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How many golfers can we sign up?
The more the merrier! Invite your friends, family, clients, co-workers, neighbors, distant relatives, high school classmates you havent seen in 15 years anyone whos up for a great time! You are not limited to a foursome, you can have as large of a team as youd like until the tee time is sold out and you purchase a ticket for every player on your team. 1 ticket = 1 player.
What do we use to golf?
We supply the tennis balls and YOU bring the golf club of your choice. Weve seen anything from a hockey stick, to a tee-ball bat to a golf club.
What's the refund policy?
No refunds granted or exchanges allowed. This includes the unlikely event that the Chilly Open is forced to cancel or move due to weather/ice conditions.Players may substitute other golfers in place of their name by editing their own registration/ticket.
What do I wear?
Golfers are always encouraged to dress according to the theme. GO ALL OUT! This years theme is MN MADE, you know - Paul Bunyan, Duck Duck Grey Duck, Vikings, Big Cherry Spoon, Loons ... you know, Minnesota Things. Get creative! Need help? Follow along on our Facebook Page.
Do they sell alcohol at The Chilly Open?
The Hennepin County Water Patrol and the City of Wayzata prohibit the selling and/or serving of alcoholic beverages at the Chilly Open. Therefore, it is a BYOB event. Think of it as boating on the lake in the summer. You can bring your own, but you cant buy it. Please also note that the City of Wayzata prohibits open alcoholic beverages in all public areas. This includes the Wayzata Beach and parking lot (or anywhere off the Lake). That being, please discard all alcoholic beverages while leaving the ice. Do not drink and drive. Use a designated driver or tax. To summarize, lets be respectful of the lake and Wayzata so we can continue to have this event for many years to come.
Can I consume alcohol at this event?
You may consume alcohol at this event if you are over 21 years of age.
Can I just show up or do I need to buy a ticket in advance?
This is a PRE-TICKETED event! Along with that, we ask that you pay when you register. We cannot reserve tickets, as this event sells out quickly.
Is there actually Chili at the Chilly Open?
Is the sky blue? Of course we have chili at the Wayzata Chilly Open! Over 15 restaurants will compete for this years trophy and you get to sample them all! For a list of participants, please visit our Chili Cook-off page.
Ive seen pictures of elaborate sleds whats that all about?
You wont just see crazy golfers out on the ice, some teams event take it to the next level and bring sleds to haul their equipment! Check out our facebook page for some amazing examples.
Approximately how long does it take to golf all 9 holes?
Typically, golfers enjoy their time out on the course as they are meeting new friends and hanging with our awesome sponsors who provide additional games at each hole, so we estimate about an hour to an hour and a half.
What is the fee per golfer and what does that include?
New this year! There are two ticket types.
The first is the "Amateur" Ticket (the usual). The early bird fee is$40 per player. The early bird discount will run from December 1 - 31, 2017. The Amateur Ticket price will increase to $45 per golfer on January 1, 2018. This fee includes 9 holes of golf, the official Chilly Open hat, Access into the 19th Hole Tent where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat chili from 11 am - 3 pm, live music from 2 - 4 pm, prizes & give-a-ways. AND AS MUCH FUN AS YOU CAN IMAGINE!
The second ticket type is the "PRO" Ticket which is $75 per player. That includes everything the Amateur ticket includes + All-You-Can-Eat 6Smith Breakfast Buffet (Saturday 9 AM - Noon), Guaranteed Choice of Preferred Tee Time, Exclusive Limited Edition Chilly Open Hat instead of the Official Hat, and a Ticket to the Final Swing After Par-Tee Concert featuring Viva Knievel from 7 - 10 pm.