About the Solheim Cup
How it Works
- Teams are made up of 12 players, a captain and three assistant captains.
- The event has three days of competition.
- Days one and two comprise of a morning session of foursome matches and an afternoon session of four-ball matches.
- The final day is made up of singles matches
About Match Play Formats
"Foursome" play is a match where two golfers from the same team are paired up to compete against two golfers from the other team. Each team plays one ball and the golfers play alternate shots until the hole is played out.
"Four-Ball" play is a match where each member of the two-player team plays her own ball. Four balls are in play on each hole. The lowest score from each team will be the score for that team.
"Single" is a match where one player from Team USA competes against one player from Team Europe. Each will play her own ball. On the final day, all twelve members from Team USA will compete against the twelve members from Team Europe in singles matches.
Upcoming Solheim Cup Locations
2021 - Toledo, Ohio, United States
2023 - Cortesin Costa del Sol, Andalucía, Spain
The United States holds an 10-6 advantage over Europe in Solheim Cup competition.
||Europe 14.5, USA 13.5
||Europe - Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course, Scotland
|2017||USA||USA 16.5, Europe 11.5||United States - Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa|
|2015||USA||USA 14.5, Europe 13.5||Europe - Golf Club St. Leon Rot, Germany|
|2013||Europe||Europe 18, USA 10||United States - Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado|
|2011||Europe||Europe 15, USA 13||Europe - Killeen Castle in Co. Meath, Ireland|
|2009||USA||USA 16, Europe 12||United States - Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois|
|2007||USA||USA 16, Europe 12||Europe - Halmstad Golf Club in Halmstad, Sweden|
|2005||USA||USA 15.5, Europe 12.5||United States - Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana|
|2003||Europe||Europe 17.5, USA 10.5||Europe - Barsebäck Golf and Country Club in Malmo, Sweden|
|2002||USA||USA 15.5, Europe 12.5||United States - Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota|
|2000||Europe||Europe 14.5, USA 11.5||Europe - Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland|
|1998||USA||USA 16, Europe 12||United States - Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio|
|1996||USA||USA 9, Europe 7||Europe - Marriott St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club in Chepstow, Wales|
|1994||USA||USA 13, Europe 7||United States - The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia|
|1992||Europe||Europe 11.5, USA 6.5||Europe - Dalmahoy Hotel Golf and Country Club in Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1990||USA||USA 11.5, Europe 4.5||United States - Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida|