Trump National Doral Miami
The 18th hole of the Blue Monster course.
|Location||Doral, Florida, United States|
|Owned by||The Trump Organization|
|Tournaments hosted||WGC-Cadillac Championship (2007-2016)
Doral Open (1962–2006)
|Website||trumphotelcollection.com/miami Trump National Doral Golf Club|
|Blue Monster at Doral|
|Designed by||Dick Wilson|
|Length||7,288-yard (6,664 m)|
|Course record||61 - Stephen Ames (2000)|
|Great White Course|
|Designed by||Greg Norman|
|Length||7,171-yard (6,557 m)|
|Designed by||Jim McLean|
|Length||6,557-yard (5,996 m)|
|Designed by||Raymond Floyd (redesign)|
|Length||6,609-yard (6,043 m)|
|Length||6,101-yard (5,579 m)|
Trump National Doral Miami is a golf resort in Doral in south Florida in the United States. It was founded by real estate pioneer Alfred Kaskel in 1962, with the name "Doral" coming from an amalgamation of the first names of Kaskel and his wife, Doris. It currently has 90 holes of golf and its signature course is the Blue Monster at Doral.
President of the United States
The resort consists of 800-acre (3.2 km2). Prior to its renovation, the club was reported to feature "four golf courses; 700 hotel rooms across 10 lodges; more than 86,000-square-foot (8,000 m2) of meeting space, including a 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) ballroom; a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) spa with 33 treatment rooms; six food and beverage outlets; extensive retail; and a private members' clubhouse."
At the peak of the housing market, a real estate fund had acquired the property. The property was then purchased, along with other resorts, by Paulson & Co. Around 2010, the Pritikin Longevity Center moved into the spa area of the Doral resort. In early 2011, Doral went into bankruptcy, with Paulson seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the property.
In February 2012, the Trump Organization purchased the Doral Resort & Spa for $150 million. The purchase included four of the five golf courses. Trump has a $125 million mortgage on the property.
In 2016, Doral completed a $250 million renovation project.
Lawsuits and legal controversies
Trump "has been the target of dozens of liens" from contractors who worked on the renovation project. On May 20, 2016, a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judge ordered Trump National Doral Miami to be foreclosed and sold on June 28 unless the Trump Organization paid $32,800 to a Miami paint supply company.
A 6-foot (1.8 m) high portrait of Donald Trump painted by Miami Beach-based artist Havi Schanz, which became controversial when it was reported to be purchased for $10,000 with funds from the non-profit Trump Foundation, hangs on the wall in the resort's Champions Bar & Grill.
Since Trump purchased the resort in 2012, he has challenged the local property tax assessments every year. In filings with the Federal Election Commission, Trump has consistently claimed high property values for his golf courses; in tax proceedings, however, Trump has generally claimed substantially lower values. In August 2016, Doral Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz challenged the tax assessment for the Doral resort, saying that it was too low and did not account for renovations that increased the value.
Golf courses and tournaments
Trump National Doral Miami features five championship golf courses:
- The Blue Monster at Doral
- The Golden Palm Course
- The Red Tiger Course
- The Silver Fox Course
The Blue Monster played host to the Doral Open on the PGA Tour from 1962 to 2006, and from 2007 to 2016 the WGC-Cadillac Championship made its home there after having been played at different venues in the United States and Europe since its inception in 1999. In 2016, it was announced that the tournament would be moved to Mexico City.
The resort's other courses have also played host to important events. The Gold Course hosted the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in 1999, and the Red Course hosted The Office Depot on the LPGA Tour in 2000.
|Blue||76.8 / 143||529||376||438||236||394||442||428||563||169||3575||551||406||603||245||475||175||372||419||467||3713||7288|
|Gold||73.8 / 140||504||346||382||215||367||415||407||502||158||3296||528||336||583||229||416||156||346||397||414||3405||6701|
|White||71.7 / 136||481||321||357||184||342||390||387||475||144||3081||507||312||563||212||388||140||322||369||387||3200||6281|
|Red||71.3 / 126||390||272||305||149||288||348||345||422||117||2636||455||283||492||173||316||110||277||311||339||2756||5392|
- Trump's Doral and Jupiter resorts' tax bills under scrutiny: A Doral councilwoman is challenging Trump National Doral's tax assessment, The Real Deal (August 22, 2016).
- Trump buys Doral Resort for $150 million, plans 18-month renovation, PGA.com news services (February 28, 2012).
- Amy Bertrand, Relax, refresh and get healthy at Florida's Pritikin Center, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (February 19, 2012).
- Monique O. Madan, Donald Trump gets his key to Doral, Miami Herald (March 4, 2015).
- Katherine Clarke (1 July 2013). "What does Donald Trump really own". The Real Deal. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- Lambiet, Jose (2016-05-20). "Judge to Trump National: Pay contractor or face foreclosure". The Miami Herald.
- Fathrenthold, David (2016-09-14). "Trump bought a 6-foot-tall portrait of himself with charity money. We may have found it.". The Washington Post.
- Acevedo, Enrique (2016-09-21). "How I found Trump's controversial $10,000 portrait.". Univision.
- Trump National Doral Golf Club Official website
- Official website
- Pritikin Longevity Center official website