Obama golfs with former NBA star on ‘Caddyshack’ course
November 9th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
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Obama golfs with former NBA star on ‘Caddyshack’ course

(CNN) - An already iconic golf club became a little more famous Saturday, with President Barack Obama playing on the same course actor Bill Murray blew up in “Caddyshack.”

Obama played a round at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to the White House press pool. Grande Oaks is the same course where Murray and fellow legendary comedians Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield filmed the 1980 comedy.

The President was joined on the green by Ron Kirk, the former U.S. trade representative, as well as friend Cyrus Walker and former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.

Mourning spent most of his basketball career playing for the Miami Heat.

Obama has taken criticism for his golf outings in the past, with Republicans arguing that the costs are an unnecessary expense that take the President away from his duties.

Bush: Obama 'ought to play golf'

–CNN's Bryan Koenig contributed to this report.

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion

    Cue the RWNJs who will claim that the President never works, in 3, 2, 1 .................*yawn*

    November 9, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. HenryMiller

    Good! The more time this jerk spends playing golf, the less time he'll have to further screw up the country.

    November 9, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    @henry,miller, congratulations on being the first clueless teaklan from bubble land to spew stupid.
    Where were you when #43, the war criminal, was playing golf or at his ugly ranch?
    Are you one of faux news' plants.

    November 9, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  4. Doug

    I don't think I need to even say anything. Ladies and gentlemen, I present your golfer-in-chief.

    November 9, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    @HenryMiller–Kinda like W did with his two wars and wrecked economy?

    November 9, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  6. Hal

    I guess he can't screw things up while he is out golfing. Hopefully, the pathological liar will just spend the remainder of his term goofing off.

    November 9, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. Dean

    Wonder how much this round of golf cost taxpayers. But as long as he is out of the White House and off the job, it was money well spent.

    November 9, 2013 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. Jeff

    Surprise Surprise. Obama playing golf

    November 9, 2013 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    StuffIt is getting benefits from the socialist program Medicare D

    November 9, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  10. HenryMiller

    @ThinkAgain: The GOP owes our nation $24 billion


    And the Dems owes trillions for Obamacare, not to mention all the trillions wasted on propping welfare bums.

    November 9, 2013 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    With the House on perpetual vacation and the Senate all filibustered up on everything, I'm glad he took some time to get in a round or two (or more if he chooses). Take Care, Mr. President, and enjoy while you can.

    November 9, 2013 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    HenryMiller's rant:
    Good! The more time this jerk spends playing golf, the less time he'll have to further screw up the country.

    Jealous much?

    November 9, 2013 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  13. Alabama Joe

    Agree with HenryMiller above. But, still, Obama is so insensitive and stupid to play golf while millions of Americans suffer poverty, food insecurity, lack of health care, lack of affordable health care insurance, lack of many opportunities to climb the social and economic ladders. Obama is not a true leader...he is just a nobody.

    November 9, 2013 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  14. plain and simple

    What does any republican know about saving money or running a country? Name one who has done a damn thing these last fourteen years to better our nation or improve our standard of living. No new infrastructure,no improvement to our power grids. Just noise!!!

    November 9, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  15. jay

    any gophers on the course?

    November 9, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  16. stars

    Have fun Mr. president . May the good lord keep blessing you and keep you in his care from the right wing devils. One day they will get what"s coming to them.

    November 10, 2013 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  17. Rob

    What a pathetic president.

    November 10, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  18. A True Conservative

    RNJ? Really? Another schoolyard taunt from the left.....a a yawn....past your nap time?

    November 10, 2013 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  19. Blinded by the republican lie

    All you RWNJ's here complaining about the President golfing...Do you not realize that Congress is on recess until 11/18??? What else can the President do while Congress is on vacation yet again. You people are pretty stupid and ignorant if the President has ONE day to enjoy himself..For pete's sake it is a holiday weekend..I'll bet you he will be at a memorial come Veteran's Day...You haters make me sick...morons..

    November 10, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |