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 Coangelo, began major renovations updating and restoring The Wigwam while embracing its rich history as one of the country's leading golf resorts. Their consistent 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 Heritage (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 enjoyable Pro-Am tournament. The event and the resort are a wonderful way to begin the New Year. The Interclub Challenge has a loyal following of teams from Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, South Carolina, California, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Kansas. Please feel free to share tournament information with any of your golfing friends!

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Make your First Golf Tournament of 2018 Memorable

29th Annual Wigwam Interclub Challenge

  January 9th - 14th, 2018 - A Unique 54-Hole Pro-Am event with a 28-year history in the Arizona desert...

The 29th 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 $10,000 (with full field)
  • Amateur Packages start at $1542 - Professionals Stay Free

Tournament Host Since 1989: Keith Kalny, PGA

Eligibility

PRIVATE & SEMI PRIVATE CLUBS: Each team will be identified as representing a private or semi-private club. Only two amateurs need be from the same club for the team to represent that club.

TEAM MEMBERS: A team consists of one golf professional and four amateurs with established and active USGA handicaps. Two of the four amateurs should be current members of the same private or semi-private golf club. The professional of the team does NOT need to be the professional employed by that club. Amateurs will be using 85% of their USGA course handicap for both the team and individual competition. 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.


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 9th

  • Arrival Day and Practice Rounds
  • Gold & Heritage Courses

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Practice Rounds - Gold & Heritage Courses
  • Welcome Dinner -- 7:30 P.M.
  • Complimentary Beer & Wine 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, January 11th

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

Friday, January 12th

  • Second Round - Gold & Heritage Courses -- Shotgun Start 10:00 A.M.
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet at Red Allen's (starting 7:00 AM)
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net Heritage - 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

Saturday, January 13th

  • Final Round -- Gold & Heritage Courses
  • Consolation Event - 10:00 A.M. Shotgun Heritage 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 15th

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

Spouses are invited to all social functions. A special GOLF RATE for spouses of $49 (including cart) is available every day.
Second rounds for tournament participants are complimentary


The Interclub Challenge Package Includes:

  • 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE 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 ($49 / round)
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT WELCOME DINNER
  • SATURDAY NIGHT AWARDS DINNER

Package Prices

Single = $2277
1 Amateur Private Room

Double = $1542 each
2 Amateurs Sharing a Room

Couple = $2505
1 Amateur with Non-Playing Guest

Amateur Not Staying at the Resort = $1320

Golf Professional Entry Fee
Single = $359 with Spouse = $559
Includes Complimentary Room for Professional

New Payment Policy Starting This Year

Players Must Pre-Pay Package Rate in Advance (by December 15th) ONCE YOUR ENTRY IS RECEIVED YOU WILL BE GIVEN PRE-PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • All packages are for the full 6 days and 5 nights.
  • Refunds or adjustments will not be made for less than the 5 night package.
  • An amateur can share room with a golf professional and pay the double price of $1542
  • Please contact Tournament Host Keith Kalny, PGA at (651) 235-5197 or email him at kkmngolf@yahoo.com

Tournament Format

THE FORMAT REMAINS THE SAME: The Gold Course format for the first two days will be two best net balls of the fivesome. The Heritage Course format for the first two days will be one best gross plus one best net ball of the fivesome.

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 Patriot Course in the 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 are eliminated for 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. You will play the Heritage Course the first day and the Gold the second day or vice versa. For the first day, tee times will run consecutively off the first tee from 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. The second day of play is a 10:00 AM shotgun start with a complimentary breakfast buffet at Red's Bar & Grill that morning.

Practice Rounds, Second Rounds, and Spouses

The tournament includes practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Early Bird room rates and green fees apply to January 7th - 8th. Green fees on Sunday, January 15th will be $60 plus tax. 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 $49 plus tax per round including cart, January 9th through January 14th. 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





Prefer Email or Snail Mail?

Download the entry form below. Fill out and email it to Keith - kkmngolf@yahoo.com

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

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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