Green light for Donald Trump’s £100m Turnberry plan


Donald Trump’s plans to invest over £100 million into the famous Turnberry golf resort with new features including a massive Roman-style fountain outside the clubhouse have been approved.

The billionaire American bought Turnberry from the Dubai-based Leisurecorp for an undisclosed sum in April this year. He immediately renamed the resort in Ayrshire “Trump Turnberry” and said at the time: “We will be spending a great deal of time, effort and money to make Trump Turnberry the finest resort of its kind anywhere in the world.”

Now plans submitted to South Ayrshire Council have been approved, and the resort will undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment.

An image of the huge fountain, which will be “patinated to simulate marble”, shows it has a warrior battle figure on top and is surrounded by lions.

A major renovation of the hotel will take place, with a new ballroom, while a second golf course will be created and improvements made to the existing Ailsa course.

A spokesman for South Ayrshire Council said yesterday: “There were no objections received regarding the plans at Turnberry.”

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