Wigwam Interclub Challenge

34rd 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 improves 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 your golfing friends who enjoy the game, tournament competition, and fun.

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Your First Golf Tournament of 2023
Play A Pro-Am Enjoying its 5th Decade of Competition
Resort Established COVID Precautions will be followed for a Safe Stay and a Healthy Event

34th Annual Wigwam Interclub Challenge

  January 3rd - 8th, 2023 - A Unique 54-Hole Pro-Am Event first played in 1989

The 34th 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 Dinner and Awards Dinner
  • Professional Purse of $10,000 (with full field)
  • Amateur Packages start at $1730 - Professionals Room is Free

Tournament Host Since 1989: Keith Kalny, PGA

COVID-19 Precautions

After conducting our last two tournaments with protocols to reduce COVID spread, we are planning the 34th edition of this Pro-Am with safety in mind, remaining COVID AWARE. The resort has always practiced safety first during these uncertain times and their protocols are posted on the Wigwam website and around the resort. Therefore, you should expect SOME OR ALL of the measures below to be in place.

  • Ample Banquet Space - Each Team will have their own table for both dinners
  • If Pandemic reasons force you to cancel before January 3rd a full refund will be issued
  • Visit www.wigwamarizona.com for up to date and complete COVID precautions in place at the resort
  • We REQUIRE all attendees to practice social distancing and mask wearing WHERE POSTED.

Eligibility & Handicaps

PRIVATE, SEMI PRIVATE, AND PUBLIC GOLF CLUBS WELCOME: 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 90% of their LOWEST USGA handicap index during 2022 for both the team and individual competitions (including skins). The golf professional is responsible for verifying the above eligibility requirements.

LIMITED FIELD: The field is limited to the first 50 teams with ENTRY FEES PAID IN FULL by December 6th.

HANDICAP REQUIREMENTS: Amateurs will compete using their LOWEST USGA handicap index during the 2022 calendar year. We will be using 90% of that handicap for team, individual, and net skins play. AMATEURS MUST HAVE AN ESTABLISHED GHIN # AND THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE MUST BE ABLE TO VIEW THEIR SCORING HISTORY AND THEIR LOWEST INDEX DURING 2022. League handicaps will not be accepted.

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 $219/night/room for January 1st & 2nd (based on availability). There is a special Early Bird rate of $62 plus tax for golf and cart over those dates.

Schedule of Events

For Practice Round Tee Times call 800-909-4224. Practice Round Times may be booked starting December 1st.

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • Arrival Day and Practice Rounds - Unlimited Play
  • Gold & Blue Courses

Wednesday, January 4th

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

Thursday, January 5th

  • First Round - Gold & Blue Courses -- Tee Times Start 9:30 A.M.
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net  /  Blue - One Gross & One Net

Friday, January 6th

  • Second Round - Gold & Blue Courses - Tee Times Start 9:30 A.M.
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net  /  Blue - One Gross & One Net
  • 36 Hole Cut: Low 25 Teams (and ties) continue the 54-hole competition
  • Teams not making the cut compete in Saturday's Consolation Event on The Blue

Saturday, January 7th

  • Final Round -- Gold & Blue Courses
  • Teams Making the Cut - Tee Times Start 9:30 A.M. Gold Course
  • Consolation Event - Tee Times Start 9:30 A.M. Blue Course
  • Format on Both Courses: One Best Ball Gross & Two Best Balls Net
  • Awards Dinner 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, January 8th

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

Spouses are invited to all social functions. A special GOLF RATE for spouses of $62 (including cart) is available Tuesday-Saturday.
Second rounds for Tournament Participants are included in the package

The Interclub Challenge Package Includes:


Package Prices

Single = $2569
1 Amateur Private Room

Double = $1730 each
2 Amateurs Sharing a Room

Couple = $2825
1 Amateur with Non-Playing Guest

Amateur Not Staying at the Resort = $1490

Golf Professional Entry Fee
Single = $422 with Spouse = $666
Includes Complimentary Room for Professional


Your entry is confirmed with PAYMENT IN FULL for the package selected
To Enter the Event:

  • 1. Complete Website Entry Form
  • 2. Receive Confirmation of Entry and Payment Instructions from Tournament Host Keith Kalny
  • 3. Follow Instructions and Pay for Tournament Package Directly to The Wigwam

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 a room with the golf professional and pay the double price of $1730.

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

Tournament Format

GOLD/BLUE FORMAT CONTINUES: For the 2023 Interclub Challenge, we will be playing the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Gold and Blue courses. We moved to the Gold and Blue courses in 2019. The Gold Course format for rounds one and two will be two best net balls of the fivesome. The Blue Course format for rounds one and two will be one best ball gross and one best ball net 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.

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).

Individual stroke play for professional and amateur competitions (gross and net) take place during the first 36 holes. Amateurs will use 90% of their Lowest USGA handicap index during 2022 for team scoring, net skins, team skins, and individual net scoring.

Tee Times

The field will be split in half playing Gold/Blue or Blue/Gold for the first two rounds. All teams will start in a 9:30 AM shotgun start each day of the competition.

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 ($219/room/night) and green fees with cart ($62 plus tax) apply to January 1st - 2nd. If you choose to play on departure day, January 8th, green fees with cart are also $62 plus tax. The professional will be responsible for arranging practice round tee times. All second rounds for tournament participants are complimentary Tuesday through Saturday. Spouses receive a special green fee rate of $62 plus tax per round including cart, January 3rd through January 8th. Spouses can call to make tee times starting December 1st.

Entry Form

Registration coming in the fall 2023.

Please call Keith Kalny at (651) 235-5197 for wait list option.


Keith Kalny, PGA

  (651) 235-5197

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