Play Golf on a Course Laid Out by a Famous Course Designer for Free

Don Ross Golf Club in Fort Wayne, IN, near Willow Creek Crossing Apartments
Don Ross Golf Club in Fort Wayne, IN, near Willow Creek Crossing Apartments

FREE Golf for Willow Creek Crossing Apartment Residents in Fort Wayne

Donald J Ross designed some of our most famous golf courses, like  Pinehurst No. 2Aronimink Golf ClubSeminole Golf ClubOak Hill, and Inverness Club.  How much do you think it would cost to be able to play a course designed by one of the game’s best designers?

Well, if you live at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments, you can play a Don Ross designed golf course for free.

Here’s the deal, if you are a Willow Creek resident over the age of 16, visit the Willow Creek office and get your monthly pass to the Don Ross Golf Club located off of South Calhoun St, just north of Tillman Road, about a four minute drive from Willow Creek Crossing.

Only the front nine of the course was actually designed by Don Ross in 1927.  Ross, who was born in Scotland, as was golf, moved to America early in his life, played in and won a lot of tournaments before he started designing courses.  More national championships have been played on Don Ross designed courses than any other designer.

If you already are a Willow Creek Crossing resident, what are you waiting for.  If you’d like to play free golf on a course designed by a famous golf course designer, then it’s time to consider moving to Willow Creek Crossing Apartments, close to the airport, close to GM, and close to great golf.
Rose Clevenger

Local Drives

Part 3 of 3 posts about ways you can enjoy the fall color show our trees throw for us every autumn.  Today, nearby local drives.

The Midwest and particularly Indiana, aren’t known as the most scenic parts of the world, but come fall, any areas that have a lot of trees can be perfect for enjoying the fall foliage show.   There are a couple of nice drives that won’t take you too far away from your home at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments.  One such trip runs along the fabled Wabash river.  Take the airport parkway to I-69, and head north.  When you get to the next exit, Take US24 West and head down through Huntington.  Once you go through the commercial area of town, you’ll head down a very large hill.  At the bottom is a traffic signal where US24 makes a right turn, and State Road 9 goes straight ahead.  Stay on State Road 9, go over the Wabash River Bridge, and turn right just after the bridge on to River Road.  River Road is a winding two lane road that follows the Wabash through some scenic country until you get to Andrews, IN.  From there, you can loop back by going north over the Wabash, and then East on US 24.

 

Another enjoyable local route is State Road One from Fort Wayne to St Joe Indiana.  The bonus on this drive is the covered bridge in Spencerville.  It’s not well marked but not hard to find.  When you come into Spencerville, the road makes a big wide left turn.  Watch for the street signs along the right side of State Road One.  Turn Right on Mill St, and follow that through a local neighborhood, and then across the covered bridge.  Once over the bridge, turn right and you can loop back to State Road One, and get a great view of the bridge at the same time.  Follow State Road One to St. Joe.    Here, the road turns into just another country lane, but if you want to follow it just a little longer, you’ll pass the Sechlar Pickle Factory.  Tours are given during business hours Monday through Friday, and on Saturday Morning.

 

Finally, don’t forget you can also enjoy the fall foliage by just taking a nice walk along the miles of walkways right inside Willow Creek Crossing.  Now that you don’t have to rake leaves anymore, enjoy the leaves instead, but hurry, this offer ends in just a few weeks when autumn in Indiana abruptly ends, and winter begins.

 

Do you have some favorite local routes you’d like to share?  Go to Willow Creek Crossing’s Facebook page and post some directions and/or fall foliage photos you’ve taken.

 

All Fun and No Labor for This Upcoming Holiday

One of the great things about living in an apartment community, like Willow Creek Crossing Apartments in Fort Wayne, IN, is that when three day weekends come along, you’re not stuck at home mowing the lawn, cutting back the shrubbery, or doing all those other household projects that keep you from enjoying life with your family.

There are a lot of great things you can do this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, but make plans in advance, or the holiday will pass you by quickly.  Remember that Labor Day is sort of the un-official end of summer, and a lot of the activities listed below will be over shortly, and won’t come back until next summer.

