Several posh golf courses, including Trump National Golf Club, turned down President Obama’s request to tee off on their links over Labor Day weekend.
Though the request was a day or two in advance, the Westchester courses, such as Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, declined so they wouldn’t have to shut down the entire course to accommodate the president, and could instead could cater to its regular members, club sources told WNBC. He had been in town Friday, Aug. 29 for fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island.
The three golf courses declined for comment. Though the president planned to stay in Westchester that Friday before a wedding the next day, he made a last-minute decision to return to Washington. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the return had no ties to “current events.”
“He can sleep in his own bed, do a little work tomorrow, spend some time with his family and then travel back to New York tomorrow evening to attend a private event,” Earnest said.