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Episode 56 – Muirfield & The Renaissance Club

On the latest episode we showcase the neighbouring courses of Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and the modern Tom Doak designed The Renaissance Club.

Muirfield

The lure of a testing Open Championship course, a traditional clubhouse experience and it’s stature in the origins of the game places Muirfield firmly on the bucket-list for many visiting golfers to Scotland.

The course is public with visitor play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. With such a demand for tee times a round here particularly during the summer months can become very elusive. Visitors unsurprisingly book well in advanced via their website online booking or by phone which require golfers to buy times (fourball) only.

18th at Muirfield (Image credit Golf East Lothian)

18th at Muirfield (Image credit Golf East Lothian)

“The overall experience at Muirfield is hard to beat. It is different from nearly every other club and it oozes tradition.” (Gralyn Loomis)

Graylyn Loomis’ excellent Muirfield course review.

As Graylyn commented on during the podcast lunch is very much part of the Muirfield experience and a must for anyone lucky enough. To enjoy in such a traditional clubhouse visitors must dawn jacket and tie – all part of the fun!

So how much does it cost? For the upcoming season a round at this Open Championship venue will set you back £220 while the day including afternoon foursomes is £270.

For more information on Muirfield check out our article recently published article What can you expect from a visit to Muirfield.


 Renaissance

One of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs recently announced the opportunity for non-members to experience one of the ultimate golf experiences in Scotland. Designed by Tom Doak, The Renaissance Club is recognised as a modern masterpiece of golf course design. With a recently acquired triangular piece of Muirfield-owned land which Doak fashioned into three new holes and the club’s recently completed three-storey clubhouse with accommodation the showpiece is finally complete creating a tournament quality venue.

9th at The Renaissance Club

9th at The Renaissance Club

Graylyn Loomis’ detailed Renaissance course review.

This opportunity is called the “One Time Experience”.  It is available for all those that love the game of golf. The experience is exactly as it sounds; an individual may only come to TRC once. It might be to just play the course, or it could be to stay in the fantastic bedrooms and play the great courses in East Lothian over a week.

  • 18 Hole Championship Tom Doak Designed Golf Course
  • 24 Luxury Bedrooms
  • Steam Room, Dry Sauna and Jacuzzi, in both ladies and men’s locker rooms
  • Members Services, concierge assistance
  • Private Dining, overlooking the course or in the wine cellar

Golf: A round of golf costs £250 per player.

For the full ‘One Time Experience’ i.e. Stay and play: £400

For details about the ‘One Time Experience’ at The Renaissance Club, membership, or for further information, please contact Jordan Whyte on 01620 850 901 or visit the website.


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Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland’s best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes.

For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis’ website.

If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing:

question@scottishgolfpodcast.com.

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