President Trump's two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, flew to the Bronx on Monday, landing the Trump Organization helicopter on the city-owned golf course that bears the family name, to officially open the course's new clubhouse.
"The quality that the team delivers here is just unparalleled, and that's going to increase with this clubhouse," said Eric Trump.
With renowned golfers Jack Nicklaus and Dustin Johnson at their side, the Trump sons cut the ribbon for the 20,000-square-foot building.
They ripped a page out of their dad's playbook, using words like "magnificent," "incredible," and "nothing short of amazing" to describe the course and the new clubhouse.
"It's become one of the great golfing experiences anywhere in the world," Eric Trump said. "You literally can't even get on the course it's so packed."
"This is the example. This is the bar by which others will be set," Donald Trump Jr. said.
Actually, the number of golf rounds played at the course has been declining.
As NY1 first reported last month, gross receipts slipped more than seven percent in the year ending March 31 to $6.6 million., declining for the second consecutive year since the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point opened three years ago.
The city spent $127 million turning the former landfill into an 18-hole golf course. The Trump Organization operates it under a long-term city lease.
As part of the deal, the Trump Organization was required to build the $10 million clubhouse.
"It's spectacular. I think from the exterior, anyway," golfer Kevin Holleran said about the building. "I think it just meshes perfectly with the surroundings here."
NY1 tried asking Eric and Donald Trump Jr. how they think the golf course is doing, but a staffer told us they would not take questions from reporters.
Photo above courtesy AP Photo/Mark Lennihan.