Trump DOUBLES membership fees at his West Palm Beach golf club near Mar-a-Lago to $ 350,000 to take advantage of the wealthy vaccinated seniors who have flocked to Florida
- Former President Donald Trump’s West Palm Beach golf club has more than doubled the entry fee
- The Washington Examiner reported that new members must pay more than $ 350,000 – an increase from $ 150,000 to start a $ 25,000-a-year membership
- Trump brings in new members as tired, vaccinated seniors have flocked to Florida and he’s become a fixture
- Since leaving office in January, Trump has moved to nearby Mar-a-Lago and spends his time commuting between the two properties
- He was spotted at the West Palm Beach club on Tuesday and played golf there with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Sunday
Former President Donald Trump has more than doubled the starting money for his West Palm Beach golf club as wealthy vaccinated seniors have flocked to Florida and he has moved full-time to nearby Mar-a-Lago.
The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that new members must pay $ 350,000 – an increase from the previous initiation fee of $ 150,000 to start a membership of $ 25,000 per year, with a minimum of $ 1,800 for food and drink.
Just like when he was in office, Trump spends his days commuting between Mar-a-Lago, his coastal town in Palm Beach, and the golf club, which is less than five miles away.
An ornate gate greets visitors to the Trump International Golf Club West Palm Beach, which charges a $ 350,000 entry fee for new members
Ex-President Donald Trump was seen at the course in West Palm Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Since leaving office, Trump has spent his time on the West Palm Beach grounds and at Mar-a-Lago
Former President Donald Trump was spotted at his West Palm Beach golf club on Tuesday wearing a white polo and hat and black pants.
Secret Service members stand in front of President Donald Trump’s West Palm Beach golf clubhouse in December 2017
The clubhouse at former President Donald Trump’s West Palm Beach Golf Club, which is more than double the initial cost
The ex-president has often been spotted playing golf – and was at the club with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Sunday.
He was back on track on Tuesday.
While both Trump properties saw a dip in visitors in the wake of the January 6 MAGA riot, locals told the examiner that there was a resurgence as a result of rich old people being vaccinated.
“These are people who can write a check for $ 350,000 and they don’t think about it,” Laurence Leamer, a Palm Beach expert who has written a book on Mar-a-Lago, told the examiner.
Leamer said he was initially surprised to learn that fees were going up.
The examiner reported that Mar-a-Lago’s contribution is also expected to increase.
West Palm Beach Golf Club is less than five miles away from former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort of Mar-a-Lago (pictured), where he has lived since leaving office in January.
Mar-a-Lago is Trump’s oceanfront resort in Palm Beach, less than five miles away from his West Palm Beach golf resort
“My first thought was that that’s impossible,” said Leamer. ‘But at [Mar-a-Lago], my friends there say new members are coming in. ‘
“They must be true Trump believers,” the author added. It was half empty. It is no longer half empty. ‘
With Trump floating that he could run for president again in 2024, some are viewing these memberships as an investment in their future.
“Quite a few of his ambassadors and cabinet came from membership in Mar-a-Lago or from people he met on the golf courses,” Republican agent Larry Casey told the examiner. “If he becomes president again, they might see that as the possibility of a major appointment.”