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Jul142012

A Few Photos Of Trump International...

I have modern WiFi speeds, so while it lasts, a few photos of Trump International Scotland...

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Great photos. What type of camera did you use?
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Java
Geoff, Do you see the water much? From a lot of the pictures, I get the feeling that playing it is like wandering in a forest of CandyLand gumdrop dunes. Two days ago I played Cabot Links and the water views were spectacular (Trumpian word, sorry) throughout the round. (The course itself was world-class playful -- fast, firm and fun from 1 to 18.)
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCBell
Agree - beautiful photos to complement the others you've shown. Looking at these, and remembering the Passov comments about not even looking for your ball is it is off the fairway in the gunch, it reminds me of a desert-style, target golf course with gunch replacing arroyos and sand. OK, with ocean views as a bonus. Is that a realistic view of it, or is there much more playable room in the fairways and green areas than the 90 acres or so you get in the desert? Thanks...
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
This kind of reporting is what makes this the best golf site available...no place else can you get this type of insight...thanks!
07.14.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrb
Has anyone checked out Askernish (http://www.askernishgolfclub.com/) on South Uist. Seems to reflect much if not more a links course that this one, but then its only my opinion. The sands of time will still decide the final issue on this course.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered Commentermh.morrow@sky.com
Great photos, good enough for Trump to use in marketing material. The more I see of this course, the more I like it. Is 14 a par 5 or is the gent hitting into the group in front of him?
What rb said!
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterArdmoreari
Load up on range balls if you know what I mean.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSclaff & Foozle
Geoff, The obvious concern, after watching all the hyped up lead up to this courses opening, is the walk. Does the use of "vista tees" make for an arduous walk? Perhaps better put, are almost all the teeing grounds elevated? Do you think the corridors are wide enough for a region known for hving excessive wind?
And, One last one. How would a a bunch of houses and huge hotel ruin the views?
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Clayman
What are the GPS coordinates?
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoogle Earth
If a bum bisects the fairway, remove him.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTXQ
Spectacular looking course. Is it playable for amateurs? It looks very narrow; not a condemnation in itself, but if the rough is as long close in to the fairway as it appears to be (from your long range photographs), then your visiting American patrons (who are going to be the only ones who can just about afford to play the course, on expenses naturally) will get pissed off PDQ, and only play once. There's nothing that can kill off a love of golf quicker than hunting for (and usually never finding) a ball in knee length knarly wet hay while getting soaked in a half-gale! When it happens every second hole, one's patience becomes stretched, to put it mildly.

I speak from personal experience as a member of a legendary links / dunes course on the west coast of Scotland (The Machrie), whose club motto is "Keep Your Temper". Good advice, if difficult to implement, when what seems to be a half-decent shot trundles into the "machair" (moorland high grass) and is lost within a yard of the fairway. I'm pleased to report though that some considerable recent investment in the maintenance equipment has allowed the staff to cut back the hay to allow broader first cuts of rough, and the course is immensely more enjoyable to play for that.

I fancy the same will have to be done at Menie if they want anyone to play it.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered Commenterfourputter
Melvyn Moron,
Have you ever been to Askernish to seen suggest that opinion?

Honestly, Trump or no Trump, this place looks outstanding if not a glorious duneland for Golf
Beautiful looking place. Not sure I have enough ammo to play there!
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad
What rb said times 10!! Thank you Geoff..great photos and coverage..like no other.
I seem to remember that you use a Canon S90 for the photos?
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterU.E.
Looks great but any golf course even one designed by me would look great there, looks great but so does OLD HEAD and that course is pretty good but not great. So the scenery is awesome how's the golf.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterA3
Reminds me of Wade Hampton but with no trees and way too much cabbage.
07.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSclaff & Foozle

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