Trump National Doral Miami

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Trump National Doral Miami
DoralGolfResortNovember2010.jpg
The 18th hole of the Blue Monster course.
Club information
Location Doral, Florida, United States
Established 1962
Type Resort
Owned by The Trump Organization
Total holes 90
Tournaments hosted WGC-Cadillac Championship (2007-2016)
Doral Open (1962–2006)
Website trumphotelcollection.com/miami Trump National Doral Golf Club
Blue Monster at Doral
Designed by Dick Wilson
Par 72
Length 7,288-yard (6,664 m)
Course rating 76.8
Slope rating 143
Course record 61 - Stephen Ames (2000)
Great White Course
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length 7,171-yard (6,557 m)
Course rating 74.5
Slope rating 134
McLean Course
Designed by Jim McLean
Par 70
Length 6,557-yard (5,996 m)
Course rating 72.8
Slope rating 143
Gold Course
Designed by Raymond Floyd (redesign)
Par 70
Length 6,609-yard (6,043 m)
Course rating 72.2
Slope rating 135
Red Course
Par 70
Length 6,101-yard (5,579 m)
Course rating 69.4
Slope rating 131

Trump National Doral Miami is a golf resort in Doral in south Florida in the United States. It was founded by real estate pioneer Alfred Kaskel in 1962, with the name "Doral" coming from an amalgamation of the first names of Kaskel and his wife, Doris. It currently has 90 holes of golf and its signature course is the Blue Monster at Doral.

Description

The resort consists of 800-acre (3.2 km2).[1] Prior to its renovation, the club was reported to feature "four golf courses; 700 hotel rooms across 10 lodges; more than 86,000-square-foot (8,000 m2) of meeting space, including a 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) ballroom; a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) spa with 33 treatment rooms; six food and beverage outlets; extensive retail; and a private members' clubhouse."[2]

History

Trump National Doral Miami, formerly known as the Doral Country Club and Doral Golf Resort & Spa, was the sister hotel to the famous Doral Hotel on the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida.

At the peak of the housing market, a real estate fund had acquired the property.[2] The property was then purchased, along with other resorts, by Paulson & Co.[2] Around 2010, the Pritikin Longevity Center moved into the spa area of the Doral resort.[3] In early 2011, Doral went into bankruptcy, with Paulson seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the property.[2]

In February 2012, the Trump Organization purchased the Doral Resort & Spa for $150 million.[2] The purchase included four of the five golf courses.[4] Trump has a $125 million mortgage on the property.[5]

In 2016, Doral completed a $250 million renovation project.[1]

Lawsuits and legal controversies

Trump "has been the target of dozens of liens" from contractors who worked on the renovation project.[6] On May 20, 2016, a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judge ordered Trump National Doral Miami to be foreclosed and sold on June 28 unless the Trump Organization paid $32,800 to a Miami paint supply company.[6]

A 6-foot (1.8 m) high portrait of Donald Trump painted by Miami Beach-based artist Havi Schanz, which became controversial when it was reported to be purchased for $10,000 with funds from the non-profit Trump Foundation,[7] hangs on the wall in the resort's Champions Bar & Grill.[8]

Since Trump purchased the resort in 2012, he has challenged the local property tax assessments every year.[1] In filings with the Federal Election Commission, Trump has consistently claimed high property values for his golf courses; in tax proceedings, however, Trump has generally claimed substantially lower values.[1] In August 2016, Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz challenged the tax assessment for the Doral resort, saying that it was too low and did not account for renovations that increased the value.[1]

Golf courses and tournaments

Trump National Doral Miami features five championship golf courses:

  • The Blue Monster at Doral
  • The Golden Palm Course
  • The Red Tiger Course
  • The Silver Fox Course

The Blue Monster played host to the Doral Open on the PGA Tour from 1962 to 2006, and from 2007 to 2016 the WGC-Cadillac Championship made its home there after having been played at different venues in the United States and Europe since its inception in 1999. In 2016, it was announced that the tournament would be moved to Mexico City.[9]

The resort's other courses have also played host to important events. The Gold Course hosted the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in 1999, and the Red Course hosted The Office Depot on the LPGA Tour in 2000.

Scorecard

Trump National Doral Miami - The Blue Monster
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue 76.8 / 143 529 376 438 236 394 442 428 563 169 3575 551 406 603 245 475 175 372 419 467 3713 7288
Gold 73.8 / 140 504 346 382 215 367 415 407 502 158 3296 528 336 583 229 416 156 346 397 414 3405 6701
White 71.7 / 136 481 321 357 184 342 390 387 475 144 3081 507 312 563 212 388 140 322 369 387 3200 6281
Handicap Men's 11 17 1 3 13 5 9 7 15 10 18 8 2 6 16 14 12 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap Women's 9 17 5 15 13 1 3 7 11 4 18 10 2 8 14 16 12 6
Red 71.3 / 126 390 272 305 149 288 348 345 422 117 2636 455 283 492 173 316 110 277 311 339 2756 5392

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Trump's Doral and Jupiter resorts' tax bills under scrutiny: A Doral councilwoman is challenging Trump National Doral's tax assessment, The Real Deal (August 22, 2016).
  2. ^ a b c d e Trump buys Doral Resort for $150 million, plans 18-month renovation, PGA.com news services (February 28, 2012).
  3. ^ Amy Bertrand, Relax, refresh and get healthy at Florida's Pritikin Center, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (February 19, 2012).
  4. ^ Monique O. Madan, Donald Trump gets his key to Doral, Miami Herald (March 4, 2015).
  5. ^ Katherine Clarke (1 July 2013). "What does Donald Trump really own". The Real Deal. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Lambiet, Jose (2016-05-20). "Judge to Trump National: Pay contractor or face foreclosure". The Miami Herald. 
  7. ^ Fathrenthold, David (2016-09-14). "Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money. We may have found it.". The Washington Post. 
  8. ^ Acevedo, Enrique (2016-09-21). "How I found Trump's controversial $10,000 portrait.". Univision. 
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/15876975/pga-tour-move-event-miami-trump-doral-resort-mexico-city-2017

External links

  • Trump National Doral Golf Club Official website
  • Official website

Coordinates: 25°49′10″N 80°20′34″W / 25.81944°N 80.34278°W / 25.81944; -80.34278

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