City golf courses to open this week

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department announcement of the opening of the City’s Golf Courses.

City Golf Courses Opening; New Manager of Golf Operations

Fort Wayne, Indiana (March 15, 2021) – Foster, Shoaff and McMillen Park Golf Courses will open for the season during the week of March 15, 2021, depending on weather and course conditions.

City golf course daily open times will be based on daylight and weather conditions. When inclement weather occurs, courses may close for a short period, or for the day, depending upon the severity of the weather. Golfers are asked to call ahead to confirm course availability and to reserve tee times:

  • McMillen Park Golf Course (260-427-6710) opens Monday March 15 at noon, then 10 a.m. going forward
  • Shoaff Park Golf Course (260-427-6745) opens Tuesday March 16 at noon, then 10 a.m. going forward
  • Foster Park Golf Course (260-427-6735) opens Wednesday March 17 at noon, then 10 a.m. going forward

Season memberships are on sale at the Main Office (705 East State Blvd.) and at all of the clubhouses. You can also arrange for a league or plan a golf outing for your business or organization by contacting Gary Whitacre, Manager of Golf Operations, at 260-427-6016.

Whitacre joins Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation as Manager of Golf Operations

Gary Whitacre has been hired as the new Manager of Golf Operations for Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Born in Gwinn, Michigan, Whitacre grew up in New Haven, and he is a graduate of Heritage High School and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

Gary has been in the golf business since 1981, and is a twenty-year PGA member. Gary was an assistant at Greenhurst Country Club and Fort Wayne Country Club, and has been the Head Professional at Whispering Creek Golf Club and Orchard Ridge Country Club.

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