Bernardus in the Netherlands will host the 2026 Solheim Cup between Europe and the United States.
The Kyle Phillips design, located near Eindhoven, only opened in 2018 but will host its third consecutive Dutch Open on the DP World Tour in 2023.
“There’s a lot of risk-reward on the final holes, which is exciting. That’s what the fans want to see,” said former Europe captain Catriona Matthew.
The Netherlands will be the fourth continental European host of the Solheim Cup.
Europe will attempt to retain the trophy in September 2023 at Finca Cortesin, when Spain will follow Sweden and Germany as continental European countries that have hosted the event.
After the Andalusian resort near Malaga staged the 2023 Solheim Cup, Robert Trent Jones’ club in Virginia will host the matches just 12 months later, with the schedule for the biennial event being reset due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Solheim Cup is moving to even years again from 2024 to avoid a clash with the Ryder Cup, which is now on an odd schedule after the 2020 contest at Whistling Straits was postponed for 12 months.
Bernardus has partly a moor character and, despite its young age, is already considered one of the top 100 courses in continental Europe.
Robert van der Wallen, owner of Bernardus who is also chairman of football club PSV Eindhoven, said: “The opportunity to host such a globally significant sporting event is a huge honor for our entire team.
“Experience is what we seek at Bernardus and our preparations are already underway to ensure we play our part in providing the stage to host a best-in-class Solheim Cup experience in September 2026.”
Europe are holders of the Solheim Cup after retaining the trophy won at Gleneagles in 2019 with a 15-13 win at Ohio two years later.