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New Bronx Golf Course A Decade In The Making

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined golfing great Jack Nicklaus and developer Donald Trump on Wednesday for the official ribbon-cutting on the new Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.

The nearly 7,400-yard course in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx is situated on 192 acres of a former landfill that shuttered in 1963.

Nicklaus designed the course and Trump developed it, the latter committing $10 million to build the clubhouse.

The Trump Organization will also manage the facility for the next 20 years.

"We have quite a lineup this morning. We have the Gold Bear, The Donald and the mayor. Now, I know who would win this threesome, but it's really hard to say whether Donald or Jack would finish second," joked mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"And, of course, take a look at that skyline behind you. Is that something special? You stand up on so many holes and you get that view and the beautiful view of the bridge -- and you got the Whitestone Bridge -- you have so many beautiful things, here. And to come out of the city, go down the freeways and all of a sudden, you leave the congestion and the traffic, and you come up here and all of the sudden you say, 'I'm in Scotland. I'm in Ireland. I'm in England. Where am I?" Nicklaus said.

The course is slated to open to the public in 2015, although youth golf instruction will be held there next summer.

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