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The U.S. Golf Courses of Donald Trump
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Mike Stinton
 
By Mike Stinton
Published on 01/19/2017
 

Trump Golf’s U.S. Courses


 

 The Trump Golf Company's U.S. Courses

 

The Trump Golf Company currently owns 12 golf courses in the United States. They say money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can build or renovated a golf course. Each of Trump’s courses is home to a smattering of unique sights and shots. With extremely well manicured greens and fairways and tasteful touches such as granite tee box steps and Waterford chandeliers in the clubhouse, Trump really does know golf.

Here is a look at the Trump Golf Company holdings, which include a number of the best layouts in the country.


Trump National Briarcliff Manor (N.Y.) is a Jim Fazio design that has a lot of water and even more length. Over three million cubic yards of dirt were moved during construction of the par-72, 7,291-yard course, which is located on the site of the now-defunct Briar Hall Golf and Country Club. The result is a course that requires carries over man-made lakes and streams, navigation around enormous, immaculate white bunkers, and approach shots into greens that are nearly as large as the wallet of the man who commissioned their existence.


Trump National Bedminster (N.J.) is located just minutes from the United States Golf Association’s headquarters.  This 7,560-yard monster (from the tips) is one of the longest courses in the country. Trump has not commented on why he likes his courses so long, but perhaps the fact that he can afford the best drivers on the market has something to do with it. A good golfer himself, Trump is about a 6 handicap. Panoramic overviews of the historic countryside sweeten the view from this Tom Fazio design, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the course continue to skyrocket up the list of the world’s best.


Trump International West Palm Beach (Fl.) may be closer to stardom than any of Trump’s other beauties. Many publications have it ranked as the number two course in Florida, behind only the Seminole Golf Club, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally by Golf Digest. Trump International in West Palm has played host to the season-ending ADT Championship, the LPGA’s most prestigious non-major tournament in which only the top 30 players are invited to play.


Trump National Los Angeles (Ca.) is another Trump course to have hosted a professional event. For all of the extravagance Trump has shown in the past, the effort he put into his L.A. course was nothing short of Herculean. The course features a gasp-inducing view of the Pacific Ocean on nearly every hole. The ocean tightly borders many of the holes, punishing inaccuracy off the tee.


Trump National Doral Golf Club (Fl.) members enjoy four different golf courses that have played host to scores of professional golfers and events. The Blue Monster, The Red Tiger, The Silver Fox and The Golden Palm golf courses have some of the toughest holes and most spectacular views in Florida. The Blue Monster, has undergone a massive redesign by Trump and Gil Hanse. Reaffirming its reputation as one of the most challenging courses, the 7,608 yard track features strategically placed deep bunkers, long fairways, undulating greens and an assortment of water hazards to challenge even the most experienced golfers.


Trump National Charlotte (N.C.) is a 7,475 yard course that creates a beautiful, diverse experience, offering an array of challenges for golfers at all skill levels. The course carves its way along the shores of Lake Norman with 14 holes playing directly along or over the water.


Trump Golf Links Ferry Point (N.Y.) is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design, links-style golf course created to take advantage of the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, East River and Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges. Measuring 7,407 yards, the rolling fescues, tree lines and bunker placement make for an incredible yet challenging links course.


Trump National Hudson Valley (N.Y.) is located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley and features 18-holes of world-class golf framed by breathtaking views of the Stormville Mountain, making this spectacular layout both highly competitive and visually stimulating.


Trump National West Palm Beach (Fl.), the first course acquired by Trump, was built for tournament caliber play, measuring 7,326 yards from the back tees. The club welcomes its members and their guests with gates that lead to an exquisite clubhouse built for golf outings, weddings and special events.


Trump National Philadelphia (N.J.) , designed by the world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, sits at southern New Jersey’s highest point provides tremendous views of the entire Philadelphia skyline, and is adjacent to Pine Valley Golf Club. The accolades for this 18 hole course are certainly well deserved, and the spectacular clubhouse provides the ideal venue for a wide variety of social events.


Trump National Washington (D.C.) is home to two world-class golf courses--the Riverview Course and Championship Course, which was recently designed by Donald J. Trump. Playing alongside the peaceful Potomac River, the panoramic setting and unique design create the ultimate scenery for a luxury golf club.


Trump National Westchester (N.Y.) is located just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan and proves to be a challenging course for all players. This 7,291 yard boasts incredible landscaped vistas, bunkers and spectacular water features, including an exquisite 101 foot waterfall.


Trump National Colts Neck (N.J.) features 7,157 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 74.9 and it has a slope rating of 139.  Designed by Jerry Pate, the Trump National Colts Neck course opened in 2005.