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A truly very special guide to Donald Trump's expanding golf portfolio

By Peter Finch

Donald Trump on Monday completed his latest acquisition, Scotland’s Turnberry Golf Resort (below) and, to no one’s surprise, announced it’s now called Trump Turnberry. 

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This brings to 17 the number of golf clubs worldwide under the Trump banner. (I’m including in this total a pair of courses that are still under construction.) Some of these have more than 18 holes.

Can’t tell your Trump National Colts Neck from your Trump National Hudson Valley? Here are capsule descriptions of the other 16 clubs, from the Donald himself. *

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster (N.J.): “World-class golf” from “the world’s best golf course architect, Tom Fazio.”

Trump National Golf Club Charlotte: “The most desirable club in North Carolina.”
 
Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck (N.J.): “The finest golf course and country club on the Jersey shore - by far! “

Trump National Doral Golf Club (Fla.): “A truly special place.”

Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C. One of the world’s “most elite and prestigious” golf clubs, “created by legendary course designers Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills.”

Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley (N.Y.): “Something truly special.”

Trump International Golf Links Ireland (formerly Doonbeg): “It will soon be an unparalleled resort destination with the highest standards of luxury.”

Trump National Golf Club Jupiter (Fla.): “This club and setting are truly something very special.”

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles: “The pinnacle of the luxury public golf experience.”

Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia: “Adjacent to Pine Valley,” it’s “truly something very special.”

Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico: “A setting of unparalleled tropical grandeur.” 

Trump International Golf Links Scotland: “I have never seen such an unspoiled and dramatic seaside landscape.”

Trump International Golf Club (Palm Beach, Fla.): “One of the most ambitious golf course projects ever undertaken.”

Trump National Golf Club Westchester (N.Y.): “Among the most highly regarded in the state.” 

Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, N.Y. “One of our country's greatest golf courses right smack in the middle of New York City,” opening in 2015.

Trump International Golf Club Dubai. “What will soon become one of the greatest golf courses in the world,” scheduled for completion later this year.

As for the newly acquired Trump Turnberry: "Some rate it the best in the world," he told the BBC recently.

* Descriptions found at TrumpGolf.com

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