Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland

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The 14th hole at Doonbeg

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, formerly Doonbeg Golf Club, is a traditional links-type course situated to the north of Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland. Designed by Greg Norman and opened in 2002, the geography was hardly changed as the course was fitted into the area provided.[1] The complex hosts a 5-star hotel, spa, cottages and reception rooms.

In February 2014, the lodge and golf club was bought by American businessman Donald Trump for an estimated €15m. The Lodge at Doonbeg, which consists of 218 hotel suites, a spa and several restaurants will be managed by the Trump Hotel Collection.[2]

The business applied for permits to construct a 2.8-km sea wall to protect the property, citing "global warming and its effects", although Trump himself denies the existence of global warming.[3] The plan attracted strong opposition from environmentalists due to concerns that it would adversely affect the Special Area of Conservation status of the site,[4] and was withdrawn in December 2016.[5] In December 2017, permission was granted for two smaller barriers, of 630 and 260 metres.[6]

On assuming the office of United States president in January 2017, Trump and his daughter Ivanka resigned as directors of the golf complex; his sons Eric and Donald Jr. remained.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Moore, Daron F. The Best Golf Club. Clinton Gilkie. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "US property mogul Donald Trump 'thrilled' to buy Doonbeg golf club". Irish Independent. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Ben Schreckinger (23 May 2016). "Donald Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course". Politico. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ 17. September 2017 : New campaign against Trump’s plans for Doonbeg wall
  5. ^ Griff Witte (6 February 2017). "Trump tried and failed to build a wall in Ireland. That could mean big trouble for Europe". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  6. ^ Humphries, Conor (December 21, 2017). "Ireland gives Trump golf course green light for scaled-down sea wall". Reuters. 
  7. ^ Trump resigns as director of Doonbeg golf course RTÉ, 25 January 2017.
  8. ^ NATO, Merkel, Brexit, Doonbeg: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe RTÉ, 16 January 2017.
  9. ^ Gordon Deegan (19 February 2017). "Scaled-down rock wall for Doonbeg golf links attracts more objections". Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-02-19. 

External links

  • Official Site

Coordinates: 52°44′50.32″N 9°29′56.38″W / 52.7473111°N 9.4989944°W / 52.7473111; -9.4989944

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