Final Qualifying Feature – The Renaissance Club
A modern course in an area steeped in golfing history, The Renaissance Club in East Lothian is a venue that will witness its share of drama as players attempt to make it to Carnoustie.
Hosting one of the Final Qualifying events on the 3rd July for The 147th Open, The Renaissance will provide the final challenge for hopefuls aiming to tee it up in Angus.
Designed by esteemed American course architect Tom Doak in 2006 and built in 2008, the Scottish links sits directly adjacent to Muirfield, the venue for The Open on 16 occasions.
Owned by the Duke of Hamilton family, Premier Peer of Scotland, Renaissance is making a name for itself as one of the top Scottish venues.
The Managing Director at The Renaissance Club, Jerry Sarvadi, was central in setting up an investment group to provide funding for the course and believes greatness is in store as it hosts Final Qualifying for the first time.
He said: “East Lothian is a great location for golf and some of the most interesting, intriguing golf courses in Scotland and the world are here. So it’s great to be a part of the neighbourhood, we’re happy to be bringing Final Qualifying here and we hope that people come out and watch the players.”
“The golf course was built in 2006 with hosting tournaments in mind,” he added. “The course can play really long when you consider the wind and we have a very large practice range – which you need for these tournaments.”
“It’s going to be really interesting to see how the scoring goes. We’re excited to see how our golf course is going to stand up to the golfers looking to qualify.”
Having hosted the 2016 Boys Amateur Open and the 2017 Scottish Senior Open, Sarvadi feels it’s time for The Renaissance to show what it’s capable of when The Open Final Qualifying comes.