World-Class Host Venues & Competition

Rich Harvest Farms

Rich Harvest Farms | Sugar Grove, Illinois

Beginning with a single hole and an idea over 30 years ago, Rich Harvest Farms has evolved into one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. The lush grounds and course were designed and constructed by Jerry Rich out of what were once corn and grazing fields, making it one of the few golf courses in Golf Digest America’s Top 100 that are owner designed. Jerry drew his influence from Augusta National, Dick Wilson’s Pine Tree, as well as close friends Bob Murphy and Sam Snead. Upon the course’s completion in 1998, Rich Harvest Farms was rated the 5th Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest in 1997. Three years later, it made Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, where it remains to this day. With an extremely limited membership, award-winning accommodations, and one of the greatest golf courses in the country, Rich Harvest Farms has received critical acclaim from every major golf publication in the country.


Course History

Great venues have highlighted the competition since its inception in 1997. After Bay Hill, the Arnold Palmer Cup was next contested in Scotland in 1998 on the Old and New Courses at St. Andrews. In subsequent years the matches have been played at such historic venues as The Honors Course, Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits, Prestwick, Caves Valley, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links, Cherry Hills, Royal Portrush, The Stanwich Club, Royal County Down, Wilmington, Walton Heath, Rich Harvest Farms, Formby, Atlanta Athletic Club, Evian Resort Golf Club, The Alotian Club and Rich Harvest Farms. The Arnold Palmer Cup  will be staged at Golf Club de Genève in 2021 and Lahinch Golf Club in 2024.

1997Bay Hill Club & LodgeOrlando, FloridaUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 19-5
1998Old Course and New CourseSt. Andrews, ScotlandGreat Britain & Ireland and USA tie 12-12
1999The Honors CourseChattanooga, TennesseeUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 17.5-6.5
2000Royal Liverpool Golf ClubHoylake, EnglandGreat Britain & Ireland defeats USA 12.5-11.5
2001Baltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, New JerseyUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 18-6
2002Doonbeg Golf ClubCounty Clare, IrelandUSA defeats Great Britain & Ireland 15.5-8.5
2003CassiqueKiawah Island, South CarolinaEurope defeats USA 14-10
2004Ballybunion Golf ClubBallybunion, IrelandEurope defeats USA 14.5-9.5
2005Whistling StraitsMosel, WisconsinUSA defeats Europe 14-10
2006Prestwick Golf ClubPrestwick, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 19.5-4.5
2007Caves Valley Golf ClubOwings Mills, MarylandUSA defeats USA 18-6
2008Glasgow Golf Club Gailes LinksIrvine, ScotlandEurope defeats USA 14-10
2009Cherry Hills Country ClubDenver, ColoradoEurope defeats USA 13-11
2010Royal Portrush Golf ClubPortrush, Northern IrelandUSA defeats Europe 13-11
2011The Stanwich ClubGreenwich, ConnecticutUSA defeats Europe 9-11
2012The Royal County Down Golf ClubNewcastle, Northern IrelandEurope defeats USA 13.5-10.5
2013Wilmington Country ClubWilmington, DelawareUSA defeats Europe 20.5-9.5
2014Walton Heath Golf ClubWalton-on-the-Hill, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2015Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisUSA defeats Europe 18-12
2016Formby Golf ClubFormby, EnglandEurope defeats USA 18.5-11.5
2017Atlanta Athletic ClubJohns Creek, GeorgiaUSA defeats Europe19.5-11.5
2018Evian Resort Golf ClubÉvian-les-Bains, FranceUSA defeats International 38.5-21.5
2019The Alotian ClubRoland, ArkansasInternational defeats USA 33.5 - 26.5
2020Bay Hill Club & LodgeOrlando, FloridaInternational defeats USA 40.5-19.5
2021Rich Harvest FarmsSugar Grove, IllinoisUSA defeats International 33-27
2022Golf Club de GenèveGeneva, SwitzerlandJuly 1-3
2024Lahinch Golf ClubLahinch, IrelandJuly 5-7