Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point officially opens

Diaz, Jr. (r) greets Trump.
Community News Group / Steven Goodstein

After almost 15 years of planning and development, Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is officially open for golf.

On Tuesday, May 26, Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, and special guest Jack Nicklaus officially opened Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, which is being considered by many as the most anticipated new golf course in the county.

Nicklaus, winner of 18 major championships as well as the 2014 Architect of the Year by Golf Magazine, was chosen as the course designer for the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The course was also designed in consultation with Sanford Design.

During the grand opening ceremony, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Assemblymen Michael Benedetto and CouncilmanJames Vacca each spoke on the completion of the long-awaited golf course, each thanking Trump and Nicklaus for betting on and believing in the Bronx.

After their short speeches, Trump spoke on the success of the course’s completion amidst the initial delays of the project.

“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,” said Trump, who was accompanied at the grand opening by family members Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions for Trump Golf Links at Ferry point.

“Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is truly an incredible course that will undoubtedly host many major championships in the years to come.”

The golf course itself, located at 500 Hutchinson River Parkway, offers New York City residents a championship caliber, luxury resort experience unlike anything else, allowing for private and public venues on the tournament-ready course.

The course also offers four practice facilities, including a 66,000 square foot, two-tiered driving range tee. The views of the Manhattan skyline, Long Island Sound, Whitestone and Throggs Neck bridges are sure to generate a calm, scenic atmosphere for golfers.

“You have an ideal situation with Ferry Point Park, located just minutes from downtown Manhattan and included with great views,” said Jack Nicklaus. “It’s an unbelievable golf course and I hope it’s a great source of pride for New Yorkers and a special experience for those who visit.”

The state of the art, 7,400-yard course, which is the first public course to open in New York City in more than 50 years, was developed by both Trump and Nicklaus, who took over the project after the original developer stepped down in 2011.

Prior to the golf course, this portion of Ferry Point Park was a landfill.

In 2016, a $10 million clubhouse designed by architectural firm Hart-Howerton will greet golfers on their way to playing the course.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 742–3384. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.

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