The Solheim Cup have announced that the biggest team event in Women's golf will be held at Gleneagles from the 13-15 September, 2019
Europe and the USA will head to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course in two years time, which played host to the memorable Ryder Cup in 2014.
Paul Bush, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: “Together with the LET, LPGA and other partners we have put a lot of thought and research into making sure this is the optimum week for all involved to ensure The 2019 Solheim Cup is an unreserved success.
“From all the advance sports calendars we have seen and the information gathered, this date will allow The 2019 Solheim Cup to be the highest profile golf event taking place in Europe and the US. It will also be the highest profile event taking place from a global sports perspective.”
Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman of the Ladies European Tour (LET), added: “The Solheim Cup has a long, rich, heritage like no other event in women’s golf and we are thrilled to announce the dates for our next home match at Gleneagles in Scotland. Since we launched the competition in 1990 with the Solheim family and the LPGA, the event has grown significantly in prominence and profile and today is a strong, world recognised brand.
“As a tour, we recognise that golf is the only Olympic sport that Europe plays together as a team, and take a huge amount of pride in bringing Europe’s leading female golfers to compete in The Solheim Cup. We are therefore fully committed to working with our partners to deliver an outstanding event for all concerned.”
The week will begin with the PING Junior Solheim Cup taking place 8 – 10 September at Gleneagles.
VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, is keen to ensure the 2019 edition of the Solheim Cup will both grow golf and leave a lasting legacy of increased participation in women’s sport.
Ticketing plans are now being developed with plans in place to have tickets on sale during The 2017 Solheim Cup in West Des Moines as part of official travel packages.
General registration for event information is available via www.SolheimCup2019.com.