"We are proud to announce that the 2013 Solheim Cup will played in Denver, one of America's great golf cities." said Marty Evans, acting LPGA Commissioner. "Colorado Golf Club is one of the young giants on the golfing scene and we look forward to showcasing 24 of the world's best players there."
The 2013 Solheim Cup will be the 13th staging of the event, which was started by Karsten and Louise Solheim, founders of PING and Karsten Manufacturing Corporation; PING has sponsored The Solheim Cup since its inception in 1990.
"Colorado Golf Club is an ideal choice to host the 2013 Solheim Cup," said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "The Denver area has been a consistent and passionate supporter of women's golf for many years. Our goal is to provide the professionals a challenging test of golf in a setting that brings fans the excitement and enjoyment offered only when players compete solely for pride and country. Colorado Golf Club promises that and much more."
"It's a tremendous honor to host the 2013 Solheim Cup," said Mike McGetrick, a founder and managing partner of Colorado Golf Club. "I have had the good fortune to attend many previous Solheim Cups, and I know how exciting the competition is for both the golfers and the fans. This golf course will be an exciting stage for the matches."
LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Juli Inkster, a veteran of seven Solheim Cups, has been a recent visitor to the venue, working with McGetrick, her longtime instructor.
"It's a very good match-play golf course and will make for a great Solheim Cup venue," said Inkster. "There are so many strategies and options out there. Anything can happen on almost any hole, and then you have the risk-reward par-5s at 15 and 16 and a fantastic par-3 at 17. It will be a good test for all players. And, to combine it with a huge sports town like Denver, I know the event will be fabulous."