Experience The 2016 Ryder Cup

Days until The 2016 Ryder Cup

The 2016 Ryder Cup 28 September - 2 October 2016

2016 Ryder Cup Packages

Following on from McGinley's Magic and the European triumph at Gleneagles 2014, The Ryder Cup will head back across the Atlantic in 2016 to the USA and Hazeltine National Golf Club, this time with Your Golf Travel Ambassador, Darren Clarke, at the helm of Team Europe.

2016 Ryder Cup Packages

The St Paul Hotel
40 minutes from Hazeltine National Golf Club. Landmark hotel, welcoming guests since 1910
Ryder Cup Crowd
Wednesday 28th September 2016

- Return Flights
- 5 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
- Ryder Cup Season Ticket
- Airport / Ryder Cup Transfers
- Invite to YGT Ryder Cup Party
Enquire Now - £2995

The InterContinental St Paul - Riverfront
40 minutes from Hazeltine National Golf Club. Newly refurbished with modern amenities
Ryder Cup Team
Wednesday 28th September 2016

- Return Flights
- 5 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
- Ryder Cup Season Ticket
- Airport / Ryder Cup Transfers
- Invite to YGT Ryder Cup Party
Enquire Now - £2995
2016 Ryder Cup Experience
Enjoy The Ryder Cup with this holiday including accommodation within easy reach of Hazeltine National
Ryder Cup Trophy
Ryder Cup Experience

- Return Flights
- 5 Nights Bed & Breakfast
- Return Transfers
- 2016 Ryder Cup Season Tickets (Thursday-Sunday)
- Official Ryder Cup Gift
Enquire Now - £2750
Already got Ryder Cup Tickets?
For those lucky enough to get Ryder Cup tickets to the now SOLD OUT event, we can offer bespoke travel packages
Ryder Cup Packages without tickets
Thursday 29th September 2016

- Return Flights
- 4 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
- 1 Round of Golf at Legends Golf Club
- Car Hire
- Option to upgrade to YGT Ryder Cup Party
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Extend your 2016 Ryder Cup Experience


Our expert team can assist with putting together the perfect package for you to include simply additional local golf or including stays at some of the world's best golf destinations
Pebble Beach Golf Links™
Experience the "bucket list" event with "bucket list" golf and extend your stay to Pebble Beach®.
Ryder Cup Crowd
3rd - 6th October 2016

- Internal Flight Minneapolis to San Francisco
- 3 Nights Room Only at The Inn at Spanish Bay™
- 1 Round of Golf on Pebble Beach Golf Links™
- 1 Round of Golf on The Links at Spanish Bay™
- Car Hire
Add On - £1495

Las Vegas
Take a trip to the bright lights, glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with 2 rounds of desert golf.
Ryder Cup Team
3rd - 6th October 2016

- Internal Flight Minneapolis to Las Vegas
- 3 Nights Room Only at MGM Grand
- 1 Round of Golf at Painted Desert
- 1 Round of Golf at Angel Park

Add On - £495
East Coast Golf at Myrtle Beach
Take an extended holiday to the East Coast and play some of the finest South Carolina courses
Ryder Cup Trophy
3rd - 9th October 2016

- Internal Flight Minneapolis to Myrtle Beach
- 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott Myrtle Beach
- 4 Rounds of Golf (choose from a number of Myrtle Beach courses including Kings North)
- $100 Rewards Credit per person plus Car Hire
Add On - £595
Whistling Straits
Experience one of golf's most decorated Championship venue and host of the 2020 Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup Packages without tickets
3rd - 6th October 2016

- Internal Flight Minneapolis to Milwaukee
- 3 Nights Room Only at Whistling Straits
- 1 Round of Golf at The Straits Course
- 1 Round of Golf at The Irish Course

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A Look at the 2016 Ryder Cup

Hazeltine might be familiar to those of you who have kept a keen eye on professional golf over the years, having hosted countless major championships since opening for play in 1962, most recently the 2009 PGA Championships. Now this Minnesota golfing marvel will take one more step towards golfing immortality by hosting the greatest show in golf, The Ryder Cup.

The 41st edition of the biennial battle between Europe and the USA will be held from September 30th through October 2nd 2016 and will put the perfect exclamation point on this summer of golf.

