Southern Matchplay

Southern Matchplay Golf Championship

2016 Southern Matchplay Golf Championship

Now in its 4th year the Southern Matchplay Golf Championship - "The Race to Doña Filipa"-  is a season-long knockout competition open to amateur golfers across the South of England and Wales.

This is a fantastic opportunity to compete in the individual and pairs competitions and get the chance to win a place in The Grand Finals at the famous, award wining San Lorenzo Golf Course and stay in 5* luxury at The Dona Filipa Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal.

The competition comprises of up to 5 local rounds played in 2 regions, South East and South West between May and October with approximately four weeks to play each round. The 1st round commences with a 36 hole ‘home & away’ match offering all players at least 2 competitive rounds before knockout rounds determine the semi-finalists.

Entries are welcome from:

  • Gentlemen golfers, aged 16 or over on Sunday 10th April.

  • Golfers holding an ‘active’ CONGU handicap at the time of the closing date and this must remain active during the championship.

  • Members of a golf club within one of these counties; England - Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, , Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex or Wiltshire. Wales – Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, and Pembrokeshire.


  • Win a maximum of 5 matches to reach the Regional Semi Final

  • Semi Final Winners Invited to the expenses paid 4 day Grand Finals in the Algarve

  • 36 hole 'Home & Away' first round

  • Limited to the first 128 players/pairs to apply per region (South East – South West)

  • Approx. 4 weeks to complete each round, played May to October

  • Open to male golfers aged 16+ with an active CONGU handicap

  • £22.50 entry for the Singles competition & £45.00 for the pairs competition.

Regional Semi-Finals

28/10/2016 Southern Matchplay South-West Semi Final @ Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

03/11/2016 Southern Matchplay South-East Semi Final @ Littlestone Golf Club

Grand Final

TBC/02/2017 Southern Matchplay Grand Final @ Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo, Portugal

Cost of entry

£22.50 per person (Individual)

£45.00 per pair (Betterball)

Closing Date: 2nd May 2016

How to Enter

Enter here