Ryder Cup Returning to Chaska’s Hazeltine in 2028
Chaska’s Hazeltine National Golf Course was on Monday named host of the 47th Ryder Cup in 2028.
The decision will put Hazeltine in untouched territory, making it the only American golf course to twice hold the biennial battle between golf greats from Europe and the U.S. Only four other courses — all English — have played as the venue for the Ryder Cup more than once: The Belfry (1985, 1989, 1993, 2002); Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club (1961, 1977); Royal Birkdale Golf Club (1965, 1969); and Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club (1933, 1937).
Hazeltine famously hosted the 2016 Ryder Cup, which finished with a 17 to 11 American victory.
The three-day event was said to have attracted more than 250,000 visitors and millions more TV and streaming watchers that set an all-time viewership record on the Golf Channel.
While it did not conduct an economic impact report after the 2016 Ryder Cup, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) estimated Minnesota drew in $135 million. That figure, the PGA said, was based on money Chicago reportedly received during its turn hosting the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Before the start of the 2016 Ryder Cup, tourism agency Meet Minneapolis predicted the event would support nearly 11,000 jobs and bring in $54.8 million in business sales and $9 million in revenue for hotels and other lodging businesses. Additionally, the city of Minneapolis expected to receive $2.4 million in tax revenue, while the state was looking at a $3.9 million tax bump.
While the PGA covered the more than $172,000 bill for additional state trooper and police support, Eastern Carver County schools — which canceled school for the week of the event — ended up making about $140,000 renting out rooms and parking lot spaces, according to the Star Tribune.
PGA of America officials and Hazeltine representatives are set to gather in Chaska on April 10 to discuss the Ryder Cup’s return to the city. The mostly Minnesotan U.S. Olympic Curling team, led by Chishold resident John Shuster, helped ring in the big news Monday morning with a 30-second announcement video that blended elements of golf with curling.
Hazeltine will soon be acting as the venue of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. That event is set to go from June 18 to the 23 next year. Hazeltine, which was designed in 1962, has also played host to the U.S. Women’s Open (1966, 1977), the U.S. Open (1970, 1991), the U.S. Senior Open (1983), and the PGA Championship (2002, 2009).