World-Class Host Venues & Competition

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club | Lahinch, Ireland

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Lahinch is a small seaside village on the Atlantic (northwest) coast of County Clare in northern Munster.

Located 45 minutes from Shannon International Airport, Lahinch has been famous throughout the world of golf since the 1890s while, in more recent years, it has become a very popular international surfing destination.

One of the traditional features of Lahinch is the manner in which the golf club and village go hand in hand. As the first-time visitor or long-standing member clears the hill between Ennistymon and Lahinch and casts an eye over the golf courses to the right, the houses straight ahead and the broad Atlantic Ocean beyond, they know that a special place lies in wait.

Lahinch is a key destination on the Wild Atlantic Way, located on the edge of the Burren National Park (UNESCO-recognized Global and European Geopark) and only 10km from one of the world’s great natural wonders, the Cliffs of Moher, while the Aran Islands can be accessed by ferry from Doolin.

For more information on accommodation, bars, restaurants, and other activities in the Lahinch area, you can visit


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 Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits, Prestwick, Caves Valley, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links, Cherry Hills, Royal Portrush, The Stanwich Club, Royal County Down, Wilmington, Walton Heath, Rich Harvest Farms, Formby, Atlanta Athletic Club, Evian Resort Golf Club, The Alotian Club, Rich Harvest Farms, Golf Club de Genève, Laurel Valley Golf Club, and Lahinch Golf Club. The Arnold Palmer Cup will be staged at Congaree Golf Club in 2025.

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
2020Bay Hill Club & LodgeOrlando, FloridaInternational defeats USA 40.5-19.5
2021Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisUSA defeats International 33-27
2022Golf Club de GenèveGeneva, SwitzerlandInternational defeats USA 33-27
2023Laurel Valley Golf ClubLigonier, PennsylvaniaUSA defeats International 32-28
2024Lahinch Golf ClubLahinch, IrelandUSA defeats International 32.5-27.5
2025Congaree Golf ClubRidgeland, South CarolinaJune 6-8