THE Trump Organisation today revealed more detailed proposals of its planned second golf course in the North-east.
If approved, Donald Trump’s second course at Balmedie’s Menie Estate would be called The MacLeod Course.
It has been designed by Martin Hawtree, who designed the controversial Championship golf course which opened to the public in July 2012.
Described as an “out and back” 18-hole course, the plans would see players using the facility sharing the clubhouse with golfers on the Championship course.
The anticipated course would consist of four par threes with the shortest hole being the 7th, measuring only 190 yards.
The MacLeod Course will also have nine par fours and five par fives with the longest being the 8th and 18th, both of which have a distance of 640 yards.
Hole No. 1
At 592 yards, the first hole is the longest. Situated on the top of the inland slope of the raised beach, the hole will be a slowly sweeping, downhill dog-leg left par 5.
Hole No. 2
The tee is set behind the green of the 1st, offering a linear progression towards the south-west. Set among arable land, the elevated position offers extensive views towards the sea.
Hole No. 3
At 390 yards, the 3rd represents the shortest hole yet. After teeing off in a south-westerly direction, the hole then doglegs to the west, and the remainder of the hole is uphill. There are several bunkers and sand traps surrounding the green.
Hole No. 4
This par 3 is characterised by a short fairway, a burn which requires to be negotiated and a small expanse of managed grass surrounding the green.
Hole No. 5
This is a longer (505-yard), south-easterly facing hole. The fairway is separated from the green by a body of water which predates the course, and the green itself is flanked on two sides by bunkers.
Hole No. 6
The undulating land – characteristic of the dune landscape – makes the 415-yard 6th a challenge to play. This hole provides an introduction to the duneland area of the course.
Hole No. 7
Running in the opposite direction to the 6th, the 7th faces northwards. It is also the shortest of the course, at 190 yards
Hole No. 8
At 640 yards, the southward orientated 8th is one of the longest. The tee is on an elevated dune, offering views of the hole. The green is surrounded by sand traps.
Hole No. 9
The green is located on the inside of a coastal dune with views of the North Sea. This par-4 hole is characterised by undulating dune land comprising of multiple levels.
Hole No. 10
Heading north, parallel to the sea, the topography of the 10th is relatively flat, with the only sloping land being in the run up to the green where the fairway is on an incline.
Hole No. 11
The 11th offers a view of the sea and, like the previous two holes, it is north facing. At 200 yards, it is one of the shortest on the course.
Hole No. 12
From an elevated teeing off position, the par 5 12th plays across sweet grass water meadow before a long fairway which doglegs to the west near the green.
Hole No. 13
Set in heathland, this 505-yard hole is a par 4. The hole consists of a double dogleg heading in a north-east direction. There is a wetland situated at the end of the first straight of fairway which the dogleg works its way around.
Hole No. 14
This southerly facing, multi-tiered hole is a par 4 and is the first hole with heather. The player tees off from an elevated point, playing on to a level fairway before negotiating three bunkers and chipping onto the second fairway to line up with the green.
Hole No. 15
The heather on this hole offers a contrast to the rolling dune landscapes of the rest of the course. This par-4 hole tees-off in a north-easterly direction on to a narrow fairway with a north facing dogleg.
Hole No. 16
The par 4 16th tees off in a north westerly direction on to the flat heathland from the edge of the dune system. The main challenges are the heather-lined sand traps which are scattered throughout the fairway, as well as the green which is at the top of an uphill slope.
Hole No. 17
The 245-yard par 3 facilitates the transition of the Macleod Course back into duneland. Players tee off from an elevated position across a body of water, before landing on a short fairway.
Hole No. 18
The 640-yard par 5 is one of the longest of the course and has a long and wide fairway.