Mesaba Country Club
(218) 262-2851
Pro Shop (218) 263-4826
415 E. 51st St.
Hibbing, Mn 55746
Image of golf tournament director Vern Fryklund
The 2021 Northwest
applications will be available on approx. June 15th.
Mesaba Country Club cordially invites you to participate in the
2021 Northwest Invitational Golf Tournament
The Northwest was established in 1928, making it one of the oldest reigning match play golf tournaments in Minnesota.   The Northwest has a rich history of golf tradition and past champions.

Our past tournament champions have comprised some of the finest players in the State of Minnesota and golfers from various regions of the United States, including former Tour Professionals & numerous State Champions.

Come see and hang out with NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Kevin McHale, who says that "the Northwest is his favorite Minnesota golf tournament of the year".   The event also copmprises golfers from all ability levels so everyone will be competitive in their respective flights.  The field is limited to the first 200 paid golfers so be sure to get your applications in early to guarantee you will get in.

In 2005 the Northwest Invitational lost it's longtime Tournament director Vern Fryklund with his passing the previous winter. Vern served with dedication and devotion for over thirty plus years.

Vern forged many close friendships over the years and he always looked forward to each Northwest as a chance to meet his long time friends.

In 2005 the Northwest Invitational was officially  renamed to the "Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational" as a lasting memorial and tribute to our beloved director.
2021 Northwest

The  94th Annual Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational Golf Tournament promises to provide another year of excellent competition for amateur golfers at one of Northern Minnesota's best golf courses.

The 2021 Northwest golf tournament will be held Friday, September 3rd  through Monday, Sept. 6th. 

The event starts out with a Thursday practice round followed by a qualifying round scheduled for Friday, Sept 3rd,  followed by three days of match play competition.  The field is cut in half after Sundays round.  Be sure to sign up early, the event was full in 2020 with a long waiting list.


Senior Champion
Gary Carlson
2020 Champion
Alex Kolquist
Super Senior Champion
Greg Blackwood

Senior Medalist
Pat Iozzo
Dave Carothers
Super Senior Medalist
Marty Trenberth

Pat Furlong

Match Play
Putting Champ
Taylor Sundbom
Buffalo Open
One Club Champs
A.J. Allison & Eric Riihinen

RV & Camping Available for Tournament Week.
 Tournament Committee
Don Foster  -  Jeff Price   - Mike White
   Jeff Thune  -  Jeff Shapiro  
Jon Katalinch - Tournament Chairman
Gary Yeager - Tournament Director
The Northwest - Minnesota's Premier Amateur Golf Tournament