The New Trump National Golf Course – Eric Trump Talks Family and Golf

The New Trump National Golf Course – The Point Subdivision Lake Norman, NC

The former golf course called The Point Lake And Golf Club has been making headlines ever since Donald Trump bought it for $3 million in April 2012. His son Eric who oversees the project had a recent interview with The Huntersville Herald and had a lot to say not only about the golf course but of the family atmosphere. Here are some of his comments:

“There’s no question this is a tournament course,” Trump said of Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.

“It was the most incredible thing,” he said. “There were people who were social members who had never played before coming in and signing up – they’d lived in the community forever ­– because they knew the level we were going to take it to.”

“Culturally, I think it’s become less practiced for a husband to go away and spend 12 hours at a golf club and leave his kids and wife at home all day,” he said.

The Trump model for country clubs includes providing all the best family amenities, such as swimming pools, camp activities and fitness centers, so everyone feels at home.

Trump Country Club

The importance of children in maintaining a healthy, balanced environment becomes clear when one takes into account that the Lake Norman club’s surrounding neighbors at the end of the day, (members) come into this room, and they get a family meal together,” Trump said. “And they love it. And they talk, and everyone has a smile on their face. There’s no resentment for not being with the kids because it’s a whole family atmosphere.”

“The most successful clubs are the ones who nurture the kids – who make it their home, as well,” Trump said. “The game of golf is going to survive off one thing. And that’s getting the next generation out there – no different than any sport.”

A golf membership at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte costs a one-time fee of $60,000 and dues of $550 a month, according to General Manager Gavin Arsenault. Membership is open to all.


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