BEDMINSTER, N.J., Jan. 30, 2006 â?¦ Continuing a tradition of excellence under the Trump Golf Properties brand, a second course at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster will begin construction this spring.
The 18-hole course will be designed and built by Tom Fazio II, who has worked closely with Donald Trump as his in-house golf course designer/builder for almost a decade. Tom is the son of acclaimed architect Jim Fazio and the nephew of fellow golf course design luminary Tom Fazio. His company, Tom Fazio II Golf Design LLC, will also be the contractor.
The course, for which all municipal permits are in place, is scheduled to open in spring 2008 and will be the perfect complement to the award-winning, internationally recognized private layout at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, which was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2004. The new layout will be par 72, approximately 7,400 yards and will follow a similar design as the existing layout, according to Tom Fazio II. It will be carved into a 240-acre parcel of the property, which is 506 acres in total.
"The natural terrain and topography should lend itself toward a spectacular and dramatic golf venue," Fazio said. He plans to have more water come into play than on the original course and also feature more elevation changes.
"We are going to design this one a little differently," Fazio said, "but we will still maintain the design principles of the Fazio tradition. Foremost is that the golf course is in harmony with nature."
The original course at Trump National, Bedminster, is ranked No. 48 in the United States and No. 87 in the world by GOLF Magazine. Trump International, West Palm Beach, a Jim Fazio design that opened five years ago, is ranked No. 73 in the U.S. Two other domestic golf courses in the Trump portfolio — Trump National Golf Club, Westchester and Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles — have also received acclaim, as has Trump International Golf Club in Canouan Island, The Grenadines. Plans are underway also for a Trump Golf course in northeast Scotland.
Tom Fazio II has been praised for his work on designs like Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., and Great River Golf Club in Milford, Conn. He also did extensive work on his father’s design at Trump National, Westchester.
Over the years Tom Fazio II has developed a feel for Trump’s commitment to building world-class golf courses and will continue the tradition with the second course at Trump National, Bedminster.
"Working with him in the past has given me a good feel for what he likes," Fazio said. "He is the most detailed person I’ve ever met and he sees things that people don’t normally see. Like his real estate ventures, his golf courses and construction are done with excellence."
For additional information about Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster or Trump Golf Properties, access the web site at www.trumpnational.com.
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