Donald Trump is not a fan of the Coore/Crenshaw redesign of Pinehurst No. 2 that has taken the Donald Ross course back to its original design.
Trump tweeted several thoughts about the new layout including how horrible it looked on television and how Trump Bedminster and the Blue Monster were superior tracks. The addition of native areas throughout the course has taken the venue away from thick rough and green as far as the eye could see to sandy wiregrass plants and brown. The changes were widely regarded as positive, but Trump isn't afraid to be a contrarian with his opinions.
Turnberry in Scotland is a far superior golf course to Pinehurst - and it isn't even close! Likewise the Blue Monster at Doral.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2014
.@MattGinellaGC Have you ever seen Trump National/Bedminster or Trump International Golf links in Scotland. Both far better than Pinehurst!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2014
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I'd bet the horrible look of Pinehurst translates into poor television ratings. This is not what golf is about!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2014