Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point — New York City’s first new course in 52 years — started booking tee times on Wednesday, and Donald Trump already has big plans for the venue.
The $269 million collaboration between Trump and course designer Jack Nicklaus is the most expensive public golf facility ever built in the United States, according to Bloomberg Business.
The course sits on the east side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge that connects New York City’s Bronx and Queens Boroughs. It was expected to open in 2001, but was pushed back due to cost, landscape, environmental and legal issues.
Trump took over the project in 2011, and Ferry Point is now scheduled to open on April 1, 2015.
As expected, greens fees are not cheap.
One round of golf ranges from $141 for New York City residents on weekdays, up to $215 on weekends for non-residents, with discounts for juniors and seniors.
Ferry Point is reportedly slated to host the The Barclays in 2017, an event that has held the first round of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs since 2007, and hopes to land a U.S. Open at the venue one day, as well.
Trump is no stranger to hosting professional tournaments at his 18 golf destinations across the world.
- Trump National Doral has hosted the WGC-Cadillac Championship for the past two years.
- Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles is set to host the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October.
- Trump National in Bedminster (New Jersey) is scheduled to host the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open.
- Trump National in Bedminster is scheduled to host the 2022 PGA Championship.
Other notable courses in Trump’s stable include Trump International Golf Links in Scotland, Trump International Golf Club Doonbeg in Ireland, Trump Turnberry in Scotland, Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico and Trump National Golf Club in Washington D.C.