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Trump International Golf Club West Palm Beach: Championship

West Palm Beach, FL Private

4.3

Panelists

100 Reviews

Overview

Long before he was President of the United States, or even a TV reality show host, Donald Trump built a golf course, on prime real estate in West Palm Beach, which he got from Palm Beach County. In exchange for a 100-year lease, Trump agreed not to sue the county for noise disturbance to Mar-A-Lago resort. He hired Tom Fazio’s older, less-celebrated brother Jim Fazio to design a course that would rival Trump’s casino rival Steve Wynn’s baby, No. 27 Shadow Creek in Vegas. Jim moved 2 million cubic yards of dirt to create 58 feet of elevation change and planted 5,000 mature trees. Lakes linked by recirculating streams were built, as was a monolithic waterfall on the 17th. The result is Shadow Creek Southeast. “Steve Wynn is a friend of mine,” Trump said in a 1999 interview. “I did get certain ideas from Shadow Creek because I think he did a very good job. I made them bigger and better.”

About

Holes 18
Facility Type Private
Designer Jim Fazio

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked 84th, 2005-'06.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 151, 2013-'14. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 195.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 2005. Ranked eighth, 2011-'12. Ranked ninth, 2011-'12, 2017-'18. Ranked tenth, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 10, 2001, 2007-'10. Ranked 11th, 2015-'16, 2019-'20. Ranked 13th, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 15, 2003.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.17
Challenge
7.38
Distinctiveness
7.3
Layout Variety
7.22
Fun
7.05
Aesthetics
7.48
Conditioning
7.61

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