The Ladies European Tour announced today that Spain will host the Solheim 2023 Cup on the spectacular Finca Cortesin golf course in Andalusia. Scheduled dates for the competition will be concluded soon.
Spain becomes the 6th European country to host this competition after Scotland, the most recent headquarters on European soil, Wales, Sweden, Ireland and Germany.
Located in the Costa del Sol, in the heart of Andalusia, Finca Cortesin is a world-famous golf destination that has hosted three editions of the European Tour’s Volvo World Match Play Championship, and which regularly ranks among the top five Spanish courses on the lists. The course, whose greens underwent a major remodeling in 2017, is known for its magnificent conditioning and the challenge posed by its design, an ideal complement to its cared for aesthetics.
“We are pleased to announce that Spain will host the 2023 Solheim Cup when the competition returns to European soil for the 18th edition of this great international tournament. Spain is a country passionate about golf, its fans know this sport in depth and from its inexhaustible quarry, generations and generations of great players have emerged. In addition, the Andalusian cultural legacy will make players, guests and supporters live a unique experience ”, says Alexandra Armas, executive director of the Ladies European Tour. “The tournament not only reinforces Spain‘s reputation as an elite golf country, but also the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as essential destinations, something that will undoubtedly inspire future generations to play golf.”
The Spaniards have had a notable weight in the Solheim Cup since the inaugural edition in 1990, and seven compatriots have defended the colors of Europe throughout the history of the competition, a figure that is second only to the players, contributed by England and Sweden. Carlota Ciganda, one of the local heroines, has participated in the last four editions, while marbella Azahara Muñoz has also had four participations since she debuted in 2011. Both were decisive in the recent history of the competition, in the tournament that Europe achieved three victories in the last five editions, including a memorable triumph at the 2019 edition held in Gleneagles (Scotland).
Costa del Sol joins the family of global partners for the 2023 edition, PING and Rolex, historic sponsors of the Solheim Cup. Sport & Business will organize the event and take care of all aspects of the tournament together with the European Ladies Tour.
“I want to thank the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour for their confidence in the Spanish proposal. We will try to organize the best Solheim Cup in history and the most fun. Costa del Sol is a unique destination in the world and we will show that in this tournament. I also want to highlight that the chosen course, Finca Cortesin, is one of the best in Europe and their hotel has been considered the best in Spain, the hospitality that the teams will receive here in Spain will be at the highest level ”, adds Aramburu .
The next Solheim Cup in 2021 will be in Toledo, Ohio, from 4 to 6 September and the American team intends to snatch the European trophy, which won the 2019 edition with a spectacular putt on the last green of the last individual match.