LINKSMAGAZINE.COM HAS PUBLISHED AN ELECTION DAY article by Tom Cunneff. “The Top 10 Presidential Golf Clubs” lists the exclusive clubs where U.S. presidents have played through the years.
“Bipartisanship might be at an all-time low,” writes Cunneff, “but golf is one sport that both Democrats and Republicans can get behind.”
Definitely true. As Cunneff points out, 15 of the last 18 presidents were golfers. While all were adept in politics, their golf skills varied greatly. Most, actually, were hackers.
Following are the golf clubs and the president(s) who played them.
1. Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, GA (Dwight Eisenhower)
2. Baltusrol Golf Club
Springfield, NJ (Richard Nixon)
3. Burning Tree Club
Bethesda, MD (Richard Nixon)
4. Cape Arundel Golf Club
Kennebunkport, ME (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton)
5. Congressional Golf Club
Bethesda, MD (Calvin Coolidge, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Bill Clinton)
6. Cypress Point Golf Club
Pebble Beach, CA (John F. Kennedy)
7. Indian Wells Country Club
Indian Wells, CA (Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton)
8. Los Angeles Country Club
Los Angeles, CA (Ronald Reagan)
9. The Courses at Andrews
Andrews AFB, MD (Dwight Eisenhower, Barack Obama)
10. Trump National Golf Club
Briarcliff Manor, NY (Bill Clinton)
Mitt Romney doesn’t play golf.