Golf CoursesDecember 16, 2015

Donald Trump loses another big golf course battle in Scotland

Presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to lead polls in the U.S. In Britain, however, he's now "three times a loser."

That was the remark made by the Scottish National Party's foreign affairs spokesperson Alex Salmond following Trump losing a third and final legal battle to stop an off-shore wind farm from being built. Trump has been fighting the creation of the farm since he feels it hurts the views from his Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie.

Actually, he's a four-time loser in Scotland of late if you count last week's news that the R&A had taken away the 2020 Open Championship from his Trump Turnberry. That decision came after Trump's recent comments about Muslims. In his latest loss against the wind farm, the UK Supreme Court ruled unanimously against Trump, according to newsobserver.com.

"He has created a fine golf course but it does not even have a permanent clubhouse at present, far less the claims of thousands of jobs and billions of investment," Salmond added.

Trump has argued the wind turbines will hurt the area's tourism and thus, adversely affect the economy. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, however, says the farm would provide enough electricity to power 68,000 UK households per year. Trump's organization says it will "continue to fight" the proposal.


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