NYC’s Ferry Point gets new management group; Trump team looking for $30M ‘cancellation fee’

A new management company will assume responsibility for running New York City’s Ferry Point — a stunning track that overlooks the city’s dramatic skyline — but the departure from former President Donald Trump’s organization has some saying the process has been ramrodded through.

On Tuesday, a hearing was held in advance of a vote, and lawyers from the Trump team insisted course designer Jack Nicklaus had direct oversight on any decision regarding the course’s management. That wasn’t enough to sway a city panel, however, as members approved the switch on Wednesday. Two panel members voted against the measure, and one insisted that the process needed more time to be thoroughly vetted.

Formerly known as Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the links-style golf course opened in 2014 and debuted at No. 2 for New York on Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play list in 2015, trailing only Bethpage Black. When Ferry Point opened, the city signed a 20-year agreement with the Trump Organization.

While the course opened beneath the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (on the site of a former New York City landfill) in 2014, a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, designed by the architectural firm Hart Howerton, was completed in 2019.

President Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on Nov. 28, 2020. The former president said Ferry Point, which his group previously managed, could be the best public golf facility in the country. Photo by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier in the year that the city would terminate contracts with the Trump Organization in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, which sent lawmakers running for cover in fear for their lives and left five

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By: Tim Schmitt
Title: NYC's Ferry Point gets new management group; Trump team looking for $30M ‘cancellation fee'
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:01:03 +0000

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