Donald Trump second golf course in Scotland breaks ground


A ground breaking ceremony was held for the new site at the Menie Estate near Balmedie.

Picture of Donald Trump
Credit: Michael Vadon, via Wikimedia Commons.

The golf course will be built to the southwest of the first golf course at Trump International Scotland’s Aberdeenshire resort. 

Aberdeenshire Council granted planning permission in October 2020. 

This came after the council’s Formartine Area Committee resolved to grant the application in September 2019. 

Inside the project 

Architect Martin Hawtree designed the layout for the course. 

He also designed the first golf course that opened in 2012, located in the North East. 

The first course has 18 holes and oversees the coast. 

The council has been in regular contact with Trump International Scotland for the last few months. 

It is understood that enabling works and approved archaeological investigations are being done. 

The ‘Macleod’ course is named after the former U.S. President’s late mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, who was born on the Isle of Lewis.

The ceremony 

Trump appeared at the court on Monday to cut the ribbon, accompanied by his son, Eric Trump. 

Eric is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization and will be overseeing the construction of the course, according to The Herald. 

“We will build a course that will be fit to host many great championships in the future along with our championship links,” said Donald Trump. 

“We’ve had a lot of pleasure in working on this land, and there is no other land like it. We have incredible views of the sea, and there are no other dunes like these in the world. It will be a great success.”

Trump International Scotland was approached for further comment. 

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Image credit: Michael Vadon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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