Wigwam Interclub Challenge

30th Annual

Interclub Challenge

About Wigwam Resort

The Wigwam is a 331 room luxury resort located in Litchfield Park just 30 minutes from Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport. Since opening in 1929, The Wigwam has welcomed guests from around the world to a destination resort rich with the spirit of "Authentic Arizona." In 2009, new ownership led by former Phoenix Suns owner and National Director of USA Basketball, Jerry Colangelo, began major renovations updating and restoring The Wigwam while embracing its rich history as one of the country's leading golf resorts. Their exceptional stewardship continues to improve the quality of the Interclub Challenge experience year after year. Learn more about Wigwam Golf Resort

History & Tradition

The Wigwam is more than a resort; it is a part of Arizona history. Situated in the West Valley, this iconic hotel has become synonymous with Litchfield Park and is in many ways the cornerstone of that very community.

Blending casual elegance with the charm of the Southwest, the Wigwam is a 440 acre getaway destination that promises unforgettable experiences, no matter the reason for visiting. Little wonder then that guests have come from around the Valley, throughout Arizona, all across the nation and the world.

Boasting of luxury casitas and suites, a variety of award-winning restaurants and a full array of recreational amenities, pools and a spa, perhaps what The Wigwam is best known for are its 54 holes of championship-caliber golf. Among them are two Robert Trent Jones, Sr. courses that include the famed Gold Course, and The Patriot (formerly Blue Course). Rounding out the golf experience is The Blue (formerly the Red Course), designed by renowned course architect Red Lawrence.

The Wigwam - an Arizona treasure since 1929.


Tournament History

In 1989, former Wigwam Vice President and General Manager Cecil Ravenswood, created the Interclub Challenge. His vision lives on every January with the playing of this incredible Pro-Am event. The tournament and the resort are a wonderful way to kick-off your New Year. The Interclub Challenge has a loyal following of teams from Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, California, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Kansas. Please feel free to share tournament information with all of your golfing friends who enjoy the game, competition, and fun.

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Enjoy your First Golf Tournament of 2019 and Join us in Celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

30th Annual Wigwam Interclub Challenge

  January 8th - 13th, 2019 - A Unique 54-Hole Pro-Am event with a 29-year history in the Arizona desert...

The 30th Annual Wigwam Interclub Challenge includes:
  • 6 Days & 5 Nights at The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, AZ.
  • Unlimited Golf: 2 Days of Practice, 3 Days of Tournament Play
  • Fabulous Tee Prize Package
  • Welcome and Awards Dinner
  • Professional Purse of $12,000 (with full field)
  • Amateur Packages start at $1562 - Professionals Stay Free

Tournament Host Since 1989: Keith Kalny, PGA

Eligibility

PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE, AND PUBLIC GOLF CLUBS: Each team will be identified as representing a private, semi-private, or public golf club.

TEAM MEMBERS: A team consists of one golf professional and four amateurs with established and active USGA handicaps. The professional of the team does NOT need to be the professional employed by the club being represented. Amateurs will be using 85% of their USGA course handicap for both the team and individual competitions (including skins). The golf professional is responsible for verifying the above eligibility requirements.

LIMITED FIELD: The field will be limited to the first 44 teams with entry forms and deposits submitted.

EARLY BIRD ARRIVALS: If you would like to arrive one or two days early, The Wigwam has a special "Early Bird" Interclub Challenge room rate of $196/night for the nights of January 6th & 7th (based on availability). There is a special green fee of $52 plus tax for golf and cart over those dates.


Schedule of Events

For Practice Round Tee Times call 800-909-4224. Practice Round Times can be booked starting December 1st.
When calling please ask to be transferred to the Golf Shop

Tuesday, January 8th

  • Arrival Day and Practice Rounds
  • Gold & Blue Courses
  • Welcome Dinner -- 7:30 P.M. (previously held on Wed. but moved to Tues. this year)
  • Complimentary Beer & Wine 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 9th

  • Practice Rounds - Gold & Blue Courses

Thursday, January 10th

  • First Round - Gold & Blue Courses -- Tee Times Start 8:00 A.M.
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net  /  Blue - One Gross & One Net

Friday, January 11th

  • Second Round - Gold & Blue Courses -- Shotgun Start 10:00 A.M.
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet at Red's (starting 7:00 AM)
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net  /  Blue - One Gross & One Net
  • 36 Hole Cut: Low 22 Teams (and ties) continue the 54-hole competition
  • Teams not making the cut compete in Saturday's Consolation Event on The Blue

Saturday, January 12th

  • Final Round -- Gold & Blue Courses
  • Consolation Event - 10:00 A.M. Shotgun Blue Course
  • Consecutive Tee Times for Teams Making the Cut - 8:00 A.M. Gold Course
  • Format: One Best Ball Gross & Two Best Balls Net (both courses!)
  • Cocktails 6:30 P.M.  /  Dinner 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, January 13th

  • Departure Day - Golf Shop Opens 7:00 A.M.

