The Hilton Golf Championship

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Welcome to the Hilton Golf Championship powered by VPAR

We’ve teamed up with the world’s #1 golf app, VPAR, to offer you the opportunity to play your way into our Grand Final at the luxurious Conrad Algarve in Portugal, which has been named the “World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort” at the World Travel Awards for the last three consecutive years.

Twenty finalists in total, plus their guest, will enjoy 3 nights’ full board accommodation, including a gala dinner,  as well as a chance to meet Tyrrell Hatton, Hilton Golf Ambassador and European Tour star. There’s also two rounds of golf at the award-winning  Quinta do Lago!

How to Enter:

  1. Sign up to Hilton Honors, below
  2. Download the free VPAR app (click here to download)
  3. Score a round on any course, at any time using the app


  • Individual, strokeplay, nett – best round counts
  • Unlimited entry
  • Top five golfers from each handicap flight qualify for the Grand Final


Check out the live leaderboard at the bottom of the page to see how you stack up against your competitors…

What you can win:

  • Twenty (20) winners who qualify and one (1) guest will win:
  • Three (3) nights full board accommodation at the 5* Conrad Algarve, 15th – 18th October 2016
  • Two (2) rounds of golf at Quinta do Lago for the Grand Final of the Hilton Golf Championship


Good luck!


Enter here

To be eligible to enter and for your chance to claim your space at the Grand Final in Portugal, sign-up to Hilton Honors and download the VPAR app.

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Hilton Golf Championship 2017

Terms and Conditions

The Hilton Golf Championship powered by VPAR – Competition Terms and Conditions


To enter

  • Entrants must become a registered user of VPAR
  • The VPAR app is free to download and available from either the App Store or Google Play
  • Entrants must join ‘The Hilton Golf Championship’ Challenge within the VPAR app
  • Once a golfer has joined the ‘Challenge’ all their subsequent scores inputted via the app will then automatically display on the ‘Challenge leaderboard’ (Matchplay and scramble scores excluded).
  • Scores must be entered via the app and will not be accepted by any other method
  • Participants can enter as many scores as they wish on any courses in the EMEA region, at any time between May 26th and September 4th
  • By entering The Hilton Golf Championship, all entrants agree to the tournament terms and conditions and their data (name and email) being used by VPAR and Hilton to send tournament communication and marketing material. This will not be sold on to any 3rd parties. This can be opted out of at any time by emailing



  • The Hilton Golf Championship qualification period will run from 26th May, 2016 to 4th September, 2016
  • The Grand Final will be October 14th -16th, 2016



  • The Hilton Golf Championship is open to residents in countries of the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Golfers must have an official handicap recognised by Congu, EGA, EGF or other approved 3rd party providers to win any prizes or qualify for the Grand Final (For example Golf Shake and HowDidiDo)
  • Handicap limit is 28 for men and 36 for women



  • The Hilton Golf Championship is an individual, strokeplay, net competition (full handicap)
  • There are 4 handicap flights which act as qualification for the Grand Final
  • There are 4 separate leaderboards in the app and online which reflect these flights
  • The top 20 golfers after 4th September will qualify for the Grand Final (where a qualifying event is not required)
  • This 20 is made up of the top 5 golfers in each handicap flight
  • The handicap flights are:
    • 5 or lower
    • 6 to 12
    • 13-20
    • 21 and over
  • The best round, from all eligible rounds scored, will count and be displayed on the leaderboard
  • If a golfer is unable to make the date of the Grand Final, the next best score outside the qualification places will be invited to play
  • R&A rules of golf apply for all rounds –


In the event of a tie on the leaderboard

  • Ties are separated by the best cumulative net score over the final nine holes. They are the course’s 10th to 18th holes rather than the final nine holes a player might have played.
  • If the best score for the last nine holes does not separate out a winner, then the final six holes are used, and, if that still fails to provide a definitive outcome, the final three holes are compared. If a tie still persists then the score on the final hole is used.
  • This calculation will automatically be applied to scores on the Challenge leaderboard and positions will be ordered accordingly


Reserve Regional Tournaments

  • VPAR and Hilton reserve the right to run an actual qualification tournament for the final at any time
  • Any participant who is not able to make the date, will not be eligible to qualify for the final
  • Golf will be covered by Hilton and VPAR
  • All other costs including travel will be at the participant’s own expense


Score verification

  • All scores will be included on the leaderboards but must be verified in order to win and qualify for the Grand Final
  • Therefore rounds played alone will not be eligible to win
  • Participants who wish to qualify for the Grand Final must have a minimum of one (1) golfer playing in the same group on the same day
  • All scorecards submitted will generate an automated email containing a ‘Verify’ or ‘Reject’ option. If a team Scorecard is ‘Rejected’ it will be disqualified from the competition
  • The levels of verification to ascertain if a score is legitimate are:
    1. Geo location based tracking system will flag any scores not inputted actually on the golf course selected. Those inputted outside the course location will be disqualified. All golfers must have their VPAR location settings on for a round to qualify.
    2. Monitoring the frequency of the score input function, based on the average hole and round time
    3. Players must have an official handicap as listed in the rules or another approved 3rd party provider (Handicaps will be checked with participants golf clubs or handicap provider)
    4. If a golfer doesn’t have any of the above, they must have scored 3 rounds in VPAR previously and a VPAR handicap will be allocated to them





  • Open on all 18 hole courses in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Every course is subject to a ‘VPAR Course Rating’ and handicaps will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Participants will be notified of this change during the round setup process in-app and given fewer or more shots depending on the difficulty of the course.
  • The scorecard information held by VPAR is accurate to the best of our knowledge. If a scorecard is incorrect, VPAR will adjust and honor your score according to the correct data. An official scorecard from the club will have to be presented for such a change to occur.
  • If a golf course is not in the VPAR system for the EMEA region, this will be inputted with 48 hours of notification

Grand Final

The prize includes:

  • 3 nights (full board accommodation) at The Conrad Algarve for qualifier and their guest
  • 2 round of golf
  • Gala Dinner
  • Tyrrell Hatton Q&A and ‘Beat the Pro’ Challenge
  • Flights not included
  • Golf not included for winner’s guests
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