Report: Trump International Ireland And Valderrama Expected To Host LIV Golf Events

Trump International Doonbeg in Ireland and Valderrama in Spain could reportedly be future venues for the Saudi-backed series

Trump watches the golf LIV
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Recently, LIV Golf announced a huge expansion for next year which included an even bigger total prize purse, as well as an expanded 14-tournament schedule. 

While there has yet to be confirmation of the venues earmarked for the League, it is expected that tournaments will take place in North and Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe, with it being recently reported that two of the venues could be Trump International Doonbeg in Ireland and Valderrama in Spain.

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According to a report in the Independent.ie (opens in new tab), sources close to LIV Golf have indicated that Trump International Doonbeg will likely be hosting an event in 2024 at the earliest.

The reason is due to there being a backlog of bookings from visitors, predominantly from America, with Doonbeg booked out for nearly all of 2023. What's more, there is also the Horizon Irish Open, which could potentially move from the week before The Open to the week after the final Major of the men's season.

Opened in 2002, the course was in fact designed by LIV Golf CEO, Greg Norman, with Donald Trump purchasing the property in 2014 for an estimated €15 million. Currently, Trump Bedminster and Trump National Doral in Miami are hosting two of the eight series events and, with the expansion of LIV Golf set to happen in the next few years, the Saudi-backed series will need more venues.

A general view of Trump International Doonbeg

Trump International Doonbeg is located on the coastline

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Along with Trump International Doonbeg, there are also rumours that LIV Golf are currently in discussions with Valderrama in Spain. One of the most recognised courses in Europe, the venue has hosted a Ryder Cup, as well as many DP World Tour events.

According to sources in Spain, it is believed that no deal has been agreed yet, but LIV Golf is believed to be confident that it will land the venue for the future. Currently, the course is set to host the DP World Tour's Estrella Damm NA Andalucia Masters from the 13 - 16th October.

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.