Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review - If you're looking for sheer golfing exhilaration from 1st tee to 18th green, Trump delivers in abundance thanks to the spectacular dunescape on which Martin Hawtree has painted this modern masterpiece

Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review

Green Fee Range: £165-£215

Medal Tee: Par 72 – 6,329 Yards

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Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review

Leading architect Martin Hawtree must have thought Christmas had come early when he was presented with this unique expanse of towering dunesland, and what one can only assume was a very healthy budget to create a modern links with an established feel.

Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review

The good news, indeed the great news, is that not only has he succeeded, but he has created a masterpiece – an instant classic.

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The drama kicks in from the word go, but with so many magnificent holes, it’s hard to label any the real signature.

It’s rare that you play a links where every hole is both strong and unforgettable, but this vast, sprawling course is an unqualified exception.

Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review

While it would be capable of hosting a top-flight tournament and testing the very best, it is also enjoyable for less accomplished golfers and will look amazing to any spectator either watching on TV or walking the course.

It is impossible to single out individual holes when all are so strong, but to take the par 3s as a taster, all four are excellent.

Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review

The green at the 3rd borders an inlet from the sea, the 6th is protected by a deep bunker and burn to the right, the 13th plays over a valley to a sloping, plateau green, and the 16th is guarded by an army of pot bunkers.

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Most who visit come back raving about this sparkling newcomer.

Trump International Golf Links Scotland Course Review – Golf Monthly Verdict

The ‘wow’ factor in among towering dunes never lets up right from the start to finish