The Renaissance Club

North Berwick, Scotland


In golf-rich East Lothian, an American family, the Sarvadis, leased land featuring 300 acres of pine trees planted by Britain’s Forestry Commission after World War II and hired Tom Doak to design a links-style course. Though over 8,000 tons of wood was cleared from the site, Doak kept a number of trees on the site until a few years after the course’s opening when more trees were cleared. The Renaissance Club traded some of its land that neighbors Muirfield with the historic club, which Muirfield used to lengthen its ninth hole ahead of the 2013 Open Championship. Renaissance Club acquired some extra dunesland that Doak and his team incorporated into the current layout on its holes nine through 11 (holes 12 through 14). The land offers beautiful views of the Firth of Fourth, and the tumbling land provides a good links-like test ahead of The Open Championship each year.


Holes 18
Length 7293
Year Opened 2008
Designer Tom Doak


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