. The water is only 25' behind the basket.
Holes 10-13 are flat and boring in comparison. However, it picks back up with 14-17. Elevation changes come back and water is back in play. Hole 15 looked like a monster 400+ hole with the river on the left and trees throughout with a narrow fairway to shoot through, but I couldn't play it because a giant tree fell on the tee and there were numerous ponds that had formed all throughout the hole from the recent onslaught of rain there.
This is not a championship level course, but it's a fun course and it's worth at least 1 play to experience it. I might go back to play it when it dries out and also to hit up the East course which I didn't have time to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good for Beginners
Pros: - Mixture of tight, open, long, and short.
- Fun course to play.
- Many hole in one opportunities.
- Many hazards, but losing a disc is unlikely.
Cons: - No trash cans.
- No restrooms.
Other Thoughts: A very fun course that is good for beginners. Better than West Swinney in my opinion. Needs more updated signs. Beginners may want to skip the 6th hole, as the basket is on a very tight peninsula.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid course across river from another course
Pros: This is in my opinion the better of the two Swinney Park Courses. There is another course across the river.
19 Spiderweb baskets (including 1 red painted practice basket) that are extremely grippy. Minimal bounce outs.
Water hazards: 6-9 and 14-17 all have water hazards of some sort. 6 stands out the most: a peninsula shot where the basket is about 8 feet higher than the fairway. 14 & 16 cross a creek. 7-9 border a pond. 15 and 17 border a creek.
Elevation: With exception of holes 7, 10, 11, and 12 all holes have some sort of elevation change.
Carved signs on most holes. Could use a fresh coat of paint.
Variety. Trees, hills, water, and distances vary per hole. Just when I thought this course was easy, I met hole 6.
Signs are carved out of wood and have a map, distance, and hole number.
Course is two 9 hole loops. 9 and 18 both end near parking lot.
Cons: Some signs are missing and the ones that are still standing need replaced.
Only one tee per hole. Some holes definitely need an alternate tee pad either longer or shorter depending on the hole.
No trash cans nor benches.
No course map at start of course. It would really help new players.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course. It had several elements that courses where I am from (Indy) do not necessarily have (water, peninsula shot, hills).
Several trees look like they were recently cut down which may have made this course easier. Most of those trees were near baskets.
Trash cans, benches, freshly painted signs, and alternate tees would boost this course to a 4.
I'm not in Fort Wayne very often but I would like to play this course again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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