The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open will return to East Lothian next year when The Renaissance Club hosts Scotland’s national Open on the European Tour for the first time from July 11-14, 2019.
It will be followed by the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which will once again be played over the same course, from August 5-11.
As part of its commitments to hosting Scotland’s two national opens, the club – which is known to be rather exclusive, with guests generally needing to be accompanied by a member – has pledged to continue to support the golf tourism industry in Scotland.
As a result, it is targeting additional visiting golfers from around the world, as well as introducing a reduced rate for Scottish Golf members through their seasonal tee time programme.
Additionally, the club will work with both VisitScotland and Scottish Golf to support and fund women and junior golf development initiatives and make its practice facilities available to Scottish Golf’s amateur squads during preparation for major events.
Sports minister Joe Fitzpatrick said: “I am pleased an agreement has been reached for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Men’s and Ladies Scottish Opens to be staged at the Renaissance Club in 2019, a venue which has proven to be a great addition to one of the country’s most iconic golfing regions on Scotland’s Golf Coast.
“I’m particularly pleased with their commitment to open up the club to members of Scottish Golf-affiliated clubs, and their support for women and juniors. These initiatives fit well with the Scottish Government’s commitment to the development of golf in Scotland, particularly among women and young people, as we prepare to host the Solheim Cup in 2019.”
Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak, who is known for minimalist designs that incorporate the natural features of the land, the course has quickly become established as another East Lothian golfing gem.