How Many Golf Courses Does Donald Trump Own?
How Many Golf Courses Does Donald Trump Own?
Among many other things that President Donald J. Trump is popular for, golf ranks among the most controversial. The President has come under great criticism for what is termed as his over-indulgence in the sport, especially considering that he was a scathing critic of former President Barrack Obama’s golfing tendencies.
However, the truth is Donald Trump has been a long-time fan of golf. In fact, some of his estates include some of the best golf courses in the world. In total, Trump owns 17 golf courses in and outside the U.S.; he owns 12 courses in the U.S., two in Scotland, two in Dubai, and one in Ireland.
Here is an overview of each of Trump’s golf courses.
- Trump International – Palm Beach, Florida
Trump International is one of the best golf courses in the U.S. It is also Trump’s favorite golf course since he took office as he has hosted many friends and several leaders there since January. The golf course cost about $40 million to build.
- Trump Turnberry
Trump Turnberry is one of the best golf courses in the world. It is located in Scotland and has hosted four Open Championships over the years. The course recently underwent an upgrade, so it should be even better.
- Trump International Golf Links, Doonberg, Ireland
This golf course was designed by the world-renowned designer Greg Norman; the designer has repeatedly boasted that it was one of his best works. It is especially popular for its opening hole, which is described as one of the best in the word.
- Trump Doral, Miami, Florida
Trump Doral has been the host of WGC-Cadillac since 2007. The PGA Tour also made it the venue for their Doral Open from 1962 to 2006. It has four courses that are suitable for both amateurs and professionals.
- Trump National, Westchester, New York
Just half an hour’s drive from downtown Manhattan, Trump National is wildly popular with New Yorkers and tourists. It is especially popular for its wonderful scenery that includes a 101-foot waterfall.
- Trump National, Philadelphia, New Jersey
This golf course offers an incredible view of Philadelphia City from its elevated position. It also offers a wonderful surface for a perfect game of golf. It is located just a short drive away from the city.
- Trump International Golf Club, Dubai
This golf club is one of Trump’s most prestigious golf courses. It measures a whopping 30,000 square feet, and it is set to build a state-of-the-art clubhouse. In fact, the clubhouse is expected to be the largest in Dubai.
- Trump National, Washington, D.C.
Trump designed this golf course himself, and amazingly it ranks among his best golf courses. It has 36 holes. Trump is expected to pay this golf course more visits now that he will spend most of his time in Washington, D.C.
- Trump National, Bedminster, New Jersey
This golf course is considered one of the top 100 golf courses in the world thanks to its Old Course. In fact, it is so popular that it is already scheduled to host the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open as well as the 2022 USPGA Championship.
- Trump World Golf Club, Dubai
Trump World Golf Club is set to be his second golf course in Dubai. It will reportedly be designed by golf legend Tiger Woods, and it is expected to be one of the best in the world.
- Trump National, Charlotte, North Carolina
Serenity does not get better than this when it comes to golf courses. This golf course has two-thirds of its holes positioned along water and close to the private club. In fact, it is considered one of North Carolina’s best golf courses.
- Trump National, Colts Neck, New Jersey
This course ranks among the best golf courses in New Jersey, and also one of the most challenging. In particular, it is popular for its 19th hole, which is positioned on a picturesque artificial island.
- Trump National, Hudson Valley, New York
Trump National in Hudson Valley, New York used to be a bison farm. Today, however, it is one of the leading golf courses in the state. However, it is not open to everyone as it is fully private and incredibly exotic.
- Trump Golf Links, Ferry Point, New York
This golf course was designed by the highly esteemed golf player Jack Nicklaus. It is quite close to Manhattan, and it is open to everyone. One of its most popular aspects, besides its pristine surface, is its view of Manhattan’s skyline.
- Trump National, Jupiter, Florida
This is another of Trump’s golf courses to be designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is quite challenging with all the water hazards, but it is popular with amateurs as well as professionals.
- Trump National, Los Angeles, California
With a cost of over $250 million, this golf course is one of the most expensive and exotic golf courses in the world. It was designed by Pete Dye. Amazingly, it is open to everyone.
- Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen, Scotland
This golf course is one of Trump’s newest. It is also one of the best in the world as it was ranked on the 100 best golf courses by Golf Monthly.