A Donald Trump track received some criticism last weekend, but The Donald’s courses aren’t going away any time soon.
The PGA of America announced Tuesday that Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles will host the 33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf Oct. 19-21. The multi-year agreement between the PGA of America and the Trump Organization brings the event back to the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1993. It was played in Bermuda from 2007 to last year.
"The PGA of America begins a new chapter in celebrating the winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship through an exciting partnership with The Trump Organization, the owner and operator of a large portfolio of exceptional golf properties," said Derek Sprague, the PGA of America president, in a release. "The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has always been a showcase for the best in our game. We are pleased that Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles will provide a great challenge to the game’s finest players."
The two-day tournament features the four major winners from the year. Opened in 2006, Trump National Golf Club LA is a par-71, 7,242-yard course complete with lakes, bunkers, waterfalls and scenic views. The 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championships will be held Oct. 17-19 at the course in conjunction with the PGA Grand Slam.
"We are thrilled to welcome the PGA to Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles – the perfect location for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf," Donald Trump said in the release. "It's an incredible course situated on dramatic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and will be a challenging and exciting test for the best players in the world. The combination of the course itself and stunning location will no doubt be a major draw for spectators and television viewers alike.”