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Trump opens ahead of time – and it’s looking good

Posted on December 06, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Trump is always ahead of time. Having bought our grinders at the very first stages of the building work, John Bambury is delighted that the Trump Course opened for play several weeks before schedule.

The Trump Organisation’s philosophy, John says, is to, “Get the best of everything - that’s why we chose Bernhard grinders.”

We couldn’t have a better endorsement than that.

12 months ahead of schedule, the Trump golf course in Aberdeenshire opened in early July 2012, and already, it has gone straight into the top ten courses in Great Britain & Ireland.

“This is not like any other links course.” said John Bambury, Course Manager.

“This is 600 acres of wonderful landscape dedicated to golf. The dunes are spectacular, the deep bunkers are awe-inspiring. No expense has been spared. We have 4 golf courses worth of greens turf – so this is a 4-5 hour challenging golf experience.”

“We started seeding in 2011, and some areas were established very quickly.

We started cutting as soon as the grass was through, and we mow our greens every day, and our fairways daily, or every other day depending on the time of year.”

“The philosophy of the Trump organisation is to get the very best of everything - equipment, back-up, service and results – and that is why we chose to buy Bernhard grinders.

They have performed outstandingly for us; they are easy and intuitive to use and the Bernhard training and back-up has been great.”

“To give you an idea of the challenge the maintenance team deal with, we have 4.3 hectares of greens turf. This must be in perfect condition every single day. We have a 22 acre driving range. We have 107 tee boxes. We maintain our fairways like traditional courses maintain their tee boxes. We have 6400 linear metres of irrigation. This is an amazing project and investment in this lovely part of Aberdeenshire.”