The following dates and venues have been announced for future Walker Cup matches: –
7-8 September 2019 (47th)
Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club (© Royal Liverpool GC)
The R&A announced the selection of Royal Liverpool as the 2019 host course on 14th May 2013. Hoylake, as it is also known, hosted the 29th Walker Cup match in 1983 and was the venue for the unofficial first match, played ahead of the Amateur Championship in 1921. The staging will coincide with the Club’s 150th anniversary.
8-9 May 2021 (48th)
Seminole GC, Juno Beach, Florida, USA
Seminole Golf Club (© Jon Cavalier @LinksGems)
The USGA officially confirmed Seminole as their 2021 venue on 15th December 2016. Tim Rosaforte of Golf Digest originally reported on 11th November 2013 that this ultra exclusive Floridian course had been provisionally earmarked.
This will be the first time the Donald Ross-designed Seminole, which has recently been renovated by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, will have opened its doors to the general public since its establishment in 1929.
It will also be the first time Seminole will have hosted a USGA event and the first time the match has been contested in Florida. The stormy Autumn East Coast weather not lending itself to this traditional end of season event. As a result of the above 2021 will be the first time the match will be played in the Spring in the USA.
Seminole G.C. Walker Cup 2021 Flag (© The Golf Auction)
2-3 September 2023 (49th)
Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
18th Hole, Old Course, St. Andrews
On 26th February 2018 The R&A announced that St. Andrews will host the 2023 Walker Cup match. It will be the ninth time that the match has been played at St Andrews; more than any other venue in its history.
6-7 September 2025 (50th)
Cypress Point Club, Pebble Beach, California, USA
Cypress Point Club (© Martin Miller / USGA)
It’s not very easy to top the announcement of Seminole as your 2021 venue but the USGA managed to do it when they also announced on 15th December 2016 that the Cypress Point Club in California had agreed to host the 2025 match.
Cypress Point was designed by Alister MacKenzie in partnership with Robert Hunter and like Seminole opened for play in 1929. Located alongside the Pacific Ocean it is of course one of the most picturesque and photographed golf courses in the world.
Any excuse to post another photo of Cypress Point !
Cypress Point Golf Club (© John Cavalier @LinksGems)
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