Lahinch will stage the 51st Walker Cup between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America on Saturday, 5 and Sunday 6, September 2026.
The renowned links, which is situated on the northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland, will host the international match for the first time in its history when the two sides meet in the biennial encounter.
Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said, “Lahinch is widely regarded as being one of the finest links courses in Ireland and so there will be great excitement at the prospect of the Walker Cup being played there for the very first time.
“Whenever we have staged a championship or international match on the island of Ireland, we have always been fortunate to have Irish fans turn out in great numbers to support the competing golfers and generate a fantastic atmosphere.
“We look forward to enjoying another special occasion in 2026 when many of the world’s best men’s amateur golfers will represent Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America to compete for this historic trophy.”