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A Look at the Priciest Municipal Golf Course in the US

Some see it as an improvement—others as salt in the wound. Either way, Donald Trump's Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is the most expensive municipal golf course in the US, and yet, it's located in the country's poorest congressional district. The taxpayer-funded golf course replaced a dump with sweeping greens and a killer view of the Manhattan skyline. In fact, that skyline view is so arresting it slows down the rate of play because so many people stop to pose for photos, The Real Deal reports. To put it in Trump language it's—insert hand gestures—The most. Beautiful. Skyline. View. In. The world. However, right outside the course you'll find housing projects, gray warehouses and smokestacks covered in soot. More facts: The city will pay the roughly $300k/year water bill, even though the course will be closed 20% of the time for private events. The cost to play is $169 ($54 for kids). [TRD]