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Ryder Cup Golf Courses

Ryder Cup Venues you can play in the UK, Europe & the USA

Top 15 Ryder Cup Courses You Can Play

The Ryder Cup is a tournament which evokes passion like no other, golfers from across Europe and America all want to be there. For us fans, every two years we get to experience magical moments and watch these elite players create memories which last a lifetime.

Well, rather than wait to be a spectator, why not get out on the fairways yourself? Here at Your Golf Travel we have so many incredible Ryder Cup host venues where you can stay and play both in Europe and the US; check out the ones below.

Le Golf National, L'Albatros Course

With the 2018 Ryder Cup imminent, Le Golf National is set to become the first french venue to host the prestigious tournament. It's no stranger to the spotlight though, with annual visits from the European Tour for the Open de France. The course is perfect for a Ryder Cup with brilliant vantage points, plenty of risk reward golf and a closing few holes which will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. This is definitely ones the fans should play...just not between 28th - 30th September.

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Quick facts about L'Albatros Course

Location: Paris, France
Length: 7,331 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2018
Established: 1990

Kiawah Island, Ocean Course

It is no surprise that the product of Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus is renowned for being one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the United States. The Ocean Course stretches over 7,300 yards and skirts the coast of the Atlantic Ocean offering up superb views throughout your round. Renowned worldwide for being the only course to host all four of the USGA's Major Tournaments, one of the most iconic moments in golfing history came when the Ocean Course played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup when Bernhard Langer missed "that putt".

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Quick facts about the Ocean Course

Location: South Carolina, America
Length: 7,873 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1991
Established: 1991

The Belfry, Brabazon Course

There's a reason golf's biggest tournament has returned to The Belfry three times after impressing for the first time in 1985. The incredible Brabazon course is littered with iconic holes which make 18 holes here exciting, challenging and somewhat daunting. So many magical memories have been created here and some of the most famous Ryder Cup moments reside on the turf at The Belfry, none less than Christy O’Connor's 2 iron onto the 18th back in 1989 or Nick Faldo's ace on the par-3 14th.

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Quick facts about The Brabazon Course

Location: Warwickshire, England
Length: 7,160 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1985, 1989, 1993 & 2002
Established: 1977

Pinehurst, No.2 Course

In 1951 and before Great Britain teamed up with the rest of Europe to take on the dominant Team USA, the Ryder Cup was held at the famous Pinehurst Resort. Such as the times, Sam Snead led the US to a overwhelming victory with GB only picking up 2 and a half points. The No 2 course at Pinehurst has since hosted three US Opens and is considered as the toughest to have ever done so. The course tests even the most elite golfers and will have you relishing the prospect of taking on the layout where so many pros have played.

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Quick facts about Pinehurst No.2

Location: North Carolina, America
Length: 7,565 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1951
Established: 1907

Celtic Manor, Twenty Ten Course

Having been built for the 2010 showdown between Europe and America, the former were led by Colin Montgomerie, who already felt at home at Celtic Manor. The aptly named Twenty Ten course didn’t disappoint and it was on the 18th green where Graeme McDowell secured a home victory. For those looking to test themselves on the same course as greats of the game, remember that after going two down with two pars, Tiger Woods then birdied 10 of his next 12 holes to take the win on the 15th.

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Quick facts about Twenty Ten Course

Location: Newport, Wales
Length: 7,493 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2010
Established: 2007

PGA National, Champion Course

The 1983 Ryder Cup at PGA National was one of the most nail biting affairs in the tournament's history with Tom Watson’s final point on Sunday being the only thing separating the two teams. However, the tournament will always be remembered by the Europeans and golf fanatics alike for Seve's famous 240 yard 3 wood from the bunker on the 18th. Since then, the Champion Course has undergone major refurbishment and is now a yearly feature on the PGA Tour when it plays host to The Honda Classic.

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Quick facts about Champion Course

Location: Florida, America
Length: 7,048 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1983
Established: 1981

Gleneagles, PGA Centenary Course

At the second ever Ryder Cup hosted in Scotland, Paul McGinley led Europe to yet another victory at Gleneagles. It was contested on the incredible PGA Centenary course which is widely considered as one of Jack Nicklaus’ best designs. The hallowed turf where the Golden Bear worked his magic features a magical inland course which set up for yet another dramatic final day for the Ryder Cup which saw rookie Jamie Donaldson clinch the victory.

