The 43rd Curtis Cup match will be played at Sunningdale’s Old Course in 2024.The leading women’s amateur players from Great Britain and Ireland and the USA will compete at the renowned Berkshire venue as the prestigious biennial match is played there for the first time.
New venue for matches
Sunningdale is one of the world’s finest heathland courses and has hosted numerous prestigious championships including the AIG Women’s Open, the Senior Open presented by Rolex and qualifying for The Open as well as the British Masters, the European Open and the Seve Trophy.
Sunningdale has also hosted some of The R&A’s amateur championships and international matches and the Walker Cup was played there in 1987.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “The Curtis Cup is the apex of women’s amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland and the USA and we are thrilled to be staging the match at Sunningdale. We are determined to give the best players the best platforms on which to compete and that will certainly be the case at Sunningdale. We know that we will be warmly welcomed and that the teams will receive enthusiastic backing from the fans in Berkshire. It promises to be another fantastic occasion in the long and proud history of this match.”
Challenges for players ahead
Nick Howe, Chairman of the Sunningdale Tournament Committee, said, ‘’The members of Sunningdale Golf Club are delighted and honoured to host the Curtis Cup in 2024 and look forward to welcoming the best amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland and the USA in testing themselves with the challenges of our classic heathland course.’’
The dates of the Curtis Cup match in 2024 have still to be confirmed. The 41st Curtis Cup match concludes today at Conwy in North Wales, after being rescheduled from 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2022 match will be played at Merion in Pennsylvania from 10-12 June.