Donald Trumps golf courses have lost over $300 million since 2000 — Heres an inside look at each one of them
President Trump’s love for golf and extensive collection of courses continues to receive widespread media attention. Since his inauguration, he’s gone golfing at least 140 times across 280 golf course visits, according to an online tracker. (At last night’s presidential debate, Trump told Democratic Nominee Joe Biden, without evidence, “you probably golf more than I do;” unlike Trump, Biden doesn’t own any golf courses.)
In 2012, Trump spent $150 million to buy the National Doral Miami but over the next six years, the Times revealed that it ended up losing $162.3 million. Aso, as noted by Slate, Trump still has a $125 million mortgage on the property that’s due in the next three years. In addition, he’s lost $63.6 million on his golf courses in the British Isles.
Business Insider compiled a list of President Trump’s 15 operating golf courses, along with their amenities, from The Trump Organization. Keep reading for a look inside each.
President Trump’s golf club in Westchester, New York includes an 18-hole course, tennis courts, and a pool complex.
President Trump’s golf club in the Bronx includes an 18-hole links-style golf course, a 20,000-square-foot club house, and a waterfront restaurant.
Before the course opened in 2015, Business Insider reporters Jay Yarow and Tony Manfred tested the course out. They described the course as fun and not too difficult. They also applauded the nice views of the city’s skyline and the Whitestone Bridge.
In August, after a rocky few days at this year’s G7 summit, President Trump suggested hosting the 2020 summit at his golf course in Miami, Florida. As Business Insider reported, such a move could violate the Constitution because his business would personally benefit from it. However, in October, an administration official told The Washington Post that Trump dropped the idea after being told that Republicans objected to it.
President Trump’s golf club in Aberdeen, Scotland includes an 18-hole links-style golf course, a 22-acre driving range, a whiskey bar, and a five-star hotel.
In June 2019, Business Insider reported that the sand dunes on this course are at risk of losing their protected status because they were damaged during the development process. The course opened in 2012, despite concerns that it would damage the unique habitat.
In addition to the controversy, in March 2019, Business Insider reported that the course consistently posts annual financial losses in excess of $1 million.