Donald Trump says that golfers are so gaga to play his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland that he needs to build a second course on the site. According to Bloomberg.com, Trump has submitted the plans for another 18 holes to the Aberdeen Council, just seven months after the first one opened.
The Donald hopes to lure a Ryder Cup and/or a British Open to Trump International Golf Links, his $1.17 billion Scottish golf resort, according to the article.
Trump’s proposals for the new course, which will be named after his Scottish-born mother Mary MacLeod, were presented to Aberdeenshire Council, the developer said today in an e-mailed statement. The 18-hole track would stretch up to 7,540 yards on the southern end of Trump’s 1,400-acre Menie Estate, 10 miles north of Aberdeen on Scotland’s northeast coast.
Trump, whose mother was born on the island of Lewis, spent more than 100 million pounds building the first 18 holes, restoring the estate and carrying out infrastructure work. He's built a 22-acre driving range, a 3,000 square-meter putting green and a 10,000 square-meter short-game practice area.
More than 10,000 golfers played the links course from July through October, trumpeted Trump, adding that he will try to host the British Open or the Ryder Cup. Bookings for 2013 have risen 55 percent from a year ago, he said.
“The unprecedented demand to play our championship course has accelerated our plans to build the second course,” Trump said in the statement.
Photo: Donald Trump at a photo shoot during the construction of his first Scotland golf course in 2010 (Getty Images).