One of the wackiest Northern Minnesota traditions returns on March 2 to beautiful Big Sandy Lake just north of McGregor, MN. The annual “Golf On Ice” tournament will be hosted yet again this year at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the coziest Northern Minnesota resorts. Our warmer-than-usual winter has golfers aching to hit the links for a round of golf at nearby Minnesota National Golf Course. We’re unfortunately several months away from the spring golf season, but that doesn’t mean you cannot get your fix here on Big Sandy Lake. So, dust off your rusty clubs, call your buddies, and head on up to Big Sandy Lodge & Resort for the annual Golf On Ice tournament!

Hosted by Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

Golf On Ice will be hosted at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort with overnight accommodations starting at just $75 per night inside the lodge. You’re, of course, encouraged to arrive many days earlier to explore some of Northern Minnesota’s best snowmobile trails. Despite the high-than-average temperatures, we’re also in the middle of ice fishing season here on Big Sandy Lake. Big Sandy covers 6,526 acres and is home to walleye, northern pike, black crappie, yellow perch, northern cisco, and bullheads.


Remember to pre-register by February 24 to guarantee your complimentary t-shirt and commemorative mug. Teams of four only cost $100 total, which includes nine holes of the state’s best ice golf, entrance into the costume contest, and so much more! And a large portion of the proceeds goes toward the McGregor Area Scholarship Fundraiser.

northern minnesota resortsCostume Contest and On-Ice Festivities

Golf enthusiasts cannot pass up the chance to play nine holes on serene Big Sandy Lake, but the costume contest is arguably the main draw of this fundraiser. With prizes of $150, $100, and $50 going to first, second, and third place, you’ll want to be creative, amusing, and in unison. There will be many more chances to win prizes throughout the day as well as live sets by DJ Wiz, fun yard games, and even an on-ice bar, which is where the commemorative mug will come in handy! After a full day of golf, dancing, and tall pours of beer, retire to our cozy lodge, which has quickly become one of the premier Northern Minnesota resorts.

One of the Premier Northern Minnesota Resorts

Your weekend stay at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort also includes a hearty breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on both Saturday and Sunday. The on-site Bear’s Den Sports Bar, one of the best McGregor restaurants, will also be slinging juicy half-pound burgers, freshly-caught fish entrees, and Minnesota craft ales throughout the weekend. Give us a call today at 1-218-426-5040 to book a two-night stay and to register for the annual Golf On Ice tournament. We cannot wait to see all of your creative costumes!