Far Hills, N.J. (June 10, 2012) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club as the host site for the 2014 Curtis Cup Match. This will be the sixth USGA event held at the club and the first since the 1972 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
“The traditional values of sportsmanship and camaraderie that are evident at the Curtis Cup Match will be on display at a classic golf course,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “The skill of the players at this international competition will be tested by the architectural intrigue of St. Louis Country Club. We anticipate, as we always do, a spirited and friendly competition.”
“St. Louis Country Club views the 2014 Curtis Cup Match as a particularly appropriate way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its renowned Charles Blair Macdonald-designed golf course,” said Bill Sedgwick, the 2014 Curtis Cup Match Chairman. “The St. Louis Country Club has a rich history of golf dating back to 1892 that includes U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Amateur championships. We are confident that the golfers, family and friends from Great Britain, Ireland and the United States will enjoy the club as well as the city of St. Louis, a wonderful place with a colorful, rich history.”
St. Louis Country Club was formed in 1893, and the golf course was designed in 1914 by renowned golf course architect Macdonald, who also designed National Golf Links of America, the host for the 2013 Walker Cup Match. The 18-hole “St. Louis” course has been restored to its original 1914 design after being slightly altered prior to the 1947 U.S. Open.
In addition to the 1947 U.S. Open and 1972 U.S. Women’s Amateur, St. Louis Country Club has hosted the 1921 and 1960 U.S. Amateur championships and the 1925 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. This will be the first Curtis Cup Match conducted in Missouri.
The Curtis Cup Match is contested by women amateur golfers – one team from the United States and one team representing Great Britain and Ireland compete every two years, alternately between the U.S. and Great Britain and Ireland. The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain.
The United States leads the all-time Curtis Cup series with a record of 27-7-3, which includes Great Britain and Ireland’s 10½ to 9½ victory at the 2012 Curtis Cup at The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland.