When the dust has settled on The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, all eyes will turn to Whistling Straights, host venue of the biennial contest in two years’ time.
The locations of the next four Ryder Cups to be held on American soil have already been decided, with just the venue for The 2022 Ryder Cup chosen when the matches next return to Europe.
Whistling Straights, Wisconsin, is no stranger to Championship golf, having hosted three Major Championships and one Senior Major Championship since 2004. The first was Vijay Singh’s US PGA Championship victory in 2004, followed by Martin Kaymer and Jason Day’s victories in 2010 and 2015. The Straights Course hosted the U.S. Senior Open in 2007.
The Ryder Cup matches will be held again on continental European soil in 2022, this time at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. Located just ten miles outside of Rome, the venue will become just the third course outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland to host The Ryder Cup – following in Valderrama (1997) and Le Golf National’s wake.
The formidable Black Course at Bethpage will host The 2024 Ryder Cup. Located on Long Island, New York, the Black is the toughest of the five courses at Bethpage State Park and has hosted the U.S. Open twice. It is well-known for the warning sign on the first tee, which highlights the difficulty of the golf course, recommending it only for ‘highly skilled golfers’. Tiger Woods won the first U.S. Open held there in 2002, with Lucas Glover winning the second in 2009.
In 2028, Hazeltine National will become the first American venue in history to stage its second Ryder Cup. The site of America’s victory in 2016, their first since 2008, Davis Love III’s side defeated Europe 17-11.
Four years later, The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, will host the first West Coast Ryder Cup since 1959 when Eldorado Golf Club hosted the United States versus Great Britain.