- The $5 million Presented by the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Aramco International Ladies will offer the largest portfolio outside of major corporations
- 12 tournaments will feature prize money of no less than a dollar1 million, including the newly unveiled La Sella Open
- The Lalla Meryem Cup and the Helsingborg Open return to the schedule
- Solheim Cup set for Spain
The Ladies European Tour will continue to expand women’s golf globally in 2023 and its players will be competing for no less than €35 million, a record-breaking total prize fund. LET announced today that the 2023 schedule will include 30 official events, along with the Solheim Cup in Europe.
“Thanks to our partners, promoters, hosting venues and fans, 2023 will be an incredibly exciting year for LET,” said Alexandra Armas, CEO of LET. “The race to the Costa del Sol this year has demonstrated the outstanding skill of our players and there will be outstanding opportunities for our top models to shine next year, with more total prize money than at any other time in our history. LET has grown rapidly over the past three years, and our subscribers have been exceeded.” In recent Q-Schools, demonstrating a record level of interest. LET is now offering women a platform to build successful careers and fulfill their dreams in professional golf. We will continue to work hard to elevate the sport in Europe and around the world.”
The 2023 global schedule will bring the LET tournament to 21 different countries, starting with the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, which will be held for the third time at the Baobab Course in Vipingo Ridge, Kenya, in the first week of February.
Then, LET returns to Morocco for the first time since 2019 for the Lalla Meryem Cup, which will take place on the blue course at Royal Golf Dar es Salaam at the same time that the PGA TOUR champions battle for the Hassan II Cup on the red course. a path.
The Saudi Aramco Ladies International Championship presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) will showcase its toughest course ever at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, including 60 LET players and 50 players in the top 300 in the Rolex World Ranking for Women’s Golf, after The tournament announced its commitment to women’s golf by raising the prize money to $5 million.
South Africa will host two events in March, the Joburg Ladies Open at Modderfontein Golf Club and the Investec South African Women’s Open at Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town.
The first of Aramco’s first five million dollar team series events is scheduled to take place in Singapore, followed by two more events in Asia.
LET will return to Europe in May for the Jabra Ladies Open at the world famous Evian Resort Golf Club in France, followed by the second Aramco Team Series event at Trump International, West Palm Beach, in Florida.
After a successful launch in 2022, the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open will once again be held at Naxhelet Golf Club, and then in June, the Helsingborg Open will return to the schedule for the first time since 2015 and will be played at Allerum Golf Club.
Staying in Sweden, the LET will move to Ullna Golf Club for a Volvo Scandinavian Hybrid, where players will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Lynn Grant, who earlier this year became the first woman to win a DP World event. A nine-shot victory on a mixed-gender field at the Combined Championship.
From there, the LET will move on to Berlin for the Amundi German Masters at Seddiner See Golf Club, followed by the Tipport Czech Ladies Open at Beroun Golf Club, and then the Ladies Open by Pickala, at Pickala Golf in Helsinki, Finland.
In mid-July, the third Aramco Team Series event will be held again at the Centurion Club near London.
In the third week of July, the €1 million La Sella Open will be on the calendar at La Sella Golf Course in Alicante, Spain.
In July and August, the tour will play in four joint tournaments with the LPGA, opening in France with the $6.5m Amundi Evian Championship, the first major tournament on the LET schedule, followed by the $2m Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. The $7.3 million AIG Women’s Open, Europe’s second major, will be played at Walton Heath in England and finally the $1.5 million ISPS Handa World Invitational courtesy of AVIV Clinics, in Northern Ireland, before returning to Dromoland Castle in Ireland for the second KPMG Irish Women’s Championship.
In early September, the Hilversumsch Golf Club in the Netherlands will host the Big Green Egg Open, and then the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open will be played again at the picturesque Golfpark Holzhausern.
From September 22-24, the Solheim Cup, pitting the top 12 players from the United States against the top 12 European players, will take place at the stunning Finca Cortesin Stadium in Andalusia, Spain, where Team Europe will score a hat-trick. Golf fans brace themselves for what will be a truly unmissable event.
The Lacoste French Women’s Open will then return to the Golf Barriere in Deauville, ahead of the fourth Aramco Team Series event in Asia in October.
The Champion Women’s India Open at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon will precede the fifth event of the Aramco Team Series, in Riyadh, at the beginning of November.
Finally, the 2023 season will culminate with the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España.
At Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, Marbella, where the winner of the Race to the Costa del Sol will be crowned.