The Ladies European Tour has announced The 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, in Spain’s Costa del Sol, will take place from 18 – 24 September.

Recently confirmed as the host nation, Spain is set to stage the international women’s professional golf team event for the first time in the tournament’s history but the dates mark another significant milestone – becoming the first European hosted Solheim Cup to be played in such close proximity to The Ryder Cup, which heads to Italy the following week.

Usually scheduled in alternate years, global sports fans will now be treated to a two-week festival of match play golf between Europe and the United States as a result of the recent 2020 Ryder Cup postponement.

Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming 2023 Solheim Cup and we are excited to have the opportunity to be part of a two-week festival of golf. The Solheim Cup is truly one of the most dramatic and interesting golf events on the global sporting calendar and it has the ability to transcend golf to new audiences and, if the 2023 edition is anything like 2019, fans will be left wanting more and they will be lucky enough go straight onto The Ryder Cup in Italy where the men’s version of Team Europe and Team USA will go head-to-head.”

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “Match play golf between Europe and the USA brings a totally unique perspective and atmosphere to our sport and it is tremendous for fans in Europe that our continent will play host to The Solheim Cup and The Ryder Cup in consecutive weeks in 2023.

“The fact it is also a first for both hosting nations – Spain and Italy – simply adds to the anticipation and if we can recreate the excitement generated at Le Golf National in 2018 and at Gleneagles in 2019, the whole world of golf will be in for a truly fabulous fortnight.”