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Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club | Lahinch, Ireland

Lahinch Golf Club was founded in 1892 and is consistently ranked in the Top 50 golf courses in world golf. Originally laid out by Old Tom Morris, the services of Dr. Alister MacKenzie were retained in 1926 to redesign the course, following which he declared “Lahinch will make the finest and most popular golf course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed.”

Since 1895, the spectacular links course has played host to Ireland’s oldest amateur championship ‘The South of Ireland’. Past Champions include Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Graeme McDowell, who participated in the 2000 & 2001 Arnold Palmer Cups. Other past champions of “The South” include Justin Keogh and Stuart Grehan, who were honored to represent Europe in the 2002 and 2016 Arnold Palmer Cups, respectively. To add to this rich tradition of promoting and encouraging the amateur game, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington won the Irish Amateur Championship at Lahinch in 1995 while, last year, the Club hosted the Irish Ladies Championship for the twelfth time, with Olivia Mahaffey winning the title in glorious sunshine at Lahinch.

Lahinh Golf Club hosted the Irish Open in 2019 where 2015 Arnold Palmer Cup Team Europe Member John Rahm won the event

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Course History

Course History

Great venues have highlighted the competition since its inception in 1997. After Bay Hill, the Arnold Palmer Cup was next contested in Scotland in 1998 on the Old and New Courses at St. Andrews. In subsequent years the matches have been played at such historic venues as The Honors Course, Royal Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits-The Irish, Prestwick, Caves Valley, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links, Cherry Hills, Royal Portrush, The Stanwich Club, Royal Country Down, Wilmington, Walton Heath, Rich Harvest Farms, Formby,  Atlanta Athletic Club, and Evian Resort Golf Club. The  Arnold Palmer Cup  will be staged at The Alotian Club in 2019, Lahinch Golf Club in 2020, and return to Rich Harvest Farms in 2021.

YearCourseLocationResults
1997Bay Hill Club & LodgeOrlando, FloridaUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 19-5
1998Old Course and New CourseSt. Andrews, ScotlandGreat Britain & Ireland and USA tie 12-12
1999The Honors CourseChattanooga, TennesseeUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 17.5-6.5
2000Royal Liverpool Golf ClubHoylake, EnglandGreat Britain & Ireland defeats USA 12.5-11.5
2001Baltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New JerseyUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 18-6
2002Doonbeg Golf ClubCounty Clare, IrelandUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 15.5-8.5
2003CassiqueKiawah Island, South CarolinaEurope defeats USA 14-10
2004Ballybunion Golf ClubBallybunion, IrelandEurope defeats USA 14.5-9.5
2005Whistling StraitsMosel, WisconsinUSA defeats Europe 14-10
2006Prestwick Golf ClubPrestwick, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 19.5-4.5
2007Caves Valley Golf ClubOwings Mills, MarylandUSA defeats USA 18-6
2008Glasgow Golf Club Gailes LinksIrvine, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 14-10
2009Cherry Hills Country ClubDenver, ColoradoEurope defeats USA 13-11
2010Royal Portrush Golf ClubPortrush, Northern IrelandUSA defeats Europe 13-11
2011The Stanwich ClubGreenwich, ConnecticutUSA defeats Europe 9-11
2012The Royal County Down Golf ClubNewcastle, Northern IrelandEurope defeats USA 13.5-10.5
2013Wilmington Country ClubWilmington, DelawareUSA defeats Europe 20.5-9.5
2014Walton Heath Golf ClubWalton-on-the-Hill, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2015Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisUSA defeats Europe 18-12
2016Formby Golf ClubFormby, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2017Atlanta Athletic ClubJohns Creek, GeorgiaUSA defeats Europe19.5-11.5
2018Evian Resort Golf ClubÉvian-les-Bains, FranceUSA defeats International 38.5-21.5
2019The Alotian ClubRoland, ArkansasInternational defeats USA 33.5 - 26.5
2020Lahinch Golf ClubLahinch, IrelandJuly 3-5
2021Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisJune 11-13