The prestigious, international Solheim Cup
golf tournament will be held Aug. 13-18, 2013 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker. View the Solheim Cup tournament schedule
, buy tickets
or learn more
about this fun event!
Planned by the LPGA, the three-day Solheim Cup event
is anything but a typical golf tournament! During this all women’s golf event, the Americans and Europeans will face off with a team approach to golf as they engage in match play with three distinct formats; alternate shot, best ball and singles competitions. Uncommon to what you’ll find at other golf tournaments, team spirit is everywhere and crowds will dress up and cheer loudly for their team, including singing chants and songs during the matches. Spectators move as a group from hole to hole to see who will be the victor of the match. Three days of practice rounds are also open to the public prior to the start of the tournament, including the opening ceremonies which will be held on Thursday. View a parking map
or a map of the Parker area
You can get involved in the tournament
or participate in the surrounding events and activities
. This could include attending, sponsoring, volunteering or finding creative ways to maximize community involvement in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Local businesses are invited to get involved! Sponsorship packages
are available and include tickets to the tournament. Interested parties should call Sara Crowe at 303.907.4452.
The Solheim Cup is held every two years and alternates between Europe and the United States. The tournament was last played on American Soil in 2009 just outside of Chicago. The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment.
More than 100,000 attended the 2011 event in Ireland and witnessed team Europe take back the cup and earn bragging rights. The American team has never lost on United States soil so it will make for an exciting clash next year as Team USA looks to keep the home-field advantage alive.