With great determination and mountains of money, a compelling new golf course has been created between Murcar and Cruden Bay along a three mile stretch of Scotland’s North Sea coastline –
Trump International Golf Links
…perhaps you’ve heard of it?
Designed by Dr. Martin Hawtree and opened in July 2012, the course follows a classic pattern of two out and back loops of nine holes. All 18 holes thread their way through the dunes, rising to find views of the sea and coastline and plunging into secluded valleys.
Situated in County Clare, Ireland between Lahinch and Ballybunion, the luxury golf resort was purchased in 2014 by Donald Trump, and was renamed Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Ireland (formerly the Doonbeg Golf Club).
Donald Trump has just unveiled plans for a second course on the Balmedie Estate in Aberdeen. The second course is to be called the Mary MacLeod Course after Trump’s Scottish born mother and will have the same designer (Martin Hawtree) who did a great job on the original course. As yet, no timings are available, however further details can be found by clicking here.
By Alastair Niven. Alastair is one of PerryGolf’s Golf Travel Specialists.
For some time Scotland has been slowly developing and positioning itself as a leader in the development of wind as a sustainable energy solution. By some estimate Scotland may eventually account for fully 25% of the harvestable wind in Europe. If you have travelled there in recent years you will have noticed tall windmill turbines at various locations around the countryside
Hitherto the debate has been more focused on the potential benefits versus environmental considerations. I think it is fair to say that the economic benefits may be further down the road than some proponents may claim, but this is a function of any developing technology. Undoubtedly there is a legitimate argument to be made in support of green energy options.