Group 9 Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Pause Created with Sketch. Combined Shape Created with Sketch. Group 12 Created with Sketch. Group 12 Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Group 10 Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Fill 15 Copy Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Group 16 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 13 Created with Sketch. Group 16 Created with Sketch. Group 18 Created with Sketch. Group 19 Created with Sketch. Group 21 Created with Sketch. Group 22 Created with Sketch.
|

Obama spending Father's Day weekend at golf destination

A view to the estate house across one of the lakes on the Sunnylands golf course. Ned Redway

President Barack Obama is spending this Father's Day golfing in California with his high school buddies, while his wife and daughters are on a European tour.

Obama arrived in Palm Springs and headed straight for the course at the Sunnylands estate, which is closed to the public for the summer.

But a forecast high of 115 degrees wasn't keeping Obama and childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Mike Ramos off the fairways.

As California grapples with a crisis drought, the courses in the desert near Palm Springs have been criticized for their water use.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz responds that many courses have taken water mitigation steps aimed at conservation.

Schultz says Obama discussed the drought with California Gov. Jerry Brown in a meeting in San Francisco Friday.