The Vidago Palace Golf Course is hosting, from 16 to 18 of March, two of the most prestigious international amateur golf tournaments, played between two teams of 12 players each, representing Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Organized for EGA (European Golf Association), the Bonnalack Trophy was named after one of the best amateurs players of the history of golf of late 20th century. It’s a biennial amateur competition that is played to the style of the famous Ryder Cup in three days, in the first two days, comprise five foursomes matches each morning and five four-ball better ball matches each afternoon. On the final day, there are 12 singles matches, when all twelve players compete. The winner of each match scores a point for his team, with a half point each for any match that is tied after the 16 holes. The Patsy Hankins Tournament will be realized for the first time, has the same format than the male tournament but is disputed by the feminine selections.
The realization of this event counts with technical support of the Portuguese Golf Federation – responsible maximum of golf in Portugal- having an active role in the selection of the North of Portugal, more specifically the golf course of Vidago Palace Hotel for this event.
The first tournament took place in 1998, being only interrupted in 2010. In the six previous editions, Europe won four times (including the last two) and Asia-Pacific two.
The North of Portugal was the region chosen to this tournament, full of motives to visit, renowned by its hospitality and warmth, attracting an international audience, reflecting the quality of its courses to the practice of this sport. Carrying out this tournament is the proof that the north has golf of excellent quality.
The choice of de golf course of Vidago Palace Hotel it’s the confirmation of its excellence .