Despite teeing off on President Barack Obama for spending too much time golfing, President Donald Trump has hit the links more frequently than his predecessor, according to an ABC News analysis.
Trump's trips to a golf course have topped 102 through his first 493 days in office, according to an ABC News tally of the president’s activities. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Trump made two visits to Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia.
The White House regularly refuses to confirm how many holes or complete rounds the president has played during his frequent visits to Trump-branded golf courses, but his time on the links is often documented on social media and in public statements by his golf partners. During all of the visits ABC News has tracked, Trump has enjoyed weather ideal for golf and has spent at least 4 hours on the grounds -- long enough to complete 18 holes.
Before taking office, Trump was highly critical of Obama for frequently hitting the links.
President Obama should have gone to Louisiana days ago, instead of golfing. Too little, too late!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2016
Obama golfed his 102nd round at Fort Belvoir, Virginia on July 15, 2012 -– his 1,273rd day in office.
We pay for Obama's travel so he can fundraise millions so Democrats can run on lies. Then we pay for his golf.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
Sunday, June 3 marks Trump’s 500th day in office. At this stage of his presidency, Obama had completed 37 rounds of golf.
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
Trump has visited Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Florida 40 times during his presidency –- the most of any destination.
In Washington, the president regularly travels to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, having visited 31 times since the 2017 inauguration.
President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
Since moving into the White House, Trump has spent part of 159 days visiting at least one Trump-branded property. He’s teed off just one round of golf at a property he doesn’t own, when he joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan last year.
Playing golf with Prime Minister Abe and Hideki Matsuyama, two wonderful people! pic.twitter.com/vYLULe0o2K— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
The White House did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.