President , once a critic of President Obama's golfing, now regularly hits ...

President , once a critic of President Obama's golfing, now regularly hits ...
President Trump, once a critic of President Obama's golfing, now regularly hits ...

A president's golf play is far from controversial: In fact, it's the most common pastime of the country's leaders. But before he ran for office, was the most fervent critic of the fact that President Barack Obama regularly hit the links with friends, aides and advisers, arguing that it showed the president was unserious about fixing America's problems.

Now that is President, the comments are coming back to complicate his golf habit.

has visited the two courses near his Mar-a-Lago estate -- International Golf Course in West Palm Beach and National Golf Course in Jupiter -- 10 times in the first two months of his presidency.

"I'm going to be working for you; I'm not going to have time to go play golf," said during a 2016 event in Virginia.

For the most part, aides have declined to confirm that was playing golf on weekends in Florida, instead repeatedly telling reporters that the President "may" hit a few balls at his course but that they didn't know for sure.

On multiple occasions, though, 's games have been made public. CNN has seen golfing -- driving up the 12th hole on his championship course at International Golf Course -- multiple times during the former reality star's first two months in office.

Asked about playing golf before Air Force One took off from Florida, said he played "very little" over the weekend.

It has also been revealed -- through golf blogs and media reports -- that has played with top professional golfers such as Rory McIlroy, one of the top-ranked golfers in the world. While hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Palm Beach last month, also played a full round with the foreign leader and professional golfer Ernie Els.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended 's golfing habit by citing the one day he hosted the Japanese leader, arguing that utilized golf to "foster deeper relations."

"How you use the game of golf is something that he has talked about," Spicer said.

During his presidency Obama also golfed with foreign leaders, including Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, British Prime Minister David Cameron and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

's preferred course by far is the one closest to his Florida home: International Golf Club. He has visited the course all 10 times he has golfed since becoming President. Only one time -- while hosting Abe -- did the President also visit National Golf Club in Jupiter.

also visited his course in Sterling, Virginia, on March 11 for a meeting. It is unclear whether he played.

made critiquing Obama for golfing a part of his 2016 message.

"I love golf, I think it's one of the greats, but I don't have time," then-President-elect said during a December 2016 rally in Michigan. "He played more golf last year than Tiger Woods. We don't have time for this. We don't have time for this. We have to work."

And before he ran for president, would tweet about Obama's golfing.

"Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the US, President Obama spent the day playing golf," tweeted in October 2014. "Worse than Carter."

Now, citing the President's privacy, 's aides are

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