Carleton Open Golf Tournament

Registration now open for the
Carleton Open Golf Tournament!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
1 p.m. Shotgun Start
Northfield Golf Club
707 Prairie St., Northfield, MN

We are excited to host the Carleton Open at the Northfield Golf Club in Northfield, MN this year. Bring your “A-game,” and know that you’ll have great time.

Click Here to register on our secure online site.

You may also print and complete the registration form found on the right-hand side of this page, and mail it to Carleton College Alumni Relations Office, Attn: Mike Bahn, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057.  

Pre-registration is required to allow the Carleton Open committee to make pairings and handicaps. The cost of the event is $70 per person; those registering by April 20th will receive a 5% discount. To see who has already registered, click here. The participant list will be updated weekly.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, June 15th when you check in for the Carleton Open. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. At that time you will be able to unload clubs at the bag drop. 
  • Lunch is available for purchase at the club starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • Shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to gather at the carts by 12:50 p.m.
  • After golf, join us for a social hour and awarding of prizes.
  • Dinner is on your own and options include:
    • At the Club.  Your spouse and other non-golfers are welcome to join you. 
    • On your own downtown at one of the many wonderful restaurants. 
    • On Carleton's campus. If you are celebrating a reunion, your full registration package includes dinner on campus. Reunion registration is required to enjoy dinner on campus.

See you on the greens!

The 2017 Carleton Open Committee:

Elissa (Ecklund) Chaffee ’95, Mike Grossman ’75, Dave Hoppe ’89,
Brent Nystrom ’92, Chris Smith ’88, Al Stier ’96


The Carleton Open started in September 1996 as the “Casey Jarchow Memorial Golf Outing”. Alumni such as Jack ’49 and Jinny ’48 Thurnblad, Phil Zrimsek ’87, Jon Nicholson ’58, Jep Knox ’48, Frank Wright ’50, Ray Asp ’50, Bill Huyck ’53 and others organized the first one with Alumni Office support as a tribute to former Carleton Dean and Coach Casey Jarchow who had passed away a few years earlier. Casey came to Carleton in September of 1946 as Dean of Men, incurring quite a challenge as the west (men’s) side of campus exploded with returning service men enrolled via the GI Bill. Casey was a golfer, Carleton golf team coach, a true bon vivant and a great friend to the many who knew him either as students, colleagues, or members of the Northfield golfing community. Thanks in large part to the efforts of Bill Beck '50 and his interest in broadening alumni participation in this event, the date and name changed to June and “Carleton Open” respectively, to make it the opening event of Reunion weekend.