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Golf Travel Guide To Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tim Dykstra, Manager/PGA - Great Indiana Golf Packages

By Brian Weis

Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Fort Wayne? Let Great Indiana Golf Packages help with you travels. Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Tim Dykstra, Manager/PGA who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Fort Wayne, Indiana, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
Great Indiana Golf Packages (GIG) is the "Perfect Drive" golf vacation featuring 8 upscale courses and 144 holes of championship golf. If you are looking for a first class golf experience combined with reasonable cost you have found it.

Great Indiana Golf Packages is conveniently located in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and is near the Indiana Toll Road (I80-90) and just minutes from Interstate 69. Visitors to GIG come from all over the Midwest. Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis are all within a few hours drive. Treat yourself to a visit to Northeast Indiana and play some of the best golf courses Indiana and SW Michigan has to offer.

What are the must play courses in Great Indiana Golf Packages?
GIG offers 8 beautiful golf courses, each with its own personality and charms. The SW Michigan courses are conveniently located for visitors traveling from the north as a stop into, or out of town. Courses located in Fort Wayne work well for those traveling from the south or east. Centrally located are the 3 tracks which receive the most play and are considered the "Feature" courses: Cobblestone, Noble Hawk, and Glendarin Hills. Each very different and each of the highest quality.

Treat yourself to a visit to Great Indiana Golf Packages......You will not be disappointed!!

What is the hidden gem and/or best value course?
Perhaps the the most attractive attribute of GIG is the quality and variety of golf courses. Each features unique design, varying topography, first class amenities, and attentive service.

Value is what defines Great Indiana Golf Packages and most are astonished by the quality vs price of our packages. Offering Senior, Spring, Summer, and Fall special packages allows visitors to customize a golf trip to fit any budget or time of year.

All our courses are hidden gems!

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?
For a long weekend trip there are several choices. The Spring Special Package offers discounted golf fees and is perfect to get the golf season started. The Senior Weekday Package runs throughout the year offering those over age 60 affordable golf and uncrowded courses. The Hot Summer Package allows those traveling during peak season discounted fees. Perhaps the most popular package is the Fall Color which begins in early September and includes unlimited golf.

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Located in NE Indiana, GIG is conveniently located near a variety of attractions. Fort Wayne offers big city dining and entertainment; the area is know for its abundant lakes and state parks; there is a variety museums & festivals; others might enjoy Amish Country and a visit to world famous Shipshewana, the third larges Amish community in the U.S.

For those who enjoy dining our area offers something for everyone from national chains, local breweries & wineries, quaint lakeside bistros, and locally owned restaurants and pubs each with unique offerings.

What is the best time to travel?
We are often asked "when is the best time to visit GIG"? This is where GIG stands-out from the rest. Because of our low everyday golf fees combined with the variety of "special package offerings" there is no bad time to visit. Great Indiana Golf Packages has the best quality to value in the industry making any day or season a great time to visit.

What other attracrtions does the Fort Wayne area offer?

Golfers love flocking to the local Wineries and Breweries.

Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard, LaOtto: Tasting room, farmers market and gift shop on farm ground in the Lutter family for more than 100 years. Wine-and-canvas events and live music scheduled on most weekends. Open every day at 11 a.m.

LaOtto Brewing Co., LaOtto: Enjoy fine craft beers, favorite sandwiches, small plates and other fare in an enjoyable atmosphere. Open every day; kitchen closes at 9 p.m. except for Sunday at 8 p.m.

Sylvan Cellars, Rome City: The craft tasting room and event center is open every day in a restored historic and architecturally significant dairy barn, once a part of the Kneipp Springs complex. Owners Nate and Rachel Schermerhorn kept the barn's rustic charm in the restorations and opened the event center in 2015.

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
For more information you can contact our Golf Coordinator, Kathy Dues, by phone at 866-719-4608 or by email at Kathy is experienced and speaks your language when it comes to the golf courses, accommodations, and customization of your visit to GIG. She can even advise you regarding dining, entertainment, and other activities.

All of us at Great Indiana Golf Packages look forward to your visit.

Great Indiana Golf "Where Golf & Hospitality Meet".

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Revised: 12/18/2018 - Article Viewed 18,672 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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