Trump International unveil clubhouse

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TRUMP International have revealed the design of the Menie courses’ clubhouse, with the proposed buildings taking inspiration from the Victorian era.

The single storey, granite building draws on architecture from the mid-19th cenutry and covers an area of around 1600 square metres, is intended to complement the extant Menie House - now renamed MacLeod house in honour of Mr Trump’s mother.

Architect Douglas Forrest of Acanthus Architects said that he was delighted that his company had won the contract to design the building, and that the designers were pleased with the end result.

He said: “The practice was delighted to win the appointment of clubhouse architects. We’re extremely proud of the final design we have developed, working closely with Mr Trump and the wider team.

“The clubhouse forms a central part of Trump International Golf Links, Scotland master plan. Located at the heart of the championship golf course with spectacular views of the North Sea and beyond, the clubhouse is a centre-piece and its location instrumental in creating a sense of drama to the whole golfing experience. The clubhouse design is mindful of the culture of its locale and immediate context within a larger planned landscape.”

Sarah Malone, Executive Vice President of Trump International – Scotland said: “The grand double height public spaces, with high and low level glazing, provide optimum light and sensational views across the Great Dunes of Scotland and North Sea. With luxurious Scottish interiors and a full range of services and facilities for golfers and visitors, this clubhouse will be second to none.”