Renaissance Club: #3The Renaissance Club

The Renaissance Club
Cowden Hill Drive
Dirleton, North Berwick
EH39 5HS

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1620 850 901
Fax: +44 (0)1620 850 902

The Renaissance Club is a brand new golf course to grace historic East Lothian in Scotland. Located between Muirfield and North Berwick, this course is in one golf-rich neighborhood, but delivers an entirely new experience set on high, coastal ground overlooking the Firth of Forth from many points. American architect Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design delivered a mix of inland, forested holes and more wide open holes, especially on the back nine. Very little ground was moved in the design process, which also included the sodding of fescue fairways and greens. A centuries old rock wall comes into play on the 11th hole, and during construction, Roman ruins were excavated beside the 17th green.

Stretching to a maximum distance over 7,300 yards, the course could eventually play host to an Open Championship qualifier or other prestigious professional event.

The Renaissance Club is currently private and seeking out new prospective members and allows very limited public play, as well as accommodations at their recently opened lodge.

The Renaissance Club
5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view of the 3rd hole at Renaissance ClubA view from The Renaissance ClubA view from The Renaissance ClubThe 11th green is very narrow at the Renaissance Club, and features bunkers left and a stone wall right (B. Tucker)

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Tom Doak
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 2008
  • Golf Season: April - October
  • Guest Policy: Members' Guests
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: GBP 200
  • Weekends: GBP 200

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards accepted

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Red 71 5375 yd. 0 0
Blue 71 7303 yd. 0 0
White 71 6746 yd. 0 0
Yellow 71 6110 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • The Renaissance Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Colin Ramsay
    on December 04th, 2010 13:55
    This is one of the very top golf courses I have had the privilege of playing. It has everything and I mean everything from beautiful scenery, challenging layout designed to the highest specifications and a lovely feel to it. The experience of the warm greeting on arrival to the superb service in the clubhouse after the round makes a lasting impression. Although I didn't play well that took nothing anything away from the sheer enjoyment of playing a top quality golf course that I feel sure in the very near future will host major golf tournaments. Tom Doak has created a real masterpiece here!
  • The Renaissance Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Michael Wood
    on September 01st, 2009 04:36
    This is golf as it was meant to be - and on a course completed only 2 years ago.

    Well positioned tees make the course playable for all levels of golfer, and the greens have been rated amongst the best in Scotland by renowned experts.

    On course views of rediscovered trees and dykes are surpassed only by those to the Firth of Forth and beyond.

    Truly a masterpiece
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