One of the most prestigious events in amateur golf will be hosted at Lahinch Golf Club in the coming years.
The North Clare course has been selected as the venue for the 2026 Walker Cup match between Great Britain and Ireland vs the USA.
It follows on from the hosting of the 2019 Irish Open, while the Arnold Palmer Cup will held at Lahinch in 2024.
The Walker Cup will be played in North Clare on September 5th and 6th, 2026.
Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said, “Lahinch is widely regarded as being one of the finest links courses in Ireland and so there will be great excitement at the prospect of the Walker Cup being played there for the very first time.
“Whenever we have staged a championship or international match on the island of Ireland, we have always been fortunate to have Irish fans turn out in great numbers to support the competing golfers and generate a fantastic atmosphere.
“We look forward to enjoying another special occasion in 2026 when many of the world’s best men’s amateur golfers will represent Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America to compete for this historic trophy.”