Trump installs room-sized golf simulator in White House

Obama's Golf Simulator Wasn't Sophisticated Enough For Trump. So He Upgraded

President Donald Trump is getting a new golf simulator installed at the White House, replacing an older system installed during the Obama administration.

The simulator, which takes up an entire room, allows players to golf on some of the world's most famous courses.

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A White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Post that the system, which was put in during the last few weeks, cost about $50,000 and that the president paid for it personally. 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.

But Trump has not used it yet, and does not plan to use it during his unstructured "executive time" during the day, when he works the phones and stays on top of the news, an official said. Although Trump has yet to test out his new indoor set up, the President has still played on an outdoor course "about 139 times as president", according to The Post. In addition to regularly playing the game, Trump owns a total of 16 golf courses in both the U.S. and overseas.

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