Trump''s plan for 750 million pound Scottish golf resort postponed
Washington, June 21: American business tycoon Donald Trump has postponed plans to create the "world''s greatest" golf resort in Scotland, complete with five-star hotel and luxury villas, because of the global financial crisis.
Trump said that his 750 million-pound complex featuring a luxury hotel, Trump Boulevard, a golf academy, a second course and timeshare apartments, had been bunkered by the recession, The Guardian reports.
Trump said "the world has crashed" since he first bought the Menie estate and dunes in 2005, provoking a long-running battle with local residents, councillors and environmental groups about his proposal, which involved heavily altering the legally protected rare dunes.
The American tycoon arrived in Aberdeen by private jet to announce that his championship standard 18-hole golf course in Aberdeen would open for play in July next year.
Before touring the first completed holes, Trump said he had spent 50 to 60 million pounds of his own money carving the "amazing" course from the vast dunes, and would start taking advance bookings in ten days.
He hoped that Sir Sean Connery, one of the earliest backers of the resort, would open it for him. (ANI)