The golf course in Pine Hill has been purchased by Donald J. Trump, who is immediately renaming it the Trump National Golf Club-Philadelphia and turning it into a high-end ultra-luxury private club, a Trump spokesman said this morning.
The price was not disclose, but the club will intend to draw on Trump's name and cater to the same clientele, said Dan Scavino, executive vice president and general manager of the Trump Organization's Trump Golf division.
He said that Pine Hill would be getting millions of dollars in improvements.
"It's going to be an unbelievable golf club," Scavino said.
Pine Hill, an 18-hole, par-70 course has referred to itself as a semi-private course.
It boasts as being on the highest point in South Jersey, offering views of the Philadelphia skyline.
The Pine Hill course is near the exclusive Pine Valley Golf Club, which has a world-renowned course.
Scavino said that Pine Hill was closed now, with a transition period to last about a month. He added that current staff would be retained.
In addition to the course and club, the site offers two restaurants. Scavino said that a fitness club would be built.
In a week to 10 days, Scavino said, Trump Golf expects to have a fee schedule, with membership expected to consist of "a lot of business corporations and organizations, and people who just love the game of golf."
In a second purchase announced today, Trump also purchased the 400-acre Branton Woods Golf Club in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., in the Hudson Valley.
These two mark the 10th and 11th properties in Trump's portfolio of golf courses, Scavino said, who added that word came at about 10 o'clock last night that the two deals had just closed.
- Roslyn Rudolph