Photographer's Note

I dedicate this picture to Emile De Boyrie (Emile), a golfer and a friend of mine in TE. I believe that Emile would like to see a golf course next to a ocean side scene, one of his favorite scenes.

The title of this post comes from the TV show "the Apprentice" starring Donald Trump. The golf course in the view is known as Trump Golf Course. The golf course is on a cliff along Pacific Ocean coastline.

At the end of the first "the Apprentice" show series, the winner Bill Rancic was offered a choice between two jobs: managing the this golf course or overseeing a 90-story building project in Chicago. Rancic chose the job in Chicago, his hometown. The job of managing this golf course is remained a possible job choice in a future “the Apprentice” show.

Trump bought this golf course in 2002 for $27 million. Its previous owners ran it into bankruptcy and a 1999 landslide dumped partial of its 18th hole into the ocean. As a result, the course was limited to 15 holes until it closed for reconstruction. As shown in this picture, the right hand side of the course is still in construction. The red roof building near the ocean is the club house. As an agreement with the city of Rancho Palos Verdes before the golf course was built, there is an public accessible "ocean trail" mixed in the golf course. You may take a walk along the coast line and you can access a small beach over the cliffs.

This golf course is scheduled to be re-opened early next year. After it re-opened, it will be still a golf course open to public. However, you may have to pay $195 to $300 (current estimation) to play one round of 18 holes here. The official web site for this golf course is here.

This photo was taken in one of special low cloudy day. You can see the ocean water close to the coastline. A few hundreds meters away, the ocean was covered with cloud, or marine layers.

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