By Joe Passov
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The 10th hole at Turnberry. (David Cannon/Getty Images) The 10th hole at Turnberry. (David Cannon/Getty Images)


“It was an opportunity, as far as I was concerned,” Trump said. “Turnberry is considered one of the greatest courses in the world. It’s a special place. It’s an important place.”


means the Donald would realize his ambition of hosting a major title.
“Some of the greatest championships in the history of golf have taken place at Turnberry,” Trump said. “And the golf course itself is considered one of the greatest in the world. Some rate it as the best in the world. I’m not going to touch a thing unless the Royal and Ancient ask for it or approve it. I have the greatest respect for the R&A and for Peter Dawson. I won’t do anything to the golf course at all without their full stamp of approval.”

“This is a fabulous property in a great location,” Trump said. We’re going to bring a new level of luxury to the hotel. Our aim is to make it the finest golf hotel in the world.”

“’Trump Turnberry’ has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?” said Trump. “We’ll make that decision fairly soon—in a couple of days.”


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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