Exciting…passionate…patriotic…there are lots of ways to describe the Solheim Cup, golf’s preeminent international women’s competition. Set for September 18 to 24 in 2023 at Finca Cortesin, Andalucia, Spain.
Here are reasons you absolutely should attend:
1. BE PART OF A WORLD-CLASS FEMALE COMPETITION EVENT
First played in 1990, the Solheim Cup has evolved into a spectacular international event that celebrates the game of golf for women. It’s the perfect blend of passion, patriotism, phenomenal golf, and adrenaline-pumping excitement. What makes the Solheim Cup unique is it allows the fans to vociferously support their team with frivolity and purpose not prevalent at other events.
2. ENJOY CAMARADERIE WITH GOLF-LOVING WOMEN
The Solheim Cup not only unifies our team but also our fans. You’ll meet lots of like-minded, golf-loving fans from both teams on the course and at nearby pubs and restaurants during Solheim Cup week. It’s a great time to meet other people who share your devotion to golf.
3. SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS
Fans dress up in the colors associated with their teams and it’s your chance to don red, white, and blue in whatever way you enjoy. Whether it’s a crazy hat, earrings or bracelet, face paint, or a head-to-toe Uncle Sam outfit, anything goes at the Solheim Cup.
4. FUN, FRIVOLITY AND AN ALL-ROUND GREAT TIME
The Solheim Cup has been described as the women’s version of the Ryder Cup. It’s similar, yes, but there’s also a unique and different vibe. You’ll enjoy lots of fun and unabashed excitement as fans dress up in crazy costumes and cheer on their teams with chants and songs. The Solheim has a very festive atmosphere with a female flair and it’s truly a celebration of women’s golf.
5. WATCH THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD
Both teams are comprised of automatic qualifiers and captain’s picks. It’s a prestigious honor to make a Solheim Cup so the players want to be at the top of their game. The high level of competition for national pride elevates performance and fans witness some exceptional shot-making.
6. WALKING THE FINCA CORTESIN GOLF COURSE
Overlooking the Mediterranean to one side and the tranquil Casares Mountains to the other, Finca Cortesin was designed in the style of a traditional Spanish ‘finca’ (farm). Opened in March 2006 and set across 532 acres, the exclusive Andalusian development is a member of the exclusive European Tour Destinations network.
7. CAN THE AMERICAN WOMEN GET THE CUP BACK?
Following victories in Heidelberg, Germany (2015) and Des Moines, Iowa (2017), our U.S.A. team in Gleneagles, Scotland (2019) gave the cup back to Europe, and Team Europe secured a second victory on US soil as they clinched a 15-13 win over Team USA in the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Stacy Lewis, 2023 Solheim Captain for TEAM USA has her job cut out for herself to regain the cup at the famous Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.
8. EXPERIENCE THE TENSION AND DRAMA OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The matches are scheduled from Friday through Sunday and the format is designed to create great competition, excitement, and drama. On each of the first two days, a total of eight matches are played over two, four-match sessions featuring two different types of two-man match-play matches. On the final day, a total of 12 matches are played in one session. All 12 players from each side are blindly submitted before Sunday play, slotted by match position. It’s classic match play, with the player winning the most holes winning the match, and a full point. If the match is even after 18 holes, then the match is halved and each team earns 0.5 points.
9. EXPLORE A WONDERFUL PART OF SPAIN
Finca Cortesin is an independent luxury golf, hotel and spa destination resort set in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande. Its world-class facilities include an elegant 67-suite hotel, Hotel Cortesin, a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course with a state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Academy, a 6,000sqm Beach Club and an award-winning spa featuring Spain’s only snow cave, with bespoke treatments by French beauty brand Biologique Recherche.
10. CREATE LIFELONG MEMORIES
With a combination of world-class golf competition a luxurious vacation in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, you have the ideal elements for a golf vacation that’ll reward you with warm, lifelong memories to be enjoyed again every time you peruse your pictures and videos in the future.