Real estate mogul Donald Trump has given a golf analogy to explain his opposition to gay marriage.

The billionaire entrepreneur, host of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate has previously suggested that support for gay marriage is mostly driven by feelings.

During an appearance on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Trump explained his opposition to gay marriage this way: “I just don't feel good about it. I don't feel right about it.”

And in a Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) interview, he said he opposed government recognition of gay unions, but added that gay people shouldn't be discriminated against.

“Gay marriage,” David Brody said during the interview. “I know you're for traditional marriage, against gay marriage, what about civil unions?”

“To be honest with you, as far as civil unions are concerned, I haven't totally formed my opinion,” Trump responded, then added, “but there can be no discrimination against gays. I'm against gay marriage. I took a lot of heat for that.”

In his most recent comments on the subject, Trump, 64, compared gay marriage to a new kind of “unattractive” and “weird” golf putter.

“It's like in golf,” Trump told The New York Times. “A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”

He added that he's a “conservative with a big heart.”