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“Can't Afford to Play Golf, then have Lunch”

Trump National Golf Club
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Huntington Beach, California
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141 reviews
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“Can't Afford to Play Golf, then have Lunch”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

After visiting the Wayfarer Chapel, We stopped at the Trump Golf Course. First, parking is free in the public lot or if going to eat, parking is free in Trump's lot. The restaurant was very nice and prices were 'fair' for the ambiance the dining room offered. We chose to eat outside at the tables with umbrellas. This was the lunch stop before going to the 10th hole. You order at the window and they call you when it is ready. Limited items, but my teriyaki and pineapple hamburger was very good and came with chips and a drink. The view was really nice. There are also tables for picnics and trails to walk. Really a very pretty place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Chaska, Minnesota
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Beautiful course”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Purely from an aesthetic standpoint Trump National is hard to beat. The beauty rivals any track i've played. It is breathtaking.
The course is really tough if you can't hit it straight. If you hit it out if the fairway you will likely not find your ball. If you do find the ball you will likely have an unplayable lie.
Here are my only two issues;
1) there are beautiful white sand bunkers...but they were really hard...like hitting off cement. They need to fluff them up more
2) lots of people didn't seem too worried about repairing their ball marks on the green...which was too bad as the greens were pretty nice
All in all though...beautiful track and great golf experience...we played after 1PM and it only cost $160...(better than the $280-$290 before 1PM

Visited March 2013
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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Awesome if you have the bucks”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Probably one of the best courses in California. Green's fees are painful; so find someone to treat you! The service is perfect, the course perfect, the views amazing. It's a young course, so as the trees grow and mature it's only going to get better. The staff is really attentive, and the golf instructors are really great.

Visited February 2013
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Lomita, California
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Overpriced golf in a beautiful setting.”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This course started out as Ocean Trails. Right on the coast on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Spectacular views and we liked the course. After Trump took over when a couple of holes slid down the cliff, it was extensively remodeled. If you hit out of the fairway into the "environmentally sensitive areas" they get quite out of joint if you go after your ball. It is a difficult course and everything is really expensive. You are paying for the Trump name, and what you get is not worth what you pay.

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Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The golf course itself is challenging in that there are protected environmental areas where you cannot go into and if you have a slice or a hook, you are going to lose a lot of balls. This makes the game quite challenging and only a course for straight and long hitters. Some drives need to be hit almost 200 yards through the wind until they hit the fairway. Trump really should just be for low handicap golfers. Some fairways have rolling hills and even if you land in the miiddle of the fairway, your ball can end up in the first cut. The rough itself is very thick, course grass that is hard to get out of. The greens are surrounded by huge bunkers. One green is an island green that is not surrounded by water, but surrounded by sand. There are some holes that are challenging due to water hazards. The course is empty most of the time and can be played in as little as 3 and 1/2 hours in a twosome. It can get quite foggy at the course and quite windy, depending on the day that you are there. At a price tag of well over $200, the course becomes more expensive than Pebble Beach in N. California and Torrey Pines in S. California. If you are a good golfer and you hit the course on a sunny, calm day, you will have a wonderful day of golf. If your handicap is 15 or higher, you may lose a lot of golf balls and struggle on the course.

Visited June 2012
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