Santo Antonio Golf Course News & Notices

Autumn Festival
Sat, 20th Oct 2018
The Santo Antonio Golf at Parque da Floresta held their annual Autumn Festival which resulted in over 670 rounds of golf. Sheila Fleming won the Cup for the ladies category and Michael Abbott for the men's. The Challenge Cup was won by José Estaven and Fernando Folha.
Autumn Festival
Sun, 8th Oct 2017
Santo Antonio 2017 Autumn Festival - Budens - Algarve.

This year's 'Autumn Festival' at the Santo Antonio Golf Course was another success with over an average of 100 golfers participating per competition day. At the Gala Dinner the top prizes were awarded to Basil McKeon, Bruno Vicente, maria Dawson, Chris Suckling, Ross Hetherington and Wendy Harnett,

This year’s Christmas Festival will comprise of three golf competitions. A Texas Scramble Shotgun on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, and The Newland Trophy – Greensomes on Boxing Day.

Pep Gancedo Trophy
Sun, 13th Aug 2017
The Santo Antonio Golf Course near Budens is celebrating its 30th birthday. On August the 16th they will be holding a competition named “Pepe Gancedo Trophy” named after the original Spanish architect of their challenging course. The event starts at 09:00 hrs with a shotgun and is a Singles Stableford competition. The event will close with a celebration buffet and prize giving. Further details from their Reception.
Easter Golf Festival - Santo Antonio Course
Sat, 29th Apr 2017
Between the 14th and 17th of April the Santo Antonio Golf Course held their Easter Festival. It was a combination of events that included Texas Scramble, Pairs Better Ball, and Dubai and Am Am competitions. Their next Festival lasting a week will be in the Autumn running from the 22nd to the 27th of September.
Easter Golf Festival - Santo Antonio Course
Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
The Santo Antonio Golf Club in Budens is holding its “Easter Golf Festival” from the 14th to the 17th of April. Each day of the Festival will be a different style of competition and the entry fee will vary from € 35.00 to € 60.00 depending on the tournament being held that actual day.
Santo Antonio Xmas & New Year's Festival
Tue, 22nd Nov 2016
The Santo Antonio Course will be holding a Xmas and New Year's Eve Golf Festival from the 25th to the 26th of December, and on the 1st of January 2017. The will be two Texas Scrambles on the Xmas Eve and New Year's Day. On the 26th there will be organised a Greensomes with special prizes. Green fees are reduced to € 25.00 per player per round plus entry fee when applicable.
Autumn Golf Festival
Mon, 17th Oct 2016
Santo Antonio Golf - Budens - Algarve.

The Santo Antonio Resort held their annual Autumn Festival in the last week of September into October. The Festival ran for six days and attracted over 600 golfers. Jim Reid won the overall Men's prize with and Anne De Jongh winning the Ladies. The Challenge Cup was won by Duane Wessels and Phil Russell.

