Donald Trump has announced the acquisition of Lowes Island Golf Club in Washington, D.C. Trump officially took ownership of Lowes Island on May 1, changing the name of the renowned property to Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C.
The club, comprised of two courses built by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, is located on over 600 acres with vast frontage on the Potomac River. The two courses are scheduled to undergo a number of renovations during the first two years under Trump’s ownership. Fazio has already been retained to renovate both courses. Other planned improvements include lengthening the tees, enlarging bunkers, and creating new and faster greens.
The Trump organization also said it plans to “leave no stone unturned when it comes to quality and luxury” and making other improvements at the property. New “state-of-the-art” golf carts have been ordered, the company says.
Other planned upgrades include a new clubhouse with expanded dining space and a 10,000-plus-sq. ft, banquet ballroom, to serve both golf and social members. Additionally, the tennis and swimming facilities will be completely renovated and redesigned, creating amenities to complement the rest of the facilities.
“Having waterfront property on a golf course is always ideal, but to have it on a river as historic as the Potomac is even better,” Trump said at a press conference announcing the sale. “When it is completed, Trump National Golf Club, Washington D.C. will be truly spectacular.”