DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2022 – The LPGA announced today that Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, will host the 19th Solheim Cup in September 2024. Located on Lake Manassas, just 35 miles west of Washington D.C., this will be the first major women’s competition held at the club, which served as host for the first four Presidents Cups held in the United States.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected to host this prestigious event and believe our club is an ideal venue for this competition,” said George Cantrell, president of Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. “Under the leadership of Tournament Chair Penny Lee, our club and membership look forward to welcoming the top U.S. and European women golfers and fans from across the globe.”
Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which opened in 1991, was founded and designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. who considered the layout to be one of his finest designs. “The terrain is aesthetically perfect,” he said. “I don’t think we could have done anything better anywhere.”
Anchored by a stately Georgian-style clubhouse, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club plays to a par 72. The course and its designer have long worked to join the game of golf with the American presidential lineage, with Jones first installing a putting green at the White House in 1954 for President Dwight Eisenhower. The club was the host venue for the 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005 Presidents Cups, with four presidents serving as honorary chairmen, as well as the PGA Tour’s 2015 Quicken Loans National, won by Troy Merritt.
“We are honored and excited to bring the 2024 Solheim Cup to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. RTJ has a strong tradition of hosting world-class international competitions, and we can’t wait to add the Solheim Cup, one of the flagship events in women’s golf, to the list,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “Playing the Solheim Cup on this magnificent golf course near our nation’s capital will provide the perfect backdrop for these elite athletes to battle for the Cup. I have no doubt that the club and its members will serve as wonderful hosts, and that fans from around the world will enjoy an experience of a lifetime.”
Dates for the 2024 Solheim Cup will be announced as the LPGA Tour and the LET finalize their 2024 playing schedules. 2024 will mark the competition’s return to an even-year rotation, opposite the Ryder Cup, and just the second time in history it will be held in consecutive years, along with 2002 and 2003. The 2023 Solheim Cup will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain on Sept. 22-24, with Stacy Lewis serving as captain for Team USA and Suzann Pettersen serving as captain for Team Europe.
Information on tickets and sales packages will be available later this summer.
About the Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial international match-play competition features the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for the Solheim Cup. Today, the Global Partners of the Solheim Cup are PING, Costa del Sol and Rolex.
Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. In 2021, Team Europe earned a 15-13 victory at Inverness Club in Ohio, winning the competition for the second consecutive time. Team USA leads Team Europe, 10-7, all-time in Solheim Cup competition.
For more information, visit www.solheimcup.com.
About Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
Founded in 1991, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (RTJGC) is a private golf club located in Gainesville, Virginia, a suburb southwest of Washington, DC. RTJGC was created by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, who designed the championship layout that sits on picturesque Lake Manassas. He considered RTJGC his masterpiece. “The terrain is aesthetically perfect,” Jones said. “I don’t think we could have done anything better anywhere.” For more information, visit www.rtjgc.com.