|Dates||July 10–12, 1997|
|Venue||Bay Hill Club and Lodge|
|United States wins the Palmer Cup|
On Thursday, there were four matches of four-ball in the morning, followed by four foursomes matches in the afternoon. Eight singles matches were played on Friday, and eight more on Saturday.. In all, 24 matches were played.
Each of the 24 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 18th hole, each side earned half a point toward their team total. The team that accumulated at least 12½ points won the competition.
Eight college golfers from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland participated in the event.
|Brian Hull||Southern California|
|Bo Van Pelt||Oklahoma State|
|Chris Wollmann||Ohio State|
|Great Britain & Ireland|
|Martin Le Mesurier||England||Minnesota|
|Keith Nolan||Ireland||East Tennessee State|
|Nolan/Steven||3 & 1||Elder/Van Pelt|
|MacDonald/White||2 & 1||Hull/Kribel|
|Coughlan/Lawrie||2 & 1||Warren/Wollmann|
|Laurence/Le Mesurier||5 & 4||Ochoa/Oh|
|Laurence/Le Mesurier||2 & 1||Ochoa/Oh|
|Nolan/Steven||5 & 4||Elder/Van Pelt|
|MacDonald/White||4 & 3||Hull/Kribel|
|Coughlan/Lawrie||7 & 6||Warren/Wollmann|
Friday's singles matches
Saturday's singles matches
- "1997 results". Arnold Palmer Cup. Retrieved September 18, 2016.