Former European Tour winner Ricardo Santos is hosting the three-day tournament experience

Join Ricardo Santos in Portugal’s sunny Algarve

Wyndham Grand Algarve has announced the launch of The Grand Cup, a charity golf event hosted by former European Tour player Ricardo Santos to be held at two of the Algarve’s most popular courses.

Santos, 41, who is the hotel’s first golf ambassador, and won the Madeira Islands Open in 2012 and represented Portugal three times in the World Cup of Golf, will welcome teams of four to Wyndham Grand Algarve on December 1 for a relaxed three-day tournament experience that will include a golf clinic, two rounds of golf, charitable on-course challenges, prize giving and auction.

Commenting on the inaugural event at the newly refurbished Wyndham Grand Algarve Hotel & Residences, Santos, said: “I was hugely keen to create a small, relaxed and friendly team charity event that amateur golfers can enjoy and I look forward to personally welcoming participants for what will be a fantastic few days.

Vale do Lobo is one of the two courses that are part of the trip

“Not only will the golfers have the opportunity to play on two championship golf courses, which are always in such fantastic condition, we will be raising money for Grupo de Amigos de Salir, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to supporting the elderly, children and families within the local area that is very dear to me and does so much great work.”

To give this charity event a special VIP feel, places are strictly limited to 10 teams of four amateur golfers, priced at €300 per person.

The Grand Cup includes:

  • A welcome pack for each participant
  • A golf clinic with Ricardo Santos
  • Two rounds of golf
    • One on the world-renowned Ocean Golf Course at Vale do Lobo, which features a selection of iconic holes and spectacular views
    • One on the South Course at Quinta do Lago, which was crowned Europe’s Best Golf Course and Portugal’s Best Golf Course at the 2022 World Golf Awards
  • A charity auction at XXL by Olivier restaurant
  • Post golf drinks
  • Prize giving ceremony

Alexandre Maia de Carvalho, general manager at Wyndham Grand Algarve, added: “We are proud to have Ricardo Santos as our golf ambassador and it has always been our intention to involve him in an open-to-all event that any golfer can enjoy. We hope it will build over the coming years to become a must-attend tournament experience in the golf calendar.”

Alongside the world-class golf, Wyndham Grand Algarve Hotel and Residences, located close to one of Europe’s finest pristine coastal locations, is a prestigious real estate offering. The one-, two- and three-bedroom properties at the Wyndham Grand Algarve offer 5-star hotel living in a highly sought-after destination for investors and lifestyle buyers alike. One of the only developments ready for immediate occupation in Quinta do Lago, residences start from €550,000 with a range of ownership packages available.

Wyndham Grand Algarve

The Grand Cup, hosted by Ricardo Santos, takes place from December 1 – 3, 2023. To reserve a space, visit