LIV Golf had a huge impact on the game in 2022, attracting some of the world's best players to compete in its eight tournaments between June and October.
It didn't rest on its laurels, though. In July, it revealed ambitious plans to expand its reach by transitioning to a 14-tournament League in 2023 and taking in more areas of the world. That inevitably led to speculation as to where it would visit. Now, the full schedule has been confirmed, with five of the venues used in the inaugural season returning, and visits to new countries including Mexico and Australia.
The season begins on 24 February at El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico, a course designed by LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman and formerly the host venue for the PGA Tour’s Worldwide Technology Championship. Following that, the League moves to the US and another new venue, The Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona. The course is best-known for hosting the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2007 and 2008.
After the third tournament at Orange County National in Orlando, Australia makes its LIV Golf debut when the country hosts a tournament at the Grange Golf Club in Adelaide. The week after, the League moves to Singapore and Sentosa Golf Club - one of the most widely-regarded courses in Asia.
The US then hosts two more tournaments - at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa between 12 and 14 May and Trump National Washington DC two weeks later. Cedar Ridge is most notable for hosting the 1983 US Women’s Open, while the venue in the US capital hosted the 2017 PGA Championship.
Spain’s world-famous Valderrama will make its debut as a LIV Golf course between 30 June and 2 July. The move represents a significant coup for LIV Golf as the much-loved course has been a fixture on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) since 1988. Most recently it hosted October's Andalucia Masters, and has held many other high-profile tournaments, including the 1997 Ryder Cup, won by Europe.
The first of the courses that hosted events last year is London's Centurion Club between 7 and 9 July - the venue for the opening tournament in 2022. Next, another former PGA Tour host is The Old White at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. It hosted the Greenbrier Classic between 2010 and 2019.
A return to Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey beckons on 11 August before the League heads west to Chigaco's Rich Harvest Farms, the scene of Cameron Smith's maiden LIV win last year. The season-closing Team Championship took place at Florida's Trump National Doral last October, but this year, it has to settle for the penultimate tournament of the year. Finally, the curtain will come down on the organisation's second season at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Saudi Arabia, with the tournament taking place between 3 and 5 November.
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman is delighted with the venues the venture has secured. He said: “We received tremendous feedback globally from fans throughout our beta-test year, with one resounding theme: LIV Golf’s team format, innovations, and festival-like events are delivering a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Last year helped lay the foundation for the future of golf at extraordinary courses that have hosted some of the world’s top competitions. LIV Golf’s schedule features fantastic venues and championship sites for our official league launch that will carry the sport into a new era.”
Below is the full list of dates and venues for the 2023 LIV Golf season:
LIV Golf Schedule 2023
- February 24-26: Mexico - El Camaleon Golf Club
- March 17-19: Arizona, USA - The Gallery Golf Club
- March 31-April 2: Florida, USA - Orange County National
- April 21-23: Australia - The Grange Golf Club
- April 28-30: Singapore - Sentosa Golf Club
- May 12-14: Oklahoma, USA - Cedar Ridge Golf Club
- May 26-28: Washington DC, USA - Trump National Golf Club
- June 30-July 2: Spain - Real Club Valderrama
- July 7-9: England - Centurion Country Club
- August 4-6: West Virginia, USA - The Greenbrier
- August 11-13: New Jersey, USA - Trump National Golf Club
- September 22-24: Illinois, USA - Rich Harvest Farms
- October 20-22: Florida, USA - Trump National Doral
- November 3-5: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Royal Greens Golf & Country Club
Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories.
He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game.
Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course.
Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.
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