So here are a few events happening over Labor Day Weekend that you might find fun.

First, one of the largest events of the entire year takes place just up the road in Auburn, Indiana, the world famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.  The multi day event starts on Thursday, and runs through Monday.  Click here to go to their website.  Many events, like the parade, are free, while others may cost a few bucks.

And the season is just about over for Fort Wayne’s minor league baseball team, the Tin Caps.  Catch a game Labor Day Weekend, as the Caps host the Great Lake Loons on Saturday (with Fireworks), and Sunday at 7:05pm, and Monday afternoon at 1:05pm. After that, only a couple more home games until next April.  Learn more here.

Another summer event, the Farmer’s Market, will be ending soon as well.  Just a couple more Saturdays left at their downtown venue, the Barr Street Market.

And there are just two more free Friday night free music concerts at Jefferson Pointe.  Labor Day weekend features Rosemary Gates, and the last concert on September 6 ends with Goodnight Gracie.

Of course, you can enjoy the three day holiday weekend by just doing nothing.    Remember, with fall weather on the way, our two pools won’t be open a whole lot longer either, so enjoy them while you can.  Whatever you do, be safe, and please be courteous to your neighbors.

 

 

This Valentine’s Day, Fall in Love with Your Apartment (Again)

apartment flowers

Valentine’s Day ushers in the season of love. How about rekindling some romance with your living space. Here are five ideas that can help you love your apartment.

1. invest in some house plants that can add color and fragrance to your apartment. They also add some responsibility to remember to water them, and to have someone look after them when you go on vacation. While not quite the same, artificial plant arrangements can also add warmth and color to your living space.

2. If you don’t want to add a real flower or plant, how about a painting or lithograph of one, or of anything else that you find stimulating or relaxing. Nice art work in your apartment can transform your apartment, Turn off your TV for awhile and just enjoy looking at the art on your walls. As you know, the artwork itself isn’t very expensive. It’s the frames that cost money. Visit thrift stores and garage sales to find low cost but interesting frames.

3. Again, if you don’t want to add plants and flowers, you can plug in a great scent. In fact today there are so many scents available, you can switch fragrances every week or so. Another good idea is the pay attention to the anti-scents, like that pile of laundry, the garbage or the cat box. A fresh clean fragrance can help you fall in love all over again with your living space.

4. Add lighting. Lighting can be decorative, of course, but it can also give your old place a completely new look. Bright lighting, especially during the darker winter times, can simply make your outlook on things brighter as well. Proper lighting has another design effect. If makes your rooms look larger. And who doesn’t love larger rooms?

5. Now that you’ve added the fragrance and beauty of fresh flowers, the color and look of fine art on your walls, and brightened up your life with more lighting, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your apartment. Valentines Day falls on a Monday this year, and hopefully, you’ll be out celebrating with your own Valentine. But the weekend before Valentines Day would be a great time to cocoon in your apartment, and read a good book. Anyone have any suggestion?

A Movie Called, “The Apartment”

the apartment movie poster 1

Did you ever come across a movie called “The Apartment?”  No, it’s not a horror movie about missing your rent payment, or dealing with a less than ideal room mate.  In fact, for a movie called, The Apartment, it’s really not much about apartment living at all.

According to IMBd, the movie website, “The Apartment is about  a man who tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.”  The best part about this black and white movie from the 1960’s is the outstanding acting from Jack Lemmon, Shirley McLain, and Fred MacMurray.  You’ll be startled by Fred MacMurray’s role if all you ever saw him in was “My Three Sons.”  Fred played a lot of real nasty low lifes in his movie days.

The Apartment won’t give you any insight into why your room mate acts the way he does, but it is a pretty good film.  Not really a movie for the kids, though there is no nudity or bad language.

Watch The Apartment in your apartment for yourself on Saturday afternoon, November 17 at 1:30pm on Turner Classic Movies, or TCM.  Comcast cable channel 26.  Frontier Fios Cable Channel 230.  And on Dish on channel 132.  And, if what you really want to see is a movie about an apartment you can rent, check out the video tour at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments.