Virginia's Robert Trent Jones Golf Club named host for the 2024 Solheim Cup
In 2024, the Solheim Cup is set to return to American soil. And on Wednesday, the event got its official home as the LPGA Tour announced Virginia’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, located 35 miles west of Washington, D.C., will host the matches pitting Team USA against Team Europe.
“Playing the Solheim Cup on this magnificent golf course near our nation’s capital will provide the perfect backdrop for these elite athletes to battle for the Cup,” said LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan in a press release. “I have no doubt that the club and its members will serve as wonderful hosts, and that fans from around the world will enjoy an experience of a lifetime.”
This isn’t the first time that RTJ has hosted professional events. The course, which opened in 1991, hosted the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994 and held the event again in 1996, 2000 and 2005. The PGA Tour also held the Quicken Loans National there in 2015.
Robert Trent Jones Sr., built the course with Roger Rulewich. It was the last course they designed before starting the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama. The Virginia course ranks No. 130 in the world in Golf Digest’s course rankings.
Ordinarily, the Solheim Cup is a biennial event, but it will be played back-to-back years in 2023 and 2024, first in Spain then Virginia. This will allow the match to switch back to the year opposite the Ryder Cup, which had its schedule changed when the 2020 match was forced to be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the competition at Robert Trent Jones G.C., the Solheim Cup will return to an even-numbered year schedule.
Sweden’s Suzann Pettersen will lead Team Europe against America’s Stacy Lewis in the 2023 iteration of the Solheim Cup, starting Sept. 22. Dates for the 2024 Solheim Cup have not yet been released.