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We take a break from the usual LPGA tour this week, as the best female golfers on the planet put solo play to the back of their minds for a few days and focus on a much anticipated and hugely exciting team-play event. That’s right, it’s once again time for the Solheim Cup, which is undoubtedly one of the best events in all of golf.
It’s Europe vs the United States on European soil, as 12 players from each team will do battle on Spanish shores for the right to get their hands on the coveted Solheim Cup trophy.
Where is the 2023 Solheim Cup being played?
In 2021, the Solheim Cup was played at the Inverness Club, which is located in the United States in Toledo, Ohio. This time around, in customary Solheim Cup fashion, it’s the Europeans who will play as the home side. The 2023 renewal of this famous tournament will be played in the Spanish region of Andalusia, where championship course Finca Cortesin Costa del Sol will serve as the host course for the first time ever. It will be at Finca Cortesin Costa del Sol that the Europeans will look to defend their title after what was a superb victory on US land when the competition was last played, while they also came out on top in 2019. The US will be itching to bring the trophy back to America having not tasted Solheim Cup success since 2017.
Finca Cortesin Costa del Sol course info
Known not just in Spain, but around the world as one of Europe’s best venues, Finca Cortesin Costa del Sol is a beautiful golf course, set against a sizzling Mediterranean backdrop, we’re talking about a course that is laden with luscious fairways, Bermudagrass greens, while the surrounding views are breathtaking, which makes it a perfect course for those looking to soak up some top-tier golf as fans.
As stunning as it may be, Finca Cortesin, designed by Cabell B. Robinson, is about far more than providing those in attendance with a wonderful visual experience. It’s also a venue that provides even the best in the business with a stern test. It is a venue that has hosted some prestigious golfing events in the past, such as the Volvo World Match Play Championship, which it has held on three separate occasions.
Measuring out at 6802 metres, the par-72 course, which is made up of five par-5’s, five par-3’s and eight par-4’s, is not easy to navigate. There are some sharp turns, plus many carefully placed traps, including numerous trees, bunkers and water, so this will be about much more than gripping and ripping it. As attack-minded as the team competitions tend to be, whichever team can strategically plot their way around this course is likely to do best.
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