Palmer Cup headed to Rich Harvest Farms in 2015

Atlanta Athletic Club also hosted the 2011 PGA Championship.

As part of the 2013 Palmer Cup opening ceremonies on Thursday, the 2015 and ’17 U.S. Palmer Cup venues were revealed. The international match will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in 2015 and Atlanta Athletic Club in ’17. This year’s match is being played at Wilmington (Del.) Country Club, and commences on Friday.

Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., has hosted several top amateur and college events, and hosted the Solheim Cup in 2009.

“We are extremely excited to be hosting the 2015 Palmer Cup,” said Jerry Rich, Chairman and Owner of Rich Harvest Farms.“ This event is in tune with everything we do here from our Kids Golf Foundation, caddie program, and commitment to amateur golf, as well as being the home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Arnold Palmer’s vision for bringing together the highly talented collegiate players with the young caddies and youth in the Junior Clinic is a true culmination of what is most important – growing the game. My team and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this special event.”

Atlanta Athletic Club’s history includes a U.S. Open and three PGA Championships.

“The Atlanta Athletic Club has a long history of hosting major golf championships and the club has always been a strong supporter of amateur golf,” said Atlanta Athletic Club President Robert Dutlinger. “We believe the 2017 Palmer Cup will be another outstanding opportunity to showcase some of the best young talent in the world on our Highlands course. Our entire membership is excited to be hosting such a prestigious event and we eagerly look forward to June 2017 and having the Palmer Cup here at the Atlanta Athletic Club.”

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