EAST Lothian will continue to be home to the Genesis Scottish Open until at least 2026, it has been announced.

Golfing stars from across the globe have played at The Renaissance Club for the last four years, with Xander Schauffele winning on the course last month.

On Tuesday, the DP World Tour and PGA Tour confirmed that the tournament would return to the venue next year, from July 13 to 16, and through until 2026.

Jerry Sarvadi, CEO of The Renaissance Club, was “extremely pleased” to see the event returning.

He said: “As we continue these relationships, The Renaissance Club, along with our architect Tom Doak and our player consultant Padraig Harrington, will strive to improve our golf course and our facilities to better the event experience for all participants, our members and their guests, and general public spectators.

“The 2022 event was truly spectacular, with 14 of the top 15 in the world rankings participating and world number six Xander Schauffele winning with a score of seven under par, as East Lothian received some typical Scottish westerly breezes to challenge the world’s best golfers.

“We would like to thank the Scottish Government and the Scottish spectators for their continued support and we are looking forward to elevating the event for all participants into the future.”

'Wonderful home'

Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club course covers 300 acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.

Earlier this year, The Renaissance Club engaged three-time Major champion and Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington as a ‘player consultant’ for its championship golf course, consulting with course architect Tom Doak over matters related to the course design.

Keith Pelley, DP World Tour chief executive, was looking forward to returning to the venue next year.

He said: “The Renaissance Club has proved to be a wonderful home for Scotland’s national open over the past four years, and we are delighted to extend our stay in East Lothian through to 2026.

“Jerry Sarvadi and his team are dedicated to providing a world-class experience across the site, and it was against this backdrop that our strategic alliance with the PGA Tour came to life, with a hugely successful first co-sanctioned event, and with new title sponsor Genesis on board.”

The Genesis Scottish Open benefits from Scottish Government support, managed by VisitScotland, and retains its place in golf’s global calendar the week ahead of The Open as part of the agreements through to 2026.

This season, Australia’s Cameron Smith went on to lift the Claret Jug after playing at The Renaissance Club the previous week, following in the footsteps of 2021 Open champion Collin Morikawa.