Fun Holiday Tournament Ideas

Posted on December 12th, 2016 | Author: Gina Scanlon | Category: Tournament Tips

Tis the season for comfort and joy, so why not have a holiday season-themed golf tournament to celebrate? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing for this year and next!

Glow Ball

  • Nine holes in the dark
  • Glow in the dark balls, different colors
  • Fairways, bunkers, and greens lined with glow sticks
  • Flag poles are lit up
  • Tee markers lit up with glow sticks
  • Participants decorate their carts to enter a creative cart contest
  • Play as a scramble
  • Chili and hot coco afterward

Santa Scramble

  • Santa costume contest
  • Participants decorate carts like sleds or reindeer
  • Use red and green balls
  • Line the greens and flag pole with lights
  • Decorate tee boxes with holiday décor
  • Beverage cart with hot chocolate, Irish coffee, etc.
  • Longest drive or driving range contest with marshmallows

Toys for Tots

  • Each participant is encouraged to donate 1 -2 unwrapped toys
  • Toys will be donated back to Toys for Tots who will give them to children who would otherwise not have anything to open on Christmas morning
  • Course also donates a monetary amount back to Toys for Tots
  • Mini-golf skee-ball obstacle
  • Have Marines present to help with check in and contests, as Toys for Tots is put on by the Marines
  • Have children there to show who you are donating to
  • Card making station for Marines over seas
  • Auction and dinner after tournament to raise funds for Toys for Tots. Include yard games like corn hole, horse shoes, ladder ball, ping pong, etc. to make a childish feel

Crafts & Clubs: Christmas Edition

  • Have local micro-breweries come to provide samples of their beers to the players
  • Have the breweries serve their holiday/seasonal brews
  • Get custom koozies to hand out as promo and at registration
  • Have food trucks come for after tournament food
  • Depending on how many breweries are participating, have some before, after, and on the course
  • Sell the featured breweries’ bottles on the beverage cart

For 2017...

Turkey Shoot

  • Turn this into a canned food drive by encouraging participants to donate non-perishable food that can be donated back to local food banks in time for Thanksgiving
  • Host a Thanksgiving-themed dinner after tournament  
  • Driving range pie contest: have a number of pumpkin pies on the driving range, see who can drive the ball into the pies
  • Pie the GM- pie tins filled with whipped cream, members can pay to throw a pie in their face

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