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The Donald Moving Forward With Second Scottish Course

Daily Express writer Paula Murray reports on plans moving forward for a second course at Trump International Links near Aberdeen.

The new layout will go at the southern end of the property.

Dr Hawtree said the second course would be more “relaxed” than its “high-flying neighbour” and explore the “beauties of the land behind the dunes”. He added: “The sea of heather-clad undulations, the isolated small lochs, the network of burns and the higher ground behind this land provides fine views of the whole links.

“Not to be outdone, the second course will rise up into the dunes at the southern end and nod in acquaintance to the 4th and 5th holes of the first course.”

The new links will take shape on the vast site overlooking the North Sea. Meanwhile, Trump and his team have revealed that 10,000 people played the course during the first four months.

My math puts that at about 90 players a day from the July 10 opening to the course's closing at the end of October. Not bad for a £150 and up green fee.

Meanwhile in other Trump news, Rebecca Gray says YouTube has pulled (again) the "Donald Trump Does Bohemian Rhapsody" single for reasons unknown (not a copyright issue according to the creators).

This week, the soundtrack to the video, which was produced to highlight the bitter dispute between Trump and the residents of Aberdeenshire's Menie estate, was released as a single and there were even claims it could be a contender in the battle to become the Christmas number one.

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So then, wind turbines not such an issue ...
Jeff once again your naiveté astounds.

After all the hookum the Donald has announced about this scheme you now accept hook, line AND sinker the figures for play he releases. Was exactly 10 000 rounds?

A friend who played in Septemebr had a low handicapper for his Caddy. He asked him how long he'd been there and how many times he'd played it? Answers: since it opened and never.

I understand the course is now shut for the next 4 months. Do we think he's keeping on the "thousands" of new jobs he's created during this period? Jeff probably does.
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBelowPar
It doesn't matter how many distressed golf courses he takes over or new courses he builds, it can never supercede his obnoxiousness.
The buffon is incapable of stopping himself...

Great funny article from Penn Jillette yesterday describing what it was like to be around Trump during the taping of the Celebrity Apprentice. Actually well written with some good laughs.
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephenP
Just curious, "Below Par," who is this "JEFF" to whom you're referring?
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
will this be the second greatest course in the world?...
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchico
@ below par

Are you sure you are not ''above par''....and make that ''a lot above par'' at that. While I often deal with typos, and to be honest, just plain old spelling mistakes, Mr. Below Par, you sir, need to finish your education provided by the fine folks who run the short bus circuit.

It seems like if you were in one of those competitions whee everyone gets a trophy, they might just come up one short when they call out your name.

Now you have a nice weekend, and we'll all say an extra prayer for your mom and dad.
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Trump has come to grips with the windmill farm by incorporating several as man-made hazards that, as he put it, "Will make this the most environmentally friendly golf course in the world." Trumps also promises several of his trademark Completely Out Of Character With The Terrain Waterfalls, revealing, however, that on this golf course the water will fall UP. Said Trump, "NOBODY else could do this. NOBODY."
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
An insider confirms that #15 will feature a golden waterfall ("The Coiff"), #16 will house a 5MW turbine ("The Windmill Hole"), #17 will be The Clown Hole (a dune will be carved into the likeness of The Young Donald), and #18 ("Bullseye") will boast a steeply inclined spiral-grooved target green that will collect your ball and return it to you only after you've signed a petition requesting that Obama make public his Social Security number, Hawaii drivers test results -- for both the written exam AND the road test -- and Honoloulu Public Library card account histories for him, his mother, his grandparents, and any residents from 1958-1972 whose middle name is "Hussein."
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
Let us all agree to never mention Donald Trump again. He and Rush Limbaugh. Thank you. Now back to the vino and dinner.
11.19.2012 | Unregistered Commenterthebigdad
10,000 rounds, aye right.
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterElle Gee

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