Next Golf Resort to
Skirt Scottish Coast
Trump is in another fight, pushing yet another envelope
to create a world-class development.
owns some linksland on the Aberdeenshire coast of
Scotland, north of St. Andrews, and wants to spend
billions of his dollars creating what he claims
could be the greatest seaside golf resort in the
Scotland property is described as having windswept,
untamed and vast dunelands, ideal for creating golf
have been actively looking for links land in Europe
for the past few years, and of course my preference
was Scotland over any other country because I am
half Scottish," explained Donald Trump.
mother, Mary MacLeod is from Stornoway on the Isle
of Lewis. She grew up in a simple croft until she
landed in Manhattan at the age of 20 and her first
language was Gaelic.
I saw this piece of land I was overwhelmed by the
imposing dunes and rugged Aberdeenshire coastline.
I knew that this was the perfect site for Trump
International, Scotland. I have never seen such
an unspoiled and dramatic sea side landscape, and
the location makes it perfect for our development.
site is close to two of the world's most famous
courses and is just 15 minutes by car from Aberdeen
this exciting development comes to fruition, the
standards for the golf experience in Scotland will
be taken to new levels of excellence by the addition
of Trump International Golf
what's the holdup? Trump owns the land. He's named
his property - Trump International Golf Links Scotland.
not everyone in Scotland likes the idea of Trump
building a mega-resort in those dunes. Several major
environmental groups oppose the move and are fighting
to block the project. Scottish Natural Heritage
(SNH) has designated the site an "SSSI,"
or "site of special scientific interest."
local business community sees dollar signs in Trump
and those dunes, and is fighting back. And the Trump
organization claims "thousands" of people
have already expressed interest in owning homes
yet to be built around the resort.
going to win? Do you really have to ask?
resort is going to be built. He's Trump, after all.
More to the point, money runs the world, and there's
too much money at stake.
designer of the project will be Tom Fazio II, "Tommy"
Fazio, who worked on the original plans with Trump
and has worked on some other Trump courses.