Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland.

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Donald Trump is set to open a new, golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, which will be named after his mother despite opposition from conservationists and local residents. 

The 18-hole course will be called “MacLeod” in honor of Trump’s mother, Mary MacLeod who was born and brought up on the Scottish island of Lewis and emigrated to New York when she was 17-years-old. 

A resort hotel with 450 rooms, a conference center, and spa will also be built on the golf site alongside 950-holiday apartments, up to 500 houses, and 36 golf villas and community facilities, The Scotsman reported.

The course will share a golf house and related facilities with the neighboring Trump International Golf Links on the Menie Estate which opened in 2012 but will provide an extra 141 parking spaces. 

The construction of the original golf course was controversial due to the impact on coastal sand dunes at nearby Foveran Links which are considered a special scientific interest (SSSI) for their unusual shift patterns and biodiversity.

Conservationists say that the new course could cause the sand dunes to erode even further and last year, Scottish Natural Heritage recommended they be stripped of their SSSI title since they have been “partially destroyed.”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Sports


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