What exactly is so special about this Mar-a-Lago club where President Trump plays golf? We all know he has numerous other pristine properties elsewhere and he has the freedom to choose where to go anytime. Specifically, he owns and operates 18 different golf courses around the world, including 12 here in the United States. But why spend so much time specifically here at the Mar-a-Lago Club?
The Mar-a-Lago Club is an estate and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida. It is a 110,000-square-foot house with 126-rooms and is a members-only club with guest rooms, a spa, and other hotel-style amenities. The club fronts the most beautiful two-acres of direct access private beach on the East Coast too. Mar-a-Lago is the only private club world-wide to attain the prestigious 6-Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. In addition, it is also considered to be one of the world’s most sought after private clubs.
Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress and socialite, built the club in 1927. Initially, she envisioned for it to be a future winter retreat for American presidents and foreign dignitaries. However, upon her death, she willed the estate to the United States government. Since then, successive presidents declined to use the mansion and it was returned to Post’s estate in 1980. In 1985, Mar-a-Lago was purchased by businessman Donald Trump.
World-class dining amenities include the finest signature European indoor and terrace dining, the White and Gold Ballroom, and the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom. For sports and recreation, members can enjoy the world renowned oceanfront swimming pool and Beach Club, as well as the luxurious Trump Spa and Salon. The club also boasts six championship tennis courts, a full size croquet court, a chip and putt golf course. If that doesn’t entice you, the Mar-a-Lago Club also offers a state of the art fitness center.
Ten minutes from The Mar-a-Lago Club is the spectacular Trump Golf property, Trump International Golf Club-West Palm Beach. This is probably the reason why President Trump favors this location the most for golf. In fact, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences awarded Trump International with the prestigious Five-Star Diamond Award. This rating tops all other golf courses known in Florida and if you see it for yourself, you’ll know why. Architect Jim Fazio designed the golf course with 27 magnificent golf holes which are considered to have no rival elsewhere.