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Quick facts about PGA Centenary Course

Location: Perthshire, Scotland
Length: 7,296 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2014
Established: 1993

Whistling Straits

The simply mesmerising landscape on which the Straits course at Whistling Straits was crafted will make for a truly memorable Ryder Cup in 2021. Having hosted the PGA Championship on three occasions, most recently in 2015 where Jason Day won his maiden major, the venue is more than capable of creating iconic Ryder Cup memories with huge crowd potential and some of the most dramatic holes in golf.

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Quick facts about Whistling Straits

Location: Wisconsin, America
Length: 7,790 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2021
Established: 1998

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The K Club

With Ian Woosnam leading the way, the 2006 Ryder Cup saw one of Europe's most dominant performances. A week which was somewhat overcast by emotion for Darren Clarke, he stepped up and was part of an incredible final day which saw Henrik Stenson sink the winning putt. The stadium style course is one of Ireland’s best and despite the wealth of quality links layouts on the Emerald Isle, this inland course is simply majestic.

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Quick facts about The K Club

Location: Co. Kildare, Ireland
Length: 7,350 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2006
Established: 1991

Bethpage Black

Having hosted the 2002 and 2009 US Open - the Bethpage Black Course is no stranger to big tournaments. In 2025, major competition returns to this glorious New York golf course as the best players from Europe and America will compete for the coveted Ryder Cup. The narrow fairways and punishing rough will test every facet of the professionals game with those willing to be more reserved off the tee reaping the rewards and gaining the much sought after point from their match.

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Quick facts about Bethpage Black

Location: New York, America
Length: 7,468 yards
Par: 71
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2025
Established: 1936


When hosting in 1997, Valderrama became the first course on continental Europe to host the Ryder Cup. Going into the tournament, a lot of the hype surrounded the debut of Tiger Woods, but despite this Europe got the win under the guidance of legend Seve Ballesteros. While considered as the top course in Europe, Valderrama is also one of the toughest, so is the perfect course to get that true championship test.

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Quick facts about Valderrama

Location: San Roque, Spain
Length: 6,990 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1997
Established: 1947

Marco Simeone Golf Club

Another one for the future; Marco Simone will host the first Ryder Cup in Italy when it comes around in 2023. The beautiful venue is immaculately maintained and is set between simply stunning lakes in central Italy. Add to this completely renovated facilities, there is no doubt that come 2023 it will be ready to show the world just how good golf in Italy is. Until then, why not head there on a golf holiday?

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Quick facts about Marco Simeone Golf Club

Location: Rome, Italy
Length: 6,937 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 2023
Established: 1989

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Royal Birkdale is not only a multiple Open Championship venue but also a two times host of the Ryder Cup in the 1960's. The Royal course is regarded as a jewel of English golf and a must play venue in the North West of England area fondly known as the English Golf Coast. The layout offers some spectacular views during the round and despite all its golfing accolades, the course is by no means the hardest links out there meaning that whether you are a low or high handicapper there is both fun and a challenge to be found.

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Quick facts about Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Location: Southport, England
Length: 7,156 yards
Par: 70
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1965, 1969
Established: 1889

Walton Heath (Old Course)

Walton Heath's Old Course has held a number of events over the years and is a regular stop for amateur golf as host venue for the South of England Open Amateur Championship which attracts a stellar field of amateurs. The classic heathland layout, with a distinct links influence, gives the course a rugged appearance and through the heather are cut 18 remarkable holes which combine to formulate one of England's most challenging tests.

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Quick facts about Walton Heath (Old Course)

Location: Surrey, England
Length: 7,331 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1981
Established: 1891

Southport & Ainsdale

There are so many factors which make Southport and Ainsdale such a prestigious venue; from its two times hosting the Ryder Cup to the renowned James Braid design. The seaside layout is a classic links course and requires some serious accuracy throughout.

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Quick facts about Southport & Ainsdale

Location: Merseyside, England
Length: 6,803 yards
Par: 72
Hosted Ryder Cup: 1933, 1937
Established: 1906