Martin Hawtree described the course as five percent his work and ninety-five percent that of Mother Nature. Now try following a build-up like that by playing and evaluating the course as you would any other you are experiencing for the first time.
All who visit talk about the size and scale of the dunes and they are not exaggerating (much). That combined with the green fairways made me feel like I was playing not on the east coast of Scotland but rather on the west of Ireland, where you expect to see dramatic coastlines and there is so much more rain and consequently growth.
With a choice of tees varying from 5845 and maxing out at 7428 we would suggest picking your tees wisely and if in doubt go for the forward option, it will definitely enhance your enjoyment. That said, and despite the penalty for missing the fairways, the course is very rarely tight. Especially on the back nine, the fairways are pretty generous, especially if you are content to play conservatively to the widest parts. Whatever the result of your round you won’t fail to be wowed by the layout and views around Trump International.