Trump Revamps the Blue Monster

By: Carling Nolan


When Donald Trump does things, he does them BIG.

Last week, Trump landed his helicopter beside the 9th green, and prepared to show the world his new masterpiece at  Trump National Doral Resort. So before you watch the PGA Tour hit the links on The Blue Monster at the WGC-Cadillac Championship March 6-9, here are five big changes you can expect to see from the beast.

1. Trump wanted pay attention to the fans. He has built mounding that will provide excellent views for the spectators. This should improve the overall aspect of the course, and hopefully improve the overall experience for ticket holders.

2. Hole #1 used to be known as an easy start with many birdies flying through. Now it has been lengthened, so long irons will need to be sharp in order to start in red numbers.

3. Holes 8, 9, and 10 have been altered to become more difficult. Pros and amateurs alike should pay extra careful attention to more water and hard greens as they are making the turn.

4. Hole #15 has been changed into a par 3, a peninsula green with bad swings resulting in more golf balls in the drink. Could this be the next 17th green at TPC Sawgrass?

5. Hole #18 is the signature hole at The Blue Monster, so it didn’t need to be changed much. However, Trump has made the drop-off into the water much steeper. Now you must keep your nerves of steel all the way until the clubhouse.

The Blue Monster has always been a crowd favorite on the PGA Tour, and it isn’t too late to get out there and see these changes for yourself. Doral is also equipped with four other courses, comfortable rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, tennis courts, and a spa that offers over 100 different treatments. Come for the golf, stay for the whole vacation package!

If you go…
Trump National Doral Resort
4400 NW 87th Ave
Doral, FL ‎
(305) 592-2000

Hit ‘em straight!

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