Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus celebrate completion of long-swaited championship caliber course
New York, NY – This morning, Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization, accompanied by Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions, as well as special guest Jack Nicklaus and members of the Nicklaus family, officially opened Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the most anticipated new course in the country.
Donald Trump, along with Ferry Point course designer and golf history’s greatest champion Jack Nicklaus, completed the long-awaited course, which is now open and already receiving rave reviews. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, located just minutes outside of Manhattan, marks the first public course to open in New York City in more than 50 years and offers New York City residents a championship caliber, luxury resort experience unlike anything else.
Donald J. Trump said, “I am honored to have played such a major role with respect to this great course for the people of New York City and finally finished what many could not in a very short period of time. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is truly an incredible course that will undoubtedly host many major championships in the years to come.”
Joining Tuesday’s Grand Opening celebration were members of the Trump Family, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and family, as well many New York City officials, including NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.
Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 professional major championships, a 2015 recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, and Golf Magazine’s 2014 Architect of the Year, points out that the Big Apple’s newest golf course was designed with all golfers in mind, but also with the ability to host a major golf tournament. “If you are going to have a golf course that has the ability to host a high-profile national or international event, you have to have some spice in it,” Nicklaus said. “Our goal as a public golf course is to have it play well on a daily basis and serve the needs of those golfers who visit Ferry Point. But when asked to host an event, we believe we have the ability to move to the back tees, hide the pins, and create a test of golf fitting of any tournament or championship. You have an ideal situation with Ferry Point, located just minutes from downtown Manhattan, and a view of the New York skyline during any event you might have. It’s an unbelievable golf course. I hope it’s a great source of pride for New Yorkers and a special experience for those who visit.”
After the ceremony, which included remarks from Mr. Trump and Mr. Nicklaus, each put their signature on the event by hitting ceremonial tee shots.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP said, “This official opening of the new premier public golf course at Ferry Point Park gives us the opportunity to showcase The Bronx on a national stage. NYC Parks’ 14th golf course will offer New Yorkers and visitors a unique recreational experience on the City’s first tournament-quality golf course, free lessons for children throughout the summer, and has transformed the area into a regional destination.”
Golfers can reserve tee times by visiting www.trumpferrypoint.com, calling 718-414-1555 or emailing . Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is expected to greatly enhance the golf experience for everyone in New York City, but especially in The Bronx.
ABOUT TRUMP GOLF LINKS AT FERRY POINT:
This course will offer visitors and NYC golfers an unprecedented experience on a public golf course comparable to the nation’s top-ranked private and public venues. This tournament-ready course will provide players an opportunity to test their game on pristine conditions designed and maintained to host major championships. Golfers will enjoy a state-of-the-art, lighted practice facility overseen by highly-acclaimed instructor Michael Breed and the Michael Breed Golf Academy. Breed is recognized as the number one golf instructor in the state of New York and 13th on Golf Digest’s list of the Top 50 Instructors in the United States.
In 2016, a $10 million clubhouse designed by the noted architectural firm of Hart-Howerton will greet golfers on their way to playing this memorable 7,400-yard course.
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is part of a city-funded redevelopment project. The 18-hole links style Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, designed in consultation with Sanford Design, is operated by the Trump Golf team and joins the global golf portfolio of native New Yorker and avid golfer Donald Trump. The course is designed specifically to take advantage of spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, East River and the Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges. Trump Links at Ferry Point is the city’s 14th public course and first course built since 1964 when Robert Moses oversaw the opening of the Robert Trent Jones Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn.