Politics

Obama, childhood buddies go golfing in Rancho Mirage

File: A motorcade for King Abdullah II of Jordan is seen in front of The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands while he meets with President Barack Obama Feb. 14, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
File: A motorcade for King Abdullah II of Jordan is seen in front of The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands while he meets with President Barack Obama Feb. 14, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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It's a day of golf in Southern California for President Barack Obama while the nation's capital recovers from this week's snowfall.

The White House says Obama teed off Saturday at the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage with childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos.

Obama is spending the weekend at the estate. It used to be the winter home of the late billionaire philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg.

On Friday night, Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah II met at Sunnylands for talks largely focused on Syria.

Obama is scheduled to return to the White House on Monday.