Jul 2nd, 2017
Eric Trump opens Robert the Bruce course
Eric Trump, son of the Donald, has officially opened the King Robert the Bruce golf course at Turnberry in South Ayrshire.
Formerly known as the Kintyre Course, it has now been redesigned and upgraded and becomes the second course to the outstanding Ailsa.
The course is named after the Robert the Bruce, who led Scotland to independence at the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314.
He was actually born in July 1274 in Turnberry Castle, so it is a far call to name the course after him.
Eric walked the new course with his wife Lara, who is seven months pregnant, and they were piped down the fairways by a band led by a man dressed as Robert the Bruce.
Eric Trump said: "Last time we were here there was a fun slogan 'make Turnberry great again'.
"I think today we can finally say we made Turnberry great again and I'm incredibly proud of all we accomplished."
Eric would not take any questions from the media but did tell Turnberry members and invited guests that the completed resort was his father's "dream".
"Going back three years, I came to this property with my father and we spent each and every day building this thing and dreaming about this," Trump Junior said.
"Turnberry was always his dream, it was his painting, it was what he always envisioned - a course that could hold the best tournaments anywhere in the world."
The new King Robert the Bruce course was designed by golf architect Martin Ebert, who also redesigned the Alisa course at Turnberry.
Our understanding is that Ebert was not the Trump’s first choice designer, but that he was told in no uncertain terms that if he wanted The Open back at Turnberry, then he had to use Ebert.