Trump spent $50K on golf simulator for White House

White House Official: President Trump Hasn't Used the New Room-Sized Golf Simulator

Here's a tasty little nugget for those who criticize President Donald Trump for playing too much golf.

The Post estimated Mr Trump had played golf about 139 times as President, mostly at one of the 16 golf courses he owns in the U.S. and overseas.

Now the Washington Post reports that the president has a new toy that he can enjoy during "executive time": A $50,000 state-of-the-art golf simulator that will let him virtually play 18 holes without ever having to go outdoors. Trump reportedly paid for the simulation machine out of his own pocket.

The system was installed in recent weeks at Mr Trump's personal expense following his 69-day absence from the course - by far his longest - during the month-long federal government shutdown and harsh winter. As the Post notes, Trump isn't the first president to bring his preferred hobby to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Eisenhower installed a putting green; Nixon, a bowling alley; and Obama, a basketball court in addition to the older simulator.

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The White House official said Trump has not used his new golf simulator during executive time - or at all since it was put in.

He ventured out on February 2 for a round at his Jupiter course in Florida with golfing greats Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

Golf courses have also been a signature part of Trump's career as an hotelier.

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