Trump buys Lowes Island Club
Monday, May 4, 2009
Potomac Falls, Va. – Donald Trump expanded his golf holdings to the nation’s capital with his acquisition of Lowes Island Club.
The club – which will be renamed Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C. – opened in 1994 with a course designed by Tom Fazio, and later added an Arthur Hills layout.
Chevy Chase Bank put Lowes Island on the market last summer, seeking $18 million, according to The Washington Post. It’s not clear how much Trump paid for the property. Trump plans to keep the club private.
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Cat Island, The Bahamas – Construction work has begun here on the first-ever PGA Village to be developed outside of the United States.
Plans call for PGA Village The Bahamas to feature a Rees Jones-designed golf course, a PGA Learning and Performance Center, a PGA Historical Center and PGA-branded golf cottages. The residential component will include town homes as well as low-density single-family homes on lots that average more than an acre.
The property is 1,906 acres and has more than two miles of beachfront. Construction is expected to take two to three years.
Cat Island is located 325 miles southeast of Miami.
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Orlando, Fla. – Marriott Golf launched the Fairway Furloughs Military Golf Program, which creates discounts for active, reserve and retired military personnel at the 26 courses operated by the company.
Discounted green fees and cart fees ranging from $29 to $69 are available for all military personnel after 3 p.m. everyday. Tee times can be made three days in advance, and a valid military ID is required. The Fairway Furloughs program cannot be combined with other offers.
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