Bandon Dunes developer Mike Keiser, whom we co-profiled with Donald Trump in the Spring Issue of LINKS, has just heightened his resemblance to The Donald—and not in a good way—with his latest venture, Coul Links, in the Scottish Highlands.
The Sunday Glasgow Herald reports “a major row brewing” over Keiser’s plans for Coul Links, a Coore-Crenshaw course three miles north of Dornoch. The course, which is still in the planning stages, “will trash a highly protected network of sand dunes treasured for birds, insects, and plants,” said the Herald, citing one environmentalist who called it “the Trump [Aberdeen] fiasco all over again.”
Another opponent declared, “Like Trump, Keiser has a track record of getting his own way, whatever it takes, and like Trump, he seems to think protected-area laws can be torn up for his own private financial gain.” Public hearings on the project will be held this month. They may want to sell tickets.