This new partnership between these two private clubs provides reciprocal access to each of their members.
The Eden Club, St Andrews
Pittormie Castle (pictured above) located just 5 miles from St Andrews, Scotland, forms the centrepiece of the Eden Club. The baronial castle was formerly the home of the first Duke of Fife, and was lovingly restored in 2005 under the guidance of Historic Scotland.
Through the alliance, Exclusive Resorts 3,300 members will be able to experience the 2- and 3- bedroom residences at The Eden Club's private estate located on the grounds of the Castle. Members will enjoy onsite Michelin-starred dining, expert itinerary planning, and the convenience of The Eden Club's golf concierge handling all of their arrangements at St Andrews, the birthplace of golf, and more than 30 other local golf courses located within 45 minutes of the castle. This will include coordinating tee times, caddies, carts, and chauffeured transportation, as well as instruction at the famed St Andrews Links Golf Academy.
"Our extensive collection of superb golf destinations is one of the best features of club membership," said Jeff Potter, Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Resorts. "With the addition of The Eden Club, the preeminent private club in the world's most significant golf destination, we are raising our game yet again. Our members can experience any of the 38 different courses in the St Andrews area - including access to The Old Course - giving them unmatched opportunities to explore the landscape where golf was first played centuries ago."Exclusive Resorts
In turn, the 700 members of The Eden Club will be able to experience luxury vacations with Exclusive Resorts in a variety of beach, mountain, leisure, and metropolitan destinations around the world. These include spacious club residences in the golf meccas of Los Cabos, Mexico; Sea Island, Georgia; and Scottsdale, Arizona. As part of their travel experience, Eden Club members will enjoy Exclusive Resorts' high-touch personalized service, including customized pre-travel planning, pre-arrival grocery shopping, daily housekeeping, and the assistance of onsite concierge.
"Our members are accustomed to the very finest experiences, whether on the golf course or on vacation," commented Tom Lawrence, Chairman of The Eden Club. "We are delighted to partner with Exclusive Resorts because it has consistently met that standard, earning a reputation as the best, most convenient way to enjoy luxury vacations in many of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This is the perfect way to add another special dimension to membership and introduce the wonderful portfolio of luxurious Exclusive Resort homes to our members, who may use them for a variety of activities, beyond golf."
As part of the alliance, Exclusive Resorts members will also have access to selected premier golf tournaments and activities through The Eden Club's signature events program, including The Founder's Cup in St Andrews. The two clubs also plan to collaborate to create custom-designed golf events each year at Exclusive Resorts destinations for participation by each club's membership.
Providing access to great golf courses is a feature of many of the destination clubs. Last year Club Holdings launched The TOUR CLUB in partnership with the PGA. This new club provides special "behind the ropes access" to golfing opportunities, plus provides residences and coaching at some of the top courses.