Trump International (Championship) - West Palm Beach - Florida - USA

Trump International G.C.,
3505 Summit Boulevard,
West Palm Beach,
Florida (FL) 33406,
USA


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  • Bill O'Conner

  • Jim Fazio

  • John Nieporte


Florida’s West Palm Beach is the location for the best of the six layouts in the growing Donald Trump portfolio of golf clubs. But if Trump’s hype is anything to go by, his new development in Aberdeen will culminate in the greatest golf course in the world. Naturally we are sceptical about that but we do hope that it will generate some serious opportunities for Aberdonians.

There are 27 Jim Fazio designed holes at Trump International Golf Club at West Palm Beach but the one is the Championship course which opened for play in 1999. The third loop is a nice nine-holer which is also a good test but it’s not quite in the same league as the main 18-holer.

With six tees per hole to choose from, try not to let bravado get the better of you. With 2,000 yards between the front tees and the tips, select your medicine wisely for maximum enjoyment on this 7,300-yard monster. Trump certainly moved the earth; in fact, some three million cubic yards were shifted to create the Championship course. Lakes were dug to a depth of more than 50 feet, 5,000 mature trees were strategically transplanted coupled with new streams and waterfalls that would make Walt Disney proud.

The Championship course was a host venue for the LPGA tour and was the location for ADT Championships between 2006-2008. The winners walked away with a $1 million paycheque, the largest in the history of ladies’ golf.

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good track similar to Shadow Creek from Vegas. Trump spends money and keeps the courses in good condition.
November 18, 2014


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Awesome! Truly awesome. The whole experience is one of the best golf-related one that I've ever had. Yes, everything Mr Trump does is over the top, and this place is no exception. But my how, the course truly is a great one, a real test (7300 yds from the back tees from which I played), with lots of carries over water, numerous bunkers, and tricky greens. This is not just a wealthy people's club, it is also a proper golf test on a very eye pleasing course. The course is magnificent, with lush vegetation, waterfalls (did I mention over the top?), and the conditioning is perfect. All the holes are really great in their own right, but I guess 2 of them stand out for me: the 17th, signature par 3, 220 yds over water, with a horse shoe shaped waterfall at the back. And the 9th, a long narrow par 5, beautifully contoured. But truth be told, many more stick in the memory. 16th-17th-18th is a very strong finish, some sort of "Trump Amen Corner". The course is actually quite hilly, which is unusual for Florida, and there are many impressive elevated tees. Some tons of earth have clearly been moved around! Caddies are mandatory, even for the members, and mine was very nice. The whole staff actually deserves high praise, nothing is too much trouble. This whole experience will remain in my memory for a long time, a once in a life time opportunity I guess, but who knows? Great job Mr Trump, I now look forward to visiting his Scottish venue, which, if it is anything like Trump standards (and it most likely will), will become a world class course too… Cedric
January 18, 2012


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Cedric
January 18, 2012
Forgot to add that they have a total of 27 holes. While I didn't play the 9 hole course in total, I must say that it is also a proper golf course in its own right, narrower than the main course, and not a let down by any means. Its 8th hole, that I played, is a reminder of the 17th at Sawgrass, in a longer version (155 yds), a cracking hole!!