With the Ryder Cup just finished it’s time to talk about… the 2021 Solheim Cup, of course. Six sites hoping to hold the matches made presentations to the LPGA and Solheim Cup committees in the last few weeks: Brooklawn Country Club (Fairfield, Conn.), Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio), Lancaster Country Club (Lancaster, Penn.), Oak Tree National (Edmond, Okla.), Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio), and TPC San Antonio (San Antonio, Tex.).
All of the contestants have hosted big events before:
- Brooklawn (shown above), formed in 1895, features a course redesigned by A.W. Tillinghast around 1930 that has held the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open and 1987 U.S. Senior Open
- Inverness, a Donald Ross design completed in 1919, has held four U.S. Opens, two Senior Opens, and two PGA Championships
- Lancaster, a William Flynn layout, was the venue for the 2015 Women’s Open
- Oak Tree National, a Pete Dye design, opened in 1976 and has held the 1984 U.S. Amateur, 1988 PGA Championship, and 2014 Senior Open
- Scioto, a Donald Ross course that opened in 1916 and is famous as the site where Jack Nicklaus learned the game, has held one each of the U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, U.S. Amateur, and Senior Open
- TPC San Antonio, which opened in 2010, has two courses, one each by Pete Dye and Greg Norman, and hosts the Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour.
The committees are expected to make their selection by the end of this year, with the announcement of the winner to come in early 2017.