Solheim Cup: 2023 event to take place in Spain in mid-September

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Europe claimed a famous victory in the 2019 event

The Solheim Cup in 2023 in Spain will take place from September 18 to 24.

Finca Cortesin in Andalusia had already been confirmed to host the event – the first time Spain hosted the game between Europe and the United States. ]

Spain will be the sixth European country to host the largest women's golf team event.

As well as three days build-up play from September 19-21, the 2023 event will also include the Junior Solheim Cup with stars of the future.

It will be the first European-hosted Solheim Cup to be played this close together. to the Ryder Cup, which goes to Italy the following week.

"We are delighted to be part of a two-week golf festival," said Alexandra Armas, CEO of Ladies European Tour.

"The Solheim Cup is truly one of the most dramatic and interesting golf events on the global sports calendar and it has the potential to bring golf to new audiences."

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Spain hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997, in Valderrama, and hosted 75 events during the Ladies European Tour and its development tour.

Europe is the reigning Solheim Cup Champions after a thrilling victory in the 2019 match in Gleneagles, Scotland, when Suzann Pettersen finished the last singles match won on the course by putting a 8 foot putt on the 18th green.

Catriona Matthew will once again captain Europe when the squad travels to America in 2021 for the Inverness Club game in Toledo, Ohio, September 4-6.

Seven Spanish golfers have played in the Solheim Cup since the inaugural event in 1990, with Carlota Ciganda taking part in the last four games, while Azahara Munoz has also played four times since her debut in 2011.

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