Trump sets out big plans for second course in Aberdeen

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Donald Trump has arrived in Scotland with the former US President wasting little time in making headlines on this side of the Atlantic.

Trump plans to build a golf course to rival the world’s best. The MacLeod course – named in honour of his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod – saw its red ribbon officially cut by the former POTUS who broke new ground on the Aberdeen site.

“We are going to build a great golf course that aims to replicate the outstanding championship links we already have here and many believe to be the greatest golf course in the world,” Trump said.


“We will build a course that will be fit to host many great championships in the future along with our championship links. We’ve had a lot of pleasure in working on this land and there is no other land like it. We have incredible views by the sea and there are no other dunes like these in the world. It will be a great success.”

He added: “This project is very close to my heart as the course will be dedicated to my late mother and that is a source of great pride to me and my family. My mother was an incredible woman who loved Scotland. She returned here every year and she loved the Queen. I got to know the Queen too during my visits here I love Scotland just as much.”

Trump arrived to Scotland with a shadow over his head as the first former US President to be charged with a crime – 34 felony charges to be exact – in relation to hush money supposedly paid to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election.

Trump is trying to have the charges dismissed, claiming the indictment is nothing but ‘political persecution’, and the allegations won’t stop the former POTUS’ plans to also visit his course at Doonbeg for the first time since 2019.

Say what you will about the man and his politics, but there’s no denying Trump’s keen eye for golf. Have you played any of his courses?

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