Spouses are invited to all social functions. A special GOLF RATE for spouses of $52 (including cart) is available Tuesday-Saturday.
Second rounds for tournament participants are included in the package



The Interclub Challenge Package Includes:

  • 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE WIGWAM RESORT
  • ENTRY INTO THE 54 HOLE PRO-AM TOURNAMENT
  • SPECTACULAR TEE PRIZE PACKAGE
  • UNLIMITED PRACTICE ROUNDS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY UNLIMITED PLAY AFTER TOURNAMENT ROUNDS THURSDAY - SATURDAY
  • DISCOUNTED GREEN FEES FOR SPOUSES NOT COMPETING ($52 incl. cart)
  • TUESDAY NIGHT WELCOME DINNER
  • SATURDAY NIGHT AWARDS DINNER

Package Prices

Single = $2331
1 Amateur Private Room

Double = $1562 each
2 Amateurs Sharing a Room

Couple = $2538
1 Amateur with Non-Playing Guest

Amateur Not Staying at the Resort = $1340

Golf Professional Entry Fee
Single = $373 with Spouse = $567
Includes Complimentary Room for Professional

Registration and Entry Fee Payment

Payment of your Entire Package Fee is due by December 4th
(this is a new procedure for this year's event and will continue going forward)

To Register:

  • 1. Fill out entry form on this website or email Keith Kalny at kkmngolf@yahoo.com with the player information the website enty form is requesting
  • 2. You will receive entry confirmation from Tournament Host Keith Kalny via email with instructions on how to call in your payment to The Wigwam Resort
  • 3. PLEASE do not contact the resort PRIOR to receiving your confirmation email from Keith
  • 4. All special room requests should be directed to Keith via email

If you have questions: Contact Tournament Host Keith Kalny, PGA at (651) 235-5197 or email him at kkmngolf@yahoo.com

Tournament Format

THE FORMAT REMAINS THE SAME: For the 30th Anniversary of this unique event, we will be playing the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Gold and Blue courses. The Gold Course format for the first two rounds will be TWO best net balls of the fivesome. The Blue Course format will be one best gross and one best ball net of the fivesome. This year the Blue will replace the Red for the first two days of competition.

There will be a cut after 36 holes with the low 22 teams and ties playing the Gold Course on the final day. The third round format will be one gross, two net best balls.

The remainder of the field, those teams not making the cut, will play the Blue Course in our annual "Wait Till Next Year Consolation Event." Teams not making the cut will also play one best ball gross, two net best balls (scores from round 1 and round 2 do not carry over into the consolation event).

There will be individual low gross and low net competitions for amateurs during the first 36 holes of competition and an individual competition for the professionals during the same 36 holes. Amateurs will use 85% of their USGA course handicap for team and individual scoring.

Tee Times

The field will be split in two playing Gold/Blue or Blue/Gold for the first two rounds. For the first round, tee times will run consecutively off the first tee from 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. The second round of play is a 10:00 AM shotgun start with a complimentary breakfast buffet at Red's Bar & Grill that morning.

Ulimited Golf, Early Bird Arrivals, and Spouses

The tournament includes unlimited practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as unlimited play after each tournament round. Early Bird room rates ($196) and green fees ($60 incl. cart) apply to January 6th - 7th. If you choose to play on departure day, January 13th, Green fees are also $60 plus tax. Green fees on Sunday, January 13th will be $60 plus tax including cart. The professional will be responsible for arranging practice round tee times. All second rounds for tournament participants are complimentary for every day of the event. Spouses receive a special green fee rate of $52 plus tax per round including cart, January 8th through January 13th. Spouses can call to make tee times starting December 1st.

Entry Form

Wigwam Interclub Challenge - Tournament Entry Form

Please fill out the information below and submit.

Professional Entry Information



Amateur #1 Entry Information



Amateur #2 Entry Information



Amateur #3 Entry Information



Amateur #4 Entry Information



Contact

Keith Kalny, PGA

  kkmngolf@yahoo.com
  (651) 235-5197

Keith Kalny (Interclub Challenge)
Wigwam Resort Golf Shop
451 N. Litchfield Rd.
Litchfield Park, AZ. 85340