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  • US presidents have one of the most demanding jobs in the world — but the job leaves some time for leisure, as well.
  • Throughout history, all but three US presidents have spent time golfing.
  • Here’s a roundup of photos US presidents playing golf.


Like many presidents before him, President Trump has played his share of golf. During his first year in office, he spent about 25% of the time at one of his golf clubs, Business Insider reported in December 2017.

Trump owns 17 golf courses in the US and internationally. He often visits Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida and Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey for vacations and working vacations.

Trump’s golf courses have attracted some elite guests, some of whom Trump himself has played with. The president has shared the course with professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Senators Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, and international diplomats like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Critics on both sides of the aisle are quick to criticize whoever is in office on their time spent on the links, but playing golf is a presidential tradition. In fact, presidents have been doing it for years — over 100 of them.