On Sunday, Daddy and Mummy took me out to Donald Trump’s new international golf course, 10 miles north of Aberdeen. I had a good look around and my goodness, it is beautiful! Daddy had given evidence at the public enquiry set up by the Scottish Government in 2008 in favour of the proposal because he was convinced that Donald Trump’s ability to promote his golf courses and hotels would then benefit the tourism of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. And he has been proved right. On that weekend, there were ten golfers from Australia staying in Daddy’s other business, Skene House Whitehall especially to play golf on Trump’s course because they’d heard so much about it. Daddy went down and took their photograph and spoke to their leader, David Bavin who said that their groups had been in Scotland for golf before but had not come to Aberdeen, but on this occasion they came especially to play on the Trump course. They said that it had “outstanding physical beauty,” and that the holes on the back nine were “unworldly,”
The holes set into the dunes were “fantastic, especially number 12 which was one of the most scenic snapshots ever seen in their golfing lives.” They thought the course had been designed with great variety and with golf enthusiasts in mind and that the levels of service available from the staff was tremendous.
Daddy’s firm, Skene House, organises golf tours and the group had already played at Royal Aberdeen which they enjoyed very much and they were going to play at Cruden Bay, Castle Stuart, Dornach, courses around St Andrews, Carnoustie, and others. Daddy had his photograph taken with them and is going to email copies to them.
One of my favourite walks is along the beach at Aberdeen which we did after Mummy and Daddy had lunch in the Trump Clubhouse and I would have loved to have been able to walk over the sand dunes at Menie but they don’t allow for golf loving Bulldogs.