World-Class Host Venues & Competition

Laurel Valley Golf Club

Laurel Valley Golf Club | Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Set in western Pennsylvania’s breathtaking Laurel Highlands, Laurel Valley Golf Club spans 280 acres nestled between the Laurel Ridge Mountains and Chestnut Ridge Mountain. Originally designed by Dick Wilson, Laurel Valley was renovated by one of its founders, and western Pennsylvania native, Arnold Palmer. Laurel Valley previously hosted the 1965 PGA Championships and 1975 Ryder Cup, as well as the 1989 US Senior Open and 2005 Senior PGA Championship.

Considered by many to be Wilson’s best design, the 7,427-yard, par 72 course offers intricate challenges only matched by its timeless setting. An elevated clubhouse overlooks varied holes with several doglegs, undulating greens well protected by bunkers, and water coming into play on several holes. This is perhaps best illustrated by the formidable 18th – a 598-yard, par 5 dogleg around a pond.


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 Laurel Valley Golf Club in 2023 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, SwitzerlandInternational defeats USA 33-27
2023Laurel Valley Golf ClubLigonier, PennsylvaniaJune 8-10
2024Lahinch Golf ClubLahinch, IrelandJuly 5-7