First players tee off on Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course
The first golfers have teed off at US tycoon Donald Trump’s multi-million pound golf resort.
Trump International Golf Links, in Aberdeenshire, opened to the public for the first time yesterday morning.
Last week, the businessman was piped on to the 18-hole course, which is three miles long, before cutting a ribbon and striking the first ball with former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie to declare the resort officially open.
The course is said to be open to all and people can have a game on a “pay-per-play” basis and discounts are offered to residents of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Mr Trump has clashed with local residents, environmentalists, wind farm manufacturers and the Scottish First Minister since buying the land on the Menie Estate seven years ago, but said the battle has been worth it.
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