For fans of the biennial battle between the United States and Europe who are making the trip to Minnesota, there is plenty to learn—especially if it is your first trip to the land of 10,000 water hazards! Visitors are advised to bring their clubs and plan to play some of the finest courses the USA has to offer.

The course
Designed in the early 1960s by Robert Trent Jones with a view to host a national championship, Hazeltine didn't take long to turn heads in the world of golf and only eight years after opening for play, it hosted the 1970 US Open. Since then, the course has played host many more prestigious championships including another US Open, the US Women's Open, the US Senior Open, not to mention the more recent PGA Championships in 2002 and 2009, which simply underlines the quality of Trent Jones' layout; a fitting stage no doubt for the exciting cut and thrust of The Ryder Cup.

Modified by Rees Jones – son of Robert Trent Jones – prior to the 1991 US Open, Hazeltine offers one of the most demanding tests of golf in the USA, but it also offers plenty of birdie chances to the world’s best golfers. Who can forget Tiger Woods posting four closing birdies at the 2002 PGA Championship, only to be pipped at the post by the journeyman Rich Beem? Or Y.E. Yang's power lifter celebration after becoming the 1st player to catch and pass Tiger after holding the 54-hole lead in a major championship?

Measuring no less than 7,600 yards from the tournament tees, Hazeltine requires powerful hitting from the tee and yet the narrow fairways and sweeping undulations put a premium on accuracy as well.

Perennially in immaculate condition, Hazeltine boasts a number of spectacular holes that will provide the perfect stage for matchplay golf, not least of which is the par 4 16th; the course’s signature hole. With Lake Hazeltine patrolling the left of the hole and a small creek running down the right, as well as a elevated green that sits perched on a peninsula with water on all sides, don’t be surprised if this devilish par 4 is the stage for some serious Ryder Cup drama late on Singles Sunday!

Your Golf Travel's Saint Paul Soiree!

Join us in Saint Paul for a light hearted evening of Ryder Cup themed festivities and exclusive insight into the 2016 matches. We'll be welcoming a host of guests, including celebrity golf nuts and past Ryder Cup players, and inviting them to share their thoughts on weekend's action at Hazeltine National. The drinks will be on us and it promises to be a special evening.

What you need to know

Getting there
London Heathrow is the only airport in the UK offering direct flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport courtesy of Delta Air Lines. Several airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Iberia provide indirect flights covering the rest of the major airports in the UK.
Flights from London vary between 8 and 9 hours in length, whereas if you opt for an indirect flight you should be prepared for a much longer flight time!
Upon arrival at the airport, it will take you only 15 minutes to make your way to downtown Minneapolis by car or 24 minutes if you choose to take the Light-Rail Transit (LRT).

Getting around
Minneapolis is relatively compact so getting around town is nice and easy, meaning that, away from the golf course; you can explore the city to your heart's content thanks to a number of transportation options.
Metro Transit runs one of the largest public transportation services in the USA so using the bus is a convenient and inexpensive way of getting from A to B. Hailing a cab is also relatively straight forward and the LRT connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport, the Mall of America and no less than 18 other stations.

Golf in the area
Minnesota, contrary to popular misconception, is not located near the Arctic Circle and therefore not under snow and ice for the entire year. A very temperate golf season, which extends through seven months of the year, culminates in mid-to-late September (perfect timing for those visiting for the Ryder Cup) when it is the peak growing season for Minnesota, and when many of the local golf courses are in the best shape they are all year long.

Top or Tail your Ryder Cup experience with a great golf holiday
Golfers attending the Ryder Cup have a wealth of fantastic golf resorts to combine as part of their trip. Whether it is re-living past Ryder Cup glories at venues such as PGA National (1983, US won by 14.5 points to 13.5) or Kiawah Island (1991, again won by The US by 14.5 points to 13.5) or even 2020 Ryder Cup venue Whistling Straits, there is plenty of great golf to play in the United States.

For those seeking a Championship golf experience, don't forget the likes of Pebble Beach which is a 4 hour flight from Minneapolis, the Stadium experience at TPC Sawgrass which is just a 3 hour flight to Jacksonville or US Open host Pinehurst which is a 2 hour, 45 minute flight into Raleigh-Durham.

