The Renaissance Club at Archerfield

Cowden Hill Drive,

Dirleton, nr North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5HS

  • Office

    +44 (0)1620 850 901
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1620 850 901
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1620 850 902

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style & parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Tom Doak

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7303
6110
5375
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

56.052772

Longitude:

-2.806321

How to get there:

20 miles NE of Edinburgh.

On the eastern outskirts of Edinburgh, at the junction of the A1 and A720 (Edinburgh by-pass), follow the A1 direction Berwick-upon-Tweed. After 5 miles take the Bankton Junction exit, and follow the A198 direction North Berwick. Follow the A198 through Longniddry, Aberlady and Gullane. 1.5 miles further east from Gullane, turn left into Renaissance Club.

The Renaissance Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2008

The Renaissance Club: Joining a small but growing number of American-influenced (and owned) golf courses in the UK, the Renaissance Club is operated as a private facility, only accessible to its members and their guests. The membership, which is drawn from wealthy golfers spread around the globe, enjoy a top-quality championship course, masterfully sculpted by renowned American designer Tom Doak.

Located on the Archerfield estate, with the two Archerfield Links courses to its east, and mighty Muirfield on its west flank, the Renaissance layout was largely carved out of 300 acres of coastal pine forest. The resulting course flows through a rather mixed environment, with some tree-lined stretches interspersed with others that are distinctly more linksy, and which exude the classic characteristics of open duneland golf.

The natural-looking bunkering, firm fairways, classic linksy rough and some huge roller-coaster greens all combine to fully test your game. After a more inland front-six loop, the layout majestically pushes out towards the Firth of Forth at the long par-4 11th, with a stretch of holes as good as any in Scotland, finishing at the par-4 15th. The wonderful short par-3 14th is one of the most photographed holes on the Lothian coast.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; generally guests may only play if hosted by a member. Renaissance Club also offers a One Time Experience programme, allowing non-members to apply for a one-off stay and play opportunity at Club.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

American entrepreneur Jerry Savardi is the driving force behind the Renaissance Club and heads a consortium of owners whose goal is to develop the Club into the premier private club in Scotland. The majority of members are expected to come from overseas.

Published ranking

Scotland's 29th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Britain & Ireland's 98th best course (Golf World, 2024).

Where2Stay

  • Greywalls Hotel5-star

    Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2EG.

    +44 (0)1620 842 144

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    Designed by the celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, Greywalls was built in 1901. Situated on the edge of Muirfield’s championship golf course, this luxury hotel enjoys a reputation for the excellence of its food and service. As well as the elegant drawing rooms and dining areas the house has 23 en suite bedrooms, a walled garden, hard and grass tennis courts, croquet lawn and putting green.The hotel's Chez Roux restaurant offers a blend of classic French cuisine and local Scottish produce.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Muirfield

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links); North Berwick; Glen; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Luffness New; Craigielaw; Kilspindie.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Longniddry; Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); Dunbar.

  • Ducks Inn3-star

    Main St, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RE

    +44 (0)1875 870 682

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    The award-winning Ducks Inn is located just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh, alongside the Firth of Forth in the heart of Lothian. Nestled in the picturesque village of Aberlady, this family-run 26-room hotel and top-quality restaurant provides an ideal base for exploring one of the best concentrations of quality golf courses in the world. In addition to scenic walks along Aberlady Bay, Ducks offers secure parking, free WiFi, conference rooms, an excellent bar and large screen TV (with full golf coverage).

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kilspindie (o.5 mi); Longniddry; Craigielaw; Luffness New; Gullane 1, 2 & 3; Muirfield; Renaissance Club (private); Archerfield (Dirleton & Fidra Links).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Musselburgh; Musselburgh Links (Old course); North Berwick; Glen; Dunbar.

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