Donald Trump Buys Golf Resort in Ireland

Donald Trump Buys Golf Resort in Ireland

Vacation News » Europe Vacation News Edition | By WPJ Staff | February 12, 2014 9:09 AM ET

U.S. billionaire Donald Trump has purchased a golf resort in County Clare, Ireland, marking the first Trump Hotel Collection property in Ireland.

The property mogul's organization completed the purchase of the oceanfront Doonbeg Golf Club, which is the 16th golf club in the Trump portfolio, according to a company announcement.

The purchase price for the golf club was not announced. It will be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland.

The golf club covers more than 400 acres and includes an 18-hole golf course. The resort includes 218 hotel suites, a spa and several restaurants, which will be managed by the Trump Hotel Collection.

WPC | Trump Golf Resort, IrelandThe Irish location is the fourth addition in less than a year following the Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office, Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro, according to the announcement.

According to the BBC, Mr. Trump made the purchase in Ireland after a Scottish judge rejected his legal claim against a wind energy project off the Aberdeenshire coast. He states the project would spoil the view from his luxury golf course there.

Lawyers for Donald Trump began arguing the case last November.

"We will appeal this decision, and in the meantime we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland," Mr. Trump said from New York.

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