Donald Trump has added to his golf course portfolio by purchasing Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.
The American tycoon has salvaged the five-star facility, which went into receivership last month after falling upon tough financial times.
It becomes the 16th golf club owned by Trump and will be re-named Trump International Golf Links, Ireland.
Commenting on the deal, which is thought to have cost him in the region of €15m, Donald Trump said: “I am thrilled to announce that we have purchased yet another incredible golf resort.
“From Trump National Doral, Miami to Trump International Golf Links, Scotland - known as ‘the greatest golf course in the world’ - we only have the best.
“Doonbeg is an already terrific property that we will make even better. It will soon be an unparalleled resort destination with the highest standards of luxury.”
“From Trump National Doral, Miami to Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, we only have the best" - Donald Trump
The multi award-winning club is situated on over 400 acres fronting for two-and-a-half miles on the Atlantic Ocean. It 18-hole championship golf course, below, was designed by two-time Open champion Greg Norman.
Luke Charleton, representing sales agent EY, revealed that Donald Trump fended off interested parties from around the world to secure the purchase of Doonbeg.
“There was a tremendous level of interest from domestic and international investors in this property,” said Charleton. “It is particularly pleasing to have sold this prestigious property to The Trump Organization who have the vision and resources to take what is an internationally renowned tourism resort to its next stage.”
Meanwhile, Trump has vowed to continue his fight against the construction of an offshore wind farm close to his Aberdeenshire golf development.
In a written ruling, issued today, Lord Doherty dismissed the Trump Organisation’s opposition to the 11-turbine development.
However, Donald Tump remains determined to halt the project and, in a statement, said: “We will appeal this decision and, in the meantime, we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland.”
Trump International Golf Links, Scotland opened in 2012. Plans for a second championship course at the Aberdeenshire development were revealed last year.
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