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The Eden Club boasts the ideal venue for formal or informal gatherings

The membership of The Eden Club is truly international in flavour. This is because it is made of up existing members of private golf clubs from across the world. The Eden Club shares several of the characteristics of other fine golf clubs. For instance, prospective members undergo an interview before joining and membership is strictly by invitation. Prospective members can however, request further information about The Eden Club by completing the online form featured on The Eden Club website, www.theedenclub.com. Despite the exclusive nature of The Eden Club, there is no snobbishness. Rather, the club prides itself on its friendly and sociable outlook.

What sets The Eden Club apart from most other establishments is its innovative Secretariat Service. This provides members with the opportunity to sample what’s on offer from the world’s most prestigious golfing resorts. Members who sign up for the Seven’s Privileges package get to really make the most of this service. This annual package entitles the member to seven nights’ accommodation at any of the world’s finest golfing resorts in addition to seven complimentary rounds of golf at those resorts.

Another important factor that sets The Eden Club apart from other clubs is the sheer quality of its clubhouse. The home of The Eden Club is Pittormie Castle. Set in its own extensive yet secluded grounds, Pittormie Castle is one of the finest buildings in the Kingdom of Fife. For many years, Pittormie Castle was the home of the Dukes of Fife – having been gifted to Ludovic of Lennox in 1596. Unfortunately, the building had been allowed to fall into a state of decline The Eden Clubuntil it was ‘rescued’ by The Eden Club. It underwent full renovation under the guidance of Historic Scotland and now represents the perfect blend of world-class facilities set within a stunning former baronial home.

Pittormie Castle boasts plenty of spaces that are perfect for enabling members of The Eden Club to unwind and/or entertain their guests. Anyone looking for a space to hold a champagne reception should find exactly what he or she is looking for in the drawing room. As a contrast, the whisky room offers members of The Eden Club a somewhat more intimate space. Members of The Eden Club are also spoiled for choice in terms of dining options. Eating areas include the Stag Room, Terrace and a magnificent Main Dining Room.

The Eden Club offers superb facilities in St Andrews

It seems strange that up until 1997, St Andrews did not have a world-class private members golfing facility. This all changed with the founding of The Eden Club. A number of factors combine to make membership The Eden Club such an interesting prospect. The Eden Club can be seen as a truly international club. Membership of this organisation is designed to complement membership of a ‘home’ club. As a consequence of this, members come from all over the world. What’s more, membership of The Eden Club enables individuals to sample the very best of world golf. This is especially the case for those members who sign up for the Seven’s Privileges package. Under this arrangement, a member of The Eden Club is entitled to seven nights’ accommodation at his or her choice of golfing resorts and/or private golf clubs in addition to seven complimentary rounds of golf each year.

Another big draw of membership of The Eden Club is its association with St Andrews. The Eden Club base is Pittormie Castle. Situated just a few minutes’ drive from St Andrews, this former baronial home is ideal for accessing everything in and around the ancient home of golf – including the world famous classic courses, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course. It is also just a relatively short distance away from the cultural centre of Edinburgh.

The Eden ClubEverything that Pittormie has to offer is showcased at The Eden Club’s flagship event, The Founder’s Cup. Male and female participants contest this and members of The Eden Club can invite guests to partake as well. So far as the golf is concerned, the competition consists of three rounds contested over three days at Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course. Equally as important however, is the camaraderie involved. Pittormie Castle provides the ideal location for catching up with old friends – and making new ones. The social highlight of the event is The Eden Club Gala Dinner where Pittormie plays host to a memorable evening of food, drink and entertainment.

Anyone wishing to find out more about The Eden Club can do so by visiting its website www.theedenclub.com . Although The Eden Club avoids snobbishness and prides itself on a welcoming outlook, membership is by invitation only. Readers can however, request further information direct from The Eden Club via an online form.

Pittormie Castle offers a touch of ancient splendour for The Eden Club members to relish

The Eden Club is perfect for golfers who appreciate tradition, but at the same time are looking for the opportunity to play at the world’s most prestigious golfing locations. The Eden Club was founded in 1997 and has been catering for true connoisseurs of golf in a unique way ever since then.

The Eden ClubOne of the most attractive aspects of membership of The Eden Club is its superb Secretariat service. The aim of this service is to enable members of The Eden Club to gain access to the world’s top golf courses and resorts. The Seven’s Privileges package is a particular draw. Each year, as part of this package, members of The Eden Club get seven nights’ accommodation at the resorts of their choice in addition to seven complimentary rounds of golf.

Every great golf club deserves a special clubhouse. The Eden Club has something truly remarkable. Its base in The Kingdom of Fife is the enchanting Pittormie Castle. Pictures of this historic building can be found on The Eden Club website www.theedenclub.com. The building dates from the Middle Ages and was gifted to Ludovic of Lennox by King James VI in 1596. In 2005, the building was expertly restored with the guidance of Historic Scotland.

The look of the building may be ancient, but the facilities on offer to members of The Eden Club and their guests are truly modern. There is a luxury spa and pool facilities, as well as a gym and tennis courts. The character of the building is truly unique. There are plenty of restored lounge areas and drawing rooms for members of The Eden Club to retreat to after a long day on the course or after a leisurely dinner. The grounds of Pittormie are particularly enchanting; offering seclusion and beauty in equal measure.

The Eden Club is proud to have its base situated so close to the world famous golf courses of St Andrews. Pittormie is also within easy reach of Edinburgh Airport and the private airport at Leuchars.