The Best Walker Cup Venues on Golfshake

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Organised by The R&A and USGA, the Walker Cup has been a highlight of the amateur game since the inaugural match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States in 1922. The Americans have largely dominanted the event, but GB&I have been formidable in recent years on home soil.

The likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood have all played in the Walker Cup during their early years, underlining that the competitors involved often become stars in the future. 

We have taken a look at each of the home Great Britain & Ireland venues that have hosted the Walker Cup, drawing on their Golfshake Rating left by the reviews of everyday golfers to celebrate the courses that have their own piece of history with the biennial contest.

The Old Course at St Andrews

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Years Hosted: 1923, 1926, 1934, 1938, 1947, 1955, 1971, 1975, 2023

Golfshake Rating: 5/5

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Royal St George's

Years Hosted: 1930, 1967

Golfshake Rating: 4.6/5

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Royal Birkdale

Years Hosted: 1951

Golfshake Rating: 4.92/5

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Muirfield

Years Hosted: 1959, 1979

Golfshake Rating: 4.03/5

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Turnberry

Years Hosted: 1963

Golfshake Rating: 4.86/5

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Royal Liverpool

Years Hosted: 1983, 2019

Golfshake Rating: 4.79/5

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Sunningdale

Years Hosted: 1987

Golfshake Rating: 4.76/5

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Portmarnock

Years Hosted: 1991

Golfshake Rating: 4.3/5

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Royal Porthcawl

Years Hosted: 1995

Golfshake Rating: 4.95/5

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Nairn

Years Hosted: 1999

Golfshake Rating: 4.57/5

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Ganton

Years Hosted: 2003

Golfshake Rating: 4.68/5

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Royal County Down

Years Hosted: 2007

Golfshake Rating: 4.79/5

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Royal Aberdeen

Years Hosted: 2011

Golfshake Rating: 4.29/5

Royal Lytham & St Annes

Years Hosted: 2015

Golfshake Rating: 4.74/5

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