Two of the most iconic golf courses in the U.S. – Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach, Fla., and Cypress Point Club, in Pebble Beach, Calif. – will serve as venues for the premier international team competition in amateur golf, as they have been chosen by the USGA to host the Walker Cup Match in 2021 and 2025, respectively.
For the first time on U.S. soil, the 48th Walker Cup Match will be played in the spring. The biennial team competition between 10 amateur players representing the USA and 10 amateurs representing Great Britain and Ireland is scheduled May 8-9, 2021 at Seminole. The dates of the 50th Walker Cup Match are Sept. 6-7, 2025. The competition returns to Cypress Point for the first time since 1981, the club’s only previous USGA competition.
“The selections of Seminole Golf Club and Cypress Point Club as Walker Cup venues are emblematic of what George Herbert Walker intended when he helped create the first Match in 1922,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman. “To have two of the United States’ greatest courses as host sites will not only produce memorable competitions but reinforces the stature of amateur golf in this country.”
Seminole Golf Club will host its first USGA event and the first Walker Cup Match in the state of Florida. The course, designed by Donald Ross, opened for play in 1929. The course’s routing encompasses two dune ridges, one that peaks to the west and another along the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Members have included U.S. presidents, business and industry leaders and golf elite. Ben Hogan, a four-time U.S. Open champion, practiced and played there, while Henry Picard, who won two major professional titles, served as club professional for 26 years.