Be There: 2017 Solheim Cup
Its been dubbed “The most exciting event in women’s professional golf.”
Brimming with passion, patriotism and pageantry, the 2017 Solheim Cup matches will be played August 14-20 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Des Moines, Iowa. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
“We are very excited to be heading to the Des Moines Golf and Country Club for the 2017 Solheim Cup,” says LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “The support that the Des Moines community has shown for golf events in the area has been tremendous. Based on the incredible welcome that we’ve already seen from the city, state, and local organizers, I have no doubt that the 2017 Solheim Cup is already on track to be the best event we’ve ever staged.
He continues, “From the very first time we met the Des Moines Golf and Country Club leaders, we realized that we were able to think big, rally the support of the community, and facilitate corporate and fan experiences that will take The Solheim Cup to a new level.”
“Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer,” says Stacy Lewis, a member of the 2011 and 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup teams. “The atmosphere and excitement that’s created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can’t wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.”
Des Moines Golf and Country Club is home to two Pete Dye designed 18-hole courses, the complex hosted the USGA Senior Open in 1999. Dominated by beautiful, mature trees, the picturesque courses provide a superb venue to walk and watch the tension-filled matches.
A dynamic Midwestern city, Des Moines offers a plethora of fun and interesting activities and dining options to enhance the overall experience. You’ll dine at top notch steak houses and enjoy attractions like the amazing downtown farmer’s market, which features 300 farmers, artists, bakers and crafts people, the PapaJohn Sculpture Park and East Village, a downtown historic and commercial district.
Better still, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines known as “America’s Classic State Fair” on August 10-20 will coincide with the Solheim Cup. The single largest event in Iowa, the state fair is a wondrous celebration of agriculture and Americana with free big name entertainment with gate admission, hundreds of displays and exhibitions and world famous fair food like Deep-Fried Snickers and Twinkies, Double Bacon Corn Dogs and Pork-Chop-On-a-Stick.
It’s time to get patriotic and one of the best ways to do it is by cheering on our ladies as they play to keep the Solheim Cup on American soil.