The USGA and Donald Trump...sounds like a winning combination!
NEW JERSEY’S TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB TO HOST 2009 U.S. JUNIOR AND U.S. GIRLS’ JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Far Hills, N.J. – Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., has been selected by the United States Golf Association to be the site of the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships. The dates of the championships are July 20-25. This will be the third time that these two championships have been hosted concurrently at the same club.
The original course was open for play in 2004. Designed by Tom Fazio, Trump National was routed through more than 500 acres of rolling farmland and horse pastures, with plenty of water hazards and demanding green complexes to negotiate. There are options with varied avenues for approach shots on almost every hole. Scenic wetlands and restored farm buildings dot the landscape.
Since its opening, Trump National has received numerous awards, including “Development of the Year (2005)” and a place among the Top 100 golf courses in the country.
The second course, being designed and constructed by Tommy Fazio, nephew of Tom Fazio, and his company, Tom Fazio II, will open for play in the spring of 2008.
“The USGA has given our club a tremendous honor by selecting Trump National Bedminster to host these two prestigious championships and we are committed to conducting the best Junior Championships ever staged,” said Donald Trump, chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization.
Within its grand scale, Trump National fittingly is dedicated to developing a top junior golf program for ages 5 to 17, with weekly clinics and four-day sessions offered each June and July.
“Junior golf is the cornerstone of our club here at Bedminster,” said Ashley Cooper, president of Trump National. “We are extremely proud to be associated with the USGA. Hosting two of its national championships is not only a crowning achievement for our club but for the Trump organization as a whole.”
The USGA announcement has drawn the attention of Bob Holtaway, mayor of Bedminster Township, a small town located in the picturesque central portion of the state.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Bedminster to be on golf’s national stage,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming the best junior golfers and the USGA staff to our town.”