In 2023 the Vale do Lobo Matchplay Championship will be celebrating its 27th year

How does the tournament work?

  • Two separate competitions, Betterball pairs and an Individual competition
  • Play starts first week in June
  • The draw is made on a regional basis to minimise travelling
  • Matches are played at home or opponent’s course – many courses offer courtesy
  • Up to four knockout matches played between June and end of September
  • Winners of four matches qualify for one of the regional finals in October
  • Leading pairs and individuals at regional finals qualify for the Grand Final January 4th - 8th, 2024

Grand Final Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal January 4 – 8 January 2024

At least 40 golfers will win the fantastic prize of a place at the Grand Final including:

  • 4 nights / single room in the luxury apartments at Vale do Lobo
  • Practice round & three competitive rounds on the Royal Course and the Ocean Course
  • £150 contribution per competitor towards return flights from UK to Faro
  • Tournament logo’d polo shirt
  • Welcome drinks party and presentation dinner
  • Fantastic prizes of golf equipment & apparel
  • National title – Betterball & Individual Champions
  • Serious fun to be had by all

Entry fees

  • Betterball - £60 per pair / Singles - £30 per player

    Entry closing date Monday 15th May

What the competitors say:

“Thanks for an amazing week in Vale de Lobo. From start to finish I found the organisation and planning absolutely faultless. The welcome and organised events made it easy to meet fellow competitors and ensured that even though I’d travelled on my own, my nights were full and I’ve made friends for life.”
Simon Graham – Duddingston

“The competition from start to finish was organised exceptionally, culminating in a fantastic climax at Val do Lobo. I can honestly say that the staff and resort exceeded our expectations.”
Phil Wilkinson & Gary Brookes – Chesfield Downs

“We had a phenomenal week at the finals in Vale do Lobo. You guys absolutely nailed it. We were so impressed with everything.”
Andy & Harvey Whipp – South Beds

“You guys ran the competition incredibly, nothing was ever too much trouble and so easy to talk to and always around when needed. For me it was a life moment that will stay with me for always.”
Gary Sludds - Coxmoor