The Walker Cup is headed to two of America’s most prestigious golf courses.
The USGA announced Thursday that Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., and Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., have been tabbed as host sites for the 2021 and 2025 Walker Cups, respectively.
In 2021, the biennial team competition pitting 10 American amateurs against 10 counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland will be held in the spring on U.S. soil for the first time in the event’s history. Seminole, which recently underwent some significant renovations, will be hosting its first USGA championship and the first Walker Cup in the state of Florida.
“Seminole Golf Club is honored to host the 2021 Walker Cup Match and the best amateur players from both sides of the Atlantic,” said Jimmy Dunne, the club’s president. “The club and its membership are proud to showcase Donald Ross’ architectural masterpiece to a worldwide audience.”
The 2025 edition will be played on the Pacific Coast as scenic Cypress Point hosts its second Walker Cup. The Alister MacKenzie design hosted the match in 1981 when Jodie Mudd and future U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin led the Americans to a 15-9 triumph.
“The members of the Cypress Point Club are honored to give back to the game of golf and share our wonderful treasure with one of the world’s greatest amateur competitions,” said Peter K. Barker, Cypress Point’s president. “We have been proud to host a number of notable match-play events throughout our club’s history. In all, the course and the competitors performed superbly. We enthusiastically look forward to the 2025 Walker Cup.”
Taking place over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes matches, the Walker Cup has been won by each side seven times since 1989. Four of those 14 matches have been decided by one point.
Next year’s event will be played on Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course, Sept. 9-10. Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England, has been selected as the 2019 host.