(This is the second post in a three-part series showcasing Fort Wayne’s city-owned golf courses. View the other posts here.)New to the game of golf? Look no further than Shoaff Golf Course, Fort Wayne's beginner-friendly course. Focus on your short game with this par 54 course. Feel comfortable walking while you play, or if you prefer, electric driving carts are available for a small fee. Not up for a whole game? Try your shot at the Shoaff Golf Course driving range. The prices here are hard to beat. Play nine holes for $10, or 18 holes for $16 on weekdays. On weekends and holidays green fees go up to $11 or $17, respectively. As an added special, the city is offering half-priced green fees after 6 p.m. now through the end of the season! Other specials this season include ladies play two for the cost of one, before 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Or for the fitness-minded, with a coupon, walk nine holes for $7 or weekdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information on reduced rates, and to download coupons, click here. Operation hours are from sunrise to sunset, but may be adjusted due to inclement weather. Call ahead to confirm. Schedule your tee time by calling 260.427.6745 or via an online portal. At the driving range pay $5 for a small bucket of golf balls, or $7 for a large bucket. There is also a putting green, pitching and chipping area and sand bunker available to add to your practice. Shoaff Golf Course is located on the city's north side, at 6401 St. Joe Road, and is operated and maintained by Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation. The course is part of Shoaff Park, donated in 1955 by the Shoaff family. In addition to the golf course, the park features a children's play area and splash pad (open through Labor Day weekend), walking paths, boat ramp, disk golf and more. Bring the entire family out during your next golfing excursion!
(Read the first post in this series, about Foster Golf Course here.)