The 300-acre Renaissance Golf Club, which looks out from an internationally known coastal golf location in East Lothian, Scotland, has announced a £5million investment in new course facilities. Improvements will include the creation of an iconic clubhouse and the construction of a three-hole extension to the golf course which runs along a stunning peninsula overlooking the Firth of Forth.
The Clubhouse will open in summer 2013 before
the British Open Championship at nearby Muirfield
The Renaissance Club which opened in 2008, has almost 200 domestic and international members from counties across Europe, Asia and the USA. The new investment and facilities at the club are expected to attract considerable new membership interest.
The latest developments at the Renaissance Club will take the total investment to date to over £20 million, all of which has been funded by the owners – the Sarvadi family, private members and individual investors.
The Clubhouse is expected to be completed in early summer of 2013 in advance of the British Open Championship at nearby Muirfield. The new facility, which will cover 34,000 square feet over four floors, will feature extensive hospitality, accommodation and leisure facilities. Key features include private dining, a wine cellar and tasting area, snug bar, international business centre alongside private gym and treatment rooms.
The clubhouse will have a number of viewing areas and terraces overlooking the 9th hole, 18th green and 8th green and fairway. The upper floor of the new clubhouse will feature six luxury bedroom apartments to complement the existing 14 luxury suites in the club’s existing upscale lodge accommodation.
The golf course extension which is being designed by award winning US golf architect, Tom Doak, who originally worked with the owners to create the Renaissance course, will be ready for play from early summer 2013. The extension features three new holes 9, 10 and 11 which will have dramatic new views overlooking the Firth of Forth and will add considerably to both the course features and playing challenge.
Beyond the clubhouse development and course extension, the Renaissance owners are also considering the creation of a stand-alone, 20-bedroom luxury lodge in the longer term. This would add to the Club’s accommodation and leisure facilities for international guests and their families.
Immediately adjacent to the west of The Renaissance Club is the world famous Muirfield golf course owned by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG). To the east are 36 holes of golf known as Archerfield Links designed by European Senior Tour professional David J. Russell. Slightly further east is another world-renowned golf course named North Berwick West Links.