Trump National Golf Club at Briarcliff Manor: What You Should Know

by | Oct 20, 2021 | Golf Courses

Trump National Golf Club Westchester, a private golf course in Briarcliff Manor, is under investigation into how it valued its property in a long-running battle over tax cuts, according to a New York Times article published Wednesday.

Westchester County’s Office of District Attorney Mimi Rocah is reportedly investigating how Trump National Golf Course LLC assessed the golf course in documents he submitted to the City of Ossining as part of an ongoing property appraisal challenge.

Here is some background on the golf club and its history in Westchester.

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Where is Trump located?

Trump National Golf Club Westchester is a private club set on 140 acres at 100 Shadow Tree Lane in the village of Briarcliff Manor in the city of Ossining.

The property was home to the former Briar Hall Country Club before it was converted under the Trump Organization, which opened the new square in 2002.

It is one of three golf courses operated by the Trump Organization in New York. It also has the Trump National Golf Club, a private club in the town of East Fishkill in Dutchess County; and Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a public golf course in the Bronx in New York City.

What does the association offer?

The 7,300 meter long course of the Briarcliff Manor Club is complemented by an indoor golf simulator, a 75,000 square meter clubhouse with a restaurant, as well as a pool and tennis courts.

It also has six overnight suites. In addition to golf, the club is also a popular venue for weddings and other events.

Donald J. Trump at Trump National Golf Club at Briarcliff Manor in 2010.

Club connections

An avid golfer, Donald Trump played rounds with local sports journalists to show them around his Briarcliff Manor golf course, which has hosted amateur tournaments. The club’s locker room has contained lockers with name tags for big names like former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani and late television star Regis Philbin.

Dan Scavino, a Dutchess County resident, oversaw social media for the White House during the Trump presidency. He met Trump as a teenage caddy at Briarcliff Manor Golf Course, where he later served as Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Trump controversy

Trump National Golf Club Westchester was in the news a few months after the COVID-19 pandemic when its taxable value fell on property revaluation in Ossining last year as many residential property values ​​rose at the same time. It was part of an ongoing legal battle over what proportion of the community’s property tax burden should fall on Trump National, one of the largest taxpayers in the city of Ossining.

The club also made headlines in August when Donald Trump appeared there for a fundraiser for the New York GOP. The former president’s supporters and critics lined up off-course that evening as he returned to Westchester for the 1,000-per-ticket event.

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