If I had Donald's money and HAIR.... Then I would buy all the wind in the world.
I may(will) never have a fraction of his wealth, but at least I don't have his hair :)
He has a divot on his head
In total there were 12 interested parties considering a purchase of Doonbeg - according to the receivers anyway. It was never going to disappear, not when the infrastructure was already there and a world acclaimed golf course and hotel are still trading.
It's no surprise that Trump snatched it up so quickly and for a rock-bottom price. If he hadn't got there somebody else would.
As others have pointed out, he has the resources and flamboyance to take Doonbeg (or that oh-so-modest long name that he's now going to call it) to a wider, wealthier audience. It's what he does best. We may not like it, but then not many of us are worth billions, are we!
You know if it was so rock bottom, why didn't one of the other 12 put a bid in? I think I am interested in owning a golf course too, pulling the trigger and buying it is another thing. I guess Trump will own Ireland and China will on USA
I have played Doonbeg several times and stayed at the Hotel there. It is an excellent facility, World Class in every respect. I'm glad Trump is saving it. It would be a terrible shame for it to disappear. I just hope he maintains the local flavor that helps make it so much fun.
Anyone who is fortunate enough to have the opportunity should play there.
(I don't much care for the new name, though).