The 535-acre club includes two 18-hole courses designed by renowned golf architect Tom Fazio. It opened on July 4th weekend in 2004.

The golf shop was DeLorean’s garage. The clubhouse was his mansion.

Trump to host weekend meetings at golf club


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Donald Trump is expected to spend the weekend at his Bedminster golf course meeting with transition team members, including Gov. Chris Christie.

2. It isn’t Trump’s only Jersey course — but it’s apparently special.

Trump opened two more private golf clubs in New Jersey, one in Colts Neck and the other in Pine Hill, just outside of Philadelphia. And in all, he owns 17 golf courses around the globe.

Trump’s financial disclosure report from last July showed nine of those clubs are valued at $50 million each — including Bedminster and Colts Neck.

But the Bedminster course is considered one of the crown jewels of Trump’s golf portfolio. Mickie Gallagher, the club’s director of golf, told NJ Advance Media last year that while Trump usually buys struggling courses and refurbishes them, Bedminster was built from scratch.

“This is a unique property,” Gallagher said.

In 2005, Golf Magazine ranked it the No. 73 course in the U.S. And Golf Digest named it No. 84 in both 2005 and 2006.

“It’s beautiful,” Larry Hirsh, founder of the Society of Golf Appraisers, said last year. “It’s magnificent.”

3. Belonging to the club is expensive. And some celebrities golf there.

Membership at the club — located about 45 minutes from Manhattan — reportedly costs about $300,000.

And members are said to include a few celebrities: former Yankees manager Joe Torre, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (now a top Trump adviser) — and, yes, former President Bill Clinton, the husband of the woman Trump beat for the presidency, Hillary Clinton.

Gallagher said most of the club’s 425 members live in New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie‘s brother, Wall Street executive Todd Christie, is a member. And Gallagher said the governor — a Trump friend and adviser — has dined there.

4. Trump spends a lot of time at the club.

The real estate mogul has a cottage on site and spends many weekends at the facility during golf season, playing the courses and dining with members, Gallagher said.

During Trump’s campaign, the club was also where he and his advisers spent time preparing for the debates against Hillary Clinton.

5. It’s where Ivanka Trump held her wedding.

Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, married Jared Kushner, the New Jersey-bred developer and publishing magnate, at a lavish ceremony at the club in 2009. Gallagher said the couple also has a cottage on the property.

Meanwhile, Trump’s youngest son, 10-year-olf Barron Trump, is learning to play golf there.

6. Trump once wanted to be buried on site.

Though he grew up in Queens and lives most of the time in Manhattan, Trump battled for years for approval to build a private family cemetery at the club — one where he himself would spend eternity.

But a representative from Trump’s company said in 2015 that Trump may wish to be buried in Florida instead. The rep noted the cemetery would still be built for club members and military veterans.

7. A pair of top tournaments are on the schedule.

The 12-year-old club is slated to host two major events in the coming years: the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open next July and the 2022 PGA Championship.

In October, a group of Democratic U.S. senators asked Mike Davis, executive director of the United States Golf Association, to move the Women’s Open out of Bedminster because they said Trump has shown a “pattern of degrading and dehumanizing women” over the years.

But the USGA, which is based in nearby Far Hills, later said it is not considering relocating the event.



Contact Dana Garner at [email protected], 908-212-0200

When you host an event at Trump National Bedminster, you will find perfection at every turn….

Whether you host a Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Function, you and your guests will experience award-winning facilities, world-class cuisine and exemplary service from a dedicated staff of event experts.

Located just 45 minutes from Manhattan, our 500 acres of historic farmland is the perfect backdrop for your special event.

From 36 holes of World Class Golf designed by Tom Fazio and Tom Fazio II to flexible indoor meeting space and freshly minted outdoor patios, you can enjoy your day next to a fireplace or on the first green.

An investment in life, leisure and luxury, membership to Trump National Golf Club affords only the finest amenities and service for those specifically destined to be a part of this exclusive club.



36 Holes of world-class golf, exquisite 16 acre practice facility, indoor golf training center, two driving ranges, and five putting greens.  Golf tournaments and  events are offered for men, ladies and children of all ages and skill level.

Pool Complex 
The magnificent 25-meter heated pool is complemented by a children’s pool that features a modern “zero-entry” design, two oversized hot tubs, and full service poolside dining.

Four Har-Tru tennis courts and Tennis Professional Shop

Platform Tennis
Four Courts featuring the latest in platform tennis design and lighting

Basketball Court
State-of-the-art polyurethane athletic playing surface.  The adjustable “goalrilla” professional backboards and hoops allow us the flexibility of setting up the courts for all playing abilities.

Luxury Overnight Accommodations
Five luxury multi bedroom cottages and eleven single room suites are available for members to take a mini vacation, entertain family, friends and executives.

Clubhouse and Dining
A variety of dining options are available for you to partake in, including the rooms inside the Clubhouse, the rooftop veranda, or the poolside bistro.

Fitness Center
Cancel your gym membership and take advantage of our state of the art fitness center, complete with steam shower and professional sports trainers.  Both private and group sessions are available.

Helipad and Business Conference Center

You will have use of the private helipad to make transportation between the club and home more accessible. Social events and celebrations for adults, children and families and friends

Enjoy reciprocal privileges at other Trump Golf properties throughout the world:

  • Trump National Golf Club – Charlotte
  • Trump National Golf Club – Colts Neck
  • Trump Golf Links – Ferry Point
  • Trump National Golf Club – Hudson Valley
  • Trump National Golf Club – Jupiter
  • Trump National Golf Club – Los Angeles
  • Trump National Doral – Miami
  • Trump National Golf Club – Philadelphia
  • Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C.
  • Trump National Golf Club – Westchester
  • Trump International Golf Club – West Palm Beach
  • The Mar-a-Lago Club – Palm Beach
  • Trump International Golf Links – Scotland
  • Trump International Golf Links – Ireland
  • Trump Turnberry

Reciprocal club privileges may differ between properties and are subject to availability and terms of use.

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