Donald Trump’s Turnberry plan gets go-ahead

Donald Trump vowed to spend 100m on Ayrshire golf resort. Picture: Hemedia
Donald Trump vowed to spend 100m on Ayrshire golf resort. Picture: Hemedia
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DONALD TRUMP’S plans to stamp his mark on the famous Turnberry golf resort with new features including a massive Roman-style fountain outside the clubhouse have been given the green light.

The businessman promised to invest more than £100 million in the Turnberry Hotel which looms over the championship Ailsa course on the edge of the Firth of Clyde.

The billionaire American bought Turnberry from the Dubai-based Leisurecorp for an undisclosed sum in April this year. He immediately renamed the resort in Ayrshire “Trump Turnberry” and said at the time: “We will be spending a great deal of time, effort and money to make Trump Turnberry the finest resort of its kind anywhere in the world.”

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Now plans submitted to South Ayrshire Council have been approved, and the resort will undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment.

An image of the huge fountain, which will be “patinated to simulate marble”, shows it has a warrior battle figure on top and is surrounded by lions.

A major renovation of the hotel will take place, with a new ballroom, while a second golf course will be created and improvements made to the existing Ailsa course.

A spokesman for South Ayrshire Council said yesterday: “There were no objections received regarding the plans at Turnberry.”

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