Donald Trump’s $250 million renovation of the Doral country club now known as Trump National Doral is nearing completion in time to host the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. The project, which began last year, involves an 800-room hotel, a renovation of the Blue Monster golf course and a helipad off the ninth fairway.
“I find the beauty of golf wonderful,” Trump told the Miami Herald. “Just walking down the middle of the fairways of Doral. Surrounded by water and beautiful weather and sunshine and gorgeous brand-new green grass. It’s just perfect.”
“We are turning Doral into the greatest golf resort in the world,” Trump added, in the Herald interview.
The golf championship is slated for March 6-9. Renovations kicked off after the championship was held there last March. He bought the 800-acre site for $150 million in 2012. It is one of 11 golf courses he owns in the world. [Miami Herald] — Mark Maurer