Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Donald Stalks Lowes Island

It looks like Donald Trump is prepared to invest in the Lowes Island Club, where the Curmudgeon goes to play his golf.

The Club's current owner, Chevy Chase Bank, put the place up for sale at the end of last year, asking $18 million. They had one buyer, a wealthy Californian, but that sale fell through. Meanwhile, the membership has been engaged in a lackluster effort to purchase the Club. It seems no one is really in charge, and communications have been sparse, to say the least.

We did hear that the Donald was interested. But we were a bit surprised to have to get our latest information from the gossip page of the Washington Post's Style section this morning, which had a bit on Trump's visit to the Club yesterday.

Maybe it's just as well to have Trump as the owner--there just doesn't appear to be the leadership in the Club to have the members take it over.

Will the place be re-named Trump's Island? We'll keep checking the Post to find out!


Anonymous said...

Looks like Lowes is going the route of daily fee/resort.

Anonymous said...

Bob Fikac gave a tour to Trump. Trump also later phoned a member who is a former pro to have a serious discussion over what changes he'd recommend for the club/course. Time will tell...but it looks like the Trump is serious about this possible purchase.