Trump lodges second application for golf course in Aberdeenshire

Portrait image of Donald Trump at the Menie Estate golf course. Quality image.
Golf: The tycoon opened his first course at the site last year.© SWNS Group

Plans have been submitted for Donald Trump’s second golf course at the Menie Estate.

Trump International Golf Links said the application had been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council.

Designed by Dr Martin Hawtree, the 18-hole course will be named after the tycoon’s mother Mary MacLeod.

Sarah Malone, executive vice resident for Trump International Golf Links, said: “Our plans for the second golf course are moving forward rapidly and we’re delighted to reveal the indicative layout.

“We are more committed than ever to creating the greatest golf destination in the world.“

Mr Hawtree said the par 72 course would ranged between 7500 and 5500 yards.

The controversial first course at the estate was opened by Mr Trump in July last year.

Mr Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull out of the project – which will also feature a hotel – if a wind farm is built off the Aberdeen coast in future.

Aberdeenshire Council’s head of planning and building atandards, Robert Gray, said: “A proposal of application notice for a second golf course at Menie Estate has been received by the planning service.”

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