The Solheim Cup is a women’s team golf competition between Europe and the USA, first held in 1990 and named after named after golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was a driving force behind its creation. The United States have won the cup 10 times, whilst Europe have won on 7 occasions.
The Solheim Cup takes place between a team of 12 golfers from Europe and 12 from the USA. On the Friday and Saturday, there are 4 fourballs matches in the morning and 4 foursomes matches in the afternoon. On the Sunday, there are 12 singles matches with all of the players taking part. Each match is played for one point, with the winner of the Cup being the team which scores most points. If the event finishes in a tie of 14 points, the Cup is retained by the current holders.
When is the Solheim Cup?
The Solheim Cup takes place every 2 years, usually in August or September. Originally held in even numbered years from 1990 to 2002, from 2003 it is held in odd numbered years and alternates years with the Ryder Cup.
The 18th edition will be held from the 18th to the 24th September 2023 and will be the last to be held before the competition switches back to odd numbered years from 2024 to avoid clashing with the Ryder Cup, after it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Where is the Solheim Cup?
The event takes place at alternating courses between Europe and the USA. The 2023 Solheim Cup is due to be held in Europe, taking place in Finca Cortesín Golf Club in Casares, near Malaga in Spain which has previously hosted three Volvo World Match Play Championships. This will be the first time the tournament has been held in Spain.
Address: Carretera Casares, km2, 29690 Casares, Málaga, Spain
How do I get to the 2023 Solheim Cup?
Both Gibraltar International Airport and Málaga Airport are both within about an hour’s drive of Finca Cortesín Golf Club, with both offering a number of flights across Europe.
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Hotels for the 2023 Solheim Cup
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How do I get tickets to the Solheim Cup?
If you want to sign up for ticketing information for the 2023 Solheim Cup, you can do so on the official website here.
Solheim Cup – Team USA Official Website
Solheim Cup 2023 Official Website
Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Sports Tourist