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Trump unveils newly remodeled golf course

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DORAL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Donald Trump unveiled the highly-anticipated and renovated Blue Monster golf course at Trump National Doral Miami on Thursday afternoon.

This iconic course has hosted the PGA Tour for over 50 years.

Trump, alongside renowned golf course designer Gil Hanse, completely transformed and expanded the course just in time for the 2014 PGA Cadillac Championship.

Trump teed off on the first hole that day, during the opening ceremony of the Blue Monster course. Renovations first began in April of 2013.

The renovations include an amphitheater in number 18 of the Blue Monster, where fans will be able to sit and watch the game. In number 15, mounds have been created for fans to sit on so that they can be closer to the hole. "We have created tremendous mounding and hills and valleys like nobody's got in Florida. There's nothing like it," said Trump.

Trump said he was concerned about the spectators when redesigning the course. "The first thing that was important was the course. After that, I said we have to make it really friendly for the spectators," said Trump.

Every hole on the golf course, except for hole number 18, has been lengthened. The renovations have made the Blue Monster course more challenging for the golf pros and has provided better viewing for the fans. "It's already been rated one of the top ten golf courses in the world by some magazines," said Trump.

The world golf championship game will take place in Doral at the Blue Monster golf course from March 6 - 9. Seventy of the world's best golfers are expected to attend the event at the newly-designed course.

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