Germany to host 2015 Solheim Cup


Germany to host 2015 Solheim Cup
Sean Dudley

The St Leon-Rot club in Heidelberg, Germany, is to host the 2015 Solheim Cup.

St Leon-Rot has two courses, the older designed by German architect Hannes Schreiner, and the newer by Dave Thomas. Dietmar Hopp, co-founder of software giant SAP, is the club's president.

Alexandra Armas, executive director of the Ladies European Tour, said: “We are delighted to be taking the Solheim Cup to Germany and to Golf Club St Leon-Rot. The Ladies European Tour looks forward to working with all parties involved in the project to make the event a great success including the Deutsche Golf Federation and welcoming global brands Allianz and SAP to the family of international partners which is a great endorsement of the profile of the event.”

Dietmar Hopp added: “Our vision is to see the golfers we support taking their place at the top of the world game, demonstrating just what can be achieved. For this, young golfers need sporting role models to inspire them and drive them on in their everyday training, examples from whom they can take a lead. At the Solheim Cup our athletes will get to see the world's best professional women golfers live, providing them with a unique and valuable experience for their career.”