Location: North Berwick, Scotland
Designed By: Tom Doak
Total Yardage: 7,300 yards
The Renaissance Golf Club takes pride of place on the Scottish coastline, with panoramic views across the Firth of Forth.
As you navigate your way through the links, you are blessed with some of the most challenging holes that Scotland has to offer. Originally carved out of pine forest, the vast majority of these trees have been cleared to uncover the sandy dunes below. A few strategically placed trees remain on the fairways to enhance the definition and aesthetic quality of the course.
However, don’t be fooled by the beauty; this is a course that is set to challenge even the best golfers in the game. With multiple holes that require long carries off the tee, The Renaissance Club will favour the big hitters, and unless you are dead straight, be prepared to suffer the penal long grass.
This is not a traditional old school, links setup; undulating fairways and elevated greens mean that ground play is not always possible. Therefore your only other option is to flight the ball in, and take on the brutal winds of the Scottish coast.
The Renaissance Club will sort the best from the rest; which category will you fall into? Come and find out now, and take on the challenge, in PGA TOUR 2K23.
Featured Hole: No. 9 (218 yards, par 3)
The 9th hole at The Renaissance Club is a relatively new addition to the course. Situated on a stretch of coastline that incorporates holes eight to 12, this is regarded by many as the ‘crowning jewel’ of the club.
But, just because it is pretty, does not make it easy. This is a stern test for any golfer, regardless of ability. The longest par 3 on the course, it usually plays into a gusty headwind that whips in off the North Sea.
Even if you manage to land the ball on the green from your tee shot, you face a precariously sloped green that will test the putter from almost any distance.
A par on this hole is a good score, a birdie is a rarity, and you certainly shouldn’t be too disappointed with a bogey. What will you walk off with? Find out what happens in PGA TOUR 2K23.