Crystal Lake Park District workers began prepping for the 42nd Classic this past Friday, and will create a challenging 9-hole, Par 32 course on the surface of a very cold, frozen Crystal Lake.
The action starts at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 18. Main Beach, located at 300 Lakeshore Dr., Crystal Lake, will serve as the starting area.
The Chili Open Golf Classic has been a favorite winter past-time in the city for years. If your golf game is lacking, no worries. The outing is open to talent of all levels. Just bring a few short irons, a putter and three friends and enjoy the day.
All foursomes will receive a great giveaway, one bowl of chili and the chance to win several prizes. This year's prize arsenal includes golf bags, clubs, apparel, and gift cards.
Decorate a sled and enter the Chili Open "Best Sled" contest for a chance to win even more great golf prizes. Painted golf balls, prizes and side games are provided to all golfers.
Tee times begin at 8 am and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee for the Chili Open is $115 per team (foursome). Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org and use program code 1405-0. Office hours are 8:30 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.