Mixed Championship returning to Golf Kenosee

Over 100 players are expected to take part in the 2024 Saskatchewan Mixed Championship hosted at Golf Kenosee next summer.

The event will be held on Aug. 24 and 25.

The co-ed, alternate shot format event is a highlight on the Golf Saskatchewan schedule each year. The two-day, 36-hole championship has been bringing golfing friends, couples, relatives, and strangers together since 1999 when it was added to the provincial lineup. Golf Kenosee hosted the event in 2019, 98 players took part in the championship that year. Proshop Manager Ben Brown said the course is thrilled to welcome the event back to Kenosee Lake.

“We’re very excited,” Brown said. “We’re super proud of our little golf course down here in the southeast and we’re looking forward to showing it off to the rest of the province for sure.”

Not only does Golf Kenosee provide a full-service, championship calibre 18-hole course carved into the forest of Moose Mountain Provincial Park, the entire region provides the full resort feel which makes the golf tournament more of a getaway for players.

“We see a lot of couples coming through, usually once they come and check us out, they are coming back and bringing some friends as well, so it’s a great fit for the Mixed Championship,” Brown said.

Lorie Boyle and Chris Knoop of Moose are the defending champions of the Mixed Championship that was held at Hillcrest Golf Club this year. When Golf Kenosee hosted in 2019, Kathy Ziglo and Ian Larocque won their sixth of seven total Mixed titles.

Golf Saskatchewan Manager of Championships and Rules Alex Schmidt said having Golf Kenosee welcome the championship back is fantastic for the organization as the facility and Kenosee Lake region are a perfect fir for the event.

“First off, Golf Kenosee is a beautiful course, with a top-notch proshop and restaurant. Alongside the entire beach and resort area, nearby casino, campgrounds, and stuff for kids to do, we welcome players to make an entire weekend escape and play some fun, but competitive golf. Alost 100 players enjoyed the event in 2019, next summer is expected to be even better,” Schmidt said.

Registration will open April 15.