Future Locations of the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup 2012 - Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois.
Medinah Country Club is a private country club in Illinois. It is set in 640 acres of land with three golf courses, Lake Kadijah, swimming facilities and a Byzantine-style clubhouse with oriental, Louis XIV and Italian architectural aspects. Medinah is widely known for Course Number 3, a 7,508 yard golf course which has hosted three US Opens (1949, 1975 and 1990) and two PGA Championships (1999 and 2006).
Many noted golf professionals have played Course Number 3, beginning with Lighthorse Harry Cooper at the Medinah Open in 1930. Other noted players include Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Cary Middlecoff, Billy Casper, Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Tiger Woods. Tommy Armour, winner of multiple major championships and the namesake of a well-known golfing equipment brand, was Medinah's head pro for many years.
Medinah's courses were originally designed by Tom Bendelow. In the 1930 Medinah Open, Lighthorse Harry shot a 63 on Course Number 3 (the lowest score ever shot on the course) in the second round. Even before that, Medinah's board approved a redesign of the course, subject to the availability of funds and the return of adjacent land to the club by Medinah's four founders. The major redesign was followed by several more changes. Roger Packard's 1986 redesign in preparation for the 1990 US Open brought substantial changes and was followed by Rees Jones' work in preparation for the 2006 PGA Championship, making Course Number 3, at the time, the longest golf course in major championship history.
Ryder Cup 2014 - Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross, Scotland.
Gleneagles is one of Scotlands most luxurious five-star resorts and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles is home to three of the top Scottish Championship Golf Courses and a wide range of exhilarating outdoor leisure activities.
Golf at Gleneagles is a blend of natural experience and golfing adventure on three championship golf courses set in the splendour of the Perthshire hills in Scotland.
The golf courses were the inspiration of two of the world's most famous golfers - James Braid (five times winner of the Open Championship who designed the King's and Queen's) and Jack Nicklaus (the greatest golfer of the 20th Century, who created the PGA Centenary Course). The PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic, combining the best of both the Queen's and King's.
Ryder Cup 2016 - Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota.
The mission of the founders of Hazeltine was to build and maintain a golf course suitable to stage national championships. An important part of the mission was to develop a membership that supported this concept - a membership that felt a responsibility to the game of golf and its rules and traditions.
The history of Hazeltine National Golf Club dates back to 1959 when Totton P Heffelfinger, a former president of the United States Golf Association, teamed up with course designer Robert Trent Jones. Heffelfinger already had a piece of land near Hazeltine Lake in mind and along with Jones they formed the club in the middle of 1961.
The 1966 Women's Open was the first major championship held at the venue. The success of that tournament led to Hazeltine being awarded the 1970 US Open. The cool and breezy conditions seemed to affect most of the big-name golfers except British winner Tony Jacklin , who recorded a score of 281.
The criticism from players seemed to spur the members, with the help of Jones, into renovating the course in order to secure future Major championships. Hazeltine had to wait until 1991 before hosting another Major.
Ryder Cup 2018 - Venue to be announced (Europe)
Ryder Cup 2020 - Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Whistling Straits, host of the 2004 PGA Championship, 2007 US Senior Open, 2010 PGA Championship, 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup, is an extraordinary combination of legendary design by Pete Dye and visionary inspiration of Herbert V Kohler, Jr.
Beginning with a 560-acre parcel of flat land, Dye sculpted a bit of Ireland and a touch of Scotland out of the Wisconsin coastline. If you ask Pete Dye, he will tell you that building Whistling Straits was a once in a lifetime thing, an impressive claim from a man considered the foremost golf course designer of our time.
Whistling Straits, which opened in 1998, offers two courses of dynamic contrast. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the Straits Course, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish Course is a deceivingly tranquil landscape.