PICTURED: Ivana Trump’s final resting place in the private 10-person plot next to the first hole of her ex-husband’s Bedminster golf course
Ivana Trump’s final resting place has been pictured for the first time, a week after she was buried next to the first hole at her ex-husband’s tony Bedminster Golf Club.
The New York socialite has had her grave marked with a discreet black glossy memorial and white flowers in a private grassy area in the Trump family plot at the club in New Jersey.
Ivana was laid to rest after a ‘beautiful’ invite-only ceremony at the St. Vincent Ferrer Church, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The 73-year-old was found dead at the bottom of her staircase of her Upper East Side townhouse on July 14.
Her grave, which has been cordoned off from the public, is in a secluded spot close to the first hole on the golf course.
It is surrounded by trees and backs onto a small dip near the entrance to the course, with the headstone emblazoned with her name and her date of birth to date of death.
Ivana’s three children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump – are said to have spoken at the burial ceremony after telling mourners at the funeral what a trailblazer the former Czech model was.
And former President Donald Trump told the mourners around the burial site ‘just what an incredible woman she was and what a strong woman, and she commanded a room.’
Ivana’s final resting place is marked with a wreath of while flowers and a glossy granite stone which is engraved with her name and date of birth to date of death
The memorial, which has been cordoned off from the public, is in a secluded spot close to the first hole on the golf course
Ivana Trump on July 14, after falling in her Upper East Side townhouse. She was last seen on June 22, walking around the Upper East Side with the help of an assistant (left). She is pictured, right, in Paris in 1991
It is surrounded by trees and backs onto a small dip near the entrance to the course, the first plot in the ten which have been sectioned off for the Trump family cemetery
Close friends and family members attended the burial service at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club following the service
Ivanka Trump with Donald, Melania and the rest of the family leaving the funeral home
She was remembered earlier in the day as a ‘trailblazer’ who lived the American Dream after coming to the United States from Czechoslovakia, raising three children while developing her own personal brand.
The funeral service was billed as a ‘Celebration of Life’ and was limited to just about 100 mourners, each of whom were required to display their invitation to enter the St Vincent Ferrer Church as onlookers gathered outside.
The former president had proposed a cemetery on the tony golf course since at least 2007, when he first announced he wanted to build a family mausoleum for himself and his family members.
He told Page Six at the time: ‘This is such beautiful land, and Bedminster is one of the richest places in the country.’
Trump’s plans at the time were for 19-foot-high stone obelisks right in the middle of the golf course, according to the Washington Post.
But local officials worried the site may become an ‘attractive nuisance,’ which Trump tried to overcome by proposing that it could double as a wedding venue.
The discreet memorial can only be spotted by the white flowers in a private grassy area in the Trump family plot at the club in New Jersey
Ivana Trump was buried in a rose gold casket. It is pictured being carried into St. Vincent Ferrer Church on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan
A cordon has been placed around the grave to stop members of the public accessing it. The fresh turf can still be seen from a way away on the first hole
The family waited somberly for the casket of Ivana Trump to be carried into the church in New York City
When that proposal was struck down, the Washington Post reports, Trump went back to the drawing board and came back five years later with another plan to build a 1,000-plot cemetery on the land including one for him.
Still, local officials thought that would be too much for the rural town, at which point Trump whittled it down to just 10 graves – enough for himself and his family members.
A filing in New Jersey said the family cemetery would be on a 5,700 square foot portion of the 504-acre property.
New Jersey state officials finally approved the cemetery license in 2014.
Trump’s plans to build another cemetery for members of the golf club, though, remain in limbo.
His original plans to create a 500-grave cemetery at the golf course for members who pay $15,000 to join and an additional $20,000 in dues every year was approved by the Bedminster Town Council in 2012, NPR reports, after Sally Rubin, a former town council member, negotiated a deal with the Trump Organization.
‘Who am I to say under what circumstances he should be buried personally?’ she said of the former president, noting her concern was what would be built on property Trump owns next to the golf club.
Ivanka walked her children out of the funeral home after pallbearers brought her mother’s casket to Bedminster Golf Club
Ivana first met real estate tycoon Donald Trump in 1976 when she was working as a model, and the two were married just over a year later on April 7, 1977
A tent was seen on the premises of the Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey on Thursday following the burial ceremony
The burial plot is said to be located near the first hole of the tony New Jersey golf club, and is ‘not too far from the main clubhouse.’ The golf course is pictured here
‘If he wants a mausoleum and he wants to do it for himself, and he wants to put that on the golf club proper, I didn’t have a problem with that,’ Rubin told NPR.
‘It’s a large piece of property, and he has a lot more flexibility there, but I did not want it on a scenic rural road in our community.’
Since then, Trump has whittled down his proposal to just under 300 graves at the cemetery.
He said in filings the property would be run by a nonprofit organization, and his employees at the golf course would handle the maintenance, cutting the grass and digging the graves.
All of Ivana’s children spoke at the two-hour Mass service in front of 100 mourners, including Donald, his wife Melania and their 16-year-old son Barron.
Ivanka told the crowd: ‘Growing up, my mother didn’t tell me a woman could do anything she wanted to — she showed me.
‘She was a trailblazer to men and women alike. My mother once told me there was nothing she couldn’t do in heels.
‘She taught us how to spear fish and then cook what we caught. My mom expanded our minds.’
Trump is also proposing a cemetery of just under 300 graves (pictured, the plot) for members of the Bedminster Golf Club
The former president entered the Upper East Side church for the funeral through a side door with his wife Melania
Each of the holes on the Bedminster Golf Course features a flag with the Presidential seal
The Trump family on the steps of the St. Vincent Ferrer Church after Ivana’s funeral last week
Don Jr. spoke next and delighted the congregation with fond memories and jokes. Before he returned to his seat, he said: ‘I love you, mom.’
Eric Trump, the youngest, spoke next: ‘She had brains; she had beauty. She was the embodiment of the American dream…
‘She was a force of nature, could beat any man down the slopes, any woman on the runway.
‘She ruled the three of us [kids] with an iron fist but also a heart of gold.’
A mound of red roses lay before the altar, surrounded by 73 burning candles which symbolized each year of Ivana’s life.
After the service, Ivana’s body was carried out of the building in a golden casket, past her family and dozens of VIP guests.
A woman, who appeared to be Ivana’s caregiver, cried on the church’s steps as the pallbearers passed.
Ivana was also honored by her favorite New York City restaurant, Nello, which lit candles and displayed flowers at her favorite table while she was laid to rest.