The Solheim Cup will be hosted by the Netherlands for the first-time in 2026. LPGA, LET and IMG announced Bernardus as the venue for the biennial event. Bernardus is a championship course that opened in 2018. It hosts the Dutch Open on DP World Tour.
The fourth most popular sport is golf in the Netherlands. There are more than 420,000 players in this nation of almost 18 million. Royal Dutch Golf Federation supported Bernardus’ bid.
This edition will be run in partnership by IMG. IMG was originally appointed by the LET to act as the delivery partner for the European Solheim Cup. Its initial commitment runs from 2026 until the end 2038.
Caroline Huyskes (president of the NGF, and president-elect at the EGA), said that she was proud of the Solheim Cup’s arrival in the Netherlands. “This event is part of the NGF strategy to attract women and revive the sport in our country. We are proud to have brought one of the most important women’s sporting tournaments in the world to The Netherlands. This is testament to our ambitions and drive.
IMG’s global team of golf professionals currently owns, manages, or supports two LPGA majors and eight LPGA regular tour events. One of these is LET co-sanctioned.
The 2023 Solheim Cup will be held in Finca Cortesin (Spain) on Sept. 22-24 and the 2024 Solheim Cup Sept. 13-15 at the Robert Trent Jones Course in Virginia. Dates for the 2026 Solheim Cup are yet to be confirmed.