The long-range forecast for “Play at the Lake” on Aug. 1 is for fair weather, so don’t hesitate to sign up now for the Tech Council’s “scramble” tournament.

Features will include a pre-tournament clinic with club professionals and other games and competitions. Sponsors of the golf outing thus far include: AT&T, Findorff, Insperity and Rome Realty.

Please sign up by July 26 at 5 p.m. to guarantee a spot in a foursome.

The tournament will be a scramble format.  While there are no official U.S. Golf Association rules governing scrambles, most feature team members teeing off, choosing the team’s best ball for their next shot and continuing until completion of the hole.  No good shots on your team? Mulligans will be available for $5 each or three for $10.

There will be other hole-in-one prizes among games and contests.

Click here to sign up for the tournament, which will feature a golf clinic at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. shotgun start, fresh grilled burgers and brats at the turn all afternoon, bag service, carts, prizes and an end-of-day reception and traditional Wisconsin dinner buffet in the Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse, which overlooks the course.

Brandon Cloete is a South African native who golfed for Marquette University and now lives in Wisconsin. He has won amateur tournaments across the state and is a former Wisconsin State Golf Association “Player of the Year.” We’ll put Brandon’s talents on display throughout the day!

Tech Council members can golf, all included, for $125. Non-members can golf for $150 or join the Tech Council at our individual membership rate for the year, which qualifies you for the member rate for the golf tournament right away. Foursomes are also available at $450 and $500, respectively. Watch our “Events” page for more information at

Not a golfer? Join us for the buffet and cash-bar social hour following the tournament and take advantage of the swimming pool next to the clubhouse and area activities before joining the group for the evening festivities. The dinner-only price is $35.

Lake Arrowhead is near Roche-A-Cri State Park, which has a 300-foot-high rock outcropping with a wooden stairway to the top. The park features Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is also nearby with nearly 44,000 aces and 10 miles of hiking trails. Bicycling opportunities, ATV trails, water skiing, boating, fishing, tennis, bocce ball and other recreational activities abound.

Lake Arrowhead is in the Adams County Town of Rome, just 15 minutes south of Wisconsin Rapids off Highway 13. From Madison or La Crosse, it’s a drive of about 1 hour, 40 minutes. From Downtown Milwaukee, 2 hours, 25 minutes. From Green Bay or Eau Claire, 2 hours.

Want to make a long weekend out of it? Here are some places to stay near the golf course. There are several options with overnight accommodations, including Lodges of the Lakes, Eagles Nest, the Cottage Keeper and the Lakes Inn.