The Trump National Golf Club development consists of an 18-hole public golf course, a driving range, a clubhouse, a maintenance facility, 4 affordable housing units, 59 single family residential lots, public parklands, pedestrian and bicycle trails, and native habitat preserves. The subject property is approximately 261 acres in size and is located between Palos Verdes Drive South and the Pacific Ocean, and between the Portuguese Bend Beach Club on the west and the City’s Shoreline Park property on the east. The main entrance to the site is at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Forrestal Drive/Ocean Trails Drive.
A portion of the project suffered a landslide on June 2, 1999 that destroyed a major portion of the 18th golf hole. The developer obtained approval from the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the California Coastal Commission for a landslide repair plan. Repair of the landslide, which included re-building the 18th hole, was completed in late 2005.
The development was purchased by Donald Trump Properties in October 2002. On May 20, 2003, the City Council approved the relocation of some golf course tees, the addition of water features, as well as improvements to the clubhouse, including the addition of a day spa and more restaurant space. Furthermore, in June 2005, the City Council approved the construction of a driving range to replace 16 of the approved residential lots on the west side of the project. While the Clubhouse, with its restaurants, pro shop and banquet facilities has been open since 1999, on January 17, 2006, the City Council approved the opening of the full 18-hole golf course to the public for the first time.
In addition to the golf course, building pads have been graded to accommodate 59 residences on both ends of the project site. Of these 59 residential lots, 36 have been approved for sale through Final Map No. 50667 on the east end of the project. Currently, Trump National has constructed or is in the process of constructing homes on some of these lots. The remaining 23 residential lots on the west end of the project are not available for sale or development at this time since the Tentative Tract Map (50666) covering these lots has not been finaled.
In July 2005, Founders Park, a City park located below the Clubhouse that overlooks the ocean, was dedicated by City Officials. The City park, along with all the public trails and public parking lots are open to the public between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. The park and trails can be accessed from La Rotonda Drive and from Ocean Trails Drive.
The City’s project planner overseeing the Trump National project is Deputy Community Development Director, Gregory Pfost. He may be contacted at (310) 544-5228 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trump National may be contacted at (310) 265-5525.
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