Donald Trump paid visits to his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., marking the 32nd (Friday) and 33rd (Saturday) times the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and presumably played some golf) since becoming President on Jan. 20, 2017.
Trump had paid his 31st visit to a Trump-owned golf course on June 25 at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. Trump likely played the 18-hole course which hosted the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in May. There are 36 holes on the property. He played on Saturday and Sunday that weekend.
Trump has been going back and forth between his golf club in Sterling, Va., and his golf club in New Jersey, which hosts the U.S. Women’s Open in two weeks, for his summertime golf. When he goes to New Jersey, he spends the weekend on the property, versus going back to the White House when he plays in Virginia.
The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. However, if he’s going to the golf club for about 4-5 hours, you can be pretty sure he’s playing golf.
The President is certainly entitled to some leisure time, and golf has been an outlet for most Commanders-in-Chief dating back to the early 20th century. However, the reluctance to even acknowledge that this President plays golf conflicts with his almost relentless criticism of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf as President.