Trump Finalises Doonbeg Lodge Purchase
Published on Feb 26 2014 12:38 PM in Hotel
Final contracts have been signed as part of Donald Trump's €15 million purchase of Doonbeg Lodge and Golf Course in Co Clare, making the American business man the official new owner of the 400 acre resort.
Trump's sons Donald Jr and Eric signed off on the purchase yesterday, according to newspaper reports.
“I’ve just been speaking to my boys and we’ve just closed, the money just got wired and it’s all official, so that’s very exciting,” Trump Sr told the Irish Examiner.
The resort is to be renamed the Trump International Golf Links, Ireland, and regional newspaper the Clare People say that Trump Snr is due to play his first game of golf there within the month.
Executive Vice President Eric Trump said told the Clare People that he was excited to be signing the final papers, but it would appear he is not as excited as his billionaire father about his latest acquisition. Mr Trump asks about the course and its development at least five times a day.
“He will be very excited to play it. He will be very excited to get out here and obviously we speak no less than five times a day, and he is always asking how it is, he couldn’t be more excited,” said Eric.
“He is the one that came across this property. We have all so many friends who have played this property and who are members here, so he is truly, truly excited.”
The investment is sure to benefit the Doonbeg area hugely, with Eric Trump insisting that "just about everything operational" will be sourced locally.