What is the Solheim Cup?

The Solheim Cup is the women’s equivalent to the Ryder Cup where teams of 12 players representing Europe and the United States play three days of match play golf. The format of the tournament is the same as The Ryder Cup with 8 Foursome matches taking place over Friday and Saturday morning and 8 Fourball matches over Friday and Saturday afternoon. Sunday then sees all 24 players battle it out in the single matches.

Solheim Cup 2017 Charley Hull, Solheim Cup 2017. Image is courtesy of the LET

History of The Solheim Cup

The first Solheim Cup took place in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Florida and was named after Kartsen Solheim, the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer due to his influence and involvement in putting together this event. Since then the competition has taken place 15 times, with the United States leading 10-5.

Team USA
Team USA, Solheim Cup 2017. Image is courtesy of the LET

The 16th edition of The Solheim Cup will take place at Gleneagles (PGA Centenary Course) from 9th to 15th September. This is the first time the tournament will have been held at Gleneagles, however not in Scotland. Previous venues include Dalmahoy Country Club in 1992 and Loch Lomond Golf Club in 2000. After the success of the men’s Ryder Cup in 2014 at Gleneagles, Scotland is looking forward to what will surely be another fantastic event and time in Scotland.

Packages for The Solheim Cup

If you wish to attend this special event please contact us to register your interest. Along with tickets for the tournament, you can play golf at some top courses and explore the wonderful sights, scenery and cities Scotland has to offer!

Package details coming soon…