Where can I play disc golf in Fort Wayne?
Disc golf if a growing sport in our area. We are fortunate to have so many great places to play right here in Fort Wayne!
If you are looking to become more involved with disc golf locally, we recommend you look into membership in the Fort Disc Golf Club.
Shoaff Park is a great course for beginning players. It has a total of 24 holes. There is an 18 hole course (5,158 ft), and an additional 6 holes. There is no real rough or water hazards on the 18 hole course, which features concrete tees and is cart friendly. It is moderately hilly and lightly wooded. There is 6 additional tight woods holes that can be found between holes 8 and 9. The first hole is at the signpost near the maintenance building. Those seeking more of a challenge on this course should try the blue tees.
West Swinney offers 18 holes along the river and around a lagoon, making water hazards common (about half the holes). This course also has concrete tees. You can access East by crossing the bridge over the river after hole #3.
East Swinney is much longer than West. While it is a little more open, some say it plays tougher, especially for newer players. This course also has an abundance of water hazards, many of which do not offer then chance of disc retrieval. You can access West by crossing the river after #10.
Most of the holes at Moser are in fairly dense woods. This course is much shorter than most. It is a little unforgiving if you get off the fairways, which are fairly tight. There are natural tees, a few water hazards, and an active train track. The course is located at the rear of the park. Follow the parking lot all the way to the back, and you'll see the entrance to the course to the right of the pond.
Mastodon Course at Purdue (PFW)
Known by most as PFW, it is one of the area’s most fun courses. The majority of the course is in the woods, with slightly wider fairways than what you would find at Moser. PFW has both black and (more difficult) gold tees and two basket locations. If you get off the fairway in the woods there, the rough is manageable, but challenging for the most part. Please note that PFW is a tobacco, drug, and alcohol free campus.
Tillman is the only championship caliber course in the Fort Wayne area. It is mostly wooded with a very thick rough, a few holes are more open. Three tee sets are available, choosing the blue tees drastically changes the difficulty level of the course. Newer players should use the white tees, the red tees are between the others. The pin position for each hole changes regularly. Pin position is shown with a yellow bolt on each tee sign. The holes vary greatly, ranging from long, open holes to tight fairways in the woods. Depending on pin placement, water comes in to play on more than half the holes. Many holes also have blind shots, so using a spotter might be helpful in finding your disc.
There are a number of other courses in the surrounding area, including Ossian and Auburn.