Former President Barack Obama was spotted playing golf in Hawaii with a mystery friend Tuesday during the family’s annual vacation in his native state before the new year. 

Obama, who is 60 years old, seemed focused as he went to the fairway in his white Puma Golf shirt, shorts, sneakers, sunglasses, cap and white shoes. His friend and he wore identical outfits.  

The former president is now able to spend more time playing the sport he so loves since he left office in 2016.

Barack Obama, 60, was all smiles on Tuesday playing a round of golf in his home state of Hawaii

Barack Obama, 60 years old, smiled while playing in Hawaii’s golf course.

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE: Obama said that on leaving the White House his handicap was 'a solid 13'

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE: Obama said that on leaving the White House his handicap was ‘a solid 13’

Obama played 333 rounds as president - an average of once every 8.8 days

Obama has played 333 rounds in his capacity as President – on average, once every 8.8 Days

Obama on Tuesday appeared to be taking his game very seriously

Obama appeared serious about his game Tuesday.

The 44th President was dressed in a baseball cap, golf shirt, and blue shorts while enjoying a round of golf with a friend

The 44th President was sporting a white baseball cap and golf shirt as he enjoyed a round golf with his friend.

WHERE DID THAT GO BUDDY?: The pair look on after Obama's friend swung, following the ball's trajectory

WHERE WAS THAT BUDDY GOING?: Obama’s friend swings the ball, and Obama and his partner look on. 

Michelle Obama spoke out earlier in the year to Ellen DeGeneres about her frustration with her husband’s passion for golf.

They’re irritating, she said. It’s too time-consuming! It’s too slow! That’s just a lie. It’s someone trying to get away from their wife. 

Obama played an average of one golf round per 8.8 days during his tenure as president. This is a total of 33 rounds. Donald Trump was his successor and played around 260 rounds during his term.  

Since 1909, every president except Jimmy Carter, Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover has played

Each president has been an actor since 1909 except Jimmy Carter, Harry Truman, and Herbert Hoover.

Michelle Obama in March joked about confiscating her husband's clubs as he took too long

Michelle Obama made a joke about her husband taking too much time to use his clubs in March

FELT CUTE, MIGHT DELETE LATER: Obama and his friend were wearing matching outfits while linking up for a game of golf

I FELT CUTE. MIGHT DELETER LATER. Obama was paired with his friend while playing a round of golf.

SORE LOOSER: Obama looks on, crossing his arms as it appears that he may have lost

SORE LOOSER Obama stares on and crosses his arms, as if he might have lost. 

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Obama looks set to take out another golf cub to raise his A-game

TIME FOR CHANGE: Obama is set to handle another golf cub in an effort to up his A-game

Obama was born in Hawaii and has been visiting the state during Christmas since decades. 

He was photographed wearing black swim trunks while he took a plunge in the Pacific Ocean. 

Sasha (age 20) and Malia (23) were both filmed on their stand-up paddle board adventures. They were each dressed in a bikini on the beach.

He sang Hawaii’s praises in 2016 to National Geographic. It’s partly being born and raised in Hawaii, knowing the thrill of jumping into the sea and what it feels like when you spot a sea turtle at the bottom of a wave.  

 It’s unclear where, exactly, the Obamas are staying this year, though in the past they were known to stay at Paradise Point Estates, which they visited every year from 2008 to 2011 — giving it the nickname ‘The Winter White House.’

It has five bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. This is likely to be the private home Obama used during his years in office due to Obama’s Secret Service detail. 

The house is available for anyone to rent for $3,500 per night and has a lagoon-style pool, waterfalls, a spa pool, an outdoor wet bar, a master suite with therapeutic bath and steam shower, a kitchen with high-tech gadgets like a sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, and a fitness center.

The estate’s manager, Glenn Weinberg, told Business Insider that Obama once wrote in the guestbook: ‘My family and staff have grown very fond of our time at your home, and your generosity is much appreciated.’

The Hawaii-born former president has long made an effort to keep fit and healthy by playing golf regularly, even during his time as President

A Hawaii native, the former President has always tried to stay fit and healthy. This includes playing regular golf even while he was president.

LOOKING ON: The former President is a fierce competitor when it comes to a game of eighteen holes

LOOKING ON: When it comes to playing eighteen holes, the former President is a formidable competitor

Asked in December whether he ever played with Trump, Obama laughed that Trump cheated

When asked by a reporter in December if he had ever played with Trump’s, Obama laughed and said that Trump cheats

Obama is one of 16 of the last 19 presidents to enjoy playing golf

Obama is just 16th president to have played golf.


Former President Barack Obama and his family were seen enjoying some fun in the water this weekend after heading back to Hawaii for their annual Christmas trip

After returning to Hawaii, Barack Obama’s family had some fun on the water after their annual Christmas vacation.

The day before, his daughters, Sasha, 20, and Malia, 23, were also caught on camera as they went out on the water

Sasha (age 20) and Malia (23) were both captured by camera the day before as they went on water.