Ryder Cup Course Designer – Arnold Palmer

The 36th Ryder Cup Matches will be played on the Palmer or North course at the K Club which was designed by Arnold Palmer and his team. Arnold is one of the worlds foremost golf course designers and he designed a magnificent course which made clever use of the estates existing woodlands and water.

Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, in Western Pennsylvania 50 miles east of Pittsburgh and was caddying at the Latrobe Country Club where his father worked at the age of eleven.

Arnold turned pro in 1954 and during a very sucessful professional golfing career Arnie won 92 championships including the Masters Tournament four times, in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964; the U.S. Open in 1960 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver and the British Open in 1961 and 1962. He represented the USA twice in the Ryder Cup.

He has designed over 200 golf courses worldwide and is the inspiration behind the course for the 36th Ryder Cup at the K Club in Co Kildare, Ireland.

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