President Obama played golf twice during his mini-vacation weekend in California, both times with White House aides.
Obama played Saturday and again Sunday at the fabulous Porcupine Creek Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, California. According to Roadtrippers.com:
With the Santa Rosa Mountains as a backdrop, Porcupine Creek Golf Club is a stunning backyard course owned by developer Tim Blixseth. The course features an actual 19th hole. The extra hole is to break ties. The course has been listed by Golf Digest as a top 15 course in California.
But the White House was sure to remind everyone that Obamas between holes is avidly staying up with events in Iraq!
From Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest:
Last night and, once again, this morning, the President received an update from his National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the situation in Iraq. She provided him the latest information about the situation on the ground in Iraq and kept him appraised of the ongoing discussions among the members of his national security team about the range of options available to respond.
Her update included the actions announced by the State Department this afternoon to ensure the security of our diplomats and other American personnel in Iraq. The President asked her to continue to stay in close touch and provide additional information as necessary.
That is, the embassy is being evacuated. So please stay in touch, Susan!
Meanwhile, the president who is all over Iraq will travel to New York City Tuesday for two fundraisers.
After returning from golf, Obama spent the rest of Father’s Day with his wife Michelle and one of their daughters. Obama’s golf totals now stand at 20 trips to the links for the year and 177 during his presidency.