Ryder Cup Golf Courses: Where It's Been Played

The Belfry is on the list of Ryder Cup golf courses

The Ryder Cup has been around since 1927, pitting Team USA first again Team Great Britain, then Great Britain & Ireland, and today Team Europe. And this international match play extravaganza has visited many great golf courses around Britain, Europe and the United States.

Which ones? The full list is below.

Golf Courses Most Often Used for Ryder Cup

In the history of the event, only four golf courses so far have been the site of multiple events. All of those are British courses. No American course has yet hosted more than one Ryder Cup. These are the golf courses that have been used multiple times:
  • 4 times — The Belfry's Brabazon Course (1985, 1989, 1993, 2002)
  • 2 times — Royal Lytham & St. Annes (1961, 1977)
  • 2 times — Royal Birkdale (1965, 1969)
  • 2 times — Southport and Ainsdale (1933, 1937)

The List of Ryder Cup Golf Courses

(Click on the year of the tournament for a recap, match scores, team rosters and players' win-loss records.)

2020 — Whistling Straits (Straits Course) in Haven, Wisconsin
2018 — Le Golf National in Gyancourt, Ile-de-France, France
2016 — Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota
2014 — Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary Course) in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
2012 — Medinah Country Club (No. 3 Course) in Medinah, Illinois
2010 — Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten Course) in Newport, Wales
2008 — Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky
2006 — The K Club in County Kildare, Ireland
2004 — Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course) in Bloomfield Township, Michigan
2002 — The Belfry (Brabazon Course) in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
1999 — The Country Club (composite course) in Brookline, Masschusetts
1997 — Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain
1995 — Oak Hill Country Club (East Course) in Pittsford, New York
1993 — The Belfry (Brabazon Course) in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
1991 — Kiawah Island Golf Resort (The Ocean Course) in Kiawah Island, South Carolina
1989 — The Belfry (Brabazon Course) in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
1987 — Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio
1985 — The Belfry (Brabazon Course) in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
1983 — PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1981 — Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England
1979 — The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
1977 — Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England
1975 — Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania
1973 — Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland
1971 — Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri
1969 — Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England
1967 — Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas
1965 — Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England
1963 — Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Georgia
1961 — Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England
1959 — Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California
1957 — Lindrick Golf Club in Worksop, England
1955 — Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California
1953 — Wentworth Club in Surrey, England
1951 — Pinehurst Resort (Course No. 2) in Pinehurst, North Carolina
1949 — Ganton Golf Club in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
1947 — Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon
1937 — Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club in Southport, England
1935 — Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey
1933 — Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club in Southport, England
1931 — Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio
1929 — Moortown Golf Club in Leeds, England
1927 — Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts

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