President Barack Obama has joined former Quicken Loans National host club
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President Barack Obama has joined former Quicken Loans National host club

Former President Barack Obama has found a new golf home in the Washington, D.C. area, joining up at the 2015 home of the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National.

Obama has joined Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., according to CNN, which cites two members as sources for their report. It's unclear if Obama is a dues-paying member or has been given an honorary, gratis membership.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club is about 45 minutes outside D.C., and it's a world-class club which has not only hosted Tiger Woods' PGA Tour event but also several Presidents Cup and other big golf tournaments.

Obama, who played golf an estimated 333 times as President for eight years, played the bulk of his golf in office at Andrews Air Force Base, on the opposite side of the D.C. beltway from RTJ, which is where the 44th President landed after a lot of chatter about his future club. There had been some talk Obama was iced out of joining Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., which is annually host to a U.S. Open sectional qualifier. The talk was that Obama was shunned by some of the club's Jewish membership for how he handled the U.S.-Israel relationship in office.

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