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Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland

Property magnate's course had been mired in controversy over the bulldozing of sand dunes and treatment of neighbours

Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
Donald Trump arrives for the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course in Balmedie, Scotland. (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
The controversial $155m course opens to the public on Sunday July 15.
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
Further plans to build hotels and homes on the site have been put on hold until a decision has been made on the building of an offshore wind farm nearby.
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
Environmental campaigners have opposed the construction of the course on protected sand dunes while Trump has complained about a potential offshore windfarm being built near the site.
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
Trump said he hopes to have built "perhaps the greatest golf course in the world."
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
Trump and his children teed off with former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie (pictured).
Donald Trump opens $155m golf course in Scotland
The links course is already tipped to host a future Scottish Open.