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Trump International Golf Links & Hotel

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel

County Clare

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"Top 100 Courses in the World 2010"- Golf Magazine Spanning 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and sand dunes, the Greg Norman-designed course at Trump International Golf Links Ireland is a stunning sight to behold and offers views of the Atlantic from 16 of 18 holes. The average time taken for a round of golf is four hours and thirty minutes. The par-72 layout features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees. In line with Norman’s philosophy of ‘least disturbance’, the most natural route was taken in laying the course out through the sand dunes. As a result, the course has a unique combination of five par 3s and five par 5s.

As early as 1892, officers of the Scottish Black Watch Regiment considered Doonbeg an ideal setting for links golf. In the early 1990s, the Doonbeg Community Development Company began promoting the concept of a golf course at Doonbeg. With urging from that group, Shannon Development obtained purchase options for 377 acres of links-land from four local farming families. Doonbeg Golf Club Ltd., an Irish entity created by the partners of Kiawah Development Partners, acquired the options from Shannon Development and closed the sale in December 1999. Construction of the golf course commenced in December 1999.

The course opened on July 9, 2002, when Greg Norman defeated Irish Ryder Cup star Padraig Harrington by 2 to 1 in an exhibition match, but much interest and activity predated the event.

In February 2014 the course was purchased by Donald Trump. It has been renamed Trump International Golf Links Ireland.
Course Designer

Australian born, two-time British Open champion Greg Norman is the course architect. He was selected for his incomparable design skill and his “least disturbance” philosophy of routing courses to fit existing terrains. Norman's layout follows a course designed by nature – 14 of the greens and 12 of its fairways required no changes but a simple mowing of the grass. 

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