Europe are the holders of the Solheim Cup ©Getty Images

Spain is set to host the Solheim Cup for the first time after the Ladies European Tour announced the nation would stage the event in 2023.

The biennial match between professional women's golfers from Europe and the United States will be played at Finca Cortesin in Andalucía.

It will be the latest major golf event to take place in Spain, which played host to the 1997 Ryder Cup and has staged 75 tournaments on the Ladies European Tour.

"We are delighted to announce Spain as the host nation for the 2023 Solheim Cup when it returns to European soil for the 18th edition of this major international team golf event," said Ladies European Tour chief executive Alexandra Armas.

Finca Cortesin in Andalucía is set to play host to the 2023 Solheim Cup ©Getty Images
Finca Cortesin in Andalucía is set to play host to the 2023 Solheim Cup ©Getty Images

"Spain is a passionate golfing nation with knowledgeable fans and a history of developing generations of talented golfers while Andalucía’s strong cultural heritage will make for a unique experience for players, guests and supporters alike. 

"The tournament will not only enhance the country's reputation as an elite golfing nation but the Costa del Sol as a must-visit destination, which will help to inspire the next generation of children to take up the game."

Scotland staged the last Solheim Cup in 2019, won by Europe on a thrilling final day at Gleneagles.

Ohio is scheduled to host the event in 2021, which organisers have said will go ahead on its planned dates of September 4 to 6 despite a clash with the Ryder Cup.