With The Donald’s recent $20 million bargain basement acquisition of the posh Doonbeg Golf Resort in Ireland, soon to be renamed Trump International Golf Links Ireland, he has added another jewel to the Trump golf portfolio in major markets of the world. He covered The Big Apple last fall when he completed the $200 million Giuliani/Bloomberg NYC construction boondoggle and took over management of a links course on a Bronx landfill to be called, what a surprise, Trump Links at Ferry Point. The redesigned Trump National Doral will host the WGC Cadillac Championship in Miami in a couple of weeks.
The Donald with architect Gil Hanse…as always little doubt who’s in charge here
Which leads one to ponder what is left…..Cypress Point…..Royal Melbourne? Well, as you can read in this entertaining piece from GlobalGolf Postings, Mike Cullity imagines that the next acquisition would be Augusta National. A vivid imagination it is as he depicts the post tournament ceremony at the 78th masters…..very funny….not all that far fetched given The Donald’s M.O.
Cullity may need an addendum for what will be needed to replace the Eisenhower Tree for which the members of Augusta National are sitting Shiva since it’s demise last week in the Georgia Polar Vortex. I am sure Trump’s replacement will be the biggest and most virile Loblolly Pine tree ever seen.