The Renaissance Experience

The Renaissance Experience programme gives non-members the opportunity to experience the club as a Member for the duration of their experience. The Renaissance Experience can be used on a Monday or Wednesday at set times to gain access to the course for which the cost includes our iconic 3 course, Renaissance Club lunch.

The most popular way to experience the club is through the overnight stay option that The Renaissance Experience provides. Individuals have the opportunity to spend a couple of days or even a week, in Renaissance’s accommodation and play the course more than once whilst experiencing all of the other great golf courses and activities East Lothian has to offer.

The Renaissance Experience opportunities are on a request only basis and as the name suggests, non-members are unable to come back and use the facilities a second time once they have come through the programme.

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“The most important shot in golf is the next one…”

Ben Hogan

Renaissance Club may have only opened for play April 2008 but the area it occupies is steeped in history. The property is sited within approximately 300 acres of land along the coastline of the Firth of Forth. This land originally formed part of the 1,000 acre Archerfield estate and its magnificent Manor House, dating back to the 17th Century which is still present on the site today. The estate was so named because it was here that the bowmen of King Edward 1st’s invading army camped back in 1298. Golf on the estate reportedly dates back to the 16th Century. It is speculated that the Earl of Gowrie owned and played on his own 6 hole course, where he once welcomed Mary, Queen of Scots as a visitor.
The Manor House was also reportedly used by the then British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill as a meeting place to discuss the imminent D-Day Landings strategy with Franklin D Roosevelt in 1944.