Santo Antonio Golf Festival
Fri, 23rd Sep 2016
Today the Santo Antonio Golf Course commences its annual autumn golf festival that runs until the 28th.
Spring Festival
Sun, 1st May 2016
The Santo Antonio course located in the far west of the Algarve held its Spring Festival in the middle of April culminating in its usual dinner with live entertainment. Their Autumn Festival will be held between the 23rd and 28th of September.
Extra Day Competition
Thu, 18th Feb 2016
During the winter the Santo Antonio Golf Course hold a competition every Friday from 10.00 hrs with prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Open to both members and visitors. Entry Fee is 3 Euros plus green fee and just book in on arrival.
Algarve InterClub 2014/15
Mon, 2nd Nov 2015
On the 27th of October the finals were held on the Santo Antonio course for the Algarve InterClub 2014/15. Seventeen clubs were represented by 102 players. The 1st Division was won by the Vila Sol, the 2nd Division was won by Palmares, and the 3rd Division was won by Quinta do Lago. The overall winning team was the Alto Golfe with 124 points.
Wed, 1st Apr 2015
The Golf Resort Santo Antonio (Parque da Floresta), will be holding their annual Autumn Festival from the 25th to the 30th of September. Golfers visiting the Algarve will only be allowed to play the course if they participate in the week long Festival.
Tue, 1st Oct 2013
The Parque da Floresta Course in Budens in the western Algarve has now been renamed as the Golf Santo Antonio Resort. We are hoping that visiting golfers will not be confused with this new name with the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio which is located in the opposite eastern side of the Algarve on the border with Spain.
Fri, 1st Aug 2008
More famous footballers were in evidence at David Seaman's 'Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' staged for the 7th year running at the Parque da Floresta Resort. Sponsored by Zurich Intl. Solutions and HSBC Global Asset Management, the 36-hole tournament attracted 22 teams captained by sports and entertainment celebrities. Footballers present, apart from host David Seaman MBE, included Martin Peters MBE of World Cup 1966 fame, David Platt, Bob Wilson and Frank Stapleton, and amongst the celebrities were Johnnie Briggs MBE, Bradley Walsh, Chris Fairbrass, Colin Salmon, Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Kirsty Gallacher and Ben Sheperd. Many valuable prizes were up for grabs at the auction which raised the phenomenal amount of £145,000 for the 'Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research'. The tournament winning team comprised Rugby star Kyran Bracken MBE, Jamie Burton, Craig Young and Tommy Maher representing Johnson Fitness.
Wed, 1st Aug 2007
At the end of June, Parque da Floresta Course and sponsor Hertz Portugal held the '6º Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' which raised more than € 150.000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with a two-day tournament. The event was won by the Sportax Team comprising of John Peavoy, Greoffrey Vickers, Noel Barker, and captained by the events host, David Seaman. The participants included a host of famous names past and present from football, rugby and cricket.
Sun, 1st Jul 2007
Many footballers together with several UK entertainment personalities were also very much in evidence at Parque da Floresta where former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman staged his sixth annual 'Safe Hands Charity Classic'. An amazing record amount of over £150,000 was raised at this annual popular event. This time it was played by 23 teams in a two-day competition sponsored by Hertz Portugal, the beneficiaries being the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The winners were John Peavoy, Geoffrey Vickers and Noel Barker (Sportax team), captained by the host, David Seaman. At the closing Gala Dinner, guests bid for auction prizes including a luxury holiday in Barbados, and the chance to join David at an Arsenal football match in their Emirates Stadium with hospitality at the members-only Diamond Club. Guests also participated by paying £35 each to enter a draw for a heart-shaped diamond worth about £8,000. Celebrities taking part included European Championship gold medal winner - Kriss Akabusi, former Arsenal footballers - Martin Keown, Graham Rix, Nigel Winterburn, Ray Parlour, Frank McClintock MBE and legendary goalkeeper and commentator - Bob Wilson, formerly Watford and England - Luther Blissett, ex-Man.U. footballers - Lee Sharpe and Clayton Blackmore, former Wolves' striker - Steve Bull MBE, rugby players - Craig Chalmers and Paul Sampson accompanied by Paul's glamorous partner TV's - Kirsty Gallacher, presenter and regular supporter of the event - Anna Walker, former Eastenders' actor - Craig Fairbrass, The Bill's - Chris Simmons and Karl Collins, singer - Dane Bowers, GMTV presenter and CF patron - Ben Shephard, actor and comedian - Vince Earl, as well as actor, comedian and official 'Safe Hands MC', Bradley Walsh - quite a crowd !!
Sun, 1st Oct 2006
As usual several charity events are held in the summer to raise funds. An example of such is the annual 'David Seaman Safe Hands Classic' at Parque da Floresta in the far western point of the region.
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
The Parque da Floresta Resort has already held an enjoyable 'Am-Am' competition and a Texas Scramble over two days to raise funds for worthy causes. They exceeded their forecast of €50,000 by 20% thanks in part to donations with an auction for valuable prizes and celebrity souvenirs. The monies went to an orphanage in Lagos, the local volunteer fire department and a cardiac defibrillator. The Resort are preparing plans for a second golf course designed by Dave Thomas which will be supported by a hotel.
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
On 13th-16th July, David Seaman and his many celebrity friends will be taking part in his 'Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic' at Parque da Floresta. Together with 22 amateur teams of three golfers they will take part and contribute to the 'Bobby Moore Fund' for bowel cancer research.
Sun, 1st Jun 2003
The 2002 'PGA Europro Tour Final' at Parque da Floresta was won by Paul McKechnie from Scotland and received a cheque for € 3.000.000. His second round score was an impressive 62, but it was only in the closing round with 68 that he successfully beat off the rest of the field. The two day Pro-Am was won by celebrities Steve Davies, Stephan Henry and Mark Williams. The 'Peugeot Challenge' was won by Emonn Brady who gained a brand new Peugeot 206SW.
Thu, 1st May 2003
The English goalkeeper David Seaman was the sponsor for a two-day 'Charity Golf Classic' at Parque da Floresta Course and raised the great sum of € 210.000 for the UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The final winning team was from the company Merrill Lynch.

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