International Kings Cup

TOURNAMENT DATE – MAY 22nd to 25th May 2017


Irish Team representatives will be announced in their pairs at the National Final Qualifier on 23rd April 2017.

All team members announced must be available for all four tournament Dates:  22nd May to 25th May 2017.

Each member of the Irish Team will stay at the Lough Erne Resort for the duration of the event.

  • Day 1: May 22nd  Team Practice Round and Opening Ceremony Gala Dinner
  • Day 2: Tournament Day
  • Day 3: Tournament Day 
  • Day 4: Tournament Day and Closing Ceremony Dinner

Uniforms will be provided for all 3 Tournament Days.

Kings Cup Overview

Leading amateur golfers from across the USA and Ireland will converge on Northern Ireland epic fairways in May this year for a competition which will see the best players from both sides of the Atlantic battle it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport.

Billed as the Amateur Ryder Cup, The International Kings Cup Match Play Event is a leading amateur event played in honour of Golf’s greatest ambassador, Mr Arnold Palmer. Four provincial qualifiers will be staged across the length and breadth of Ireland in its bid to find the best Irish Team to take on the USA in a three day 54 Hole Matchplay Tournament from 22nd until the 25th of May 2017.

The event is structured like the Ryder Cup and was created in 2016 when the United States Golf Challenge, the largest and best two-man best ball tournament brought their leading 8 pairs -16-man amateur team across to Northern Ireland to compete against Ireland in the first ever International Kings Cup. 

Provincial Qualifying Dates

Ulster Qualifier – Ardglass Golf Club                            Friday 24th March

Leinster Qualifier – Dunmurray Springs Golf Club         Sunday 26th March

Munster Qualifier – Ennis Golf Club                             Friday 31st March

Connaught Golf Club – Westport Golf Club                  Saturday 1st April

Final Qualifier - Lough Erne Resort                             Sunday April 23rd


Entries for each provincial Qualifier will run through the office of each hosting club.

Entry Fee Provincial Qualifier £40 / €50 per person  

Each Qualifying Club Will Take Entries Direct

Ardglass Golf Club on Friday 24th March    

Tel: 02844841022  ROI : 048 44841022

Entries Online : CLICK HERE 

Dunmurray Springs Golf Club on Sunday 26th March  

Tel: + 353 45 531400 ROI: 045 531400

Entries Online: CLICK HERE

Ennis Golf Club on Friday 31st March       

Tel: +353 65 682 4074 ROI: 065 682 4074

(Telephone bookings only)

Westport Golf Club on Saturday 1st April            

Tel: +353 98 28262 ROI: 09828262

Entries Online: CLICK HERE

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