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Clubhouse gets the Trump makeover

Donald Trump freeUS tycoon Donald Trump flew in to Scotland to unveil the latest upgrade to the Turnberry golf club.

The Trump Turnberry Clubhouse was formally opened at a ceremony for local dignitaries hosted by Mr Trump and his son, Eric, executive vice president of the Trump Organisation.

The historic clubhouse, home to four Open Championships, has undergone extensive refurbishment following the Trump Organisation’s acquisition of the Ayrshire resort last year.

Changes include the creation of an east-facing balcony, an extended retail shop, and a new restaurant named “The Duel in the Sun” in honour of the legendary play-off between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 Open Championship.

Also new to the clubhouse is a replica claret jug which is on display along with a collection of memorabilia which reflects the resort’s rich Open history.

The renovation of the clubhouse completes the first phase of a two-year extensive upgrade to Trump Turnberry which began last year with a re-design of the Ailsa course, a rebuilding of the Kintyre course, and a world class makeover of the hotel.  All of this work will begin in October.

Speaking at the clubhouse, Mr Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organisation, said: “Our vision for Trump Turnberry is to make this unique and special place the finest golf resort in the world.  I am honoured to unveil the new clubhouse and I hope that our members and guests from all over the world enjoy the first class facilities.

“With the work we’ve carried out on the clubhouse, it is on track to becoming the world’s most impressive 19th hole.

“I would like to thank the members for their unanimous support for all our plans here at Trump Turnberry, including the plans for the Ailsa and Kintyre which are very exciting and will bring the course and the facilities to world leading standards.”

Photograph:  left – right :  Chic Brodie MSP; Eileen Hewitt, chief executive, South Ayrshire Council; Donald Trump; Eric Trump; Clive Douglas, Captain, Turnberry Golf Club

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