The Solheim Cup seems to get better every year. The 2021 staging at Inverness was a rousing success with a record crowd of 130,000, packed pavilions and merchandise flying off the shelves before the competition even started.
In 2023, the competition heads to Spain for the first time at Finca Cortesin on the southern coast. Because the Ryder Cup moved to odd years due to the pandemic, the Solheim Cup will switch back to even years, with back-to-back competitions in 2023 and 2024.
In 2024, the Solheim Cup will likely head to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, sources familiar with the situation told Golfweek.
Jones considered the course, located just outside Washington D.C., to be his masterpiece. It opened in 1991 and was home to four Presidents Cups as well as the 2015 Quicken Loans National, won by Troy Merritt.
Overall view of the crowd and clubhouse during the opening ceremony of The Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia on September 22, 2005. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA)
Robert Trent Jones Golf Club is ranked 74th in Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses list. Its picturesque back nine runs adjacent to Lake Manassas, a 770-acre reservoir.
The Solheim Cup has never before been staged in Virginia. Europe has won the last two contests, shrinking the United States’ overall lead in the series to 10-7.
There’s another big women’s event headed to the D.C. area soon with the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship slated for Congressional Country Club later this summer.
By: Beth Ann Nichols
Title: 2024 Solheim Cup likely headed to Virginia’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, site of four Presidents Cups
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/02/18/2024-solheim-cup-likely-headed-to-virginias-robert-trent-jones-golf-club-site-of-four-presidents-cups/
Published Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 12:00:01 +0000
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