Donald Trump bought himself an early Christmas present yesterday, acquiring a pair of golf courses. They are the private Branton Woods in Hopewell Junction, N.Y, and the public Pine Hill Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-designed course that's adjacent to the famous Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Hill, N.J.
Big surprise—he's changing their names! Effective immediately, Branton Woods will be known as Trump National Golf Club - Hudson Valley, New York, and Pine Hill will be Trump National Golf Club - Philadelphia. Quoting from the Trump press release: "Both courses will be operated by The Trump Organization as high-end ultra-luxury private clubs."
Trump did not disclose his purchase price for either.
The acquisitions bring to 11 the total number of golf courses owned by Trump. His most recent purchases include the former Lowes Island Golf Club outside Washington, D.C..
Here's a link to an article in today's Poughkeepsie Journal with some more details on the Branton Woods deal.