Tuesday, 10 July 2012 marked the long awaited opening of the spectacular Trump International Golf Links, Scotland at the Menie Estate, Aberdeenshire.
This is the completion of the first phase of Donald J. Trump’s £750 million investment in Scotland and the culmination of seven years of planning and development.
To date, over £100 million has been spent on the championship golf course, designed by Martin Hawtree, and related services, maintenance and infrastructure, and the restoration of the historic estate properties.
From consultant engineers and architects to agronomists, environmental scientists and countless other disciplines, more than 500 people have been employed in the delivery of this first phase of the project.
Throughout construction Sol Golf had over 60 personnel on site, and drew in over 300 support staff including numerous local subcontractors to complete the championship course.
As well as the championship golf course, facilities include a 22 acre driving range, a 10,000 square metres short game area and a 3,000 square metre putting green. The golf house includes a bistro style restaurant offering breakfast, an all day menu, and is open to all. A wide range of Trump International Golf Links, Scotland products and merchandise are available for purchase in the golf house shop.
Over 160 full and part-time staff and contractors are employed in positions from management and administration to golf course operations, retail, food and beverage, maintenance, gardening, green-keeping and caddying.
The course officially opens to the general public on Sunday, 15 July and is open for play from 07:30am daily until 31 October.
A programme of events and activities is scheduled for the winter months, and access to the golf course will continue with prior booking. The golf house will also be in operation with a winter daytime and evening menu.
Trump International Golf Links www.trumpgolfscotland.com