Solheim Cup – Finca Cortesin Course and Cup Preview

Solheim Cup – Finca Cortesin Course and Cup Preview

15 September 2023

One of the biggest events of 2023, the Solheim Cup, takes place this September at Finca Cortesin, Spain. 

What can we look forward to?

Well, as you would expect, the best golf has to offer will be taking part with six of the top ten in the Rolex Rankings playing. Interestingly, of the six players, five are from the US and only one from Europe. 

Of all the players featured, the lowest ranked player is Angel Yin, 28th in the Rolex Rankings highlighting the calibre of golfers heading to Spain.

Previously, at Inverness Club in Ohio, Team Europe retained the Solheim Cup

The Europeans successfully defended the trophy winning 15-13 on foreign soil in front of a fierce away crowd. 

Of the 12 who won last year, eight are competing again and there are three new faces as well as one familiar one.

  • Gemma Dryburgh – Rookie
  • Linn Grant – Rookie
  • Maja Stark – Rookie
  • Caroline Hedwall – Solheim Cup Record 8-6-1

Hedwall is a Captain’s Pick who has appeared at four Solheim Cups previously, winning three and losing one. An impressive record at the highest level in women’s golf!

Looking to prevent the three-peat this year, Team USA make six changes to their 2021 squad

With back to back losses both home and away, Captain Stacy Lewis has shaken things up with the addition of five rookies and one previous Solheim Cup player.

  • Allisen Corpuz – Rookie
  • Cheyenne Knight – Rookie
  • Andrea Lee – Rookie
  • Lilia Vu – Rookie
  • Rose Zhang – Rookie
  • Angel Yin – Solheim Cup Record 3-2-1

Yin is a Captain’s Pick with two previous appearances, winning in 2017 and losing at Gleneagles in 2019. With four Top 10s this season, Angel has come back into form and will be looking to make her mark after missing out selection for the 2021 Solheim Cup.

Although Rookies at the Solheim Cup, three of the five Team USA Rookies have won on Tour this season. Lillia Vu has won: the Honda LPGA Thailand, The Chevron Championship, and the AIG Women’s Open. Allisen Corpuz won the U.S Women’s Open. Lastly, Rose Zhang won the Mizuho Americas Open, her debut tournament on Tour.

Finca Cortesin, a Championship venue

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol in Andalucia, Finca Cortesin is known for being an elite golf destination, having staged three Volvo World Match Play Championships previously. 

In 2017, the course completed a full upgrade of all putting surfaces to enhance the already excellent course design and maintains its place in the ‘Top Five best courses in Spain’ by Golf World and Golf Digest.

Team practices take place from Monday 18th September and the real action commences on Friday 22nd. Prior to that the Opening Ceremony takes place on Thursday 21st where the teams will be presented as well as pairings ahead of the first tee shot.

The stage is set

With the teams announced, the course in immaculate condition, and the golf second to none we are counting down the days to this year’s Solheim Cup!

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