The Faldo Elite Tour

How it Works

Play in events that test you against the very best amateurs in the world. An opportunity to gain exemptions to DP World Tour, Challenge Tour and LETAS Events. In 2023 The Elite Tour is made up of 6 individual events in the UK and Europe.

Faldo Elite Rankings accumulates your best 3 positions in the season at any events where the winner will have Challenge Tour and LETAS exemptions for events in 2025.

2023 Elite Tour Re-Cap

Who is it For
  • Elite performing golfers
  • Ages: 25 and under
  • Men and women
  • Top Amateur ranked players
  • Players with the ambition to play on tour
  • 36 hole
  • Stroke Play
  • Individual Winners
  • Faldo Elite Ranking points
Locations in 2024
  • Europe
  • UK
  • USA

Tour Details

Tour Age ranges

  • Men
    • Ages 25 and Under
  • Girls
    • Ages 25 and Under

Competition Outline

  • Strokeplay
  • Best aggregated score - 36 holes
  • Scratch – no handicap allowance

Competition by Category

  • Ages 25 and Under
    • Competition tee’s
    • Strokeplay
    • No handicap allowance
    • 36 hole events

Rules of Entry

  • Age as of 1st January of Year of Schedule
  • Handicap limit of 5.0 (Cat 1)
    • Based on highest WAGR position
    • Lowest handicaps first
    • All to be cat 1 golfers 5.0 and under
    • Handicap determined on the date of tournament

Practice Rounds

1 Day prior to the event - 1 round

Additional rounds outside of the designated practice day will be at the discretion of the host venue Rules


  • Live Scoring
  • Faldo Series Rankings
  • Back up score card available

Rules Outlined

  • Referees Available
  • No caddy allowed
  • Spectator policy enforced
  • Tied rules and countback
  • Normal rules of golf applied
  • Faldo Series Hard Card Available
  • Local rules applied


Challenge Tour and LETAS starts are available to the winners of the overall Elite Tour Rankings at the end of the season.

Specific details of which exemptions may be earnt will be released throughout the 2024 season

1st Place Boy – Trophy
1st Place Girl – Trophy

Ranking points – The top 20 eligible players from each gender will gain Elite Tour Ranking points each event which qualify to the order of merit.


  • Open Registration
  • Draw will be carried out prior to event
    • See Rules of Entry
  • Highest WAGR ranking will gain priority

Price & Membership

  • Price
    • £200 per player
  • Membership
    • Price: £200 per event
    • Receive: 20% discount on event entries
    • Ranking: Access to Faldo Elite Rankings (Elite Only)

Event Layout

  • Golf Course
    • Competition Tees
    • Pin positions produced in advance
    • Tee times from 8am. Practice facilities available the day prior to the event.
    • Practice Day Course access after midday
  • Staffing
    • 2/3 Referees

The Faldo Elite Tour Schedule

The Faldo Elite Tour Ranking FAQ's

What are the rankings?

The Faldo Elite Tour rankings are the accumulation of ranking points based on top 20 finishes in any Elite Tour Event. The rankings will take account of the best 3 finishes for the end of season rankings.

What are The Faldo Rankings Rules?

  • Ranking Points are only available in Faldo Elite Tour Events
  • Points Available to the top 20 players per event
  • If placed outside of top 20 - no ranking points are awarded
  • Points are accumulated from a players best 3 events and are a combined total to give a ranking position.
  • Tied positions receive the combined points value of the tied players placings and divided by the number of players
  • The points tariff is static and does not get adjusted for: Field Size, Field Strength or Holes Played
  • Ranked in number of points highest to lowest
  • Website to show top 20 only
  • Points allocated as per table below

What tournaments are included?

All Faldo Elite Tournaments.

How are tournament points assigned

The points are distributed by the below table for the top 20 in every event.

Finish Position
1 100.0
2 60.0
3 46.7
4 35.0
5 28.0
6 23.3
7 20.0
8 17.5
9 15.6
10 14.0
11 10.9
12 10.0
13 9.2
14 8.6
15 8.0
16 7.5
17 7.1
18 6.7
19 6.3
20 6.0

The distribution of points is approximately:

  • 1st to 5th place
    -> 60% points awarded
  • 6th to 10th place
    -> 20% points awarded
  • 11th to 20th place
    -< 20% points awarded

(% is a rounded approximate, specific points per position are available on full points table)

What Tour Starts are Available?

Challenge Tour and LETAS starts are available to winners of the overall rankings for the 2025 season. Full details will be released throughout the 2024 season.

What are The Faldo Ranking End of Season Winners?

Following the conclusion of all 6 events, the winners will be announced on the 23rd of October 2024 following the results from the final event. Winners will gain Challenge Tour and LETAS exemptions for the 2025 season, based on a players best 3 positions in the 6 Faldo Elite Tour events.

When is the winner announced?

The Faldo Elite Tour Rankings winner – Following the final event at Welwyn Garden City on the 22nd of October 2023, the winners of the Rankings will be announced.

Sign up for the Faldo Series Elite Tour

The Faldo Elite Tour


Become a member of the Faldo Elite Tour and Junior Tour and start gaining benefits to play, including direct discount off entry fees for events and priority entry access into events.

  • Price: £100
  • Receive: 20% discount on event entries
  • Ranking: Access to Faldo Elite Rankings (Faldo Elite Tour Only)