The Ladies European Tour has announced that the 2023 Solheim Cup will take place at Finca Cortesin, Andalucía.
Few things in life make us more excited than a Solheim Cup announcement, and this latest one has got us feeling very giddy…
For the first time EVER in the history of the tournament, Spain will host the Solheim Cup in 2023
The Ladies European Tour has revealed today (October 13) that the host venue will be Finca Cortesin in Andalucía, with the exact tournament dates said to be finalised soon.
Spain is no stranger to staging high-profile golf events, hosting the Ryder Cup in 1997 and staging 75 events on the LET and LETAS calendar including the season’s order of merit – The Race to Costa Del Sol.
Gleneagles in Scotland was the most recent Europen venue to host the popular match-play competition and next year it;s set to visit Toledo, Ohio.
Spain is the sixth European nation to play host to the greatest team event in women’s golf following previous countries including; Wales, Sweden, Ireland and Germany.
Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol in Andalucía, Finca Cortesin is world-renowned as an elite golfing destination, previously staging three Volvo World Match Play Championships.
Speaking about the news, Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas, said: “We are delighted to announce Spain as the host nation for the 2023 Solheim Cup when it returns to European soil for the 18th edition of this major international team golf event.
"Spain is a passionate golfing nation with knowledgeable fans and a history of developing generations of talented golfers while Andalucía’s strong cultural heritage will make for a unique experience for players, guests and supporters alike.
"The tournament will not only enhance the country’s reputation as an elite golfing nation but the Costa del Sol as a must-visit destination, which will help to inspire the next generation of children to take up the game.”
Spanish golfers have played an integral part of the tournament since the inaugural event was held in 1990, with as many as seven players representing Team Europe over the years – with only Sweden and England contributing more players to previous Solheim Cups.
More recently, home favourite Carlota Ciganda has participated in the last four consecutive contests while Costa del Sol star Azahara Munoz also has four appearances to her name since making her debut in 2011.
We think a 2023 holiday to Spain might be on the cards...
To find out more and start getting excited now visit www.solheimcup2023.eu.