Ticket Terms & Conditions
All packages advertised and sold through Your Golf Travel have been sourced and acquired through Ryder Cup Travel Services, the official travel services agency of Ryder Cup Europe or Premier Golf Travel, the official travel services agency of the PGA of America.

2016 Ryder Cup Captains

Early in 2015, former Open Champion and Your Golf Travel Ambassador, Darren Clarke, was appointed as Captain of Team Europe heading into the 2016 Ryder Cup matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

Pitted against Team USA Captain, Davis Love III, who of course skippered the Americans at the 2012 Ryder Cup which would eventually become known as the "Miracle at Medinah", Darren will be looking to learn from the successes of past European Ryder Cup Captains and lead Europe to a fourth successive victory, following on from successes at Celtic Manor in 2010, Medinah in 2012 and Gleneagles in 2014.

Clarke held off stiff competition in the form of Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez to land the role in what was revealed by Colin Montgomerie – part of the five man selection panel who had the final say over who would be picked as Captain – as, ultimately "a unanimous decision".

Despite the credentials of Messrs Bjorn and Jimenez, that unanimous decision is hardly a suprise, especially when you consider the Northern Irishman's stellar Ryder Cup record.

In seven appearances in total, five as a player and two as Vice Captain, Darren has ended up on the winning side on six occasions, most famously at The K Club, where Darren himself won 3 from 3 matches in an emotional display. Alongside another Your Golf Travel Ambassador, Lee Westwood, Darren also forged one of the most formidable partnerships in Ryder Cup history, winning an incredible 75% of their matches.

We at Your Golf Travel are looking forward to seeing Darren fulfill his well-deserved role as Ryder Cup Captain over the coming weeks and months and, along with European golf fans everywhere, hope to see him and his team make it 4 from 4 at Hazeltine.

Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup Record

Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup Record

Ryder Cup Reviews

Reviews from previous Ryder Cup packages taken by Your Golf Travel customers to Gleneagles, Medinah, Celtic Manor, Valhalla and The K Club

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Daniel

Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

Thanks to all at Your Golf Travel for making my week in Chicago as great as it was. The transfers were efficient and the hotel was the perfect base to explore the sights and sounds in the evening. The golf was obviously first class - still can't believe that fight back!

Martin

Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

The best sporting event I've ever been to. We never could have seen Europe coming back on Sunday as they did and it made for some amazing viewing. Thanks for your help in organising everything it all went seemlessly.

Steve

Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

The result was more than we could have ever expected, the atmosphere on Sunday was something I'll never forget and look forward to booking my place for Gleneagles.

David

Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

Thanks for your help in organising a trip of a lifetime. We were so pleased we could experience this and the result was really unexpected. We'd recommend this trip to anyone and hope to book with you again soon.

The 2014 Ryder Cup by Numbers

Gleneagles certainly provided us with plenty of amazing moments to remember. Some were, of course, better than others. The bad was seen on Friday morning with Webb Simpson hitting a less than convincing sky off the first tee, while the good was very much on show with Jamie Donaldson's decisive approach into the 15th hole to secure the vital point over Keegan Bradley on Sunday's single matches.

Below we take a look at the numbers of the 2014 Ryder Cup and some of the players who made the event so special.

Ryder Cup Teams 2014

Ryder Cup 2016 Dates

In recent times the Ryder Cup has taken place in late September and the 41st occurrence is no different. With highs in temperature expected to be around 20 degrees for that time of year, Hazeltine should provide some perfect conditions for tournament golf between the US and European teams.

Please note the times given are a guide, they are likely to change prior / during the event


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tues, 27/09/2016 at 6:30 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tues, 27/09/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Wed, 28/09/2016 at 6:30 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 28/09/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Thurs, 29/09/2016 7:00 p.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 28/09/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995


Opening round of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National - tee-times released shortly before
Gates Open:
Fri, 30/09/2016 at 6:30 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 30/09/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995


Second day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National - tee-times released shortly before
Gates Open:
Sat, 01/10/2016 at 6:30 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 01/10/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995


Third and final day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National - tee-times released shortly before
Gates Open:
Sun, 02/10/2016 at 6:30 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 02/10/2016 7:00 p.m.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota
£2549 - £3995