espirito santo

Espirito Santo Trophy

The Espirito Santo Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for women organised by the International Golf Federation. The inaugural event was held in 1964 and recent tournaments have featured teams from around forty countries. It is a strokeplay event, in which the best two individual scores in each team count towards the final score. For the first three decades it was dominated by the United States, but recent results have reflected the increasing globalisation of women's golf, with six different winners in six events from 1996 to 2006, and several top two placings by teams from Asia, including a win by South Korea.

The equivalent "World Amateur Team Championship" for men is the Eisenhower Trophy.


Year Venue Location Winners Runners-up
2008 The Grange Golf Club Adelaide, Australia
2006 Stellenbosch Golf Club Cape Town, South Africa
2004 Rio Mar Country Club Río Grande, Puerto Rico &
2002 Saujana Golf & Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000 Sporting Club Berlin Bad Saarow, Germany
1998 Prince of Wales Country Club Santiago, Chile
1996 St. Elena Golf Club Manila, Philippines
1994 The National Golf Club Versailles, France
1992 Marine Drive Golf Club Vancouver, British Columbia Great Britain &
1990 Russley Golf Club Christchurch, New Zealand
1988 Drottningholm Golf Club Stockholm, Sweden
1986 Lagunita Country Club Caracas, Venezuela
1984 Royal Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling, Hong Kong
1982 Geneva Golf Club Geneva, Switzerland
1980 Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina
1978 Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
1976 Vilamoura Golf Club Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
1974 Casa de Campo La Romana, Dominican Republic Great Britain &
1972 The Hundu Country Club Buenos Aires, Argentina
1970 Club de Campo Madrid, Spain
1968 Victoria Golf Club Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia
1966 Mexico City Golf Club Mexico City, Mexico
1964 St. Germain Golf Club Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Win summary

Up to and including the 2006 event, the Espirito Santo Trophy has been won by seven different teams.

  • 13 wins: United States
  • 2 wins: Spain, France, Australia
  • 1 win: South Africa, South Korea, Sweden

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