Wigwam Interclub Challenge

33rd Annual Interclub Challenge

The tournament is SOLD OUT. Please call Keith Kalny at (651) 235-5197 for wait list option.

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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Tournament Info Sold Out

Your First Golf Tournament of 2022
Play A Pro-Am Enjoying its 5th Decade of Competition
Remaining COVID Aware with Precautions for a Safe Stay and a Healthy Event

33rd Annual Wigwam Interclub Challenge

  January 4th - 9th, 2022 - A Unique 54-Hole Pro-Am Event first played in 1989

The 33rd 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 $1689 - Professionals Room is Free

Tournament Host Since 1989: Keith Kalny, PGA

COVID-19 Precautions

After conducting a successful Interclub Challenge in 2021, with numerous protocols to reduce COVID spread, we are planning the 33rd edition of this Pro-Am with safety in mind, remaining COVID AWARE. Obviously, we hope our vaccinations continue and the spread of the Delta variant subsides. But by now, we all know, uncertainty is certain. Therefore, you should expect some or all of the measures outlined below to again be in place.

  • No Shotgun Starts - Consecutive Tee Times all three days of competition
  • Ample Banquet Space - Each Team will have their own table for both dinners
  • If Pandemic reasons force you to cancel before January 4th 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 - BE RESPONSIBLE!

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 2021 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 44 teams with ENTRY FEES PAID IN FULL by December 6th.

HANDICAP REQUIREMENTS: Amateurs will compete using their LOWEST USGA handicap index during the 2021 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 2021. 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 $214/night/room for January 2nd & 3rd (based on availability). There is a special Early Bird rate of $59 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.
WHEN CALLING - ASK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE GOLF SHOP

Tuesday, January 4th

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

Wednesday, January 5th

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

Thursday, January 6th

  • First Round - Gold & Blue Courses -- Tee Times Start 9:00 A.M.
  • Format: Gold - Two Best Balls Net  /  Blue - One Gross & One Net

Friday, January 7th

  • Second Round - Gold & Blue Courses - Tee Times Start 9:00 A.M.
  • 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 8th

  • Final Round -- Gold & Blue Courses
  • Teams Making the Cut - Tee Times Start 9:00 A.M. Gold Course
  • Consolation Event - Tee Times Start 9:00 A.M. Blue Course
  • Format on Both Courses: One Best Ball Gross & Two Best Balls Net
  • Awards Dinner 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, January 9th

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

Spouses are invited to all social functions. A special GOLF RATE for spouses of $59 (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 ($54 w/ cart)
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT WELCOME DINNER
  • SATURDAY NIGHT AWARDS DINNER

Package Prices

Single = $2511
1 Amateur Private Room

Double = $1689 each
2 Amateurs Sharing a Room

Couple = $2754
1 Amateur with Non-Playing Guest

Amateur Not Staying at the Resort = $1445

Golf Professional Entry Fee
Single = $408 with Spouse = $638
Includes Complimentary Room for Professional

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Your entry is confirmed with PAYMENT IN FULL for the package selected

  • 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 $1689.

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

Tournament Format

GOLD/BLUE FORMAT CONTINUES: For the 2022 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 2021 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. For the first and second rounds, tee times will run consecutively off the first tee from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. You will play late/early or early/late.

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 ($214/room/night) and green fees with cart ($59 plus tax) apply to January 2nd - 3rd. If you choose to play on departure day, January 9th, green fees with cart are also $59 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 $59 plus tax per round including cart, January 4th through January 9th. Spouses can call to make tee times starting December 1st.

Entry Form

The tournament is SOLD OUT.

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

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