Charter a private flight to the premier international golf tournament
The 41st Ryder Cup will be held from September 30 to October 2, 2016 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis. Europe enters the competition as reigning cup holders, having won in 2014 in Scotland for the third consecutive time. If you’re looking to catch the tournament in person, Air Charter Advisors is here to offer the highest standards in luxury air travel.
Our team can arrange for your private flight to arrive in Minnesota, and depending on which type of aircraft you use will dictate which airport we can utilize. (KFCM) Flying Cloud Airport is located just 8 miles away from Hazeltine National, however, unless you’re hiring a turbo-prop or light jet, its 5,000 foot runway will limit the size of aircraft which can land there. For larger charter jets, (KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport can be used, and it’s located about 20 minutes further east of Flying Cloud Airport.
What is the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf tournament between the top golfer professionals from United States and from Europe, drawing the biggest and best golfers year after every other year. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have all competed in the tournament for the United States, and golfers such as Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer have walked the links for the European side.
The Ryder Cup, together with its counterpart the Presidents Cup, holds the distinction as the only major sporting events where the players receive no prize money, despite the high-profile event bringing in large amounts of money in television and sponsorship revenue.
Today’s biggest names in golf – Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Lefty for the US; Rory McIlroy, Sergio García and Justin Rose for Europe – are back to compete for the championship. The tournament will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, a private golf club located just outside of Minneapolis. Hazeltine is regarded as the premier destination for golf in the upper Midwest, with an immaculate 18-hole course.
The course features rolling hills, mature woods, picturesque lakes and vast prairies, providing an unparalleled golfing experience for both competitors and spectators. Recognized throughout the world as a prodigious test of golf, Hazeltine will soon become one of only two golf clubs in the united States to host every premier championship offered by the USGA and PGA of America.
The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. The competition format will be as follows:
Day 1 (Friday) – 4 foursome (alternate shot) matches and 4 fourball (better ball) matches
Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches
Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches
On the first two days there are 4 foursome matches and 4 fourball matches with the home captain choosing which are played in the morning and which in the afternoon.
With a total of 28 points available, 14 ½ points are required to win the Cup, and 14 points are required for the defending champion to retain the Cup. All matches are played to a maximum of 18 holes.
2016 Ryder Cup
September 30 – October 2, 2016
Hazeltine National Golf Club
1900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318
Architect: Robert Trent Jones
Course rating: 78.0
Tel. (561) 624-8400 – PGA of America
Tel. (952) 556-5400 – Hazeltine
Local Airports for Private Flights to the Ryder Cup
(KFCM, FCM) Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie – Minnesota
Longest Runway: 5,000 Feet
(KMSP, MSP) Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis – Minnesota
Longest Runway: 11,006 Feet | Distance: 13 Miles