President Obama plays at The Crosby


At the end of a West Coast visit, President Barack Obama played golf at The Crosby National Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. His motorcade arrived at the club at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, after which he warmed up on the driving range, short game area, and putting green before his tee time at 8:15 a.m. The playing group was six in total and included two good friends and White House staff. (Photos on this page were taken at The Crosby Golf Club.)

President Obama spent Saturday and Sunday nights at the luxury Rancho Valencia resort facility. The President also played a round of golf at Torrey Pines on Sunday afternoon. Before arriving in the San Diego area on Saturday, Oct. 10, the president visited Roseburg, Ore. — the site of a shooting at Umpqua Community College two weeks ago. He did not attend any public events in the San Diego area.

“We were honored to have the President of the United States enjoy the club and golf course at the Crosby National. We take great pride in serving our members and their guests and providing a world-class experience,” said Ed Sanabria, general manager of the Crosby National Golf Club. “This particular guest required a few additional details that we were happy to accommodate. It is not every day that the President drops in for a round of golf.”

The Crosby National Golf Club’s course was designed by Fred Couples and Brian Curley, and serves as the centerpiece of The Crosby private gated community.

Photos courtesy of Katelyn Hill and Shannon Mahoney