|Silver Creek Park
has become one of the finest in the Midwest. The course winds
along Silver Creek which flows into Lake Michigan between hole number
18 and 19. The picturesque landscape makes you feel like you are
just strolling through the park; golf discs in hand of course. Local
business sponsors were secured in the summer of 2000 and the first
round of disc golf was played on Halloween.
2012 brought several major park improvements adding 19 new concrete tee pads, 10 new basket placements and 26 new sign locations. The new 27 hole layout offers great variety of play and challenge for all skill levels. New tee signs will be added offering new and existing sponsors an oppportunity to promote their businesses while supporting these volunteer course projects.
was started by a group of local enthusiasts and perfected by "Duster"
Don Hoffman, one of Disc Golf's finest course designers. Duster
is one of the leaders of the Wisconsin Disc Sports Association and
was also the PDGA Region 6 coordinator for many years.
Some of the courses'
interesting features include: hole four playing over Silver Creek,
6 holes along the creek, a 337' hole on a 15% up hill grade, hole
thirteen's basket planted at the edge of an 80 foot drop off, multiple
elevations and the creek challenging players at the front nine
practice basket, , hole
seventeen along Lake Michigan's sand dunes, manicured fairways, challenging
wooded holes, up hill and down hill shots. The park itself offers
walking and biking trails, sand beaches on Lake Michigan, playground
areas, picnic areas throughout the park, a large soccer field,
great fishing in Silver Creek, and plenty of room to relax. Photos,
an aerial map and driving
directions are all on-line for you.
The 2013 Manitowalk
in the Park A-tier disc golf tournament will be held on
July 27-28, 2013 for Pro and Advanced players and a B-tier amateur event will be held on Saturday July 20th, 2013. Both events
will be stops on the Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour. For tournament
details, visit the on-line tournament page or call tournament Director Jim Van Lanen at 920-629-9997.
You can also send written correspondence to: Jim Van Lanen Jr.
4121 Martin Lane - Two Rivers, WI 54241.
The Manitowalk in the Park tournaments will be hosted by Discover
Eastern Wisconsin Disc Golf in conjunction with the Manitowoc Parks
and Recreation Department. DEW Disc Golf, operated by Wade
Van Lanen Jr., Leroy
Stolpa and Dave Van De Loo of Flying Fortress, plans to continue promoting Disc Golf throughout Eastern Wisconsin.
The groups numerous projects have included the Manitowalk in the Park tournament
dates in 2001-2012, walk on, random
draw, best shot doubles leagues at 5:30pm on Wednesday nights rotating between Silver
Creek Park and Lower Cato Falls, educational events and demos, support for course improvements at Silver Creek,
Lower Cato Falls, Picnic Hill, Sugar Creek, Francis Creek, Lakeshore Tech, Volrath, Quarry, Baird's Creek, and Pamprin Parks and
support for new courses throughout Eastern Wisconsin and
the surrounding areas. Anyone interested in becoming a member of
this group should contact club secretary, Jim Van Lanen by sending
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.