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A biennial ten-man amateur team competition between Great Britain & Ireland and the USA, but where is it held? Here’s a rundown of Walker Cup venues…

Organised by the R&A and the USGA, the event has featured some of the world’s best amateurs, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy.

But the tournament has also played out on some of the most iconic golf courses around, so what are the Walker Cup venues?

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The R&A has most recently announced that Lahinch will stage the Walker Cup in 2026.

The renowned links, situated on the north-west coast of County Clare in Ireland, will host the 51st international match for the first time in its history.

It will be only the second time the Walker Cup has been held on the Emerald Isle after Royal Portmarnock played host in 1991.

“Lahinch is widely regarded as being one of the finest links courses in Ireland and so there will be great excitement at the prospect of the Walker Cup being played there for the very first time,” said Phil Anderton, the R&A’s chief development officer.

Before that, the Walker Cup will be played on the Old Course at St Andrews in 2023, while the 50th edition of the tournament will take to the stunning Cypress Point in 2025.

The Lahinch matches are being played in 2026 to avoid clashing with the World Amateur Team Championships, and the Walker Cup will continue to be played biannually on even-numbered years thereafter.

While 2026 is as far as the R&A have got with host venues, the USGA have confirmed two other iconic courses. Brandon Dunes in Oregon will host the 2028 Walker Cup, with the next scheduled American stop being Oakmont Country Club in 2032.

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Previous venues include some of the world’s greatest tests, from Royal County Down and Turnberry, to Winged Foot and Shinnecock Hills.

Here is the full list of future venues…

Future Walker Cup courses

2023: St Andrews (Old), Scotland

2025: Cypress Point, California

2026: Lahinch, Ireland

2028: Bandon Dunes, Oregon

2030: TBC

2032: Oakmont, Pennsylvania

2034: TBC


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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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