‘It’s just dead all the time’: California Trump golf course faces big downturn since election
A Trump-branded golf course in California is facing a steep falloff in business ever since last year’s presidential election.
The Washington Post reports that the Trump National Golf Course Los Angeles has faced a 13 percent year-over-year drop in greens fees since the start of the year.
Additionally, the course has seen charities flee as they look for less controversial venues to hold their charity tournaments. What’s more, the course has not hosted any weddings since last November’s election, despite the fact that it used to be a popular destination for receptions.
And finally, the Post reviewed permitting records and found that Hollywood studios have “largely stopped” using the club as a shooting location — thus taking out another key source of revenue.
“It’s just dead all the time,” said Richard Sullivan, a 59-year-old doctor who used to more frequently attend the Trump golf course.
Sullivan told the Post that he recently took a round of golf at the course despite the fact that his wife had ordered him to stay away from any Trump properties all together.
“I feel like I’m cheating on my wife,” Sullivan admitted.
When Post reporter David Fahrenthold reached out to Eric Trump for comment on the club’s performance, the Trump son replied, “David — please stop reaching out to me.”