The bid to host the 2031 Ryder Cup, the London Golf Club’s apparent favorite, was rejected after a bid was rejected by rival competitors for a still-built golf resort, Bolton, when local planners refused permission to build a course on the proposed site.
The Belfre has already withdrawn from the bidding race, and the proposed Bolton site plan has now been scrapped, leaving London Golf Club as the last place to become the first English club to host a biennial competition since The Belfre in 2002. Rider Cup Europe will announce the venue for a final 2031 match in July.
The London Golf Club has a long and successful relationship with the European Tour, hosting a number of top-flight tournaments since its first opening in 1994. The Heritage Course is the European Open in 2008 and 2009, and the Cashew Open, a tournament previously held. Known as the English Open in 2021. The international course hosted the 2014 Volvo World Matchplay Championships and the 2018 and 2019 Stesur PGA Senior Championships.
Brands hatch-based club hosting the 2031 Ryder Cup was left as the front runner-up after Bolton Council rejected a revised plan to develop an 800-acre site at Halton Park in Greater Manchester 15-1. The committee noted the impact on the Greenbelt land where the venue would be created.
A spokesman for Ryder Cup Europe said: “We have received considerable interest in staging future versions of the Ryder Cup from various countries and venues across Europe. Discussions with all interested parties will continue in the coming months before any decision or announcement is made. ”
The next two Rider Cups on European soil will be at the Marco Simon Golf and Country Club in Rome in 2023, followed by the Adare Manor in Ireland in 2027.