The European Amateur Team Championship will head to Ireland in 2025.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club will host the six-man team event which sees many of the sport's brightest amateur talents represent their countries.
The par-72 Killeen course, which has hosted the Irish Open six times, will provide the test to Europe’s top amateur teams next year.
The golf club, located near the south-west coast of Ireland and adjacent to the picturesque Killarney National Park, will provide the perfect setting for what is one of the most exciting events on the European golfing calendar.
“We are all looking forward to hosting these brilliant championships back in Ireland again in 2025,” said Golf Ireland CEO, Mark Kennelly.
“It was great to see two Irish competitors picking up silverware in the senior championships last year and it will be interesting to see how our team can perform in the wonderful surrounds of Killarney.”
The ’25 European Amateur Team Championship will see 16 qualified countries battle for the European crown over two rounds of stroke play and three rounds of match play.
The tournament boasts an exceptional list of past participants including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, Ludvig Åberg, Shane Lowry and Justin Rose to name a few.
The event was last played in Ireland in 1997, when current trophy holders, Spain triumphed at Portmarnock. Although 2025 will mark the second time the event has been played at Killarney, 50-years on from when Scotland lifted the trophy at the Irish venue.
The Irish team will look to make the most of home advantage and end a 16-year wait for a gold medal in the tournament. Team Ireland’s last European Amateur Team Championship victory came in 2008 at Royal Park I Roveri in Italy which will host this year’s event.
"The prospect of witnessing the finest amateur golfers on our home turf is a source of excitement and delight for our members,” said Killarney Golf & Fishing Club Captain John O’Mahony.
“We look forward to working closely with everyone involved to make the event a huge success for the club, the historic town of Killarney, and for golf in Ireland.
“We have no doubt that the world-class accommodation, exceptional restaurants, and the famous Irish welcome are perfectly poised to provide an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike."