Preparing for “Action”


Short of having Shakespeare’s wish to “kill all the lawyers” finally come true, club-related lawsuits are now an unfortunate part of the business that managers should be prepared to deal with.

Trump National Jupiter Members Ask Appeals Court To Back Earlier Order for $5.7M in Refunds

By | October 16, 2017

The decision by a lower court in February to order the refunds confirmed that the case is one of a “straightforward breach of contract,” the members said. The Trump Organization is appealing the decision, arguing that it followed the contracts by placing members who wished to resign on a waiting list to have membership deposits refunded once a required number of new memberships were sold.

Hurricane Irma Batters South Florida Golf Properties

By | September 12, 2017

The storm’s 400-mile path hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and is weakening as it moves northwest. The Trump Organization is “still assessing” damage to its properties, while Rockledge (Fla.) CC is seeking “foot warriors” to aid in cleanup, and footage of golfers skimboarding at the flooded Winter Park (Fla.) CC made the […]

Business at Trump Properties Divided by Political Lines

By | September 12, 2017

According to a recent report by The New York Times, Trump National GC Charlotte in Mooresville, N.C., has seen an explosion in home sales and events, while Trump National GC Los Angeles has seen a double-digit drop in revenue and on-site protests, reflecting a red-blue political divide. A recent report in The New York Times […]

15,000 Additional H-2B Visas Issued by Trump Administration

By | July 19, 2017

The extra temporary, seasonal work visas represent a 45% bump in the number normally issued for the second half of the fiscal year. In order to qualify for the additional visas, clubs must attest that they are likely to suffer irreparable harm without employing H-2B workers, and must undergo additional mandatory recruitment steps to identify […]

Trump Files New Challenge to Jupiter, Fla. Club’s Assessment

By | July 17, 2017

Each year since 2014, Jupiter Golf Club, LLC, which is owned by The Trump Organization, has sued to try to lower the assessment for a property that has been valued at $18 million by Palm Beach County. The organization has succeeded in getting tax liabilities reduced for many of its 12 U.S. club properties.