Trump Clubs Draw Scrutiny for Foreign Worker Requests, Air Force One Tours

By | July 10, 2018

Department of Labor records show that The Trump Organization’s Mar-a-Lago club submitted a request on July 5th to hire 40 foreign servers and 21 cooks through the H-2B visa program, which has seen overwhelming demand this year. A BuzzFeed News report questioned the ethics of inviting Trump club members for tours of Air Force One, but […]

Baltusrol GC Lands 2029 PGA Championship

By | July 1, 2018

It will be the third time the Springfield, N.J. club has hosted the major tournament. It was also announced that Baltusrol will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023.   The PGA of America announced on June 29th that Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 […]

Trump National GC in Jupiter, Fla. Settles Lawsuit Over Deposit Refunds

By | February 26, 2018

The payout of $5.45 million is more than 94% of what a U.S. District Judge ordered last February. The club had been scheduled to argue an appeal of that ruling in May, but a lawyer for the former club members who had resigned and been denied their refunds proclaimed, “In our view, the class prevailed.”

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.

USA Today: Trump Nominates Club Members for Government Posts

By | November 7, 2017

President Donald Trump has installed at least five people who have been members of his clubs to senior roles in his administration, with Robin Bernstein, a founding member of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., the latest to be nominated for a role. “You can appoint your personal valet (to an ambassadorship) if you like,” said […]

USA Today Probes Connections to Trump Through Club Memberships

By | September 7, 2017

The national newspaper published results of an extensive investigation through which it “found the names of 4,500 members [of Trump Organization clubs] by reviewing social media, news stories and a public website that golfers use to track their handicaps.” It then drew connections with those names and “at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts, and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials.”