Mike and I from Unofficial Networks took a little trip up to Sheboygan, WI for a day of disc golf, sight seeing, good food, and great company.
I’ve been on a crazy kick of playing disc golf this summer, and I really wanted to check out Wisconsin’s oldest 18-hole disc golf course located in downtown Sheboygan.
Vollrath Park is a fairly-short 18-hole course that borders Lake Michigan. Most of the holes are Par 3s, even though some of the tee signs list them as a Par 4s, and there’s varying uphill, downhill, and flat holes.
I really enjoyed playing the course’s signature Hole 13. It’s one of the longest holes on the course with the waves of Lake Michigan crashing on the thrower’s right-hand side. The wind was howling, the ground was wet, and I played like absolute crap, but I still had a great time out there.
Vollrath Park has been inviting disc golfers from the around the country to test their short-game skills since 1981. Pretty incredible since most disc golf courses were built in the last 20 years or so.
We stopped by the course’s pro shop after our round and had a lovely conversation about the park’s history with the owner. She and her husband have run the The Shack for 20 years and even got married right in front of it. I bought a disc, and she gave us a bunch of free goodies. Sheboygan is definitely a disc golf town, and it was so cool to experience it first-hand.
Mike and I were craving a bite after our round and took a recommendation to check out Sly’s Midtown Saloon and Grill. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed some classic Wisconsin cheese curds, fried pretzel bites, and an awesome burger dubbed ‘The Hangover’ fit with fried has browns, cheese, and a fried egg. I wasn’t hungover, and it was still absolutely delicious.
The bartended at Sly’s told us to check out the shop next door because she said we “Look like we would shop there.” Turns out she was right.
EOS Surf Shop is an awesome little gem of a surf/skateboard/windsurf/outdoors shop located right in the heart of Sheboygan. We met the store’s manager Mike, and he told us he was out surfing on Lake Michigan earlier that morning. We actually saw a couple of surfer’s out there earlier, and the waves appeared to be 6′-8′ high from shore. Not too bad for surfing a freshwater lake, huh?
It was pretty rad to see that EOS has been able to establish themselves as a legitimate surf shop in the Midwest. Mike said the store used to sell snowboards as well, and he is an avid season passholder up at Mount Bohemia, MI. He’s also a reader here at Unofficial Networks. Sup Mike!
EOS is a great little shop to check out if you’re in the area, and their website is an excellent source for surf conditions if you’re looking to hit up Lake Michigan in Sheboygan. Tell ’em we sent you!
It was really nice to get out of the house for a little bit on a random Thursday in the fall even despite the freezing cold temps, blistering wind, and rainy weather. Keep an eye out for more travel and disc golf content here at Unofficial Networks. I’m borderline obsessed with the sport, and I’m looking to explore more places in the future.
Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for tagging along with me on this short story/adventure. Take care, friends!