SOL wins Trump construction deal

Sean Dudley

Irish firm SOL Golf Course Construction has been award the multi-million pound contract to build the Trump International Golf Links in Scotland.

Donald Trump said: “SOL’s experience of championship links courses is unequalled and their workmanship is second to none. They will do an outstanding job.” SOL is currently working on various Open Championship courses including Royal Liverpool, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Muirfield and Royal Birkdale.

Managing director Michael O’Leary said: “We have worked on over forty world class links courses across Ireland and Britain, but it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a world leading course on terrain such as this. The land is incredible and the course design is flawless – we are thrilled to have secured the contract to build Donald Trump’s course.  It would be wonderful to one day see a young rising star, such as Rory McIlory, win an Open Championship at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland.”

Hawtree, the golf architects for the project, has worked with SOL at a number of courses including Portmarnock, Lahinch and Dooks. Martin Hawtree said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with SOL on this site. SOL has done great work with us in the past on some of the best known courses in Ireland and Britain. Their huge experience of working on links sites makes them very suitable partners on what is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and stimulating golfing projects for very many years.” SOL is currently tendering for projects in Poland, Spain, Portugal and Italy.