The 2021 and 2025 Walker Cups will take place at Seminole Golf Club and Cypress Point Club, respectively. In the case of the latter, the club has only hosted the prestigious amateur event once in its history.
Neither courses are considered long by modern standards, particularly in the case of Cypress Point, which barely stretches beyond 6,500 yards from the championship tees. As was the case at National Golf Links of America in 2013, a new set of temporary Walker Cup tees may be created just for the event.
In a press release, Stuart Francis, the USGA’s championship committee chairman, said “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.” Both clubs are among the most private in the U.S., and to be able to tour both during an intimate event like a Walker Cup is a rare opportunity.
The Walker Cup is a biennial event that dates back to 1922 and consists of two teams of 10 amateur players, one from the U.S. and the other from Great Britain.