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Merion Golf Club to host 2022 Curtis Cup

  • Merion Golf Club to host 2022 Curtis Cup match, the second time in its history
  • Curtis Cup contested biennially between women’s amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States
  • Great Britain and Ireland are current holders after winning at Dun Laoghaire in 2016

Merion Golf Club has been announced as the venue for the 42nd Curtis Cup which will be contested between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States from 10-12 June 2022.

Merion will host the Curtis Cup for the second time in its history after it first staged the international match in 1954. It is one of only two clubs, alongside The Minikahda Club, in the United States to have hosted both the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches.

Historic Venue

Located in the state of Pennsylvania, it has also hosted the US Open on five occasions, most recently in 2013 when Justin Rose claimed his first Major championship by two strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson.

“The USGA is thrilled to return to Merion Golf Club for this biennial celebration of women’s amateur golf,” said Stuart Francis, chairman of the USGA Championship Committee.

“An exemplary championship host, Merion has always provided the comprehensive examination and hospitality expected of USGA championships, and we are confident the club will deliver a memorable experience for all during the 2022 Curtis Cup.”

Founded in 1896 as the Merion Cricket Club, Merion’s East Course was designed by Hugh Wilson and opened in 1912. A lifelong amateur golfer who was a member of the golf team at Princeton University, Wilson was assigned the task of creating the East Course by the Merion Cricket Club Golf Committee. He also planned Merion’s West Course (1914) and Cobb’s Creek Golf Club (1916).

International Match

The Curtis Cup is a biennial international match contested by female amateur golfers. A team representing Great Britain and Ireland and a team representing the United States alternate hosting the match. The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain.

Great Britain and Ireland won the 2016 match, which was played at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland, by an 11½ - 8½ margin.

Future Events

The 2018 Curtis Cup will take place from 8-10 June at Quaker Ridge Golf Club and two years later, will be contested at Conwy Golf Club in Caernarvonshire, Wales, 12-14 June 2020.

The United States leads the all-time Curtis Cup series with a record of 28-8-3.

For more information about the Curtis Cup, please visit https://www.randa.org/Championships