Introduce about Trump Golf Links
It’s not every day that a golf course is built in New York, let alone the Bonx. In fact, Trump golf links is the first such project to be built in this city since 1964, and if it wasn’t for Donald J. Trump, it might never have happened.
Not only did Trump resurrect this project, he maintained the current architect who was working on the course, none other than the greatest golfer of all time, Jack Nicklaus.
After the original developer pulled out, Trump took over the reins, and in less than three years pushed all the right buttons, spending millions of dollars to fast track the development, whether it be legal or environmental issues, it was Trump and his team that pushed it through.
The links – style design, which sits upon almost 200 arces, is sensational. Under Whitestone Bridge, Bronx, the course offers wonderful views from the Manhattan skyline and the East River.
Forget about easing into the round. Hopefully, you took the time to hit balls on the range before you reached the first tee because you will be faced with one of eight par – 4s well over 400 yards in length.
Number 1 reaches 444 yards, from the black tees and is framed quite nicely by the links – style mounding on both sides, not to mention the bunkers on each side of the landing area. Your approach will be slightly uphill to a fairly small putting surface of just 28 paces in depth. Three traps guard the green, which slopes from left to right. If you can stay below the hole, you will have a good chance at par.
Played as a routine par – 5 or a robust par – 4 (for tournament play), the second hole bends slightly to the left and can reach 518 yards. A successful tee ball must avoid the fairway bunkers on each side of the landing area because the short grass in pinched tightly. Going for the green has a couple of pitfalls, such as the bunkers left, right and short. In addition, the chipping area to the right is well below the putting surface. Finally, the green itself is quite narrow and slopes from left to right. It’s a birdie chance as a par – 5, but a difficult par – 4 for the professionals.
Number 5 is another one of those monster par – 4s, this time reaching 458 yards in length. No fairway bunker, there is just a roller coaster landing area. The real test will be your approach with long iron or fairway metals that have to clear the front trap. Mounding protect at the right portion of the putting surface, so the premium on accuracy is keen.
The closing hole on the front nine is a wonderful par – 4, with the Whitestone Bridge as a backdrop. Playing straightaway off the tee, you must stay away from the bunker in the middle of the landing area. A tee shot down the ample left side of the fairway will leave a shorter approach, although your angle of attack will be limited. Set off to the left, the green is smaller than most and tucked behind a massive bunker which sits well below the putting surface. A front pin is the easiest placement, but a back – left flag is a real test. Keep your mind on the prize because the bridge is quite a distraction.
If the “Donald” can do it, anyone can. That’s a hole – in – one and the boss, Donald Trump aced the 12th hole during the inaugural round at Ferry Point. Playing from the next – to – last set of tees, Trump knocked in his 8 – iron on Oct. 9, 2013. From the black markers, this hole is only 166 yards in length, so a mid – range iron will suffice. The key here is pin placement because the green is fairly long and angled to the right.
At 596 yards, the 15th is by far the longest hole on the course. Not only that, but it will take three precise blasts off the tee, so that shouldn’t be an issue. Even your layup should be fairly simple, but it’s your third that will require know – how, as the green is slightly elevated and the putting surface runs from back to front. The bunker short if the green sits well below the hole, so avoid at all costs.
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