altSeptember 29 - UK Sport has chosen one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses for its bid to host the 2015 Solheim Cup.

Forest Pines Hotel in North Lincolnshire - which boasts a 27-hole championship course - has vowed to invest more than £500,000 ($790,000) if the bid is successful.

It hopes to establish itself as a world class destination for sport, business and culture.

UK Sport chose the Qhotels-owned resort after it beat off stiff competition from a number of others across the UK.

Achieving selection as the host country for the Solheim Cup is part of UK Sport’s decade of sporting events, which includes the 2012 Olympics, Commonwealth Games and the 2018 World Cup football bid.

The luxury 188-bedroom resort will now compete against courses from across Europe to play host to in excess of 100,000 visitors.

altThe tournament - the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup - has never been hosted in England.

Michael Purtill, managing director of Qhotels, said: "We are incredibly proud to be bidding for this event.

"It is very clear that the decision, which could bring £35 million ($55 million) into the local economy, will have a positive legacy not only for Forest Pines, but for the north Lincolnshire region."

A final decision on the successful bidding nation is expected next year.