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President Obama plays more golf on final taxpayer-funded vacation

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TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama arrives on the 18th hole of the Mid-Pacific Country Club's golf course December 21, 2015 in Kailua, Hawaii. Obama and the First Family are in Hawaii for vacation. / AFP / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama spent the first day of his final taxpayer-funded vacation in Hawaii by playing a round of golf — of course.

According to The Hill, Obama played golf at the Kaneohe Klipper course with personal aide Joe Paulsen, staffers Michael Brush and Luke Rosa and longtime friend Bobby Tit‎comb.

Obama arrived to Hawaii late Friday night to begin his final vacation as president. More from The Hill:

According to a press pool, there were also a handful of protestors around Obama's holiday rental in Kailua who held signs ranging from asking for clemency for Chelsea Manning to ending the "Gaza Blockade."

The first family is vacationing on the northwest side of Oahu, according to the Washington Examiner. Prior to leaving for the islands, Obama gave his final press conference of the year where he spoke on a wide-range of topics.

Typically, Obama's annual vacation to Hawaii has been a costly expense for taxpayers. According to Judicial Watch, the Obamas' 2013-2014 trip cost taxpayers more than $8 million, including more than $316,000 in expenses for the Secret Service.

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