World-Class Host Venues & Competition
The Alotian Club | Roland, Arkansas
Opened in 2004, The Alotian Club is ranked No. 31 on Golf Digest’s biennial ranking of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” The course was built by Little Rock businessman Warren Stephens and was identified by Golf Digest as the best new private course in the country in 2005.
Renowned golf architect Tom Fazio designed the course, which measures 7,480 yards from the championship tees. The course plays 6,780 yards from member tees and 5,385 yards from forward tees. The course’s signature trait is elevation change, with the most dramatic coming at the sixth hole with a 100-foot drop from the tee to green.
The Alotian Club hosted the 111th Western Amateur in 2013.
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.
|1997||Bay Hill Club & Lodge||Orlando, Florida||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 19-5|
|1998||Old Course and New Course||St. Andrews, Scotland||Great Britain & Ireland and USA tie 12-12|
|1999||The Honors Course||Chattanooga, Tennessee||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 17.5-6.5|
|2000||Royal Liverpool Golf Club||Hoylake, England||Great Britain & Ireland defeats USA 12.5-11.5|
|2001||Baltusrol Golf Club||Springfield, New Jersey||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 18-6|
|2002||Doonbeg Golf Club||County Clare, Ireland||USA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 15.5-8.5|
|2003||Cassique||Kiawah Island, South Carolina||Europe defeats USA 14-10|
|2004||Ballybunion Golf Club||Ballybunion, Ireland||Europe defeats USA 14.5-9.5|
|2005||Whistling Straits||Mosel, Wisconsin||USA defeats Europe 14-10|
|2006||Prestwick Golf Club||Prestwick, Scotland||Europe defeats USA 19.5-4.5|
|2007||Caves Valley Golf Club||Owings Mills, Maryland||USA defeats USA 18-6|
|2008||Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links||Irvine, Scotland||Europe defeats USA 14-10|
|2009||Cherry Hills Country Club||Denver, Colorado||Europe defeats USA 13-11|
|2010||Royal Portrush Golf Club||Portrush, Northern Ireland||USA defeats Europe 13-11|
|2011||The Stanwich Club||Greenwich, Connecticut||USA defeats Europe 9-11|
|2012||The Royal County Down Golf Club||Newcastle, Northern Ireland||Europe defeats USA 13.5-10.5|
|2013||Wilmington Country Club||Wilmington, Delaware||USA defeats Europe 20.5-9.5|
|2014||Walton Heath Golf Club||Walton-on-the-Hill, England||Europe defeats USA 18.5-11.5|
|2015||Rich Harvest Farms||Sugar Grove, Illinois||USA defeats Europe 18-12|
|2016||Formby Golf Club||Formby, England||Europe defeats USA 18.5-11.5|
|2017||Atlanta Athletic Club||Johns Creek, Georgia||USA defeats Europe19.5-11.5|
|2018||Evian Resort Golf Club||Évian-les-Bains, France||USA defeats International 38.5-21.5|
|2019||The Alotian Club||Roland, Arkansas||June 7-9|
|2020||Lahinch Golf Club||Lahinch, Ireland||July 3-5|
|2021||Rich Harvest Farms||Sugar Grove, Illinois||June 11-13|