From Ivanka’s Desk: Ireland and Scotland
Hear from Ivanka on her recent work trip abroad.
From Ivanka: The Trump properties in the UK and Ireland are some of my favorites—they are absolutely stunning, largely due to the surrounding natural environments. I jump at any opportunity to visit them. Jared and I just returned from a week touring the properties to play golf and enjoy the Women’s British Open. After landing in Ireland, we immediately drove out to Trump Doonbeg and went straight to the course to play our first eighteen holes of golf. We had lunch together at the hotel before heading to the White Horse Spa for massages. Because the sun doesn’t set in Ireland until around 10 p.m. this time of year, we managed to squeeze in another nine holes (can you tell how much I love this course?) before a late dinner at the resort’s spectacular Ocean View Restaurant.
Whenever I visit a Trump property, I spend time with the general manager, touring the property and meeting the staff. Trump Doonbeg is a really special place—it’s warm, cozy and inviting, but still grand with its beautiful stone facade. After sneaking in another eighteen holes, Jared and I flew to Trump Turnberry to take in the Women’s British Open. I had the chance to watch several of my friends, like Natalie Gulbis and Cristie Kerr, compete in the tournament. My favorite part? When some of the LPGA players told me they receive the Ivanka Trump brand emails and love them! My father and brother, Eric, were also staying at the property, and we had the opportunity to tour the new model room. I absolutely loved it—it strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern, with uniquely Scottish elements. Eric is overseeing the renovation of this historic hotel and doing an amazing job! I also had the honor of speaking at a women’s luncheon to benefit the Eric Trump Foundation. I discussed our exciting plans for Turnberry and throughout Scotland, as well as the #WomenWhoWork initiative. The following morning, Jared and I made our way to Trump Aberdeen to play the spectacular Trump course. It was a speedy round of eighteen holes, but I couldn’t go to Scotland without visiting the property. It’s my favorite course in the world—it is truly, breathtakingly beautiful, sitting right on the North Sea and surrounded by beaches and dunes. It has been ranked among the best courses in the world by multiple golf publications, and with good reason. I couldn’t imagine a better place to end my whirlwind trip.