Trump reveals routing for second course in Scotland
Monday, February 11, 2013
There’s a second course coming to Trump International Golf Links in Scotland.
After the successful opening last summer of the Martin Hawtree-designed Championship Course along four miles of coastline north of Aberdeen, American entrepreneur Donald Trump has revealed plans for another layout.
This one, also to be designed by Hawtree, will start and end on an inland stretch but include a seven-hole loop (Nos. 6-12) on the far south side through dunes equally dramatic as on the first course and also overlooking the North Sea.
The par-72 layout, with five sets of tees ranging from 7,540 yards to 5,630, will occupy ground to the west and primarily south of the existing Championship Course. It will be named The Mary McLeod Course in honor of Trump’s mother, who was born in western Scotland.
The course includes a multisplit fairway par-4 fifth hole; two short, drivable par-4s (holes 9 and 12); and a double green shared by the 13th and 16h holes. The course encircles a parcel of land occupied by a local resident, Michael Forbes, who opted not to accept Trump’s buyout offer as he proceeded with plans for the 1,400-acre resort, conference center and residential community.
Take a look at the schematic for the new course: