Southern Matchplay

Southern Matchplay Golf Championship

2020 Southern Matchplay Golf Championship

The Southern Matchplay Golf Championship 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 with the chance to represent the South of England in the Grand Finals. Finalists will be invited to play 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 first round commences with a 36 hole ‘home & away’ match, offering all players at least 2 competitive rounds before knockout rounds determine the semi-finalists.

The event is organised by Square Peg Events.

Qualifying Rounds:

Win a maximum of 5 qualifying rounds between April and October to be invited to the Sem-Finals (at Farleigh Golf Club), with approximately four weeks to play each match.

The first round takes place on a ‘home and away’ basis over 36 holes, which means you are assured of at least one game away from your home course. A draw for home advantage takes place in each subsequent round. We do not operate a policy whereby the first result registered receives home advantage.

Early rounds are structured in regions to minimise travelling distances, the further you progress the further you may need to travel if drawn away. You must win a maximum of just five matches to reach the Semi Final event.


Entrants must be a member of a golf club within one of these counties; England – Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Wales – Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and Pembrokeshire.


  • Win a maximum of 5 matches to reach the Semi Finals at Farleigh Golf Club

  • 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 & female golfers aged 16+ with an active CONGU handicap

  • £30 entry for the Singles competition & £60 for the pairs competition.

Regional Semi-Finals

TBC/TBC/2020 Southern Matchplay Semi Finals @ Farleigh Golf Club

Grand Final

TBC/TBC/2021 Southern Matchplay Grand Final @ Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo, Portugal

Cost of entry

£30 per person (Individual)

£60 per pair (Betterball)

Closing Date: 19th April 2020

How to Enter

Enter here